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Hello,, I'm new here, I'm looking to buy some new headphones, I would like to help me choose, the main use is for pc games (surround), music (electronic music, rock ) and movies that I recommend no more than $ 180? thank you very much


Edited by Crow117 - 12/9/13 at 9:35pm
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Look at the Audio technica's AD 700. They are one of the best headphones for gaming because of an extremely huge soundstage. though for electronic music, umm they won't do good because they have a thin bass, but for gaming, they are perfect.

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Hello,, I'm new here, I'm looking to buy some new headphones, I would like to help me choose, the main use is for PC games (surround), music (electronic music, rock ) and movies that I recommend no more than $ 180? thank you very much

Sennheiser HD558 headphones.

 

Are you using an add-on sound card with your Win PC or just using the motherboard's on-board audio?

Make and model of motherboard?

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thanks for replying, I use the sound of my  motherboard    gigabyte    GA-Z87X-OC

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Thanks for replying, I use the sound of my motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC

So your using Realtek ALC892 on-board audio.

Get the Senn HD558 headphones, new $128.50 or used $110.

 

Optional, get the Asus Xonar DG (PCI, $27.00) or DGX (PCI-E, $40) sound card.

There is a $10 mail in rebate this month.

It's a low cost way of trying to improve over the motherboard's on-board audio.

 

Or spend a little more and get the Creative Sound Blaster Z (OEM) sound card, $60.

Better DAC chip then the Xonar DG/X

post #6 of 14
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Thank you! any other recommendations

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Thank you! any other recommendations

AKG K612 Pro headphones seems to be getting good reviews.

post #8 of 14
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AKG K612 Pro headphones is very expensive  :(i need a soundcard with headphones for less $190 :(

post #9 of 14

The 558's aren't very good for electronic music, try the A700x headphones. They cost about $130. They have enough thump in bassy music (such as electronic) while retaining a great soundstage. Also very comfortable

post #10 of 14
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Hello, these look good then? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009S332TQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A13BNE3P7C8THK 
what happens if I connect directly to my motherboard? thanks !

post #11 of 14
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I will buy the a700x in amazon for $130  if I do not see any better option

what if I use directly the audio of my motherboard? thanks 

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AKG K612 Pro headphones is very expensive  :(i need a soundcard with headphones for less $190 :(

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27 and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month.

Buy a used AKG K612 Pro.

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I do not live in USA, I do not do me any discount and my budget is tight, so I wonder if using for a while with the audio of my motherboard?

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