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Audio Technica A or AD700s. Check my sig rig blog for more info.
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post #12 of 44

Take a gander at

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Comparison of those AD-700s and HD555s here.
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Originally Posted by JoeWalsh View Post
Take a gander at these.
Comparison of those AD-700s and HD555s here.

How does the size compare to the grados?
    
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post #14 of 44

In this case then try and grab some Sennheiser HD 555's and mod them into 595's. HD 555's are immensely cheap in the current market environment/atmosphere.

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Originally Posted by NightmareRec0n View Post
How does the size compare to the grados?
They're probably twice as big maybe? But 100x more comfortable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NightmareRec0n View Post
How does the size compare to the grados?
The Grados are over-ear, not around-ear. The AD700s will completely cover your ear (larger), whereas the Grados will sit on them (smaller; pads will reach to the edge of your ears).

Here is a good comparison picture of the Grados and some AKG circumaurals. The AD700s might be a tad larger than the AKGs.
Edited by JoeWalsh - 3/16/11 at 7:55pm
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Under $100 would be ideal.
Ouch on the low budget. Its a good thing they have audiophile headphones for about that much. I was going to say Denon but that's way above your budget.
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post #18 of 44
Hmmm...

If you must have one of the choices you've stated, I would take the Grado SR80i's.

If you're open to other choices, the AD700s would work well for the music you listen to + Gaming, but you won't want to wear these outside.

All of the choices you stated will leak and you won't want to wear them outside.

Alternatively you could go for IEMs rather than headphones. That'll give you sound isolation and good listening for the music genres you stated, but many get annoyed with having to have IEMs in their ears for hours.
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post #19 of 44
out of left field suggestion but I'd recommend these two little known companies with big bang for buck value:

Superlux HD668B

$63 including ship

http://cgi.ebay.com/Superlux-NEW-HD-...ht_1080wt_1135

+ for better comfort, AKG velour pads for $20.70 including ship

http://www.gearnuts.com/store/detail/K240Earpad

total: $83.70

Arguably better value for your needs than the JVC RX900. Like with the JVCs, there are mods you can do as well.

The other one, the Fischer Audio FA-004 is out of stock everywhere lols.
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Im getting the JVC HA-RX900s and a Sansa Clip + (godly little player ) shipped to me hopefully within the enxt 3 days. Lets see how this goes.
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