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Hey guys,

I have been scanning the usual suspects (newegg, tiger, etc) for headphones in this range and my god there are plenty. I checked over some threads and most of them are concerning cheapie headphones, or really nice $250+ headphones. My price range is in the middle.

I would like to hear from actual experience but all advice/help is welcome.
I want a nice, comfortable pair of headphones with great sound quality.

They don't need to go so loud as clarity/quality/comfort is the main concern.
A mic would be nice but not required.

What should I be looking at for $100-$150?
Any recommendations?
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@ newegg right now the Audio-Technica ATH-A700 are on sale for $130... they are $300 norm and they are one of the best around for your price range. My brother has a set for his home for fun studio and they are friggen huge but they have crisp sound and they feel like they were made to wear for hours. I just got my sennheiser's and i love them compaired to my logitecs or my sony's but for the best bang for your buck i got to sugest the Audio-Technica's

ps the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 are on sale for $105 if you dont want to spend as much, though they are not as good
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What are you using them for and if for music what do you listen to??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vonVanir;11913068 
@ newegg right now the Audio-Technica ATH-A700 are on sale for $130... they are $300 norm and they are one of the best around for your price range. My brother has a set for his home for fun studio and they are friggen huge but they have crisp sound and they feel like they were made to wear for hours. I just got my sennheiser's and i love them compaired to my logitecs or my sony's but for the best bang for your buck i got to sugest the Audio-Technica's

ps the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 are on sale for $105 if you dont want to spend as much, though they are not as good

hows the bass on the ATh-A700? im looking for new ones too with fair bass, just came off some dre beats pieces of crap snapped in half so i want decent bass and good for gaming
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Quote:
Originally Posted by earwig1990;11916317 
hows the bass on the ATh-A700? im looking for new ones too with fair bass, just came off some dre beats pieces of crap snapped in half so i want decent bass and good for gaming

U need a card/amp to get the most out of them, I don't use them every day but when I am at my brother's place I use the allll the time a they are his. They have a crisp sound to them its hard to explain... I would say the bass is deep and smooth, you can here bass in songs you didn't know had it
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Originally Posted by Woundingchaney;11916218 
What are you using them for and if for music what do you listen to??

This.
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
I plan on using these for music and gaming.

vonvanir thx on those A700's I am going to take a closer look at them.
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I'd recommend the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AH-D1100-Advanced-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0042ETXRQ/ref=pd_cp_e_2"]Denon AH-D1100[/ame], they've received great reviews and are on sale for $121.

Here's a decent review: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/531619/review-denon-ah-d1100-vs-sony-mdr-xb500
    
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