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I m just saying, given that I aim for a fast detailed and articulate sound, I would rather get the better pair of speakers I described than get a cheaper pair of speakers and then a sub.
I was thinking more along the line of first getting high quality accurate and powerful studio monitors that reach low like M-Audio Bx8a or Mackie MR8 (or the 5" versions, I heard they're very good too), and LATER get an accurate big subwoofer not only to emphasize the lowest of the low grunts, but also let the middle frequency woofer handle the frequencies they handle best without bottoming out trying to get loud 50Hz or even audible 30Hz.. I'm now contemplating between Behringer B3031A and M-Audio Bx8a, both look delicious and quite "pro", way oversized for near-field in a small room but hey, I rather overkill than do what I last did, see below.

Buying cheap is always a compromise you'll end up switching away, that's what happened with my Audioengine A2 sized speakers and a 8" subwoofer, they were detailed but they bottomed out at loud volumes, not too great for more than modest listening, and now they're sold from the way of speakers bigger than the subwoofer
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post #62 of 70
oh yeah, go hifi
its like an ear orgasm
trust me
i found what hifi meant after using my friend's sennheiser hd600
but then, he does professional video editing :\\
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I was thinking more along the line of first getting high quality accurate and powerful studio monitors that reach low like M-Audio Bx8a or Mackie MR8 (or the 5" versions, I heard they're very good too), and LATER get an accurate big subwoofer not only to emphasize the lowest of the low grunts, but also let the middle frequency woofer handle the frequencies they handle best without bottoming out trying to get loud 50Hz or even audible 30Hz.. I'm now contemplating between Behringer B3031A and M-Audio Bx8a, both look delicious and quite "pro", way oversized for near-field in a small room but hey, I rather overkill than do what I last did, see below.

Buying cheap is always a compromise you'll end up switching away, that's what happened with my Audioengine A2 sized speakers and a 8" subwoofer, they were detailed but they bottomed out at loud volumes, not too great for more than modest listening, and now they're sold from the way of speakers bigger than the subwoofer
If those Bx8a's are that much better than the A5's then I could probably swing them.

I get what you're saying about eventually going for a better setup.


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oh yeah, go hifi
its like an ear orgasm
trust me
i found what hifi meant after using my friend's sennheiser hd600
but then, he does professional video editing :\\




I actually need to change directions with this thread
I sold my speakers to a friend, but I now need to buy new tires for my Jeep because I had a blowout on the freeway yesterday

My birthday is coming up next month so I'm going to try and get a pair of headphones to hold me over till I get more money for speakers.

I need headphone suggestions that are $100 max, much preferably under.

Hopefully I can get an answer in this thread, instead of making a new "pick headphones for me" thread.
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post #64 of 70
Good speakers are SOOO expensive.

Sennheiser px100ii and then spend a few dollars on cable extensions as they're meant to be mobile hp. The wires are bit short. They are very good for the price. There are other products for computer use like the 555, AudioTech A500. Plus more from JVC. Say no to Grados until you have some money for better.
    
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Because these are live sets mainly that I listen to. I really doubt I could replace even one of my 200gb collection with something other than mp3.
Its electronic dance music, it started its life on a computer, was compiled on a computer, played on a computer, then captured on one.

Try finding Gabriel & Dresden Live @ SSL Maximal 16-06-2006 for me, its one of my favorite sets.
Or a studio recorded show, Kiss100 Transitions with John Digweed guest mix Ben Watt 5-5-2008


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So that's one band...countless others don't do it.
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Good speakers are SOOO expensive.

Sennheiser px100ii and then spend a few dollars on cable extensions as they're meant to be mobile hp. The wires are bit short. They are very good for the price. There are other products for computer use like the 555, AudioTech A500. Plus more from JVC. Say no to Grados until you have some money for better.
Thanks for those suggestions, I will check them out.
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The band Phish records every live concert they do and they offer it in flac...
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So that's one band...countless others don't do it.
Yeah phish is a cool band though. I get your point, its possible, but I just can't findit for my genre.
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What about JVC HA-RX900's, I have a chance to trade for these + a Xonar DG.

Since I'm not spending any money on this and trading, could this work as a temporary solution for a few months? I'll need them to work for gaming and music, and be comfortable to wear for a few hours straight or more.
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Grado SR80

There is no better headphone under 100 dollars, although they are not the most portable thing, and they have a lot of leakage, but they are incredible for the money.

If you can spend more, I own the klipsch x10i which are equivalent to 2000$ speakers and phenomenal even with mp3s
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open headphones: Grado SR80, AKG K 240 MKII/K 242 HD, Sennheiser HD 558 (HD 555 if you can get it cheap somewhere, it's the older revision), Beyerdynamic DT990
closed: Audio Technica M50, AKG K 271 MKII/K 272 HD, Beyerdynamic DT770
And as a cheaper suggestion, Sony XB-700. Ridiculous amounts of clean strong bass and really clear highs and mids for the price.

You'd do well to consider a good external sound card in the form of a DA-converter/headphone amplifier too, Nuforce uDAC-2 has very minor issues and sounds great for a 129€ product, it's certainly on par with Asus Xonar Essence STX in my opinion, but cheaper. It also has RCA out for active speakers/amplifier's analog input should you ever want to get speakers again, the volume knob controls both headphone out and RCA out, and since it sits on your table it's way more handy than an internal sound card.
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