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This is an edit to my previous thread about headphones.

I recently broke my Zalman MIC that I used with my Sennheiser HD 555s. I was trying to use it as an excuse to buy a new headset/headphones. I wanted a headset for the convenience of having the MIC and everything all together (not to mention the nice controls). I went ahead and took a gamble on the Sennhesier PC 360s from Amazon's Warehouse Deals that were marked "Used - Like New", I received them today. Of course, the damn microphone didn't work. I still went ahead and tested out the sound compared to my HD 555s. I know that they're "broken in", but I found that my HD 555s produced a much better sound.

In the mean time, I have a Sound Blaster Z on the way to replace my X-Fi Xtreme Gamer. I'm looking for headphones that will be 90% used for FPS gaming (BF4, CS:GO, COD) and 10% music. I'm finding myself a little annoyed while searching for a pair of headphones. I want something that will be better than the HD 555s that I have, but I really don't want to have to invest in an external AMP. Any have some solid recommendations? Never thought I'd say this, but I'm getting sick of searching.


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Edited by hajabooja - 1/7/14 at 7:02pm
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The Z will be able to handle most headphones, so it depends on what you want to spend. Are you looking for something with a similar sound signature to the HD555?
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The Z will be able to handle most headphones, so it depends on what you want to spend. Are you looking for something with a similar sound signature to the HD555?

I'd like to get something better than the HD 555s with emphases on positional audio. However, I'd like to retain some bass. $150-$200.
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I'd like to get something better than the HD 555s with emphases on positional audio. However, I'd like to retain some bass. $150-$200.

DT990 pro would be good
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DT990 pro would be good

The Sound Blaster Z would power them without a problem?
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DT990 pro would be good

This, but you will need a AMP.
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This, but you will need a AMP.

I disagree, the Z should drive 250 Ohm DT990 fairly easily. A quick search shows plenty of people using this combo without issue.
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I disagree, the Z should drive 250 Ohm DT990 fairly easily. A quick search shows plenty of people using this combo without issue.

Oh whoops, read the OP incorrectly. Didn't realize his Z was already on the way to replace the X-Fi.
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Thank you both for your input. Just want to throw one more in the mix. How about the AKG Q701 compared to the DT990?

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