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So yeah, for all around use, that is gaming and music (bass heavy on both, lots of rock and explosions), which of these would you experienced audiophiles choose? I want a pair of headphones that will last me a long time, preferably 4 to 5 years, and I'm wondering if the following qualify under my requirements...

Denon AH-D2000
AKG K701
Audio Technica ATH-M50

My spending range is basically up to $350. I would really appreciate your input, I'm having a hard time finding reliable information regarding these headphones. My sound card will have a headphone amp in it, so I'm aware that should help.

Again, all around use, that is, music and gaming. Lots of bass with the gaming, due to explosions, as well as the music due to rock.
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Originally Posted by vikingsteve View Post
So yeah, for all around use, that is gaming and music (bass heavy on both, lots of rock and explosions), which of these would you experienced audiophiles choose? I want a pair of headphones that will last me a long time, preferably 4 to 5 years, and I'm wondering if the following qualify under my requirements...

Denon AH-D2000
AKG K701
Audio Technica ATH-M50

My spending range is basically up to $350. I would really appreciate your input, I'm having a hard time finding reliable information regarding these headphones. My sound card will have a headphone amp in it, so I'm aware that should help.

Again, all around use, that is, music and gaming. Lots of bass with the gaming, due to explosions, as well as the music due to rock.
Well I own M50s and D2ks so I can comment on those. M50s are a really nice pair of cans for the price if you are into bass. I really cannot recommend them for gaming though as they have a very narrow soundstage due to their closed design. The Denons are also closed but in my opinion offer a better balance between soundstage and bass. Overall I think the D2000 may be the sweet spot for your needs.

I've never owned or heard the AKG-k701 but was very interested in them at one point. From what I gathered they are very analytical headphones that require a decent amp to drive properly. They are light in the bass department but will offer you the highest level of clarity and detail among the 3. I've also heard that the headband can be rather uncomfortable.

So TLDR

Hardcore gaming: AKG-K701
Balance between music and gaming: Denon D2000
Bass for days, not so great for gaming: ATH-M50
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Originally Posted by vikingsteve View Post
So yeah, for all around use, that is gaming and music (bass heavy on both, lots of rock and explosions), which of these would you experienced audiophiles choose? I want a pair of headphones that will last me a long time, preferably 4 to 5 years, and I'm wondering if the following qualify under my requirements...

Denon AH-D2000
AKG K701
Audio Technica ATH-M50

My spending range is basically up to $350. I would really appreciate your input, I'm having a hard time finding reliable information regarding these headphones. My sound card will have a headphone amp in it, so I'm aware that should help.

Again, all around use, that is, music and gaming. Lots of bass with the gaming, due to explosions, as well as the music due to rock.
None of them., I'd rather go beyerdynamic DT990 / 600 ohm. That said though, it has slightly recessed mids and the treble can be sharp sounding for some. Rock requires midrange. K701? sub-bass? forget about it.

Also for FPS gaming, lots of bass can be a bad thing since it can mask footsteps in the midrange. It's really whether you want gaming for the positional cues or for the experience.
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How did I not see this thread before? Headphones are somewhat of a hobby/addiction for me...

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Altec Lansing MPH136
Audio Technica ATH-5
Audio Technica ATH-M40fs
Audio Technica ATH-M50s
Beyerdynamic DT990
Grado SR60i
Koss DJ100
Koss KSC75
Koss Portapro
MEElectronics M9
MEElectronics M11+
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Sennheiser CX150
Sony MDR-V150 (lol)
Stanton Dynaphase Sixty

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None of them., I'd rather go beyerdynamic DT990 / 600 ohm. That said though, it has slightly recessed mids and the treble can be sharp sounding for some. Rock requires midrange. K701? sub-bass? forget about it.

Also for FPS gaming, lots of bass can be a bad thing since it can mask footsteps in the midrange. It's really whether you want gaming for the positional cues or for the experience.
The experience. I don't play many FPS, and I definitely don't play them online. I'm talking more like Company of Heroes, for the explosions.


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Well I own M50s and D2ks so I can comment on those. M50s are a really nice pair of cans for the price if you are into bass. I really cannot recommend them for gaming though as they have a very narrow soundstage due to their closed design. The Denons are also closed but in my opinion offer a better balance between soundstage and bass. Overall I think the D2000 may be the sweet spot for your needs.

I've never owned or heard the AKG-k701 but was very interested in them at one point. From what I gathered they are very analytical headphones that require a decent amp to drive properly. They are light in the bass department but will offer you the highest level of clarity and detail among the 3. I've also heard that the headband can be rather uncomfortable.

So TLDR

Hardcore gaming: AKG-K701
Balance between music and gaming: Denon D2000
Bass for days, not so great for gaming: ATH-M50
Excellent, so the Denon is exactly what I was looking for after all. Thanks!
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The experience. I don't play many FPS, and I definitely don't play them online. I'm talking more like Company of Heroes, for the explosions.

Excellent, so the Denon is exactly what I was looking for after all. Thanks!
the DT990 has better soundstage than the D2000 and has better bass but the D200 is more balanced sounding. DT990 has better build quality.
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