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I'm look for a pair of headphones for music and gaming....suggestions?

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I am mainly looking at the grado sr60i/sr80i and the Sennheiser HD555.

They will primarily be used for music 50% of the time 25% gaming and 25% movies/videos.

Bands I listen to include:
Muse,Bright Eyes,The Smiths,Radiohead,Something Corpate,Death Cab,A7X,Streetlight Manifesto,Animal Collective,The Strokes,Fleet Foxes, The Format,Kayne,The Killers,Pink Floyd,Led Zeppelin...etc.

I am kinda torn. I would like to use them out of the house sometimes, I know they are open back, but being able to use them on the train/subway or just around town would be nice. I am leaning towards the Grado's, but I really don't know
    
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I'm QUITE happy with my PC-350s' however the HD555's are great.

I personally don't mind the cord, + I hate wireless due to interference. Unless its blutooth I think its trash.
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Im considering either RX900 (modded) or some Grado sr60i`s. I haven`t eveer used Grados, but I`ve heard the leakage is pretty bad. People seem to recommend them more for rock, and to use them for private listening.
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Sennheiser HD 558.
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Or you could mod some 555`s. Theres a smple mod that can boost the sound quality to almost a 595. They seem to have the same drivers, and all that holds them back is this foam pad.... Though removing this will increase the leakage.
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Sennheiser HD 558.
A bit too pricey.
    
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Do you have a number for your budget?
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Under $100 would be ideal.
    
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Helpful thread, as I am also in the market for the same thing.
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There are 555`s on amazon for 50, and some Grado`s for 70+.
Try looking on Head-fi, sometimes a few budget gems apear in their "for sale/trade" forums.
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