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Alright, I'm ready guys

Since I have a better sound card (not the best I know) I'm looking to get a new pair of cans. I just finished reading the Guide to gaming headphones thread, right now I'm torn between the A700's, HD 555, AH-D1001, DT770, and AD700 in no particular order. Mainly because I listen a huge variety of music, play all kinds of different games, and love action movies.

It's hard for me to decide because I love earth shattering bass and crisp mid high's. I listen to movies mostly when it comes to wearing my headphones, but since I work nights I have to revert to my headphones when I want to listen to my music loud . Are there any other members that can shed some light on my conundrum.
    
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I have the HD-555's. I love them. However they do not have the deep bass that other headphones have. But they are very comfortable around the ears and can be worn for hours without irritation to your head/ears. They provide nice crisp sound as well. They are open backed so people will hear what you are listening too should they be turned up a little bit.
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If you want earth-shattering bass, DT770's are gonna be your best bet. I'm not too sure about the D1001's or AD700's (as far as bass is concerned) but the AD700's and HD555's are open headphones which aren't known for producing a lot of bass.
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If you want earth-shattering bass, DT770's are gonna be your best bet. I'm not too sure about the D1001's or AD700's (as far as bass is concerned) but the AD700's and HD555's are open headphones which aren't known for producing a lot of bass.
yeah I've pretty much eliminated open headphones from my choices. The DT770's really got me drooling when I did a little bit of Google-fu on them
    
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the AD700's and HD555's are open headphones which aren't known for producing a lot of bass.
Yes they are. It just depends on the model. The DT990s are super bass heavy. The HD650s can also produce quite a bit of bass as well.

It would help to know how much music means to you as opposed to gaming and how much of both you're going to be doing.

If music means more to you, you like bass and you're looking for a cheap solution, you should consider the M50s which can be found for 106 dollars.

If you're more in tune with gaming, but still want some bass, you should consider A700s and if you've got some more money to spend A900s aren't a bad bet neither at 220.

The DT770s shouldn't disappoint you for 150, but I would strongly recommend an amp and modifying them. If you don't have an amp and don't care for modifying the A900s are clearly better.

The M50s don't really need an amp, which is why those are gonna' get my vote if your pocket is thin.
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sorry to intrude my good man but where might I find this "Guide to gaming headphones thread"

Thank you sir
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I would have to choose music over gaming then, for me I'd rather hear all that my favorite bands have to offer. Although I do enjoy gaming in all it's audio glory lol, I know every time I listen to Skinny Puppy on better audio equipment I always hear something new.
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The M50s are great for music, but aren't recommended for gaming. You can get by with them and they'll make you feel immersed in other ways for gaming, but don't compete with these cans in gaming.

Their sound stage is thin, but explosions and stuff in games will sound way cooler with the M50s.

Would really help if you told us what your budget was though.

I would stay away from Beyerdynamic if you don't have an amp.

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My budget is going to around 130, I think you might have been a little confused writing your post lol. You said that the M50's are great for music then great for gaming too lol.
    
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M50s music Ad-700s for Gaming I think.
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