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Hello There

I am new to these forums as I found that this was the place to ask about headphones. Now I currently on the search for a pair of headphones for myself, which I will use for gaming and music. I'm not so much of a competitive gamer but I do enjoy gaming and wish for a good pair. My music genres are dubstep, rock, pop, and generally anything that's recently come out. I do love my bass so I would prefer bass heavy headphones. I kind of wish for slightly stylish headphones like the AKG Q701 headphones but they are a tad over my budget of $100-$250

Ok so what I've found so far:

Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 ($150-$200):



Beyer DT 880 32 Ohm ($270+):



Beyer DT 990 32 Ohm ($245+):



Ultrasone HFI 580 ($150-$190):



Ultrasone HFI 780 ($150-$200):



Ultrasone HFI 2400 ($240-$270):



Ultrasone Pro 550 ($150-$230):



Ultrasone Pro 750 ($225-$275):



Denon 1100 ($200-$300):

AKG Q701 ($250-$340):



Sennheiser HD 280 Pro ($100-$120):



Sennheiser HD 449: ($120-$150):



Audio Technica ATH M50 ($150+):


M-Audio Q40 ($135-$150):



Shure SRH840 ($140-$160):



I know this is a wide range of studio and monitor headphones but out of these I wish to know which one has the best bass and sound clarity. Also I'm not so sure about the open and closed headphones, so If someone could inform me it would be great. Also I will be sometimes be wearing these in public so some thought of style is needed to be considered. 


Ok so I hear that using a portable amp is necessary for some higher Ohm headphones but will I need one? If I were to get one could I just get the cheaper FiiO E6. Please note that this has to be included in the budget.

Alright it's quite a lot and this took me a while to write but please remember, the cheaper the better!



Sorry also if you were to rank these from best to worst for gaming then for music it would be great e.g.



denon ah d1100

sennheiser hd 280 pro



Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Denon AH D1100


Thanks again

Edited by Omnom - 4/10/12 at 10:08pm
post #2 of 10

I would go after Denon d2000 or Ultrasone hifi580 for dubstep and clarity. 

Or you could wait for Vmoda m100


post #3 of 10

Replace D1100 with CAL!


And cross off HD280 completely.

post #4 of 10

The DT770 pro80 is what you need. Bass heavy and nice clarity.

Not the most accurate headphone out there for picking up details on games, but is a fun sounding can.

post #5 of 10



Beyer DT990 PRO (250ohm) for you sir.



Very best,

Edited by MalVeauX - 4/11/12 at 11:09am
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post #7 of 10

So which source(s) are you plugging these headphones into (details)?

Use the website Bountii to find the best prices on headphones.

post #8 of 10
Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

The Audio Technica ATH-M50 will do or for more bass try the Sony MDR-XB700




They both are great for music but for gaming...i doubt it. 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
They will be used on my portable devices

I'm looking at the
Ah d1100
Ath pro 700 mk2
Ath m50


Oh I won't be using an amp
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