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Upgrading from a Bose

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Currently I own the Bose AE2, but I am not 100% satisfied with it. I got it for Christmas last year, although I specifically asked for the Sennheiser HD 555 :/

While an upgrade from my $50 Logitech, I would of not payed $100 for these Bose. The bass is laughable, the highs shrill, and the mids is not deep and causes ear fatigue after awhile. The soundstage is the only "good" thing about this thing, as the sound seem to come from all directions. I am certain that the soundstage in other headphones are better.

I have already ordered the Audioengine D1 Premium, and seems to have good ratings over at head-fi.org. My audio card in my laptop is laughable and most certainly will not do any high-quality headphones justice. I chose the D1 for the purpose that it is both an external DAC and amp.

This headphone will be used mainly in gaming, but also listening to music.

Here is what I am looking at:

AKG Q 701 (perfect in every aspect: lows, mids, highs, soundstage; can be uncomfortable after awhile, not as much bass as the Ultrasone PROline 550, creates "outside noise"

Beyerdynamic DT880 premium 600 ohm (very bright and lively highs, bass is probably similar to the 701's [safe bass], mids seem to be the highlight, soundstage is superb; somewhat uncomfortable and tight, even louder "outside noise"

Ultrasone PRO 550 (excellent bass, mids are excellent, highs are good [not superb]; soundstage is delightful; closed back [dampens "outside noise"]

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 (Great highs and mids, lows are reported to not be the best, good without needing an amp, great soundstage) I would say that I would want a headphone that requires an amp, as I have already bought an amp/DAC.

Any other headphones that I should be looking at? I am leaning towards the 701's.
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What kind of music do you listen to?

From a pure gaming perspective I would say go with the 701's but that changes depedning on the genre of music.
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Thanks, for the reply! Yea, I purchased the 701's earlier today. I will be getting them Tuesday.



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