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hey guys i need some help. i know plenty about home theater but NOTHING about headphones!

i was one of those D bags that bought some Monster Beats over ears almost a year ago (keep in mind loved the sound with music) but the other day they randomly snapped in half while putting them on my head(super glue did not help waste of $200) [Pics later BTW]

i need a new pair of headphones specs under...
-over ear
-need to work with desktop AND laptop
-for gaming and music
-needs great bass. not loud bass just existing and clean bass (the dre's had AWESOME BASS) bass without distortion (dre's had awesome bass in music but in gaming it would sound distorted)
-semi stylish going out in public
-dont mind how big or small
-need to connect to a single 3.5mm jack (unless you know of another way to plug into a laptop)
-im huge on sound quality the slightest nasty sound bothers me
-i play Starcraft 2, FPS'
-play mostly harder music with some screaming, some hiphop (some keyword)
-watch alot of action movies
-i do movie editing (if that helps at all)
-and $200 budget

any other spec questions lemme know!

THANKS OCN!!

[edit] Oh and id like a mic attached too if possible
Edited by earwig1990 - 12/27/10 at 11:13am
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Anyway I'll throw the Grado SR225i out there. Great headphones.

Another option that I have experience with are the Sennheiser HD555/595s. They are a bit more neutral/laid back sounding than the Grados. You may or may not want that based on your musical tastes.

The Audio Technica ATH-AD700 are supposed to be good for gaming. There are a lot of options
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Hd 555's/595's and Ad700's are bass light,the A700's should have better bass or at least more.
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Originally Posted by Royraiden View Post
Hd 555's/595's and Ad700's are bass light,the A700's should have better bass or at least more.
thanks brother do you have the A700? those are the ones im leanin toward
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I have the M50(its on my sig )Someone correct me if Im wrong but I believe the M50 are better or equal to the A700 while also being cheaper.One thing I am almost sure is that the A700 are more comfortable.If you listen to rock the M50 are your best bet around the $100 range they perform really well for gaming too.As for wearing them in public I would vote for the M50 as well, the ad700 and a700 are way too big and have two metal bars around your head.Check them out and read some reviews about them,also check pictures of them.
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