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Audio Newbie Heaphone Recommendation

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi new member here

 

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones, I own a Steelseries Siberia v2 and have decided to step up in the audio department, only ever using "gaming headsets"in the $80 range.

 

They will be used for all purposes on a daily basis music (listen to a bit of everything), gaming, movies/shows.

 

Budget is around $200 Aus (can go a bit higher)

Comfort is a priority

My sound card Xonar DGX

 

What I have looked at are

Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X

Sennheiser HD 5XX

 

Locations to buy in Australia

PC Case Gear www.pccasegear.com

Headphonic headphones.com.au

 

Any suggestions and location for purchases are welcomed

 

Regards

post #2 of 6

There's a load of the older (purple) AD-700 on Aussie Ebay for $140 each..

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Originally Posted by SteveHiFi View Post

There's a load of the older (purple) AD-700 on Aussie Ebay for $140 each..

+1

Those are considered some of the best for gaming, but many people consider them somewhat bass light for music listening. If having some bass is important, I'd go with the Sennheiser HD558 or HD598.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks guys

After looking around more I found a pair of AKG K612 and will most likely pick them up.

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Nice! Come back and share your impressions smily_headphones1.gif
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Here's a quick first impression

 

It's been a couple days with them now, still need them to break in a bit more though

 

Comfort

Really good, I have worn them for a few hours in one sitting with no issues

 

Build

Pretty solid, looks nice and very light, would prefer a detachable cable to use a shorter one (not a big deal though)

 

Sound

Music/Games have more detail than before everything is more separate and clearer, hearing sounds that I didn't even notice before. For music it's good but feels like it's missing something (using Xonar DGX and EQ is neutral/default, so this could be the problem)

 

Overall

Pretty happy with the headphones and nothing to complain about, may consider a better sound card or amp in the future

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