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looking to upgrade from my current HD555, I want my next head phone to WOW me in regards to it being well balanced, under 200 dollars...is there such a thing? how about 300? I'd like to see my options.

I'm using a XONAR STX btw
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Sennheiser HD598?
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Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
looking to upgrade from my current HD555, I want my next head phone to WOW me in regards to it being well balanced, under 200 dollars...is there such a thing? how about 300? I'd like to see my options.

I'm using a XONAR STX btw
I don't think "well-balanced" or "neutral" is the best way to give the wow factor. Of course, if you really liked that style, then be my guest.
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Go for HD600, with just 50 omp and X-fi Fatality, I can hear Hunter rweer from the station at spawnpoint(carnaval map). Image that with 300+ omp.
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post #6 of 42
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Sennheiser HD598?
i have one and its great in all ways, but since its the most expensive i had so far i cant advise you more than this.

i can listen to this all day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbQnj...mbedded#at=186
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post #7 of 42
I'm inclined to agree. HD600s is your next purchase.
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post #8 of 42
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Originally Posted by dr.noob View Post
i have one and its great in all ways, but since its the most expensive i had so far i cant advise you more than this.

i can listen to this all day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbQnj...mbedded#at=186
Let's not even mention Smooth Jazz + Sax in lossless (FLAC) format.
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I'm inclined to agree. HD600s is your next purchase.
so I take it there is nothing to be had in the 200 dollar range that will give me a significant upgrade from my HD555s?
post #10 of 42
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so I take it there is nothing to be had in the 200 dollar range that will give me a significant upgrade from my HD555s?
Not an improvement that will "wow" you, no I can't say that the extra 100 dollars from the 555's would wow.
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