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I just got a pair of beyer DT990's. The bass is awesome. 250 on ebay
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I am, again, going to recommend the DT770's. The bass and sound stage will be much better than what you currently have. I would definitely recommend them over anything else in the price bracket.
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I'd also suggest looking at the Beyer lineup. If not for the gaming necessities I would recommend the Denon D2000 which I prefer for music listening (not that they're bad at gaming). Both are very comfortable phones for me.
I'd love Denon D2000s for 150 dollars.

Don't see that ever happening.

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Also, you could look at the ATH-M50's. You can find them for about 120 on ebay new.
M50s have no sound stage. Would be poor for gaming.

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I just got a pair of beyer DT990's. The bass is awesome. 250 on ebay
I'd love DT990s for 150 more than I would D2000s for 150
I'd also like an amp to drive them, all within that 150 dollar mark.
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I think it'd be great if I could get away without having to get an amp. I'm not an audiophile, but I know audio equipment can get expensive really quickly. I like having good, quality equipment, but I also like saving my money whenever I can.

Seems like a lot of you are recommending a DT770. I'll definitely keep an eye out for those.

The RX700 made music and immersion in games really "fun" for me. Would you say the DT770 can accomplish the same thing, but better? I'm sorry I don't have a better term to describe it, "fun" is what I feel when I listen through the 700s.

And get out, Simca (I'm kidding). We would all love to see our favorite headphones at lower price points!
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I think so. DT770's made me love putting my headphones on and throwing nades in BFBC2 along with some RPGs They're pretty comfortable and definitely immerse you in your music/games as they isolate well. They're usually used for in-home use, as they're not exactly the most portable headphones and I've gotten a few weird glances walking to class in them before.

If you want a more portable one, I'll recommend the ATH-M50s again. Good set of cans that's cheaper than the Beyers and more portable.

Oh also, if you want bass, go for the 770 and not the 880. 770's have more oomf than the 880s do. Also, with the 770/80 you won't need an amp to drive. Putting your iPod on full blast is more than enough for the DT770/80

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While the M50's may lack in soundstage, the 770's kind of do too. I mean it's not that it's completely non-existent, but still lacking. What can you do though, with an awesome closed set like that
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That's pretty much what I mean by "fun". It makes you want to use your headphones! I'm glad to hear they're comfortable from numerous people too. Do DT770s cause your ears to get hot? Do all closed headphones cause your ears to get hot? I know I can't quite have the RX700s on for too long without taking them off to cool my ears.

Keep in mind that I don't have the experience to know what a good/bad/wide/small soundstage is like. The RX700 was/still is my first headphone and is all the soundstage I know. I don't have anything else to compare it with.

Rallymaster, you liked your modded RX700 right? I know you recommended the DT770, but do you feel there are other options coming from the RX700 besides that? Keep in the mind the theoretical budget is flexible. I guess I'm just asking if there are other sensible options for headphones to try after mine (other than the DT770).

Thank you all for the responses. Good discussion. Keep it up!
Edited by wongster - 4/8/11 at 4:40pm
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Meh a little... I just played BFBC2 for 5 hours and then a few DotA games without a break... I keep my headphones tight so the top of my head was a little sore and ears were warm but it wasn't bad at all. Most closed headphones'll cause your ears to get hot, just because of their isolation.

To experience soundstage, try picking up a pair of AD700's locally and just try em out.
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Hey Wongster, the price on a new pair of DT 770 80-Ohm cans have been going up in price this past few weeks.
Looks like the best prices are on eBay.
I've now owned the (used) DT 770 80-Ohm headphones for 8 days now, they sound good with my Asus Xonar DX (front head jacks) and with my Muse Tube headphone amp.
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Thanks for the info Tacoboy. I'm not looking to buy yet, just doing preliminary research.

The pads on the DT770 look so comfy in pictures. Haha
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Any other suggestions, feedback, thoughts, etc etc from the community?
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