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Here's my PC 360's. As far as 'gaming' headsets go, I'm quite happy with them.
 
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Had that same reaction myself when I first got them. They were very big (I came from HA-RX700s myself before). Luckily my head is bigger than most folks so it fit fine, although nodding would dislodge the headphones. Comfortable as hell though. I am extremely convinced that if you were to put these headphones on someone without them seeing it, they'd be shocked at the pure size of it once they take it off. The AD700s definitely don't feel as heavy/bulky as their size implies.



I do agree with these statements. Going from AD700s to M50s, I gained improved bass response, noise isolation, and the ability to listen to my music in public without annoying anyone in a 10 ft radius of me. I however do miss the better sound stage and what are, in my opinion, better mids on the AD700.

That said, I also agree with you that each headphones have their charms and their quirks. I'm not sure if this is entirely the case with the more expensive options, but with the headphones that I can afford (<$200), it doesn't look like there are any options that excel at everything (and from what I understand, two aspects: noise isolation and soundstage, are at constant odds with each other due to the whole closed vs. open thing).



Not too mention it's a field that not many people can distinguish. Anyone can tell the difference between a 480p and 1080p picture or the difference in CPU power between a Core 2 and a SB chip; not many people can hear the difference in audio fidelity even with the right equipment.

I do admit that it took some time for my ears to get used to FLAC. At first I thought there was no difference with my soundcard/AD700s/FLAC than with my onboard/AD700s/mp3s. After a few weeks of switching to FLAC, I decided to go back to my mp3s and see what the big deal was. It was only then did I notice the difference: for lack of a better description, all my mp3s sounded like they were being played behind some sort of glass window, and I can definitely tell that, unlike my FLAC, the songs sounded like they were recorded and not played "live" like my FLAC sounded.
Haha~ I still can't really see a difference between 320k MP3 and FLAC and likely won't, but I definitely have an appreciation for lossless I never had before. Strangely though, not all FLAC are the same. Some can still be ripped poorly so gotta be careful I learned.

How are you enjoying the M50s? They comfortable? A friend of mine is considering buying some really premium headphones and is thinking of shelling out the money for Beyerdynamic DT-900s. He's not sure if to get the 32ohm, 250ohm or 600ohm~ haha,

He just wants something with some good bass, solid mids without the highs being too bright. It sounds like the M50s make a good fit for the pricerange while the DT-900s are comparable to the high end.
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Haha~ I still can't really see a difference between 320k MP3 and FLAC and likely won't, but I definitely have an appreciation for lossless I never had before. Strangely though, not all FLAC are the same. Some can still be ripped poorly so gotta be careful I learned.

How are you enjoying the M50s? They comfortable? A friend of mine is considering buying some really premium headphones and is thinking of shelling out the money for Beyerdynamic DT-900s. He's not sure if to get the 32ohm, 250ohm or 600ohm~ haha,

He just wants something with some good bass, solid mids without the highs being too bright. It sounds like the M50s make a good fit for the pricerange while the DT-900s are comparable to the high end.
After owning the M50s, I would definitely recommend them for their sound quality. They are remarkably balanced, with great bass extension. However, for comfort, the beyers win out by leaps and bounds. I could not stand the pleather earcups on the M50s, as they chafe slightly, and the earcups get rather hot. My beyers have slightly more clamping force than the AD700s, yet are even more comfortable, somehow. The earcups are a wonderful velour, and heat can escape due to the open nature of the headphones (same on the DT990s). However, i hear the 32 ohm models of the DT series are all rather dissapointing, so if your friend doesnt have an amp, don't bother.

The DT990s are not the phones he wants. They have a big V shaped response, emphasizing treble and bass, and downplaying mids. The DT880s seem more suited to his tastes, though the bass is more controlled and accurate than "strong".

If price is more of an issue, the M50s are very decent option, and he might want to keep his eyes out for some ultrasone pro 550s as well, which also seem to fit his needs well.
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I've had a pair of Sennheiser HD 280s for some time that I use for mixing ONLY. I really wish I could use them for gaming, but I simply cannot due to them being so incredibly uncomfortable after some use. They feel really tight too, kind of makes me feel sick.

Any suggestions?
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I've had a pair of Sennheiser HD 280s for some time that I use for mixing ONLY. I really wish I could use them for gaming, but I simply cannot due to them being so incredibly uncomfortable after some use. They feel really tight too, kind of makes me feel sick.

Any suggestions?
Budget?
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Budget?
So it comes down to that, huh...
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So it comes down to that, huh...
If you are looking to pick up new cans, yes. I may have misunderstood. Try taking them, leaving one earcup on your desk, and let the other go underneath the desk. Leave it overnight. Should stretch out the headband a bit and improve comfort by morning. I did this to my M50s when I had them, made a world of difference.
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I wear 280 pro's 8 hours every work day. What aspect of them is uncomfortable?
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post #10519 of 38374
Hmm.... that's a good idea. Yeah, my bad... I should have been more informative. I'm trying to figure out ways to attempt to make them more comfortable before I dish out any money.

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I wear 280 pro's 8 hours every work day. What aspect of them is uncomfortable?
The ear cups feel very heavy and just make me feel very uncomfortable over a certain period of time. Before I bought them I read they were actually very comfortable, but I find it practically impossible to wear them without feeling nauseous at how bad they CLAMP my ears.... if that makes sense?
Edited by pjBSOD - 11/2/11 at 12:36am
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Hmm.... that's a good idea. Yeah, my bad... I should have been more informative. I'm trying to figure out ways to attempt to make them more comfortable before I dish out any money.



The ear cups feel very heavy and just make me feel very uncomfortable over a certain period of time. Before I bought them I read they were actually very comfortable, but I find it practically impossible to wear them without feeling nauseous at how bad they CLAMP my ears.... if that makes sense?
Not sure about the construction of the 280's earpads, but it you can remove them, do so, and try to remove a bit of whatever they are stuffed with. This way you can have the clamp mitigated to some extent by softer earpads.

Just tossing out ideas, no idea if this will work.
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