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Hey guys, I'm looking to get a pair of headphones soon(people in the house are complaining), and I was looking at getting a decent pair of headphones for around $100. I'm going to be using onboard sound, so they can't require an amp, and they also need to be closed back, so the sound doesn't leak through. I would like them to be durable and comfortable.

I'll be using them mostly for gaming, but they need to be well rounded, I didn't care for the sound the ad700 produced. I would also probably listen to music on them, and I listen to Metal, trance, and some hip-hop.

Also, I just want headphones themselves, I already have a separate mic, so no "gaming" headphones, please.
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rx700 for $40 is actually a really solid headphone and fits your needs perfectly

if you must spend aruond $100 though, i'd say the D1100 or ATH-M50
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rx700 for $40 is actually a really solid headphone and fits your needs perfectly

if you must spend aruond $100 though, i'd say the D1100 or ATH-M50
I don't have to spend $100, but if there is higher quality to be had at $100, I would rather do that.
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Audio-technica ATH-M50s can be found for ~$100, great set of cans for the price (much better than the AD-700s IMO).
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Audio-technica ATH-M50s can be found for ~$100, great set of cans for the price (much better than the AD-700s IMO).
Any idea how comfortable the m50's are? I loved how comfortable the ad700's were, which is exactly what i'm looking for in a pair of headphones, and it is the same on the a700's.
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Any idea how comfortable the m50's are? I loved how comfortable the ad700's were, which is exactly what i'm looking for in a pair of headphones, and it is the same on the a700's.
Very comfortable IMO, to each his own I suppose - but I hardly even noticed they were on my fat dome during exented periods of music / gaming etc

Looks like they're out of stock in a lot of shops (most have ETA of mid-Feb), so those who have 'em raised to prices back to $150-60.
Once they come back you can expect to see them drop to $100 again B&H, J&R, and Unique Squared (also on eBay) usually sell them for that - both coild / straight cable versions.
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Very comfortable IMO, to each his own I suppose - but I hardly even noticed they were on my fat dome during exented periods of music / gaming etc

Looks like they're out of stock in a lot of shops (most have ETA of mid-Feb), so those who have 'em raised to prices back to $150-60.
Once they come back you can expect to see them drop to $100 again B&H, J&R, and Unique Squared (also on eBay) usually sell them for that - both coild / straight cable versions.
Well, I might be waiting till mid February to buy these anyways, so that really isn't a big deal.

Do the m50's sit on your head or conform to your head(like squeeze against your head)? Because the ad700's and a700's more like sit on your head. They are extremely comfortable.
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I wouldnt say M50 is very comfortable. It's comfortable enough for me to have on for hours after you stretch out the headband a bit. Some people complain about the head-arc padding but it doesnt really bother me.

The A700 will be more comfortable. Also take a look at the RX900.
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I wouldnt say M50 is very comfortable. It's comfortable enough for me to have on for hours after you stretch out the headband a bit. Some people complain about the head-arc padding but it doesnt really bother me.

The A700 will be more comfortable. Also take a look at the RX900.
Which sound better? The a700 or rx900? Also, I heard the rx900 is now discontinued, and I'm not that interested in buying a discontinued item.

EDIT: I took a look at some comparisons of the a700 vs the m50 and the m50 looks like an overall better pair of headphones. How would the m50 compare to the rx900?
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I never heard the A700 or RX900 but they should have less bass while having a wider soundstage compared to the M50
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