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Hey, I'm looking to replace my Sennheiser PC350s with something a bit nicer? I used to love them, but they just aren't cutting it anymore. They were used with the Astro mixamp to play CoD, but those days are over for me frown.gif Is there anything that I can get that will be great for all around stuff? I don't listen to bassy music, but I still would love to hear the bass clearly.

I would also love to hear your opinions on a good quality microphone. One that stands up to the PC350s sound quality so that I can communicate with people on ventrilo clearly. I'm currently using a dynex desktop mic and its horrendous.

Before any of you start suggesting, I do not want to buy a soundcard as of yet. I want to get the gear established first and then I might transition into a soundcard in the future. I know my AV40s will benefit from them, but I want to get everything together first.

My budget for headphone + microphone will be $200. I don't think I want to spend anymore than that. I just dumped about $300 into sig rig, so I don't want to be splurging a few hundred bucks on sound equipment. Your help will be much appreciated and I look forward to seeing what you guys suggest. thumb.gif
    
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try out the $10 zalman mic, it is a very nice mic and a great price! For headphones I would suggest you try out the Sennheiser HD595's or 555's, both have great sound quality and are cheaper to buy with the release of the 598's and 558's.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Microphone-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone/dp/B00029MTMQ"]Here[/ame] is a link to the zalman mic, but you can probably find a better price if you look a little harder smile.gif

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD595-High-Grade-Premiere-Headphones/dp/B0001FTVE0"]Here[/ame] are the HD 595's. You could buy the 555's if you want or could look around for a little bit of a better price on the 595's.
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Beyerdynamic DT770..

Audio Technica A900..

Grado SR225i...

Roland RH-300s

What type of music do you listen to? What's the ratio of gaming to music you do? When are you going to use your headphones as opposed to your AV40s?

Seeing as how you're replacing PC350s though perhaps you should simply get AD700s? They pretty much destroy everything in the gaming department up to the 300 dollar mark AFAIK... Don't expect bass out of them though.
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I use my AV40s the majority of the time, but I would like some nice cans to go along with them. Some gaming here and there, and music is up there also, but I would really love it for movies. I cannot use my AV40s late at night because people in the house will be sleeping. I want some cans that can really bring movies and everything else to life.

As for the types of music that I listen to, its mostly rock, piano, and clasiscal. I don't listen to hip hop or rap, but I want to be able to hear some clean bass out of my rock music. biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam;12588720 
I use my AV40s the majority of the time, but I would like some nice cans to go along with them. Some gaming here and there, and music is up there also, but I would really love it for movies. I cannot use my AV40s late at night because people in the house will be sleeping. I want some cans that can really bring movies and everything else to life.

As for the types of music that I listen to, its mostly rock, piano, and clasiscal. I don't listen to hip hop or rap, but I want to be able to hear some clean bass out of my rock music. biggrin.gif

if you can find some HD 580's those have nice bass, although I have no idea where you can get them now....
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post #6 of 18
Ad700s seem to match your taste.

You just won't get bass out of them. But since they're so cheap, you could also grab the m50s as well and have the best of both worlds for 200. That's my recommendation.

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Arghhh I'm starting to debate now... Sell my PC 350s to get a soundcard or.... hahahaha. The thing is that I don't need it. I'm just going to fall into a chain of endless spending. I really don't want to listen to anything better than I already have. That will make me want to get more and more stuff. :[
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NguyenAdam;12589660 
Arghhh I'm starting to debate now... Sell my PC 350s to get a soundcard or.... hahahaha. The thing is that I don't need it. I'm just going to fall into a chain of endless spending. I really don't want to listen to anything better than I already have. That will make me want to get more and more stuff. :[

It is a vicious cycle, but I have to say, after a sound card+good headphones, you'll satiate your appetite for spending unless you want to dive into SPEAKERS....when you do that you lost your life's savings.
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What exactly is wrong with PC350? redface.gif
    
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Did you do the bass mod to your 350s? IIRC they use the same driver as the 595. I did it to mine and the bass was drastically improved.
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