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post #16 of 68
Yup. Though I must warn you, the k167 is somewhat infamous for breaking easily in a particular spot (don't know what it is). I barely use my k167 so of course mine won't break, just be weary. I don't use hem be use I have many more headphones. Get the k167 or the citiscape uptown.
post #17 of 68
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As Trunks159 already told you,
And now you add in good positional audio. The best headphones for gaming for "pinpointing" sounds are generally open headphones. The AD700 is in your budget and generally gets the highest recommendations for this. However, it is definitely not good for portable used (because it is open). And it does not have much bass extension. Closed headphones are not going to work nearly as well because the soundstage is typically much smaller.

Sounds like to me you need two sets of headphones. Best to pick either music/portable use or home/gaming use, and get one that satisfies that need well. Then save up for another set smily_headphones1.gif


Hmmmm. Thanks. You have given me a lot to think about. Are closed headphones still going to be good enough? I mean almost all of the "gaming" headsets on the market are closed.

post #18 of 68
Gaming wise.. I don't know because I don't use em for call of duty just listening to people creating up behind me. It usually distracts me. I'd say it would be best to go open though. Will you game mostly or most just play music?
post #19 of 68
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Gaming wise.. I don't know because I don't use em for call of duty just listening to people creating up behind me. It usually distracts me. I'd say it would be best to go open though. Will you game mostly or most just play music?

Both. Lol. I guess the musical ability is more important than the gaming. I figured a good set of headphones will be better than a pair of gaming cans.

 

I'll tell you guys what. Recommend me a good set of gaming cans and a good set of music cans. I could try to save up money for both. I'm kinda concerned with the k167s because they seem to be cheaply made out of plastic and don't look very comfortable for long hours.


Edited by chili dude96 - 6/22/13 at 6:54pm
post #20 of 68
Then I'd say the K167. I just don't really like open cans at this price range.
Side question: How much bass do you want?
post #21 of 68
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Then I'd say the K167. I just don't really like open cans at this price range.
Side question: How much bass do you want?


No more than anything else.When you listen to choral music you don't want one particular part (the bass) to stand out over the sopranos. A natural-sounding, resonant bass would be great.

 

Also, I should add that portability isn't a big factor for me. I would be bringing these on planes and car rides, but not on a daily basis to school or work. So bulky isn't a big deal.

post #22 of 68
Do you have any headphones that can kinda give me an image about how much bass because I'm getting ready to recommend the hd558 (used) but it all depends on how much bass you like.
post #23 of 68
You won't be dissapointed with the k167 for music, but for gaming, I'm not sure, though they have a great sound stage for gaming.
post #24 of 68
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I guess the best way to put it is I'm not a bass head. I want a rich, full bass, but nothing boomy or overpowering. Also I'm not sure if those k167s would stand up to the amount of use I would get out of them.

 

What do you think of the Creative Aurvana Lives?
 

I should also point out that I'm not planning to amp or drive any of these headphones.

post #25 of 68
People seem to like them, though for games I don't think you will. The uptown is very sturdy, and believe me, these have been through the wringer. I've not treated these very well, but they aren't broken in any way shape or form.
post #26 of 68
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Yeah I'm thinking I just need one headset and if its not perfect for each its ok. Are the A700x/AD900 closed headphones more balanced than the m50? Also, what is the technical different between DJ versus studio monitors versus art monitors?

post #27 of 68
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Here is an example of the kind of choral music I listen to. Hopefully this gives you the idea of what I'm looking for. Something that can accurately reproduce all those parts at the same time, without being overly-balanced to one part.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ZqEDd1n00

post #28 of 68
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Audio Technica A900X.

 

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+1

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATHA900XRB

post #29 of 68
I would get the m50 over both. The bass on the others wasn't satisfying for me. The way I see it, chose between:
Citiscape Uptown
HD558
AKG K167
ATH A900x (just get these if you have enough money)
HFI-780

The 780 is known for some to have a nice soundstage.

Even though you don't have $200, my #1 recommendation would be the MDR MA900. HUGE jump from the uptown, k167, m50 etc. IMO.
post #30 of 68
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+1

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATHA900XRB


He was recommending the open not the closed. Is there a big sound difference between the two?

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