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Hi there,

Just as the title says, I am looking for a nice set of headphones to compliment my new sound card. The wireless razer ones i am using sound very average. I do a lot of fps gaming, mainly battlefield 3 and will play 4 when that comes out. I also want something that will really stand out for music as well. I mainly listen to metal, not so into the modern techno stuff but can appreciate good bass.

As far as open or closed headsets go from the research i have done, the open ones give better positional sound in games? How does it affect music?

Budget is around $350 US
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post #2 of 9
I am using these.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375313502&sr=8-1&keywords=m-50
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post #3 of 9
Just purchased the Sennheiser HD 380 pro, coming from sennheiser HD 555's these sound awesome! VERY capable headset and highly recommended.
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Cheers guys. Checked out some reviews on the two you recommended. So far leaning towards the 380 Pros. Are there any greater headsets you would recommend closer to the $350 mark?
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Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro?
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post #6 of 9
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I am thinking about getting a set of HD 650s from ebay. However the seller imports them straight from Hong Kong. He has very good feedback in the past but i really don't want to get stung with a counterfeit product. Really wanting a second opinion on this one. Are there counterfeit Sennheisers out there?
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post #7 of 9

I recently got the Audio-Technica WS99 and they are great for games, music and movies. If you really want the cream of the crop and feel like spending some more money then look no further than the Audio-Technica W1000x. If you want a nice middle ground check out Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs with Alpha pads.

 

What sound card did you get?


Edited by NotReadyYet - 8/2/13 at 7:41am
    
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by NotReadyYet View Post

I recently got the Audio-Technica WS99 and they are great for games, music and movies. If you really want the cream of the crop and feel like spending some more money then look no further than the Audio-Technica W1000x. If you want a nice middle ground check out Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs with Alpha pads.

What sound card did you get?

I have the Sound Blaster Zx. Yes those w1000x headphones look very appealing but i ended up purchasing the hd650. Turns out i could order them through my work for only $420 NZD. Unfortunately the retail store i work for does not supply audio-technica.

Thanks for your input guys, much appreciated.
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post #9 of 9
I vote HA-RX700s. Best damned set of headphones I've ever had. Very comfy for me at least too. They are a studio-style set and you can't really hear your environment at all, which can be a good or a bad thing.

They're like $40 and paired w/ a Zalman clip-on mic are god-tier price/performance gaming+music headset.
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