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  1. State your budget! (Set an absolute maximum or give a relative maximum with + x amount if it will be amazingly better).
    $150 + $20 if it's amazingly better

  2. State your music tastes
    Electronic and pop (dubstep, club music, Katy Perry, etc)

  3. State what perks are highly desirable (low impedance, heavy bass, excellent for gaming etc..)
    a. Competitive Gaming (Big soundstage? I need to hear footsteps in CS:GO)
    b. Comfort (my Sennheiser pc150 feels heavy on the top clamp and siberia v2 are extremely tight on the sides)
    c. Music on Pandora radio
    d. Does not disturb my roomates (closed design?)
    e. Microphone that can pick up my voice when whispering (a zalman clip on might be too far away for it to pick up my voice when I have to whisper)

    I also need a microphone (either headset o headphone + mic)

  4. State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item (state whether you have an amp if you're looking for headphones with high impedance for example)
    I have nothing at the moment except a Z77 motherboard with realtek.

    What I need? Could be a headset, a headphone + mic, with or without soundcard...as long as it all fits in the budget.

  5. State how you are going to use the item (e.g. out-and-about, at the gym, at home, PC / console, gaming, music etc). The more detail in this, the better.
    PC competitive CS:GO (FPS gaming) in a room with sleeping roommates (closed design with mic near my mouth).

  6. State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency (like Amazon or ebay).
    U.S.A.

I was looking at Creative Aurvana Live 2 and thought about pairing it up with a v-moda boom mic. Would that work?
post #2 of 6
Audio Technica ATH-A900X + a clip-on mic. There's a great deal on ebay right now for a brand new one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-Audiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones-ATH-A900X-Black-F-S-/181570218091
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The top part of those things are useless for me, the entire headphones just droop down to a point where my ears are holding it up. Anything else?
post #4 of 6
Sennheiser PC 350 SE

  • I'd say the sound stage is great.
  • I can wear these for a day or more if I wanted to.
  • Pandora? Sure why not.
  • Closed design.
  • Flexible and large mic. (Flip up the mic to mute, very handy)
  • I would pair it would a soundcard if you can.
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AKG K702 or Q701 with a headband mod. I picked up my K712 Pros and he described them fairly accurate although comfort for mine would be 10/10.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-10-15-2014-beyerdynamic-t51i-added
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Originally Posted by bond10 View Post

The top part of those things are useless for me, the entire headphones just droop down to a point where my ears are holding it up. Anything else?

Have you tried them? If those aren't acceptable, then I guess you could go for the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or M50X, or better yet save up for a Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32 Ohm (they used to be much cheaper so maybe their prices will come down again).
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Originally Posted by Reckless95 View Post

AKG K702 or Q701 with a headband mod. I picked up my K712 Pros and he described them fairly accurate although comfort for mine would be 10/10.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-10-15-2014-beyerdynamic-t51i-added

The thing is, he needs closed headphones.
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