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Will check them out. I am hoping there is some good medium between bass and sound stage.

So list to check now.

AT M50
A700
AD700
DT770

Make sure, if you get the Beyerdynamics, that you get the 32 Ohm version. There are several versions of these headphones, 32, 250 and 600 Ohm. Both the 250 and the 600 will be way to much for your sound card without an amp. Just a friendly word of caution.
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I actually noticed that and was like "WOAH OVERKILL" lol. I appreciate the warning though.

I am just wishing there was a more tangible way to rate sound stages, bass, ect, ect.

I never thought of myself as an audiophile but, i am starting to wonder.
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I actually noticed that and was like "WOAH OVERKILL" lol. I appreciate the warning though.

I am just wishing there was a more tangible way to rate sound stages, bass, ect, ect.

I never thought of myself as an audiophile but, i am starting to wonder.
One of the best things that I have found to do is to go to your local guitar/DJ shop, if you have one around, and demo some of the cans. You will find, really quick, what you like and dislike in a can. Also, some high end sound shops will let you demo cans as well.
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One of the best things that I have found to do is to go to your local guitar/DJ shop, if you have one around, and demo some of the cans. You will find, really quick, what you like and dislike in a can. Also, some high end sound shops will let you demo cans as well.
I don't know that I have any around but, I will definitely check.

And do you think the DG I showed earlier would cut it? For that matter would it be worth it to get a sound card now and then nitpick on headphones?
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I don't know that I have any around but, I will definitely check.

And do you think the DG I showed earlier would cut it? For that matter would it be worth it to get a sound card now and then nitpick on headphones?
The DG is fine for now. I would get a decent pair of cans, anything you listed would be great, and than establish your listening habits. Find out what you like about the headphones/sound card you purchase and what you dislike. Find what you would change and than make your next purchase accordingly. The whole thing is going to be a learning experience for you. Just go in with an open mind and enjoy yourself.

Remember, any other headphones you pick will be a world better than what you currently have. If it were me, I would get the Open Box DS off Newegg and the Beyerdynammic DT770's and than go from there.
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The DG is fine for now. I would get a decent pair of cans, anything you listed would be great, and than establish your listening habits. Find out what you like about the headphones/sound card you purchase and what you dislike. Find what you would change and than make your next purchase accordingly. The whole thing is going to be a learning experience for you. Just go in with an open mind and enjoy yourself.

Remember, any other headphones you pick will be a world better than what you currently have. If it were me, I would get the Open Box DS off Newegg and the Beyerdynammic DT770's and than go from there.
So http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-013-_-Product would be a step up then?

Also I have been in that learning process.. last night I noticed a lot of differences while toying around things I originally loved my ES7's for that I completely forgot about.

I love the more pronounced well defined sounds, I love the "click" sound of the gun when I fire (Using l4d2 as reference point here) and I particularly love hearing "thump thump thump" of footsteps.

biggest issue I have with that set is the lack of sound stage and being able to pinpoint things.

By contrast the Open backed set I have are better for soundstage but, disappoint when it comes to sounds which have more definition..

Not best at explaining so I apologize... The best way I can explain it is a keyboard with mx blue switches vs a regular rubber dome keyboard..

They both make noise but, the mx blue is what my es7's remind me of.. a distinct sound easy to identify.. while the open backed do make noise but, they are not defined.. Sadly it is just easier to pin point with open backs.

I am hoping that trend doesn't continue and I don't have to pick between how distinct the noise is and where the noise is coming from.
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So http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-013-_-Product would be a step up then?

Also I have been in that learning process.. last night I noticed a lot of differences while toying around things I originally loved my ES7's for that I completely forgot about.

I love the more pronounced well defined sounds, I love the "click" sound of the gun when I fire (Using l4d2 as reference point here) and I particularly love hearing "thump thump thump" of footsteps.

biggest issue I have with that set is the lack of sound stage and being able to pinpoint things.

By contrast the Open backed set I have are better for soundstage but, disappoint when it comes to sounds which have more definition..

Not best at explaining so I apologize... The best way I can explain it is a keyboard with mx blue switches vs a regular rubber dome keyboard..

They both make noise but, the mx blue is what my es7's remind me of.. a distinct sound easy to identify.. while the open backed do make noise but, they are not defined.. Sadly it is just easier to pin point with open backs.

I am hoping that trend doesn't continue and I don't have to pick between how distinct the noise is and where the noise is coming from.
With higher end gear, that issue will resolve itself. Your analogy was a good one and I understand the hardship that you encountered. Any of the cans that we listed earlier will help, immensely I might add, in the sound stage department.

I went from a G35 to the A700's and was astounded at the difference. This was in my virgin days as an audiophile. Look at me know. I have a Woo Audio 6 on order and I just picked up a set of HD800's. The key as with any hobby, is to just have fun while you do it and that is what I am doing.

I guarantee, once you put on your new cans, you will hear all your favorite songs for the seeming first time again. This pattern will continue with each new upgrade. You'll hear things in songs you didn't even realize were there before. However, again, the most important thing is just enjoy the experience.
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No sound card for me thanks, I am driving.



And even the ES7's are a major step up from a cheapo set of ear buds which are rampant these days.. so I have a small taste of it.

I try to not worry too much about it all but, I also do try to make the best decision I can.
Edited by Snow_Fox - 4/5/11 at 7:08pm
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Just get an external DAC with a built in amp and call it good. It will plug into a USB port.
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my total limit is roughly 200$... wouldn't that put me at nearly like 300$ to like 400$?
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