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Headphone for gaming/dubstep around $100

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 

Right now I'm considering:

-555

-595

-A700

-AD700

-M50

-V Moda Crossfades

I mostly FPS game and listen to dubstep(sometimes rock, but mostly bass heavy dubstep), and watch a ton of movies  


Edited by CheesusCrust - 8/8/11 at 5:42pm
post #2 of 44

Heya,

 

A/AD700 for dub/rock is pretty bad. No bass at all. But good for sound stage in an FPS game.

 

595 should do what you need.

 

Otherwise, look at Sony ZX700.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 44

The 555, which you have on your list already, would also suit you fine if you wanted to keep the price lower.

post #4 of 44
Thread Starter 

I mean I game quite a bit but I also want something thats not absolutely trash for music. 

post #5 of 44

I'd take 555/595/AD700/M50 out of your list.  I've never heard the Crossfades for too terribly long (only about 2 minutes at an Apple store) so I can't really comment on them.

 

 

555/595/AD700 won't reproduce enough sub-bass for dub step.  M50's soundstage is too enclosed for gaming.

post #6 of 44

The Creative Aurvana Live are worth considering also.  You will get the bass for dubstep and also skate by with enough of a soundstage for accurate positioning in games.  The build quality isn't comparable to any of the others you listed though --minus the crossfades

post #7 of 44
post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 

Are they good for music/gaming? 

post #9 of 44

I wouldn't suggest any of these for your requirements, lol. I would suggest DT770s. 80 ohms most likely. 

post #10 of 44
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

DT770 Pro80 is going around for 130 used-like new.  I'd really get one.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1312852972&sr=8-2



Thats an epic deal! But how do I pay with paypal? 

post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by CheesusCrust View Post



Thats an epic deal! But how do I pay with paypal? 


I don't think amazon allows you to.

post #12 of 44
Thread Starter 

Crap! Im gonna find a way! 

post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by CheesusCrust View Post





Thats an epic deal! But how do I pay with paypal? 


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Sorry I can't help you there.  There are probably some other good deals on the DT770-80ohm that accept paypal though, the pro beyers are usually found ridiculously cheap for what they are.  Just make sure to get the 80ohm pro version.  80ohm is already borderline needing an amp, while 250ohm and you'll really want an amp to get better dynamics at a higher volume.


Edited by TMRaven - 8/8/11 at 6:54pm
post #14 of 44

Heya,

 

The 80 ohm DT770 Pro's do need an amp to be worth their title as a basshead headphone. Your budget should include that in the future, if not with purchase. It doesn't take much. A humble FiiO E11 or PA2V2 or something is more than enough. Good sound stage. Good treble. Monstrous bass.

 

Very best,

post #15 of 44

Save some money, get the Superlux HD-668B.

I own the Beyerdynamic DT-770 80-Ohm and the DT-770 250-Ohm (and Audio Technica ATH-AD700s).

The DT-770 (80) is very bassy, the DT-770 (250) more balanced

My HD-668Bs just arrived a few hours ago and I've been comparing it to the DT-770 250-Ohm using an Indeed 6922EH tube amp.

The HD-668B really gives the DT 770 (250) a run for the money.

The DT-770s (80 & 250) frame/cups are more sturdy (more metal parts) and the Velour padded cups are a nicer feel

You get the feeling the Beyer's will last longer with normal wear and tear.

The HD-668B frame/cups are all plastic, slightly tighter grip on ears (I'm tempted to replace the pleather pads with Velours).

Another benefit for the HD-668Bs is they are 56-Ohm, so they should sound good with any source.


Edited by Tacoboy - 8/8/11 at 8:02pm
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