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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by HiCZoK View Post

hah funny. I am also looking for around 100$ isolatiing headphones like op...
and ATH-A900X is TWICE the price of AKG K550.
anyway - please continue with recommendations

Eh?

ATH-A900X

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B006V386UG/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

AKG K550

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-550-Reference-Classic-Headphones/dp/B006IBILRO


You can even find the audio technica headphones for ~150 new.

Are you sure you weren't looking at the ATH-W1000x? Those are indeed twice the price of the K550s.
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I liev in Poland. Pricing is ****ed up here.
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If sound isolation is that important I have no idea why people are recommending open back headphones.
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If sound isolation is that important I have no idea why people are recommending open back headphones.

The only person who has suggested open back headphones is the OP himself.
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post #15 of 19
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If sound isolation is that important I have no idea why people are recommending open back headphones.

Umm... who recommended him open headphones? Only reference I saw to an open headphones was the AD700 that the thread starter asked about himself.
post #16 of 19
ATH-M50 is a great set of cans for noise isolation and sound quality
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post #17 of 19
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1. Used mostly for gaming, not much music.
2. I would like sound isolation
3. medium
4. willing to spend as much as $250 if it is worth it over a $150 pair
5. No sound card. Using optical out to receiver

- AKG K550
- ATH A700X
- Beyer DT770 Pro
- ATH M50
- Sony MDR-V6
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
I get the impression that the headphones in the "OCN most recommended audio gear" thread aren't actually very recommended.
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post #19 of 19
Well new stuff has been released and some prices have not fallen to reflect actual value of said headphones, especially for those that have been discontinued. There is also the fact that wanting sound isolation voids any open headphones which gets rid of some nice ones for gaming, such as AD700, DT990, Q701, and some others that have nicer soundstage. Some of us (including me) are audiophiles before gamers when it comes to headphones as well, so our suggestions instinctively place a higher priority still in sound quality.
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