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Need some good gaming headphones and Im overwhelmed

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Ive been researching on this website for awhile but this is my first post. I need to finally make a decision and get some headphones. I don't really have a budget but the lower the better. I guess $250 max. I want some headphones for about 75% pc and console gaming (Single player games so a mic isn't really necessary). The other 25% music and movies. Most of my gaming is done in our living room on my HTPC hooked to our tv. Ive never been much of a audio guy but my wife is going back to shool and likes to study in the same room as I game so I need to get some good closed headphones. I dont plan to run a separate amp or sound card it will be hooked up to this mother board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132028  it has Realtek ALC1150 

audio chipset. Also wireless would be a plus but I could just get an extension cable. So far here are the models Ive looking into. In no particular order

 

Fidelio x1 - Im not sure about the open design of these

Beyerdynamic DT77 Pro 250 ohm

ath-m50

turtle beach earforce z300 - this is actually everything I want but Im not sure about the quality/ sound

MONOPRICE premium over ear headphones. 

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Fidelio x1 these are awesome just got them

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I second the x1's. Fantastic headphones with a good sound card. They do leak sound, open design, so that will be a problem when she studies in the same room.

 

The ATH-m50's are good, but they don't have as good a soundstage as the x1's. They do review well.

 

I wouldn't recommend Turtle Beach headphones as their sound and build quality leaves a lot to be desired.

 

You could try the Steelseries Siberia V2's since you are using an onboard sound card. I enjoyed them with my onboard. They provide a nice closed-headphone experience, comfy fit, mic, and inline volume/mute control.

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AKG Q701....you won't be disappointed

 

Add a clip on mic for online purpose if necessary

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