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I was pretty set to get a pair of Senn HD555s, but the open back is worrying me. Now I'm thrown into this world of ATH, Senn, Beyer, Grados, etc.

I'm not looking for anything above $100, unless it REALLY warrants the extra cash. I'm also not looking to build or buy an amp for the headphones. The card I have decided on is the Auzen Prelude. I was looking at the X-Fi Elite Pro deal on NewEgg right now, but I don't think I want those bundled headphones, and there is no optical in/out. Primary use will be gaming, but I will be listening to music and movies as well.

So I'm digging through all these reviews, questions, polls, etc (you audiophiles on OCN are a great resources BTW), and I come across the Sony MDR-V6. What do the experts have to say about these?
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I think they are a decent set of headphones. I prefer them over the HD280 as I think they are more involving. The HD280 Pro is almost... sterile-sounding to me.

However, if you're looking for sub-$100 closed phones I don't know of anything better than the Equation Audio RP-21. Easily the best bass in their price category, and with a simple mod (removing some foam in front of the drivers) I think they open up a lot and become a great all-around headphone.
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I keep trying to narrow down my choices, but people just keep throwing more on the pile! Oh well, always better to have the most info possible. Thanks for the recommendation =)
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