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hi guys
i like music What im looking for is clarity i dont care about bass etc
and i was looking in forums and they all say "get the Sennheiser HD555"
but what do u think ?
i was looking at the Sony MDR-V6 basically unchanged, for over 20 years and has the red 80's look which is just awesome
and Audio Technica ATH-A700 - ATH-AD700

but of course i want to hear what you think






UPDATE

my lower part of the antihelix is a bit bigger on my right ear that it slightly touches the base of the barracuda headphone and after a while it becomes sore because of the base is hard plastic and not padded so i need something comfortable
Edited by owned66 - 12/24/10 at 8:35pm
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I love my sound blaster Arena Surrounds

I dont have a dedicated sound card, and the headset has built ins that really help a lot
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I love my sound blaster Arena Surrounds

I dont have a dedicated sound card, and the headset has built ins that really help a lot
thats more for gaming
i got a barracuda for that
but it doesn't satisfy my DaftPunk Lust
Edited by owned66 - 12/24/10 at 6:13pm
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Sennheiser HD555 are good, but if you looking for more bass then anything (Noticed you liked Daftpunk) get a set of


I have a set, and love them, closed headphones, really good for outdoors/mass transit, and give you a nice amount of bass.
     
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I've seen Audiotechnica ATH-A700s and ATH-M50s go between $100-110.

Those are some excellent cans for the price; the AD-700s can be had for just under $100, but the closed-backs are going to be better for what you want IMO.
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Yeah the Audio Technica AD700s or ATH-M50s are the best in your price range IMO. There are some exotics that might be a little more balanced and detailed, but we will just stay away from that.

Honestly, I haven't heard a Sennheiser under $200 that I liked for the money. The HD555 just never sounded all that great to me. The HD280 isn't bad for a bit of that nasty bass, but the ATH-M50 still does it better and retains a mostly balanced sound signature.
Edited by AMW1011 - 12/25/10 at 8:35am
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Yeah the Audio Technica AD700s or ATH-M50s are the best in your price range IMO. There are some exotics that might be a little more balanced and detailed, but we will just stay away from that.

Honestly, I haven't heard a Sennheiser under $200 that I liked for the money. The HD555 just never sounded all that great to me. The HD280 isn't bad for a bit of that nasty bass, but the ATH-M50 still does it better and retains a mostly balanced sound signature.
my price range is now under 140 dollars
im thinking of either the AD700 or the m50
what do u think i should get
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Originally Posted by owned66 View Post
my price range is now under 140 dollars
im thinking of either the AD700 or the m50
what do u think i should get
Get the AD700. It'll be better for gaming as well so you can sell your tbh crap Barracudas.
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