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I know almost nothing about headphones.

I've got a pair of Shure e-whatever-it-is-$100 that are about four years old. I'm sick of in ear phones, and want some on ear phones that work well for travel and listening.

My two main sound outputs are the discrete audio card that comes with my Maximus III Formula, and the audio output on my iPhone 4.

I tried out a friend's Grado sr80s and loved them, but the on ear means they won't be too good for travel (or so I've heard).

So, I'm looking for some good headphone recommendations. I'm looking for some big cans that will work well for listening to music [classic rock] and the occasional gaming. I'm willing to spend up to $150 (negotiable if something's excellent but just above that range).
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As far as gaming goes, nothing compares to these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826265066
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post #3 of 7
headsets or headphones?
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post #4 of 7
Sennheiser HD 280s or Audio Technica M50s. Both are foldable headphones. The M50 would be better for gaming, but it costs a bit more.
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post #5 of 7
Logitech G35

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104281

http://syndicate.sellpoint.net/Syndi...82e16826104281

i bought it and 5 of my friends followed me
Edited by Faisal11iraq - 3/13/11 at 3:30am
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post #7 of 7
Steelseries 7H. Verry comfy for a long time, can be broken down in 3 pieces for storage, foam and leather ear cushions (leather for isolation while traveling and foam for lans or at home).
Sound is realy good and bass is also realy good. This headset is miles better than the previous ones (5h-v2).
http://shop.steelseries.com/index.ph...series-7h.html
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