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I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones. Plan is to use them mostly for music, but I will occasionally game with them.
I would like to keep the price below $300, but can go over.
Main requirements are that they are open back and sound awesome.
My music preference is fairly open. Some days it's electronic, others it's jazz, sometimes I don't even know what genre I'm listening to.
Will mostly be using a Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus to drive them.

I'm currently eyeing a set of AKG Q701 headphones ($250). Can't get to a place to test them so any opinions or alternate recommendations would be awesome.
Also tons of bass is NOT what I want. Low and accurate is good, overly loud just drowns out the rest of the music.
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Ended up getting the AKG headphones. Enjoying them so far. Sound nice, comfortable, and seem to be very well built.
I like how they included multiple cords (a long one and a really long one) and a 1/2" to 3/4" adapter (adapter screws on over top of the 1/2" jack).
Wasn't a huge fan of how they fit over my glasses at first (ear pads are fairly firm), but after a few hours of use they are starting to form to my head / glasses.
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The form can get soften up overtime, so don't worry.

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