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As the title states, I'm after new headphones to listen through my PC. I've cheaped out in the past due to lack of finance however since I've got a full time job now I thought I'd buy a system that will last me.

I'm aiming for the best all round set of cans as I will be using them for Gaming 15% Movies 35% and Music 50% of the time.

I've been researching for a few weeks but always get stumped on the matter of what I should run them through. I've looked at the FiiO E7+E9 combo, sound cards, other amp/USB DACs and to be quite honest I'm confused as to whats going to be required and sound the best.

As for the headphones themselves I like the looks of Beyerdynamics DT 770-880-990 range. I'll be buying from http://headphones.com.au/.

Any help in narrowing down what I should get would be greatly appreciated OCN.

P.S. Budget is $300-550 Australian.

Edit: Amazon doesn't like shipping to Australia.
Edited by Cod2player - 4/23/11 at 11:23pm
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EDIT: What kind of cans do you have?

EDIT2: IF you have worse than Sennheiser HD280 pro's + headphone amp (or DAW) then you might as well get a new sound card (your sound card can be modded into the xtremegamer model)
Edited by johonm333 - 4/23/11 at 10:43pm
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EDIT: What kind of cans do you have?
At the moment... Sennheiser HD 201's (their pretty awful). Ive owned Beyerdynamic DTX 800's (bad build quality, decent sound) and Sennheiser HD 215's previously.
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Sennheiser HD 595's.
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post #5 of 14
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Sennheiser HD 595's.
Could you please elaborate? Listing a pair of headphones doesn't really help me out.
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post #6 of 14
1. Beyers DT880
2. Senn HD800
4. Ultrasone 2500 pro
3. ATH- AD700

ATH-AD700 - for 100$ this gaming sound can't be beaten
2.LOGITECH G35- really fine and quality peace of tech for 80$, but gaming only(usb soundcard/hp goes a long way for gaming)

To make things short those first 4 choices will not help you. Your soundcard will be holding it back.
The last 2 options will be good for your card.
post #7 of 14
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Did all the audiophiles leave OCN or something? I put down a $500 budget and I get told to buy Logitech G35s...lol. Also like I said in the OP I am looking to upgrade the Source while I'm at it.
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What type of music do you listen to? That'll play a big role in helping narrow it down.
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I would look at HD595's and ATH-900s, both opened cans. For closed cans, harx700/900s
    
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post #10 of 14
on that budget I would go with dt770 250ohm
and a crack otl amp
http://www.bottlehead.com/store.php?...on=show_detail

dt770 are kindof bassy, but I like it. It's has nice mids too.

Don't know much about cards though as I'm using some junker atm.
    
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