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stuck in between a few headphone purchases.

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im no audiophile and dont know much about ohms and such for headphones. ive been in the market for a new pair and have been looking towards a few. the audio technica and beyerdynamics. but of course there are so many version for each pair that it makes it even harder to pick a pair.

for the beyerdynamics, i love the looks of them and they seem to have good reviews.
150$ - dt990-pro 250ohm http://tinyurl.com/lxjbpea
300$ - 32 ohm version.
330$ - 600 ohm version.

beyerdynamic dt880 pro
http://tinyurl.com/kalckyg

215$ 250 ohm version.

beyerdynamic dt880 premium
350$ 32 ohm version
350$ 250 ohm verison.

audio technica are beautiful looking.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 32 ohm - 200$
http://tinyurl.com/koseko2

Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X - 140$ (on sale)
http://tinyurl.com/lqoeacp

Audio Technica ATH-A700X - 115$(on sale)
http://tinyurl.com/lxqwe8v

with the audio technicas that were listed, im not sure what the AD version has over the regular A version, so dont know which are better.

so with 2 different brands and each one having 3 headphones that are each available. im not sure what i should be looking to get. if there are obvious better headphones out there as well, im up for recommendations. i just had these 2 in mind because of the actual looks and the over the ear feature.

money isnt to much of an issue, if i were to take out the prices from the ones i listed and just see which were better in general without price in consideration.

 

------dont have a dedicated sound card. im running the msi z87 g45 motherboard. it says it runs on Realtek ALC1150 with audio boost

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G45-GAMING.html#overview


Edited by thisjustanother - 11/1/13 at 11:00pm
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I'm kinda new as well but from my experience

-avoid high ohms stick with the 32 or at least under 64 ohms for best sound without amp.

-Also if you haven't had open headphones before consider the fact that when listening to music at decent volume it will leak out like a mofo but open does sound better with better soundstage. 

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