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I've had four pairs of Sony MDR-V700's because they rock. Though, I'm sure some of our audiophiles would disagree.

Sad to say, my fourth pair just broke an arm and I have to ghetto-rig the arm together.

Time to move on to a new brand or set? Can anyone recommend some with soft cushions, DJ style, and a long durable cord?

Not for gaming if that makes a difference.
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post #2 of 15
If you can handle open then Senn HD595's are a great all-around pair of cans.

if you need closed look at Beyer DT770/80's or ATH A500's. Beyer DT250's would also be a good solution
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post #3 of 15
Soloz2 knows his stuff. His suggestions are probably best looked into.
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And if soloz's recommendations are out of your budget, may I suggest the Sennheiser HD280 for closed and the HD485 for open. For ruggedness, the 280 Pro is hard to beat. those things are built like a tank.

The 485's generally have a more refined sound, but offer almost no noise isolation.
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Hey I can't seem to find good links and MSRPs on the recommended headsets.

I found a set of the Beyers NIB on Ebay for 199.99. Is that a good price?
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Hey I can't seem to find good links and MSRPs on the recommended headsets.

I found a set of the Beyers NIB on Ebay for 199.99. Is that a good price?
Which Beyers, the 250s?

Headroom (headphone.com) is selling them for $179.

http://www.headphone.com/products/he...-dt-250-80.php
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DT770.

I'm tempted to go ahead and buy 'em.
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post #8 of 15
I would have to agree with Soloz about the Audiotechnica ATH series. I have the ATH-A900s, and I couldn't possibly be happier with them. They are build like a tank, weigh a lot less than my old Sony headphones did (I used a similar model to you) and the sound quality is (yes, I'm about to say it) Stupendous. Yes, good word choice there.

Just make sure the sound quality being sent to the headphones is good (rip music at 320 KBpS or higher, and have a decent soundcard, preferably an amp, but not necessary) and you will love the ATH series.

And for a link to audiotechnicas...

http://www.audiocubes.com
    
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post #9 of 15
Its not a bad deal. Not super, but you're not getting ripped off.

Check out DV247.
http://www.dv247.com/invt/5041/

$157.48.
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Would you be using it out of an amp or a stock headphone port?
    
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