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Hey guys.

After purchasing a fake pair of Audio Technica ATH-ES7's (I got a full refund) I have suddenly been blessed with $92 USD ($120 AUD)

Now I can always add a bit to that (Around or over $100 USD), but does anyone have some suggestions for what to look out for that is extremely similar (Leading to better) in terms of size, style, price and quality?
Or are the ATH-ES7's the best in their class?

I want them for Public Transport so Isolation is a must. (I prefer headphones to IEM's)
I listen to Metal and Electronica, so I want tight deep bass, warm vocals and intricate highs/treble.

I know I've been asking this for the past 2 weeks and I apologize, my process for buying anything is just very long and deeply thought-out. I change my mind constantly until I hone in on the best choice.

I appreciate your help thus far, and hope it continues.
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best ~ $100 that i have heard of when looking around are the HD-555, ATH-AD700(open back), ATH-A700(closed back), or the grado SR80i. the grado is on the ear and people say its more of a rock headphone. i recomend eather the HD-555 or the ATH-AD700.
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best ~ $100 that i have heard of when looking around are the HD-555, ATH-AD700(open back), ATH-A700(closed back), or the grado SR80i. the grado is on the ear and people say its more of a rock headphone. i recomend eather the HD-555 or the ATH-AD700.
Thanks, but some problems are.

1. If you look in my sig, you will see I already OWN the ATH-AD700's.
2. I am looking for a pair of headphones that isolate. Open backs (Like AD700's) leak like sieves, I need closed.
3. Unfortunately, the A700's (Closed) are no good due to their "3D-Wing" design, too bulky. I'm after more portable. (Sling around my neck)
4. After looking for Grado's they appear to be out of my price range. (If I can even find them.)

Thanks anyway, keep the suggestions coming.
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The HD555s won't isolate so rule them out too.
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ummm the ATH-A700


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best ~ $100 that i have heard of when looking around are the HD-555, ATH-AD700(open back), ATH-A700(closed back), or the grado SR80i. the grado is on the ear and people say its more of a rock headphone. i recomend eather the HD-555 or the ATH-AD700.
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but as he said

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3. Unfortunately, the A700's (Closed) are no good due to their "3D-Wing" design, too bulky. I'm after more portable. (Sling around my neck)
if size and style are of concern cant go wrong with the ES7's
they are damn sexxi
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post #7127 of 37653
so are in ear headphones ok or outa the question?
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Hey kids -

Shingetsu and thecool85 are both lending me pairs of headphones, so that I can do a head-to-head for the best pair of gaming headphones [closed back] for the price.

The comparison will be my HD212's, Shing's ATH-A700's and the cools HA-RX700. I think that besides the the HD201's [not testing the HD201's cause I feel their in a completely different catagoery, being budget gamers] , these three headphones nicely round up the closed back, gaming headphone genre sub $100. the only other pair i'd want to test is the AKGK 81 DJ's but i don't know anyone who hase those.

I'll keep you boys posted.
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so are in ear headphones ok or outa the question?
Well, I already own the Sennheiser CX-55's and CX-500 G4ME's.
I like them, but not what I'm after.

Btw, IEM = In-Ear-Monitor, just an abbreviation for canalphones. I said I don't want any more pairs of these, got too many.


Furthermore, I get to keep the fake ATH-ES7's, which don't sound too bad. Sound like a $30-$50 pair. (AUD)
So now I have a spare portable pair, score!
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I'm very happy that I got my job back a few weeks ago, now I can afford better stuff. I just got a hold of the Grado 325i's from the mailman, and they're bloody awesome. I wouldn't say that they're better than my Denon D2000's, but they're different. I've been listening to these for about three hours now, and I don't have any comfort issues with the bowls and I'm not experiencing any tiredness (maybe because I love treble). My Compass should be coming in two weeks, so I should have a review out by the end of the month.
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