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post #11 of 17
Wouldn't go for the HD595's or AD700's for all of the bassy music you listen to. Neither of them compare to a closed set of cans at all for bass.

If you're gaming aswell you should probably go for the AD700's though, otherwise look around.
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post #12 of 17
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Wouldn't go for the HD595's or AD700's for all of the bassy music you listen to. Neither of them compare to a closed set of cans at all for bass.

If you're gaming aswell you should probably go for the AD700's though, otherwise look around.
Okay! Learned something new, I figure I'd for sure have to go for open headphones! Didn't really know metal and rock was 'bassy', noob to the audio thing! I'm really liking the looks of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50, I also like the fact that they are cheaper than I was willing to spend tongue.gif

Thanks for all the help guys! With the multiple suggestions and guides posted I think I'll be able to take it from here redface.gif
    
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post #13 of 17
The ATH-M50S are good headphones, but those are meant for bass heads. I'm not sure that's the kind of sound you're looking for in metal.

I would recommend the Grados SR80s

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-SR80i-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000G3LCQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1298425921&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphone: Electronics[/ame]

Or the Allesandro M1s

http://www.alessandro-products.com/headphones.html

I would recommend modding these headphones though as they tend to be slightly uncomfortable.

Here's the guide on how to mod them:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards-computer-audio/709997-meticadpas-quick-dirty-alessandro-m1-mod.html
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post #14 of 17
I went with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 ... I thought this would fit my taste the best. I am not so much of a bass head but I wanted more bass than the A700's had to offer. Also I need a closed head set as well.
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post #16 of 17
I own the A700s. They have a little less sound stage than the AD700s but the bass is much better. Some people say the bass is lacking but I find it to be very defined. It doesn't feel like you have a subwoofer on your head but explosions and other such sounds are very clear. I also haven't been left wanting for more sound stage though I admittedly haven't used the AD700s. That said, the A700 and AD700s (more-so the latter) are some of the most comfortable headphones you will ever find. I have worn them almost all day and forget they are there. When I remove them, no sore spots. I'd recommend the A700 for sure.
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post #17 of 17
It may be a bit out of your price range but I'd look into the Denon D2000. Incredible sound quality and great bass presence for the type of stuff you'll be using it for. I've heard of some people grabbing them for $200 or so from J&R. Can't really get much better in the same price bracket unless you're looking at a totally different type of music choice.
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