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So I am using triports, I know they aren't good but I got them for free. Anyways I want to get new headphones and I am wondering what headphones for around $100 are good.

These will be paired with my sig sound card. They will be used for mostly music and some gaming.

Help is awarded
Edited by Marin - 5/24/08 at 10:49pm
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Headphones that are good for ~$100, I'll throw in some that go a little over the budget too.

Audio Technica:
A700s
AD700s

Sennheiser
HD555s
HD580s

Grado:
SR-80s
SR-125s

Beyer:
DT770 pro80s
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Now, looking at both Audio Technica headphones you linked, how is sound effected between open and closed?
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closed headphones generally have a smaller sound stage, but more bass. Also, being closed allows for less sound bleeding in and out, and a more personal experience...

Open headphones generally have a wider sound stage, and less bass. They also bleed more sound into the room, and allow more sounds into your music...

I personally own the AD700s and love them, I find them great for CSS, and music.
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Hard choice between the two...

Between both Audio Technica headphones, which one will have a "cleaner" sound.
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there are other companies you know

but which will sound cleaner? I'm not sure, my opinion would be biased as I don't own the A700s to compare, but I assure you that both would be very good.

But so others can help you what kind of music are you into?
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
there are other companies you know

but which will sound cleaner? I'm not sure, my opinion would be biased as I don't own the A700s to compare, but I assure you that both would be very good.

But so others can help you what kind of music are you into?
I know, just liking the price of the Audio Technica's.

And for music, guess rock. It could be categorized under experimental rock. Some times it's known as indie rock.
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I believe the Closed-back ones will be better.
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Open generally sounds better, and has a cleaner sound, and the wider soundstage is really nice for movies/gaming.

Here's a good quote:

The sealing around the ear has a decisive influence on the sound reproduction of closed headphones. If it is insufficient, the quality of the bass sounds will deteriorate. For this reason, the contact pressure of closed headphones is higher than that of open headphones.


The problem of sealing does not exist with open headphones, which have foam ear pads that rest on the ears, or ring pads that surround the ears. In this design, the space behind and in front of the diaphragm lets through sound. Therefore, open headphones allow sound to pass straight through the diaphragm without being "muffled", thus resulting in a more transparent and natural sound

The AD700s are generally better regarded than the A700s.
Edited by mechtech - 5/24/08 at 11:26pm
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lol, you're getting varied opinions already, see what i mean, its all personal preference
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Thermaltake Armor with 250mm side fan Logitech 2000dpi USB mouse Steel series QcK+ Auzentech X-Fi prelude 
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