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I was thinking of getting some headphones of my own so I don't have to keep borrowing my dad's, the headphones would be used for gaming and listening to music. Which of these headphones should I get? Budget of $100-$120:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826402012

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826109153

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My vote goes for the AD700 or the HD555s. They are generally regarded as some of the better gaming headsets around. The A700s are closed, which some people prefer, but most like open cans like the AD700s or the HD555s.

If you have a loud computer or are in jeopardy of waking others go for the A700s.
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My vote goes for the AD700 or the HD555s. They are generally regarded as some of the better gaming headsets around. The A700s are closed, which some people prefer, but most like open cans like the AD700s or the HD555s.

If you have a loud computer or are in jeopardy of waking others go for the A700s.
Open cans leak sound, and let sound in. I say the ATH-A700s.

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Open cans leak sound, and let sound in. I say the ATH-A700s.

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I guess I don't have any reference for using closed cans, but from reviews people seem to like open versus closed. Or maybe I just haven't read enough reviews.

I've been talking with Aura and Nammy on AIM, but never in a group chat. PM me your AIM.
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Open is generally regarded as sounding better overall, though with less bass. If you can live with noise leak and intake, then most people will suggest you get open.

As I recall, there are two prime choices in the $100 category.
AD700 if you don't mind anemic bass.
RP-21 if you like bass. However, less SQ in general and bad positional compared to AD700.

If I had to pick, I'd get the RP-21 since I'm a basshead.
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Open is generally regarded as sounding better overall, though with less bass. If you can live with noise leak and intake, then most people will suggest you get open.

As I recall, there are two prime choices in the $100 category.
AD700 if you don't mind anemic bass.
RP-21 if you like bass. However, less SQ in general and bad positional compared to AD700.

If I had to pick, I'd get the RP-21 since I'm a basshead.
I'm a basshead as well, and the ATH-A700's bass is lacking in quantity, and open cans have less then open backs as well. But yes, AD700's are better for sound staging and blah blah.
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Thanks all for the help, I don't really have much money at the moment and my dad decided to just give me his headphones, they aren't bad, they're Bose and they do sound pretty good, I know not as good as a pair of Audio Technicas or Sennheisers would sound but oh well, I guess these quiet comfort 3's will get me by for now and they were free.
    
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Thanks all for the help, I don't really have much money at the moment and my dad decided to just give me his headphones, they aren't bad, they're Bose and they do sound pretty good, I know not as good as a pair of Audio Technicas or Sennheisers would sound but oh well, I guess these quiet comfort 3's will get me by for now and they were free.
Quiet comforts are decent cans, the ATH's or Most 90$+ senns will sound better, but free is free! And i'm not gonna lie, the QC3 are pretty comfy!
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Get the new Sennheiser PC 350 audiophile grade gaming headset.

http://www.compsource.com/pn/PC350/Sennheiser_1066/
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I have the HD555s and I'm very satisfied.
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