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AD700 is a little light on the bass. No I mean...REALLY light on the bass.
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A good source dramatically improves sound, and will effect both headphones and speakers. It is recommended, but probably out of your budget seeing that you want to stay around $100.

If you look into a good source, contact me. But my general recommendation is the Xonar ST. Sure, its pricey, but you will never need to upgrade, and that saves money. But there are options below the $200 price mark. Please keep in mind that $200 is cheap as it gets for audiophile grade sources.

As for ad700's, there the perfect budget gaming headphone. Great sound stage, but lack Bass, not recommended for anybody who enjoys bassy music.
Edited by xaborus - 12/22/10 at 9:33pm
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A good source dramatically improves sound, and will effect both headphones and speakers. It is recommended, but probably out of your budget seeing that you want to stay around $100.

If you look into a good source, contact me. But my general recommendation is the Xonar ST. Sure, its pricey, but you will never need to upgrade, and that saves money. But there are options below the $200 price mark. Please keep in mind that $200 is cheap as it gets for audiophile grade sources.

As for ad700's, there the perfect budget gaming headphone. Great sound stage, but lack Bass, not recommended for anybody who enjoys bassy music.
I have a 100 dollar speaker/headphone limit but I have a 1000 dollar Computer build limit on top of that.
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I would be inclined to go to a place like guitar center and listen to a few pairs of powered monitors. Also, consider increasing your budget
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Maybe if I get more money but I feel between audio and the computer itself $1100 is a good budget considering it took me a while to save up for.
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Go with headphones. Like someone mentioned before, stay away from consumer level headphones like Bose, Beats Audio, Skull Candy, etc. Go for ATH and Sennheiser.
     
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I use skullcandys for snowboarding just because they're so cheap and have a really good policy if you fall and bust them.
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post #18 of 31
mdr-v6 it's in your price range unlike the m50s.
They'll need an eq if you want lots of bass but they do it just fine and they're more comfortable than the m50s.. but I'm not saying the m50s aren't amazing..
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If you have normal neighbors get speakers
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If you are only willing to spend $100, then go with M50, or AD700(But they're light on bass).
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