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AD700 looks great and I am a few months away from getting my room back... Don't ask.. I'm thinking of just grabbing them if there is no other suggestions.
I would not recommend that since they have no bass.
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post #22 of 44
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I would not recommend that since they have no bass.

Which would be notable if his intention were music. For games and FPS positional audio is more important. Many kills ive had that i otherwise wouldnt because i heard someone trying to double back on me smile.gif
    
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Although i didnt think to mention but if you dont have a decent sound card the headphones wont sound good at all, for any quality headphones.

When i first got my ad700s i had onboard and they sounded no better then my tiny pair of headphones that came with my 10$ cd player from 10 years ago which made the headphones worth probably a couple dollars lol. It wasnt until i dropped in a sound card did they really come alive.
    
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Are there a good pair of hybrid headphones around $100 - $130?

60% - Games
20% - Movies
20% - Music

-Ad700 look great but cons are:

Non existent privacy
No bass

-M50 has low sound stage

-A700's are to expensive.

I have no plans on ever playing COD games so foot steps aren't too big of an issue, I'm thinking of just getting the m50's and living with low sound stage.
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Originally Posted by ANDMYGUN View Post

Are there a good pair of hybrid headphones around $100 - $130?

60% - Games
20% - Movies
20% - Music

-Ad700 look great but cons are:

Non existent privacy
No bass

-M50 has low sound stage

-A700's are to expensive.

I have no plans on ever playing COD games so foot steps aren't too big of an issue, I'm thinking of just getting the m50's and living with low sound stage.

Can you live with the low comfort level too? That's what ultimately drove me away from the M50 and to a A900x instead.
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Can you live with the low comfort level too? That's what ultimately drove me away from the M50 and to a A900x instead.

Alright Zero, you know your stuff.. I want a pair of headphones that will last me, unlike above I just remembered I usually turn down the ingame audio to hear voices clearer...

50% Music
40% Games
10% Movies

I have $150 to spend. What is the absolute best headphones I can get? I will be wearing these for 10+ hours a day. I have a Asus Maxmius V GENE and I'm told the onboard audio chipset is great.

Newegg preffered but Amazon is okay as well.
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Alright Zero, you know your stuff.. I want a pair of headphones that will last me, unlike above I just remembered I usually turn down the ingame audio to hear voices clearer...

50% Music
40% Games
10% Movies

I have $150 to spend. What is the absolute best headphones I can get? I will be wearing these for 10+ hours a day. I have a Asus Maxmius V GENE and I'm told the onboard audio chipset is great.

Newegg preffered but Amazon is okay as well.

How much bass are you looking for? Exclusively using it with your PC or do you want something you can take with you on the go as well? How well do you treat your stuff?

These are probably the most important questions I can ask, aside from "exactly what headphones would you like these to sound like" which if you already knew, you probably wouldn't be asking for advice wink.gif

Let us know. I'll be glad to give you a recommendation (and the same questions will help other people give better suggestions as well).
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How much bass are you looking for? Exclusively using it with your PC or do you want something you can take with you on the go as well? How well do you treat your stuff?

These are probably the most important questions I can ask, aside from "exactly what headphones would you like these to sound like" which if you already knew, you probably wouldn't be asking for advice wink.gif

Let us know. I'll be glad to give you a recommendation (and the same questions will help other people give better suggestions as well).

- I like bass but not a lot of it, I listen to: Macklemore, Chase & Status, Postal Service, Beach House, The Strokes, Ty Segall.. If I had to catagorize it I'd say I listen to more indie then anything but I like bass...

- I will exclusivity be using it with my PC.

- I take great care of things.. I've had the same pair of shoes for 5 years and my headset I'm using right now (Turtle Beach X1's) are 4 years old..

.. I love how this started as a thread about me wanting headphones for gaming.. tongue.gif

Thank you.
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How are Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO? Specifically the 80 ohm's version?
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How are Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO? Specifically the 80 ohm's version?

Quite good, but isn't that out of your price range? Not quite as comfortable as the ATH Axxx sets or certain cans from AKG but they're not ear-and-skull-crushers like the M50. They're bassier than the cans suggested below. No idea how well they hold up over time though.

The A700 is still probably your best bet at 150 or under. A700x is usually a few bucks more - they're more different than better, but seriously minor difference - so your call there. The ATH-A series is quite literally the most comfortable full size series that exists AFAIK. The entire series also has a HUGE soundstage (even the closed ones), and the closed ones do have bass (not overblown like a lot of currently trending cans, but IMO that's a good thing. The real downside is they are bulky (yet lightweight and comfortable - counter-intuitive, but its true) and are NOT designed to take a beating. Aside from the pleather rubbing off of the earpads (these are replaceable) after 2 years or so, they'll hold up just fine if treated well.

Now, I do believe I mentioned AKG. Their K701/702 is quite nice, although totally out of your price range. I haven't personally used their cheaper offerings, but I've heard good things (pun intended) about the k271 mk2. They are the closest things in terms of comfort to the Audio Technica Art series. Very nice audio for music, almost as good for gaming, a bit cheaper, and more durable.
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