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What are the best headphones that I can get that won't be bottlenecked by my Xonar DG?
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What are the best headphones that I can get that won't be bottlenecked by my Xonar DG?
What music, gaming, type of usage, budget?
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Beats by Monster




























Seriously, 595's. Knocked those outta the list.
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What music, gaming, type of usage, budget?
Dubstep/DnB.

Mostly FPS games.

Budget $100 or under.

Will be doing the boom mic mod with whatever headphones I get.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod


I'm not getting them now, but I'm looking for ideas for when I get some money to spend.
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Dubstep/DnB.

Mostly FPS games.

Budget $100 or under.

Will be doing the boom mic mod with whatever headphones I get.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod


I'm not getting them now, but I'm looking for ideas for when I get some money to spend.
I would start shopping for used Audio Technica ATH M50's. It should be able to be had at $100 used.

If your budget is restricted to new, I would go down to the JVC HARX900.

Both of these units are closed back which will enhance bass for your DnB and Dubstep while still giving you a respectable soundstage for gaming.
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you gonna get an amp for that hd650, blahblahblah?
    
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I would start shopping for used Audio Technica ATH M50's. It should be able to be had at $100 used.

If your budget is restricted to new, I would go down to the JVC HARX900.

Both of these units are closed back which will enhance bass for your DnB and Dubstep while still giving you a respectable soundstage for gaming.
Are the HARX900 circumaural? I've honestly only had circumaural headphones and I can't imagine headphones resting on my ears as comfortable.
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Are the HARX900 circumaural? I've honestly only had circumaural headphones and I can't imagine headphones resting on my ears as comfortable.
They are not, but I didn't know that's what you were looking at. I am not a fan of binaural either, but I know most people who prefer bass heavy music tend to bite the bullet in this budget range and go with the closed units.

The problem (imo) with circumaural units in your price range is that they lack the bass that you may be used to from your music. You tend to have to pay a decent amount of money to get circumaural cans that will give you a wow factor for bass heavy music.

With that said, I use a pair of AD700's for my casual gaming/music listening and I am also into electronica. I must say that they do lack the "oomph" when it comes to bass, but I have always enjoyed them for music, bass heavy or not. Bass comes through clean and clear, you just won't feel it much.

The AD700's are absolutely unbeatable in that price range for soundstage and comfort. I would consider them if you can get past the light bass, there really is no beating it if your preference is for circumaural in that particular price range.

That being said, if you can expand your budget a tiny bit or wait for the used deal, the Audio-Technica M50's are going to be the easy choice as far as remaining circumaural but still getting good bass for your music.
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 1/28/11 at 10:46pm
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