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post #31 of 44
beyer DT880 or the ultrason dj1 pro. i have the ath m50s and they are EPIC! oh and dont just settle for a sound card. get a yamaha stereo receiver as it will sound WAY better than a soundcard and ofcourse you can get some audiophile speakers like some rokit 5s or swans d1080mkii
have a look here.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/category/over-ear

get a 10$ logitech mic
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post #32 of 44
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+1 for dt880 + ST.
I wouldn't get a clip-on mic though.. I don't know why everyone recommends them here on ocn. I would imagine it would be annoying having to take it on and off when you want to get up or sit down, not to mention the loud rustling it would cause on the other end. I recommend a simple desktop mic, three of my friends and I have these: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/flexibl...icrophone-6272
surprisingly good sound quality and it picks up really well so you could be leaning back in you chair talking and you would be heard perfectly fine.
That Zalman MIC clips on the HPs cable not on you you wont drag your pc with you if you forget to remove it
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TL;DNR after the first 2 pages of fail suggestions.

For 700 dorrars I would get:

Asus Essence ST+ HD650s and be a bauss 4 lyfe.

Then with whatever money I had left over. I would buy a professional microphone so that I could stage my own personal rockshow in my home and sound like a badass.

Just sayin'.

You should do this.

Heck, you should probably even look into a DAC/Amp combo with that type of money.
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TL;DNR after the first 2 pages of fail suggestions.

For 700 dorrars I would get:

Asus Essence ST+ HD650s and be a bauss 4 lyfe.

Then with whatever money I had left over. I would buy a professional microphone so that I could stage my own personal rockshow in my home and sound like a badass.

Just sayin'.

You should do this.

Heck, you should probably even look into a DAC/Amp combo with that type of money.
Fail suggestions? There have been plenty of good suggestions here. No I don't mean just mine. Those of us suggesting cheaper headphones know that non-audiophiles are usually blown away with a good pair of 150 dollar headphones and he can save a lot of money. No need to downplay the rest of us.
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post #35 of 44
i use a v-moda crossfade lp headset
they have a built-in mic along its sleeved cable
works really good for specially for music
check it out
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Fail suggestions? There have been plenty of good suggestions here. No I don't mean just mine. Those of us suggesting cheaper headphones know that non-audiophiles are usually blown away with a good pair of 150 dollar headphones and he can save a lot of money. No need to downplay the rest of us.
PC350/60s suggested like 3 times, G35s suggested a few times

His budget is unlimited/700 dollars and the best you're gonna' give him is trash?

Way to make someone never want to purchase audio equipment again.

The AD700s were a nice recommendation, but not when his budget is that high.

It's like someone trying to buy a Ferrari and you're suggesting a Subaru STI.

You can do better than DT880s OP.

HD600 or 650s are what you want +a nice DAC or ST. Just make sure the DAC has an amp in it that support 600 ohms.
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post #37 of 44
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Fail suggestions? There have been plenty of good suggestions here. No I don't mean just mine. Those of us suggesting cheaper headphones know that non-audiophiles are usually blown away with a good pair of 150 dollar headphones and he can save a lot of money. No need to downplay the rest of us.
I think he was talking about the people suggesting the Logitech G35's
 
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post #38 of 44
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That Zalman MIC clips on the HPs cable not on you you wont drag your pc with you if you forget to remove it
I knew that... a stationary mic is still better imo.

@ the guy talking about getting a receiver and not a sound card..

The signal needs to come from your computer and if you're sending bad onboard produced signal to the receiver you're still going to get bad sound... A soundcard is a must.
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
PC350/60s suggested like 3 times, G35s suggested a few times

His budget is unlimited/700 dollars and the best you're gonna' give him is trash?

Way to make someone never want to purchase audio equipment again.

The AD700s were a nice recommendation, but not when his budget is that high.

It's like someone trying to buy a Ferrari and you're suggesting a Subaru STI.

You can do better than DT880s OP.

HD600 or 650s are what you want +a nice DAC or ST. Just make sure the DAC has an amp in it that support 600 ohms.
I like Subaru. I agree that the G35 and the PC360 wasn't a great recommendation but he mentioned in one post that less money was better. Also, like your signature says, there's no reason to tell the OP not to listen to anybody else and only you. If you want to do that, then PM him.
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I like Subaru. I agree that the G35 and the PC360 wasn't a great recommendation but he mentioned in one post that less money was better. Also, like your signature says, there's no reason to tell the OP not to listen to anybody else and only you. If you want to do that, then PM him.
I didn't tell OP to listen to me.

I just said ~I'm~ ignoring the first 2 pages of recommendations because ~I~ think they're trash.

I also said he can do better than DT880s and gave him 2 suggestions of headphones that would be better.

Whether he chooses to buy a Ferrari or STI is up to him
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