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Title says it all. Looking for some headphones for 50$. They don't have to have noise cancelling (though it would be nice) or surround or anything fancy, I just want a decent pair of gaming headphones. Thanks in advance.
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px100
portapro
ath-m30
ksc75
hd 205
just a few to think about

or you could save up for everyones fav AT the a/ad700 which are about the best you can get for under 150
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px100
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just a few to think about

or you could save up for everyones fav AT the a/ad700 which are about the best you can get for under 150
I think the HD555 gives the AD700 a nice run for its money.
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u tried both? i ordered the A700 because of them being closed and people on headfi like them better than the 555
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I actually have not, just general observation from posts around here and head-fi. The A700 has more bass than the HD555, but the HD555 has better soundstaging. The AD700 and HD555 are better matched, but the AD700 is slightly more forward.
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arnt the a700s easer to drive also? 64Ohm vs 85ohm?
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFF View Post
arnt the a700s easer to drive also? 64Ohm vs 85ohm?
That's not necessarily true, as the impedance rating doesn't directly correlate with how easily you can drive a pair of headphones, it is more or less a indication of how current hungry or voltage hungry is the pair of headphones. Loudness is related to the sensitivity rating, so while the HD555 has a sensitivity rating of 50ohms - 120ohms, it has a sensitivity of 103db, and the 64ohm A700 has a sensitivity of 102db, meaning that the HD555 is actually easier to drive than the A700.
Edited by triggerc - 6/3/08 at 11:05am
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post #8 of 21
Well, both are well above $50, so no need to continue discussing, really.

Look into some Icemat Siberias, unless you're willing to spend more.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4151
    
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Well, both are well above $50, so no need to continue discussing, really.

Look into some Icemat Siberias, unless you're willing to spend more.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4151
LOL Icemat LOL. I would save money for a little while longer and buy good headphones, than buying mediocre/poor headphones that is worth about 1/2 their price and gimmicky features that wears off in two months.
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post #10 of 21
I know good headphones, I own 2 pair of very good headphones. But for $50, and primarily for gaming, they do the job.
    
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