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post #1 of 11
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Hi everyone,

 

My ATH A700s recently broke (although they lasted 6+ years). They've served me well but I'm looking to buy new headphones -- although I don't mind purchasing the same ones again, haha.

 

So I was looking at the following:

 

ATH A700 (again)

or

 

AKG K702

Sennheiser HD 598

ATH A900

 

Does anyone have experience with these/make any recommendations for which would suit me?

 

I generally use them for extended periods of time when I listen to music as I do work/study/browse internet. I also play games (cs, dota, etc.) a lot so I think having a good sound stage is necessary (right? or am I wrong about that? I know very little about sound equipment). 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by xShishy View Post
 

Hi everyone,

 

My ATH A700s recently broke (although they lasted 6+ years). They've served me well but I'm looking to buy new headphones -- although I don't mind purchasing the same ones again, haha.

 

So I was looking at the following:

 

ATH A700 (again)

or

 

AKG K702

Sennheiser HD 598

ATH A900

 

Does anyone have experience with these/make any recommendations for which would suit me?

 

I generally use them for extended periods of time when I listen to music as I do work/study/browse internet. I also play games (cs, dota, etc.) a lot so I think having a good sound stage is necessary (right? or am I wrong about that? I know very little about sound equipment). 

 

Thanks!

DT990s might work, they're incredibly comfortable and a good price

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure what resistance version to look at but on amazon they are upwards of 300 dollars. My budget is probably $240 max. 

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by xShishy View Post
 

I'm not sure what resistance version to look at but on amazon they are upwards of 300 dollars. My budget is probably $240 max. 

you're looking at the premium version, the pro is $151

 

what are you going to be driving them out of? do you have a soundcard? amp?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have access to a Xonar Essence STX but until now I just used the onboard one with my Asrock Z77 mobo (SORRY!)

post #6 of 11
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by xShishy View Post
 

I have access to a Xonar Essence STX but until now I just used the onboard one with my Asrock Z77 mobo (SORRY!)

that should be fine then :) 250 ohm DT990 is what I recommend

 

asrock gets a lot of hate, but they have pretty great budget MoBos

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by guirr View Post
 

that should be fine then :) 250 ohm DT990 is what I recommend

 

asrock gets a lot of hate, but they have pretty great budget MoBos

Yeah I mean, I just thought about it -- I shouldn't get open headphones because I'll be in a dorm room so I should go closed... in that case the A900x seems to be the correct choice? http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A900X-Closed-Back-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B006V386UG/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A13BNE3P7C8THK

post #9 of 11

Heres a comparison thread about the DT770 and ATH-A900x, since I can't give any insight for the A900x, never used it. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646090/ath-a900x-vs-beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-ohm-please-help

post #10 of 11


That is the premium version. The Pros (250 OHM PRO) are a little over $150 on Amazon:

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-990-Pro-250-Professional-Acoustically-Applications/dp/B0011UB9CQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1396044258&sr=1-1&keywords=dt+990

post #11 of 11
I saw a few hd600/hd650 in the FS/FT section, if you don't mind buying used..


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