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1. Positioning, sound stage

2. Overall sound quality

3. Comfortable design

why are you looking for #1 and #2 if you are listening to metal and hard rock. i think if your listening to a little softer music then i would be looking for soundstage and quality.
look for a headphone with soild bass and easy to drive with comfort. mybe look at beats hp's.
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post

1. Positioning, sound stage
2. Overall sound quality
3. Comfortable design
why are you looking for #1 and #2 if you are listening to metal and hard rock. i think if your listening to a little softer music then i would be looking for soundstage and quality.
look for a headphone with soild bass and easy to drive with comfort. mybe look at beats hp's.

He stated that his main use would be gaming and then music.
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AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50 AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50 AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50 AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50 AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50

best sub-200 headphones. look at all the reviews, they're great.
i have a pair of them, and theyre much better than a few $350 headphones i tried.
only problem is they're a closed-ear design (they have great noise isolation), if you dont mind that then theyre the headphones for you.
    
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For this budget definately get the Xonar DG for the headphone amp. The amp works very well for headphones under 100ohm.

Heres a pretty good guide for gaming headphones...
http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-10-16-12-ps3-bd-playback-in-dolby-digital
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Logitech UE6000.
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With a slightly warm, but very well balanced character, the UE6000 has rapidly become one of my favorite full-size, sealed headphones...at any price. The styling, build quality, and isolation are excellent. It's also a noise canceling headphone, but the noise canceling is not particularly effective, and makes the headphones sound too bass-heavy and loose, and somewhat withdrawn in the mids. None the less, this feature may come in handy in loud environments where a little extra bass and treble presence may make movies and videos a bit more enjoyable.

Shure SRH840
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With a warm and comfortable sound, good isolation, and tank-like build quality, the Shure SRH840 is a top performer at this price point. Semi-pros, musicians, and audio enthusiasts looking for a headphone that will satisfy in moderately loud environments will love the SRH840.
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Shure SRH840

I personally hated the Shures, they clamp real hard and get hot very fast. I could only listen to them for about 40mins max.
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