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Hello i am looking for a nice pair of headphones and an amp for about under $175



I will use these headphones daily to listen to music(electronic, jazz, rock, but mostly electronic). I will also use these for gaming (at a competitive level)



Any suggestions? Also i can move up to 200 at the MOST


Edited by cheelayyy - 11/11/12 at 8:46am
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Hello i am looking for a nice pair of headphones and an amp for about under $175



I will use these headphones daily to listen to music(electronic, jazz, rock, but mostly electronic). I will also use these for gaming (at a competitive level)



Any suggestions? Also i can move up to 200 at the MOST

 

Heya,

 

Do you want them bassy? Open air? Or Neutral? Closed back?

 

Some suggestions:

 

Sony MA900 (open air, neutral)

Ultrasone HFI 2400 (open air, bassy)

Beyer DT990 PRO (open air, very bassy)

AudioTechnica AD900 (open air, neutral)

AKG Q701 (open air, netural)

 

Very best,

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Hello i am looking for a nice pair of headphones and an amp for about under $175

I will use these headphones daily to listen to music(electronic, jazz, rock, but mostly electronic). I will also use these for gaming (at a competitive level)
Any suggestions? Also i can move up to 200 at the MOST

Is this for a PC computer?

 

If so, then used Sennheiser HD558 headphones.

Asus Xonar DG sound card.

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Is this for a PC computer?

 

If so, then used Sennheiser HD558 headphones.

Asus Xonar DG sound card.


Thanks though i may go with the 555's just depends on money tbh but deffinately going with that soundcard

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Heya,

 

Do you want them bassy? Open air? Or Neutral? Closed back?

 

Some suggestions:

 

Sony MA900 (open air, neutral)

Ultrasone HFI 2400 (open air, bassy)

Beyer DT990 PRO (open air, very bassy)

AudioTechnica AD900 (open air, neutral)

AKG Q701 (open air, netural)

 

a little bit of bass would be fine but not TOO much and it doesnt matter open or closed to me

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Is this for a PC computer?

 

If so, then used Sennheiser HD558 headphones.

Asus Xonar DG sound card.


so i found the HD598's for 170 so i might go with that

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so i found the HD598's for 170 so i might go with that


So that leaves $30 for an amp?

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So that leaves $30 for an amp?


precisely but i am probably going with the asus xonar DG

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precisely but i am probably going with the asus xonar DG


With the output impedance of the Xonar (10 Ohms) and 598's impedance (50 Ohms, close to 300 @ 100 Hz.), chances are you'll find the power a bit lacking.

Still, its worth a try. You can always get an amp later on.

 

You can also consider the HD-25-1 ii, it should work well with you sound card and any amp.


Edited by proton007 - 11/11/12 at 5:35pm
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With the output impedance of the Xonar (10 Ohms) and 598's impedance (50 Ohms, close to 300 @ 100 Hz.), chances are you'll find the power a bit lacking.

 

Still, its worth a try. You can always get an amp later on.


yeah i may go with the 558's then because i can get them refurbed for 100$ and then i can buy other peripherals and still get the xonar DG

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yeah i may go with the 558's then because i can get them refurbed for 100$ and then i can buy other peripherals and still get the xonar DG


The 558s also have the same impedance curve, but then if you can get an amp it'll be good.

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The 558s also have the same impedance curve, but then if you can get an amp it'll be good.


oh alright well what amp do you recommend?

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oh alright well what amp do you recommend?


How much are you willing to spend?

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How much are you willing to spend?


50-80

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