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and a decent small amp c&c box? anyone
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I see a lot of people giving the beyer dt770 pro's good reviews. I like my audio technica ad700's. They were only $100 and they are great for the price. They have clean sound and good bass. I leave my soundcard in entertainment mode and put the bass up to one notch under full and treble up one notch from the middle. This makes them have very nice bass and treble along with great mids on my xtrememusic. These don't need an amp either. I guess its just up to you if you want open or closed cans. If you want closed I guess you should go with the dt770's, for open I would suggest the ad700's or ad900's.

http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html
I know they are a little over 250 but they are supposed to be excellent.
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Forgive me for being embarrassingly noob, but is the difference between open and closed headphones?
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Originally Posted by Kleric View Post
Forgive me for being embarrassingly noob, but is the difference between open and closed headphones?
Closed 'phones have closed earcups, open ones have... well... open.

DT770s (closed)



AT ATH-AD700 (open)



Notice the open grilles vs. the closed cups.
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Sony MDR-V6 headphones are awesome 5-30,000Hz. On my third pair. They made them just after CDs got popular and too many deaf people could not hear the difference between crap and CDs so they made good headphones so everyone could hear the difference and sell more CD players. They are around $70. Far cheaper than those other things but sound better than any other headphones I have heard. The sound is crisp not warm so there is taste involved. They are metal rather than plastic which I think makes a difference in the sound quality.
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That kind of money will buy you the Logitech 5500 5.1 speaker setup, hmmmmm......
You must have neighbors. gL on your pick.
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I honestly curious what the difference between a $250 and a $100 pair of headphones gets you.

For example, my $40 pair of Koss Titaniums gets just about the full spectrum of frequencies that the human ear can hear. I realize this pair isn't noise canceling, or foam cup type to block out sound, but that certainly doesn't make up the other $200. So anyway, just curious what things you get for the other $200?
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post #18 of 62
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I honestly curious what the difference between a $250 and a $100 pair of headphones gets you.

For example, my $40 pair of Koss Titaniums gets just about the full spectrum of frequencies that the human ear can hear. I realize this pair isn't noise canceling, or foam cup type to block out sound, but that certainly doesn't make up the other $200. So anyway, just curious what things you get for the other $200?
There is much more to he sound than simply covering the frequency spectrum.

As for lenzo - a $250 pair of headphones will sound far better than the Z5500 would, in everything but raw bass impact.
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There is much more to he sound than simply covering the frequency spectrum.

As for lenzo - a $250 pair of headphones will sound far better than the Z5500 would, in everything but raw bass impact.
In my house, I don't need to be quiet....
but I agree with your post, peace
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post #20 of 62
Gaming and movies huh? I'd say go with a DT770's for comfort and that extra boom
the AD700's might be better, since they are open back and soundstage and all in gaming. Either way, you want a nice amp. if you get the Ad700's it leaves more money[150] for an amp. check out this thread-
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...phone-amp.html

but if you get the DT's, you'll need an amp/=. you can always buy a cmoy amp with your left over 70$ or if you can spring get a miniv3 custom made for you by mister x for 115$. but if you dont have the money to invest in a nice amp right now, save the money and when you can buy an amp, then by the Dt's.


edit- i would suggest a portable amp vs. the darkvoices and millets, that way you can take your DT's out and about :] and later invest in a nice tube amp [desk amp].
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