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I just picked up a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Pro.

I was looking at buying the pc360 sennheiser but I heard good and bad things about them.

I mainly game and listen to music. Any reccomendations would be great as I know little on the subject of headphones. I would like to stay under $250.

My speakers are creative T40, but I might upgrade due to the new sound card.
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Open cans such as the Audio Technica ATH AD700s are great for gaming and have a full soundstage.
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Open cans such as the Audio Technica ATH AD700s are great for gaming and have a full soundstage.
Thanks, and I like the price. So open air provides a better sound?
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Thanks, and I like the price. So open air provides a better sound?
Just better sound stage I think, at the cost of noise isolation. Also, open will keep your ears cooler.
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Thanks, and I like the price. So open air provides a better sound?
With open-backed headphones, resonance is eliminated. This is why open-backed headphones are better concerning musical clarity and direction. However, this means that bass (which benefits from resonance) is not nearly as noticeable on open-backed headphones.

Basically:
Gaming/Musical Clarity: Open-backed
Bass: Closed-back

That's just the basics of it.

Edit:
Open cans are also much more comfortable than closed cans.
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yea the Audio Technica ATH AD700s are like what most of the audiophiles reccomend! and it looks badass
    
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I'll have to throw in this, how about some Grado SR80is? I LOVE mine, they can be picked up for around $120, or if your really up for spending your limit, some SR225is? Which are $250. Both are open backed, and hand made in Brooklyn not sure this is a feature but I find it awesome

I love mine to death, and I can't put them down at all.
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I'll have to throw in this, how about some Grado SR80is? I LOVE mine, they can be picked up for around $120, or if your really up for spending your limit, some SR225is? Which are $250. Both are open backed, and hand made in Brooklyn not sure this is a feature but I find it awesome

I love mine to death, and I can't put them down at all.
I will check them out. I love American made Thank you all for the great advice.
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