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$100. budget for headphones, HD280's ?

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The egg has Sennheiser HD280 headphones for under 80. Can any audiophiles out there name and price a better set out there for the same price, or should I purchase these?
I game but don't use a microphone and I use it for music as well.
Thanx

Edit: My previous set of Siberian Icemats were pretty good but had to pass them down to the stepson. Looking for an upgrade (cause I can).
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You might be able to get Audio-Technica ATH-A700s, they're generally better than the 280 Pros for gaming. You might also be able to find a pair of HD555s for under $100 (I got mine on sale for $95 at Amazon in December).
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You might be able to get Audio-Technica ATH-A700s, they're generally better than the 280 Pros for gaming. You might also be able to find a pair of HD555s for under $100 (I got mine on sale for $95 at Amazon in December).
I assumed the HD280's were higher end than the 555's. Am I wrong?
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I assumed the HD280's were higher end than the 555's. Am I wrong?
The higher then number goes the better for the HD line.

so 555>280
    
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I'll look into it but the reviews for the HD280's were pretty impressive.
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The higher then number goes the better for the HD line.

so 555>280
Not always.

They're different series, and completely different kinds of headphones. The HD555s are open and in the newer "premium" series along with the HD515 and HD595. The HD280s are closed, but it's fairly common opinion that the 555s give better sound.
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Not always.

They're different series, and completely different kinds of headphones. The HD555s are open and in the newer "premium" series along with the HD515 and HD595. The HD280s are closed, but it's fairly common opinion that the 555s give better sound.
If the headphones are open, and I gamed late at night, would my sleeping spouse in the same room hear the noise? If so, I think I'm better off with a set of closed headphones. Please recommend if thats the case.
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If the headphones are open, and I gamed late at night, would my sleeping spouse in the same room hear the noise? If so, I think I'm better off with a set of closed headphones. Please recommend if thats the case.
Maybe if you had them cranked. The Icemat Siberias are semi-open, so if those were okay, the HD555s shouldn't be a major problem.
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I have some Everglide S-500 headphones I am selling. Check out my sale thread.

From Big Bruin:
Quote:
Pros:

» Good bass considering these are headphones
» With the headphones at a reasonable volume, people sitting next to you can't hear anything
» Comfortable enough for extended use

Cons:

» Cord is "thick" and sometimes gets in the way
» High priced
http://www.bigbruin.com/2006/everglides500_1
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You'd be best looking at HD555's or ATH A500's
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