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Best headphones for everyday use and monitoring?

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I am looking for a pair of headphones that would be good for my everyday use. This would include listening to music (rap and dubstep), monitoring and making sure my commentaries sound good, and watching movies.I would like it to be very accurate (for monitoring) but also have an enjoyable sound. Also they must be closed since I will most likely use these at school and or in public. Also I will be moving these a lot so durability would be practical. I already have the ad700x btw. Any recommendations? Please no more then $150 US.

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NVX XPT100, Onkyo ES-FC300, and I'm going to break my usual rule here, but Audio Technica ATH-M50. Shure SRH440s and Sony MDR-V6s are good monitors, but for most users, aren't so great for listening to music.

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What is the difference between the m50's and the NVX headphones. I like both a lot.

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What is the difference between the m50's and the NVX headphones. I like both a lot.

The ATH-M50s have more treble energy (v-shaped sound) while the XPT100s are closer to neutral. Also, the latter has a wider soundstage than the other - one of the best in its price range as far as closed headphones go. The ATH-M50s leave a lot to be desired, in that regard.

 

I think the XPT100s would be the better choice, personally, but the M50s have a bit more musicality for most music (depending on your tastes; a lot of people like v-shaped signatures).

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The ATH-M50s have more treble energy (v-shaped sound) while the XPT100s are closer to neutral. Also, the latter has a wider soundstage than the other - one of the best in its price range as far as closed headphones go. The ATH-M50s leave a lot to be desired, in that regard.

 

I think the XPT100s would be the better choice, personally, but the M50s have a bit more musicality for most music (depending on your tastes; a lot of people like v-shaped signatures).

Ok , thank you. I really should have asked this at first and I am retarded for not but would it actualy be worth it to upgrade form the ad700x ( which I use for gaming)? Thank so much

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Not upgrading I mean but getting a second pair jsut for these purposes

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Not upgrading I mean but getting a second pair jsut for these purposes


I use different headphones for portables and home use. Most people use one pair of headphones; most only need two or three. A portable and a home headphone. Since your AD700X are an open headphone, I definitely recommend one for use outside of gaming. The AD700X headphones aren't known for their bass, either, but their soundstage is almost unparalleled - at least in their price range, and they have a good midrange. Fantastic gaming headphone, but I think you ought to go with something else when you're out in public. You'll need the isolation. The headphones I linked all have good isolation. Onkyo's option is probably the weakest but it's still good.

 

Of course, you could always go with an IEM if you really want isolation if you're okay with them.

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