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OP, consult this thread and see if you can find what you are looking for. Should you need more help, post in the thread stating your query and someone will help you.

As for a recommendation, I've been told that these headphones are hard to beat in its price range. I know it costs a bit more than the budget you have mentioned, but I decided to settle for a pair of these after asking a lot of people for recommendations.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif
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OP, consult this thread and see if you can find what you are looking for. Should you need more help, post in the thread stating your query and someone will help you.

As for a recommendation, I've been told that these headphones are hard to beat in its price range. I know it costs a bit more than the budget you have mentioned, but I decided to settle for a pair of these after asking a lot of people for recommendations.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif

Well I got the Dt 990 pro 250ohm, they are excellent, but without an amp, I would not recommend them
I had a 30$ can before (jvc rx-700) driven by an amp and the sound was better then my dt990 250ohm without an amp.
So you better but money in a amp then better headphone that required high impendance...
Thats why I suggested the ath m50...
Still open air are better imo
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Well I got the Dt 990 pro 250ohm, they are excellent, but without an amp, I would not recommend them
I had a 30$ can before (jvc rx-700) driven by an amp and the sound was better then my dt990 250ohm without an amp.
So you better but money in a amp then better headphone that required high impendance...
Thats why I suggested the ath m50...
Still open air are better imo
You are correct. I did not take the requirement of an amp into account.

OP, you should definitely invest in an amp if you want to take full advantage of your new headphones. Do you have a discrete sound card or are you using onboard audio? If you are using onboard audio, the least you can do is spend $30 on a basic Xonar card and spend the rest on $90 on a headphone. You won't be able to get the DT990 Pro with a $90 budget, but as adgame mentioned, you will get performance with a $30 sound card paired with a $90 headphones than with a $120 headphone paired with onboard audio.

Creative Aurvana Live + ASUS Xonar DG might be a good combo, according to the audio product recommendation thread I mentioned before.

Good luck! smile.gif
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Fostex T50rps with some silverstone acoustic foam (for the cups) and a Xonar DGX are absolutely amazing for music. They're the only sub-$100 headphone with orthodybamic drivers, modded versions sell for $300+...I'm surprised they haven't been mentioned.
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I got some Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro that are amazing.. Around the $120 range

Also you can look at Grado Prestige Series SR80i They are $100.

Both are awesome headsets for the price!
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It shows that the M50 is more than $120 frown.gif but is the HD 429 with Xonar DG good?
If you wait you can find them on sale for $99 all the time. I paid $159 for my pair and I still think it was worth it.

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U

$125 right now on Amazon for straight cable (as of this posting, you know how Amazon is, this could change in six seconds).
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I got some Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro that are amazing.. Around the $120 range

Also you can look at Grado Prestige Series SR80i They are $100.

Both are awesome headsets for the price!
I wouldn't touch the Grado's unless you pretty much exclusively listen to rock music.

The DT770's are a much better all-rounders.
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I have heard many people enjoy the grado's.

I really enjoy my DT770 and Sony MDR's
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post #19 of 23
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So I think I really need a sound card so I will buy the Xonar DG which will cost a bit (Using onboard at the moment). So what is the best headphones for $100?
post #20 of 23
I really love my Sony MDR-V6. Sounds good through the Asus Supreme FX Impact on my Maximus VI Impact Mobo...also sounded good with my Creative SoundBlaster Z on my old computer.
10/10 would buy again.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ
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