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Hello, I do not know anything about headphones and was hoping for a recommendation. I am looking for really good headphones that look great and sound better.

Budget 250 - 300

I listen to a bit of everything (music) but i really want something that will make FPS shots sound like a need to duck in my own room...

Thanks!
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Do you need a mic as well?
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nope
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Look in to the Audio Technica A900 or AD900 and the Beyerdynamic DT880s. They are pretty nice for gaming but you should check out reviews (or even better, have a listen if you have access anywhere) to see if they meet your needs for music.
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Look in to the Audio Technica A900 or AD900 and the Beyerdynamic DT880s. They are pretty nice for gaming but you should check out reviews (or even better, have a listen if you have access anywhere) to see if they meet your needs for music.
do the byerdynas have good bass?
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I actually have a paid of

Grado's and they are amazing, but they are open to my girlfriend HATES them.

But the sound is amazing, once you Grado you don't go back!
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I actually have a paid of these Grado's and they are amazing, but they are open to my girlfriend HATES them.

But the sound is amazing, once you Grado you don't go back!
Why does she hate them?
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There's not much bass impact. It's tight and pleasant enough, you can even EQ it up some without negating much(any?) quality of the sound.

If strong bass is important to you then I'd avoid all of those phones. It's hard to find something with a lot of bass but also give a nice airy sound - which in general is good for FPS gaming.
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Why does she hate them?
Since they are open, they blast noise out the back

It's not like a speaker or anything but you can clearly hear words...
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There's not much bass impact. It's tight and pleasant enough, you can even EQ it up some without negating much(any?) quality of the sound.

If strong bass is important to you then I'd avoid all of those phones. It's hard to find something with a lot of bass but also give a nice airy sound - which in general is good for FPS gaming.
yeah im looking for new cans too cuz i had some Dre's that snapped in half, sounded good but POS to the max!. i wanna find headphones that explosions sounds semi deep without distortion cuz the dre's sounds mackin on music but watching a movie or playing COD an explosion sounded like tv static lol

i just want a pair with more bass than a normal headset but that keeps it clean in action games and movies
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