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The Sennheiser HD 558, Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or Creative Aurvana Live! 2 are all pretty much bang on $120 new and are great all-round headphones.

If you don't mind buying used or you can find a good deal then check out the DT770 Pro 80 ohm or Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X.

A sound card is necessary though, even something cheap like the Asus Xonar DG/DGX is vastly superior to on-board.
I am thinking about the HD 558 but are they open? if they are might check out the ATH-M50 thumb.gif
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The HD558 is open back.

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The new audio technia headphones are out...if you live near a GC (guitar center) they have the AT's and beyerdynamics and sony MDR-V7506s and at least at the ones near me they will like you try stuff out, they also have the Shure 440's which would be in budget and the 840s out of budget.


I got my own (awesome condition...but no box or whatever) DT770 Pro 80s used at GC for $80 which makes me very happy as they are amazing headphones with great bass and comfort..new they are over budget.

I also own the ATH-M50 headphones they are great also very durable and sound quite good. You could get the new ATH-M40X (40mm vs 45mm driver compared to teh M50s /M50X) for about $99 the M40X (and M50X) have removable cables which is a great improvement to the old design's fixed cable.

there is another option that occurs (the Beyerdynamic DT770's are nicer honestly...but the savings and good SQ makes these tempting) Takstar Pro80/Gemini HSR-1000

you can get these for basically 1/4~ the cost of teh DT770 pro 80s new

http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-DJ-HSR-1000-Professional-Monitoring/dp/B006Y2BI04


heck you could then also get a pair of these (amazing I own a pair of these also... really enjoy them as well got mine for $35 on closeout at BB).
and have a good sounding open headphone and good sounding closed headphones both for right about $110~

Pioneer SE-A1000

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SE-A1000-Over-Ear-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0033PROOY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1395860222&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=pioneer+SE-A1000
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