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Have had a suggestion from someone to look at the Beyerdynamic custom one pro or DT250. Anyone had any experience with them?
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Have had a suggestion from someone to look at the Beyerdynamic custom one pro or DT250. Anyone had any experience with them?

A closed headphone will not sound as good as an open and a closed headphone will get much hotter and quicker than an open headphone.
If you want beyerdynamic you are looking at either a DT880 or a DT990
post #13 of 18
I was in your same position 3 weeks ago, evaluating if I should go with a A900x + Sound Blaster Z combo. I went ahead and got those 2 and let me tell you I am at awe at the sound quality with both combined mind you that this is my first sound card and first set of expensive headphones. Only PC game I'm playing right now is BF3 and Dota2 and the sound quality is night and day compared to on board sound, I can actually hear footsteps now in BF3 and I love the fact that I feel like I'm there around the carnage it's great!
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I was in your same position 3 weeks ago, evaluating if I should go with a A900x + Sound Blaster Z combo. I went ahead and got those 2 and let me tell you I am at awe at the sound quality with both combined mind you that this is my first sound card and first set of expensive headphones. Only PC game I'm playing right now is BF3 and Dota2 and the sound quality is night and day compared to on board sound, I can actually hear footsteps now in BF3 and I love the fact that I feel like I'm there around the carnage it's great!
I'm definitely leaning that way now. I'd love to go an open set like the AD700 or AD900 but I can't have the sound leakage. I just need to find somewhere that I can demo the A900X and check how comfortable it is as that seems to vary individually for everyone.
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Best buy Magnolia, if you're in the states. One near me has them available for demo.
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Best buy Magnolia, if you're in the states. One near me has them available for demo.
I'm based in the land down under and the large chain stores don't carry Audio-Technica or Beyerdynamics (too highend for them). There are a few specialist stores locally but they don't list specific products on their websites. I need to do some ringing around to see what they have.
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I see that now. I couldn't see your location from the mobile site, unfortunately.
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I managed to find somewhere that actually carried some headphones for me to try on:
  • Audio-Technica M50 - cups too small for my ears
  • Sennheiser HD380pro - cups were larger and more comfortable on my ears, but headband was uncomfortable.
  • Beyerdynamic - DT880Pro - headband was comfortable but cups were a tad small and rubbed against part of my ears

Unfortunately no ATH-A900X were available in stock. Would be interested to get user feedback on how the size of the cups compare to the others above as most reviews I've read indicate the headphones are good for larger sized heads.
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