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post #11 of 31
HD555 or ATH-A700 with zalman clip mic.

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Originally Posted by p0isonapple View Post
I think i'm leaning towards those HD555's. Decent pricing. The Tritton's are around $240AU. Are they really worth it?
5.1 headphones are a complete joke/waste of money.
you'll get more performance out a a nice set of cans+mic.
Higher on the food chain : DT 770 Pro 80's, HD580/HD595
Others randomly suggested : alessandro ms-1, Grado SR80's [not much for gaming though]
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post #12 of 31
A budget will always help. And if you want to also listen to music with them, genre would also be helpful.

In the $100 range the HD555 is often recommended, and in the $200 range the HD595 is a good step up.
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post #13 of 31
If price is not an issue, Beyerdynamic DT770's are amazing (~$150-200). The bass response is second to none. I have mine hooked up to a tube amplifier for bone shaking explosions and lifelike action. Check the pics in my sig. I went through logitech 5300's and other 5.1 systems but they don't offer the in-depth atmosphere that can be delivered with a good set of headphones.
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post #14 of 31
The ATH-A900 headphones get my vote when it comes to gaming and a great audiophile music listening experience. You can find these at audiocubes.com for around $200-$230
    
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post #15 of 31
I've done a bit of looking around myself for good headphones. Based on a lot of reviews on here and various other sites, I'd say go with the HD555 or ATH-A700 models. If money truely isn't a concern, then just go for the higher quality models within those companys (HD595, A900, etc).

I ordered the HD555 from newegg and a zalman clip on mic from Xoxide. I just got the HD555 in the mail (will try it out this weekend) and the mic is expected to arrive as well.
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post #16 of 31
I always thought that the Astro Gaming system looked pretty cool, and if they use them for MLG then they probably have pretty good sound quality.
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post #17 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
Check out the Sennheiser HD555's. I have them, and love them. I have also recommended them to many of my firends, and haven't heard one complaint. Price isn't bad either .

Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD-555 Audiophile Headphones: Electronics
+1

Although I hear that the Audio Technica A700 are more suited if you game more than you listen to music.
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post #18 of 31
Thread Starter 
Ok, I was perhaps a bit unclear with money. While it isn't a concern i'm not yet a blown audiophile and am currently coming from complete budget headphones, so I'm going to be blown away anyway.

I've decided to go with the HD555's and the zalman clip mic.

Thankyou everyone for your help!

EDIT: I also listen to ALOT of music (currently on ~18,000 MP3's) so the HD555's suit me well

Just incase you wish to reccommend more, my budget is ~$200AU
    
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post #19 of 31
I say the Sennheisers are a great bet, everything I have bought from them (3 sets and counting) have been excellent.
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post #20 of 31
HD555's are a great choice...you won't be disappointed.
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