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Looking for 200ish usd cans (80% Gaming)

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Usage is 80% Gaming

What i looked so far are
AD700X
AD900X (current pick)
Sony MDR-MA900
HD8000 (lol jk)
PC360/350
HD598 (used amazon)
HD558
KRK KNS 6400

I currently have an Roccat Kave Headset, and would like an upgrade of sorts.

Thanks
Edited by douglatins - 4/7/13 at 10:26am
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want closed or open cans
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best sounding ones, dont care about noise going out, computer noise would be nice to silence, but anc cans aren't good right
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http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A900X-Audiophile-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B006V386UG

I recommend these, I tried them and but returned for (vmoda m100's) because I wanted something more portable.. but if I was too just use headphones at home I would take the a900x over my ad700s any day. My house is by no means quiet and they had decent enough isolation that at around 45% volume it was loud enough to only hear my games. With ad700's u can crank it to 100% you will still hear my little brother playing call of duty or my mechincal keyboard.
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http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A900X-Audiophile-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B006V386UG

I recommend these, I tried them and but returned for (vmoda m100's) because I wanted something more portable.. but if I was too just use headphones at home I would take the a900x over my ad700s any day. My house is by no means quiet and they had decent enough isolation that at around 45% volume it was loud enough to only hear my games. With ad700's u can crank it to 100% you will still hear my little brother playing call of duty or my mechincal keyboard.

Ive read a review at head-fi that said they prefer the AD one, i don't remember the specifics, but im still choosing ad900x and hd 598, any better options for gaming?
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post #6 of 10
Maybe consider these. I have only listened to them with music and they sound great, but the reviews seem to like them for games as well.
Main Problem is that you might need a headphone amp for this one. The 80ohm version is $230.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms
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nah don't wanna spend 300usd total
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Well I just switched to some AKG K550, they sound good, have a large soundstage I Like them alot. They are closed cans. I prefer them to my AD700. not as wide a soundstage but better all around and very precise.
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Ive read a review at head-fi that said they prefer the AD one, i don't remember the specifics, but im still choosing ad900x and hd 598, any better options for gaming?

the ad900x are open cans, the a900x are closed. Open cans provide a larger sound stage because they are "open", they isolate abssolutely nothing. I know the sound stage increase helps in gaming ( I notice no differencen in my performance in bf3 with my ad700s vs m100s which is a $200 price tag difference). But being able to isolate background sound helps me focus on one thing much better.
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I think im getting the Superlux HD681 evo, then when i get rich, ill get a 250usd one.
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