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post #11 of 20
Your music taste and your gaming would be better suited by open headphones.. but you want closed ones :/

edit: you could check out the Technica A700 though.
Edited by thiru - 1/8/11 at 6:16am
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Yeah , what about the HD 280´s?
I've only heard them for a short time over at a friend's house.

He's a gamer but I think he bought them more to block external sounds (kids, dogs, wife) rather than a detailed listening experience.

You'll have that.
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Close headphones are more expensive and the sound quality they produce aren't as great as opened. I wish I could sell my PC350s for some good headphones. :[
    
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Close headphones are more expensive and the sound quality they produce aren't as great as opened. I wish I could sell my PC350s for some good headphones. :[
Since when? Open headphones are just as expensive as closed phones. HD800 anyone? Ultrasone Edition 8? Both are around the same $1400 mark. It's heavily dependent on preference. Some people prefer open while others prefer closed.
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post #15 of 20
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The audio techina are extremly expensive here in portgual , up to 200 euros which equates to hmm 260 dollars or so ...
I could order them froma amazon but the shipping fees are extremly expensive for my country , a friend of mine had to pay about 60 dollars or more in shipping fees

the Sennheiser HD238 ´s can be used portably and are available locally for the same price as the HD 555, what do you guys think about them?
Edited by AMDorIntel - 1/8/11 at 2:32pm
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ATH M50s

execellet bass, bright and clear Highs
excellent isolation(not too good if you in public, you might miss a car coming at you), if you keep them on over your ears there is very little leakage..almost none

apparently these aren't that great for gaming tho...
I think im going to get the m50´s since they aren´t too big and can be used portably( hmm kind off)
Are they good with acoustic and rock music, that´s what i mainly listen to.
Some classic music aswell but usually piano sonatas ( so i don´t really need a big soundstage)
Im starting to get into jazz too and i listen a tiny bit of pop music
I will be using them for online gaming as well but that will cover about 5% of the time i willuse them so their performance in online games can be average , i mainly play singleplayer games (fps and rpgs)
I will also use them to watch movies and tv shows
Im used to 10 dollar headphones so this is my first pair of decent headphones btw
Edited by AMDorIntel - 1/13/11 at 2:50pm
post #17 of 20
If you want something that is a little more portable, you might think about these Grados. Great response and isolation, plus are more compact.
post #18 of 20
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Those are open headphones as well
They dont leak as much as the hd 555 but i dont think you can use them on the bus without taking in much of the background noise
post #19 of 20
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I'd stay clear of the HD555s unless you can grab them for around 50 bucks. Most soundcards can play 32-50 ohms of impedence where the HD555s won't need a card with a dedicated headphone amp. However, from experience, I find they do sound better with a proper headphone amp.

The sound leakage is horrible. Not only is leakage a problem in respects of people hearing your music, but also goes vice versa. The ambients need to be dead quiet in order to listen to these puppies nicely (taking in many different variables). Furthermore, the bass is horrific. Although many would disagree with me saying that the HD555s do produce a solid sound stage I tend to disagree. Having proper bass is apart of a proper sound stage. Lacking in this department, in my opinion, neglects the HD555s to have a good natural sound stage, especially when the bass playback does not give the woop / umph feel of a helicopter.

I'm no expert. And I would suggest something closed back for your case where the headphones are 50 ohms or under in impedence. If you go with that sound card. Which is pretty decent from what I hear.
The ath m50 are closed back , have a pretty nice bass , a decent soundstage and sound isoalation so they can be portable as well.

What do you think about them?
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by AMDorIntel View Post
The ath m50 are closed back , have a pretty nice bass , a decent soundstage and sound isoalation so they can be portable as well.

What do you think about them?
Yeah, they're pretty good for what you'd be looking for. I've owned a pair myself and honestly wouldn't have sold them if I didn't need the money at the time

Not quite as leakproof as the closed-back design would make you believe, but not terrible either. The best thing IMO about these headphones is that they look good enough to wear out in public without looking like a fool
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