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I need new headphones because I feel like im not getting the best sound with my 10$ skull crushers. lol.

i have about 150$ to spend and i was looking at the ATH m50s and the ATH-A700.

I listen to mostly hiphop so I need that has pretty good bass on them.

I play alot of CSS too so i need something that will help me hear everything.
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You're looking at the right cans..go with the M50's and don't look back. They don't require amping and they sound great so the investment is minimal and the result is great..
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dt 770 80ohms are nice. 139 dollars.
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the headphones are going to get plugged in to my yamaha rv703 and my ipod, i could careless how bad it looks aslong as im getting the best sound
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dt 770 80ohms are nice. 139 dollars.
where? :O
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I second DT770 80ohms. They work pretty well on an iPod at full volume. They won't require amping all that much at all, they'll work on your computer fairly decently too without a soundcard or amp. I highly recommend getting a dedicated sound card though, everything'll sound much better . The bass is pretty decent on these cans as well, as they're closed-back headphones.

However, if you want good soundstage for hearing foot steps in games, I'd go with a set of open-backed headphones, like the AD700. Only problem is, that open-backed headphones generally lack the bass that closed cans can provide. I'm not saying that the DT770/80's are bad for hearing foot steps, as I can hear them still in BlackOps and some other games as well, but the best for footsteps and soundstage would be open. It's up to you really, but personally I'd go with DT770/80's

EDIT: I can't really find them for $139, and the others I've found are over your budget of $150 -


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I second DT770 80ohms. They work pretty well on an iPod at full volume. They won't require amping all that much at all, they'll work on your computer fairly decently too without a soundcard or amp. I highly recommend getting a dedicated sound card though, everything'll sound much better . The bass is pretty decent on these cans as well, as they're closed-back headphones.

However, if you want good soundstage for hearing foot steps in games, I'd go with a set of open-backed headphones, like the AD700. Only problem is, that open-backed headphones generally lack the bass that closed cans can provide. I'm not saying that the DT770/80's are bad for hearing foot steps, as I can hear them still in BlackOps and some other games as well, but the best for footsteps and soundstage would be open. It's up to you really, but personally I'd go with DT770/80's

EDIT: I can't really find them for $139, and the others I've found are over your budget of $150

cant find them under 150$ either. and my sound is through my yamaha reciever.
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I got mine from a local guitar center. $139. looks like they caught on , i got eh 250 ohms now. returns thew 80ohms for larger bass. I keep thinking subs are on but they are not
174 on amazon . if u can scrape up the other 24 dollars.
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AD700 for soundstage, or ATH M50 for bass, go for whichever tickles your fancy more
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I got mine from a local guitar center. $139. looks like they caught on , i got eh 250 ohms now. returns thew 80ohms for larger bass. I keep thinking subs are on but they are not
174 on amazon . if u can scrape up the other 24 dollars.
was it on used or was it on sale?
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