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post #1 of 13
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I'm looking to get sum new headphones

got about 200$ give or take
and my 18 BB is today (party on Friday)
may get more $

but I'd like to spend abut 150$ on a new set
keep the rest for a new sound card and savings
the new sound card will most likely be a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

what I need

over the ear
loud ( the louder the better )
sound proof would be nice but not needed
uses a 1/4 gold plated TRS connector. or comes with a splitter
long lasting and tough

looking at
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
Sennheiser HD 518
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700


EDIT: no wireless or usb headphones
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/26/11 at 6:24pm
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music taste..how are you going to use it..comfort an issue?

Also, all headphones 'go loud' and tbh, a comfortable hearing level is more than enough. Also headphones are not speakers and should not be used as such. (When people state 'must go loud' etc...)
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music taste..how are you going to use it..comfort an issue?

Also, all headphones 'go loud' and tbh, a comfortable hearing level is more than enough. Also headphones are not speakers and should not be used as such. (When people state 'must go loud' etc...)
I'll be using then for
manly gaming
some HD moves and tv rips

no I'm not going to use them for speakers

I have sum hearing loss and a very loud pc (delta fans) and like to zone ever thing out

and yes comfort is a issue



and I forgot to mention I have a old roebuck lxi 9293 amp, and is has a 1/4' TRS connector on it
this is why I'd like to get one that uses a 1/4' TRS connector
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post #4 of 13
off topic but, happy bday.

only headphone i use are ath ad700 for gaming. great headphones for what i use them for and INCREDIBLY comfortable.
post #5 of 13
you lookin for a headset or headphones?
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you lookin for a headset or headphones?
headphones
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post #7 of 13
I have the Razer Megalodon's. Awesome headset if you ask me

Pretty good bass for what you get, 7.1 if you actually use it (support 5.1 as well) a cool control pod to set each speaker individually.

Over the ear and very very comfortable, something Razer is good about achieving

Also fits your price range
     
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post #8 of 13
check the sennheiser 555s
post #9 of 13
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I think I'll go with ether of these two

Sennheiser HD 518
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700

which one will last longer
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post #10 of 13
I picked up some ad-700's off here last week. While they are big, they are very comfortable. Though i would like to listen to some sennheiser 555's just to compare the two. But they are light compared to how they look. When i first went into a game i was amazed at all the stuff i could hear using them. I think i got killed 20 times in a row just standing in the middle of the map listening to all the stuff i heard. Happy birthday and good luck with your choice.
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