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You, sir are one lucky man. I wish I had that much to spend. If your budget is really that high, you shouldn't be afraid to head over to the good guys over at Head-Fi. They'll set you up with a great system. Or you can just listen to chinesekiwi, our resident expert on audio.
ive had so many ****ty headsets,headphones, i just want something good that will last

ive been saving my pennies for a while to afford the rebuild i'm going to be doing in the next few month once the rest of the funds are available. Ill probly post up a work-log of it. Its gonna be a heck of a lot fun.
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haha
i was thinking the ATH A700 and a Xonar STX
the other stuff's already getting upgraded this is just for my sound budget
I have a set of ATH-A700. While they're great gaming headphones (really sharp at picking up footsteps in games), they simply lack bass, especially noticeable in music. I'm not sure why Audio Technica even bothered calling it "audiophile" headphones. They would've had much better sales and praise if they marketed them as gaming headphones from the get-go. They're extremely comfortable though.

I ended up switching over to a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880 Premium (250 Ohms) and they've been great. Depending on where you look, they range around $230-300, but they're worth every penny. Part of the reason I chose these is that they're very neutral and detailed. They're pretty much suited for everything in general, unlike the A700 which is much more suited for games than music or movies.
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FPS Gaming for extended periods of time, Mostly electronic music, Dubstep, House, Trance , the usual suspects really.
And a lot of High Def/ Blu - Ray Movies
Ok OP, Are you willing to source from the USA and/or moving that budget to $380CAD?
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I have a set of ATH-A700. While they're great gaming headphones (really sharp at picking up footsteps in games), they simply lack bass, especially noticeable in music. I'm not sure why Audio Technica even bothered calling it "audiophile" headphones. They would've had much better sales and praise if they marketed them as gaming headphones from the get-go. They're extremely comfortable though.
I think it's because 'audiophile' grade headphones are more balanced and not excessive in any category unlike their studio line which emphasize on bass.
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Ok OP, Are you willing to source from the USA and/or moving that budget to $380CAD?
yes im willing to source from the states as i go down there a couple times a month

Budget wise possibly depending on what it is
post #26 of 46
For 350 I'd pop on an Essence ST and Shure 840s probably. That'd suit your gaming and music needs best I think.

v - If he buys the Essence, it'll have a built in amp. Not all headphones benefit much from amps though.
Edited by Simca - 2/27/11 at 3:29am
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Do you have an amp? I have HD 555s and people always tell me that headphones any better than those won't sound noticeably better since $30-100+ soundcards are so weak in comparison to $200-400+ amps.
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I think it's because 'audiophile' grade headphones are more balanced and not excessive in any category unlike their studio line which emphasize on bass.
Interestingly, their studio line is generally a lot more balanced than their audiophile line unless you go beyond the A900. I would've bought the ATH-M50 instead of the A700 if they were out at the time. The M50 is something OP can also consider.
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Interestingly, their studio line is generally a lot more balanced than their audiophile line unless you go beyond the A900. I would've bought the ATH-M50 instead of the A700 if they were out at the time. The M50 is something OP can also consider.
While the M50s are amazing headphones for music, I'm not sure I would use them for gaming. I just think there are better headphones he can get in his price range that handle gaming better and also provide music quality. I just don't think the M50s have the clarity required for serious gaming. Then again if he's more of a casual gamer..M50s might not be so bad.
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Im running a combo of auzentech x-fi forte and jvc rx900 and couldnt be happier. The forte has a dedicated headphone amp, and the rx900's are the best headphones ive ever used (ive had hd555, ad700, a700, and a500's in the past)

The rx900's are dirt cheap, sound amazing, and are super comfortable
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