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Seems like no matter how much I research it.. the right set of headphones just becomes more and more ambiguous. I mean.. everything that sounds good (err figuratively) is out of my price range..

Not much you can do it seems when it comes to soundstage vs bass.. if you don't want to spend more than 200$ that is.. (yes, I know, I am cheap..)
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I like my Tritton ax720's
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what are you going to use the headphone for?
music tastes?
other factors to consider?

Trittons are POS.
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I recommend Dr. Dre's Beats.
Just kidding. If you want the best of both worlds at that price range, you need some good amps and speakers. The headphones I'm using now are the Audio Technica ATH M50 and Sony MDR XB500. The ATs are much better for music, but the XBs are great for gaming, chatting, and movies.
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I recommend Dr. Dre's Beats.
Just kidding. If you want the best of both worlds at that price range, you need some good amps and speakers. The headphones I'm using now are the Audio Technica ATH M50 and Sony MDR XB500. The ATs are much better for music, but the XBs are great for gaming, chatting, and movies.
needs to be quoted
the XB500's are crap for FPS gaming because of the bass as it drowns out the mids. mids are more important for FPS gaming than bass.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
what are you going to use the headphone for?
music tastes?
other factors to consider?

Trittons are POS.
I like sound stage for both gaming and listening reasons.

I would use them for everything (can't afford enough for multiple sets).

I like hearing well defined noises such as gun fire or drums.. They don't have to be over powering but, I don't want them sounding weaker than they would if I were actually attending a concert or something..

I don't have room for a sound card in my machine.

I listen to mostly bands like disturbed, A7X, or rammstein although occasionally ke$ha gets stuck in my head. (yes, the doctor has confirmed that ke$ha getting stuck in your head is a mental illness, and I am in fact working on it)

Oh, also I think I might appreciate classical a lot more if I ever had cans that did them justice..

I am not big into watching movies on my PC but, it does happen.

Sadly 200$ is pretty much the cap on money which means I have to pick and choose..
Edited by Snow_Fox - 4/6/11 at 5:42pm
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post #8 of 16
Currently on Amazon, ATH M50s are going for $117 and XB500 for 48. That's actually around $10 cheaper each than when I bought them. I'm sure there's a right pair for you, but the best research is to try them out.
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post #9 of 16
for soundstage, the AD700 cannot be beat in price (it's very open - also somewhat unrelated, the cans are open back), the only next major step up starts around 500usd+ With a decent soundcard, it really works well for pinpointing sound origin in games. HOWEVER, it's bass is a bit recessed, especially compared to the ATH-M50s (which are rather bass heavy). As I am stupid, I bought both for 180usd....
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for soundstage, the AD700 cannot be beat in price (it's very open - also somewhat unrelated, the cans are open back), the only next major step up starts around 500usd+ With a decent soundcard, it really works well for pinpointing sound origin in games. HOWEVER, it's bass is a bit recessed, especially compared to the ATH-M50s (which are rather bass heavy). As I am stupid, I bought both for 180usd....


what was that about a sound card?

I am trying to find a local store to test them out.. the problem is, I will probably still end up ordering online, and being totally honest, I'm not hauling my entire desktop into a music shop. -.-

Anyway, looking into m50's but, i really would prefer to have one set and less clutter around my desk >.<;
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