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post #16 of 40

Forget the M50. XB700 takes it. More comfortable, more fun to listen to, better cable, easier to power. 

 

I love the XB700. 

post #17 of 40


 

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Originally Posted by RockJaw View Post



So I'm looking at those right now, Do you just plug them in to the computer then plug your headphones into the external DAC?



Yes.

post #18 of 40

personally id get some pioneer hdj 1000's thats what i have and they are fenominal. youll max out your price range at $162 (pricematched at guitar center) but trust me you will not be let down. the freq range is 5-35k and let me tell you these things pump! the bass is awesome. it plays everything i listen to amazingly. i know that sennheiser and denon and beyerdynamics are all good and all but you'll love these much better. i know i do. go to guitar center and try any headphone you want, thats how i decided on my pioneer's. youre the one who knows best! so check out everything! theyre usually good with that and will even repackage them for you when your done cuz they know youre spending big bucks! haha

post #19 of 40

Unless you want decent build quality...They're built like crap. If he can push it a little and wants a better headphone go for the Xone 53. Absolutely obliterates the HDJ 1000 and is only 175 on Amazon.
 

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personally id get some pioneer hdj 1000's thats what i have and they are fenominal. youll max out your price range at $162 (pricematched at guitar center) but trust me you will not be let down. the freq range is 5-35k and let me tell you these things pump! the bass is awesome. it plays everything i listen to amazingly. i know that sennheiser and denon and beyerdynamics are all good and all but you'll love these much better. i know i do. go to guitar center and try any headphone you want, thats how i decided on my pioneer's. youre the one who knows best! so check out everything! theyre usually good with that and will even repackage them for you when your done cuz they know youre spending big bucks! haha



 

 

post #20 of 40
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Unless you want decent build quality...They're built like crap. If he can push it a little and wants a better headphone go for the Xone 53. Absolutely obliterates the HDJ 1000 and is only 175 on Amazon.
 



 

 



Might as well splurge and get the HDJ2000. They're still going for $204 on Amazon, very worthy buy as far as bassy headphones go. Built well too.

post #21 of 40

I dun no. I honestly prefer the Xone 53. They have that nice weight to them.

 

I guess for listening I'd prefer the HDJ 2000...but I always grabbed my Xone 53 for actual mixing. Bass: Xone 53, Balance: HDJ2000.

 

Neither is too bassy, but the 53 has a little more.

 

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Might as well splurge and get the HDJ2000. They're still going for $204 on Amazon, very worthy buy as far as bassy headphones go. Built well too.



 

 

post #22 of 40

You can't use the xb-700 for gaming the bass from the background of games and explosions over powers the soundscape according to shin:

 

"XB700

My real guilty pleasure. I knew what I was getting into, and I LOOOOOVED it... for music that is. For gaming...well, let me give you an example. In Mass Effect 2, when you're on your ship, you CAN'T hear the dialogue, because the humming sounds the ship makes is SOOOO pronounced, voices are pretty much completely drowned out. Needless to say, these are NOT ideal for picking up finer details. Pass for gaming. The 770 Pros do a better job at keeping mids intact, and they are pretty bad in that regard themselves."
 
Also the m50's:
"M50
 
Dreadful soundstage, bad width and depth. Just doesn't work all too well with Dolby Headphone. The bass is a bit too prominent for hardcore gamers. As much as I love them for music, they just don't do well with DH. Look elsewhere for gaming."
 
post #23 of 40

Take a look at the ath-pro700mk2... they have increadible bass from what i've heard. You can buy a clip on Mic from Amazon from $10 as well.

post #24 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post

You can't use the xb-700 for gaming the bass from the background of games and explosions over powers the soundscape according to shin:

 

"XB700

My real guilty pleasure. I knew what I was getting into, and I LOOOOOVED it... for music that is. For gaming...well, let me give you an example. In Mass Effect 2, when you're on your ship, you CAN'T hear the dialogue, because the humming sounds the ship makes is SOOOO pronounced, voices are pretty much completely drowned out. Needless to say, these are NOT ideal for picking up finer details. Pass for gaming. The 770 Pros do a better job at keeping mids intact, and they are pretty bad in that regard themselves."
 
Also the m50's:
"M50
 
Dreadful soundstage, bad width and depth. Just doesn't work all too well with Dolby Headphone. The bass is a bit too prominent for hardcore gamers. As much as I love them for music, they just don't do well with DH. Look elsewhere for gaming."
 


I actually like this post very much, Thank you :). Also guys $160-$180 I might do, If the headphone is getting an all around great review from you guys. but anything past that price range is just much more than I'd like to pay at this very moment.. (College is murdering my $$ lol )

 

Side-note can someone link me to the headphone sighting thread.

post #25 of 40

Panasonic RP-HTF600-S (semi-open), with Beyerdynamic EDT 200 Velour ear pads.

Asus Xonar U3 USB sound card.

Total will be well under your $150 budget (like $100-$110)

 

other headphones

Superlux HD-668B

Sanson SR850 (made by Superlux)

post #26 of 40
post #27 of 40

For about 70 bananas, cop some Sony mdr v6s. Very good sound for music, esp hip-hop with great bass. Accurate sound for music and excellent build quality. Metal construction, simply a solid headphone. These are closed, so to isolate you from external noise, which a set of open gaming headphones will not. With your leftover cash, save for some open gaming headphones.

post #28 of 40

Find some used FA-003s

post #29 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pwange04 View Post

For about 70 bananas, cop some Sony mdr v6s. Very good sound for music, esp hip-hop with great bass. Accurate sound for music and excellent build quality. Metal construction, simply a solid headphone. These are closed, so to isolate you from external noise, which a set of open gaming headphones will not. With your leftover cash, save for some open gaming headphones.



Open gaming headphones better than closed? I'm not a hardcore gamer, Just when I'm chilling with some buds playing anything from fps, racing to rpg.

post #30 of 40

Get an open box/refurbished hd598 off amazon for 140ish (they normally go for almost 200).

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