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Cheap no bells & whistles, money goes purely to audio.

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Pros: Relatively inexpenisve, huge bang for your buck, treble energy without too much sibilance, Good bass for it's style, Smooth mids. Pads change sound!

Cons: Not comfortable for long sessions, Cheap plastic on ear cups, treble can be sibilant on certain recordings

I was sort of ignoring of Grados thinking they'd just be your typical treble blaster with non-existant bass and the build quality sort of threw me off.  But at $79 I said what the heck, I need to try some Grados and then I could at least say I have tried them and didn't like them.  I was pretty wrong, I got Ear Zonk Red Pads, I'm a sucker for making things look different (I sort of hate having the same look as everyone else)  And I heard they change the sound ever so slightly even being a similar flat on ear pad and this would be my guinea pig for any pad mods (I did the coin mod on them and I put a black eyeglass cleaner over the driver (I don't want to see the driver so...
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A portable headphone with a love it or hate it design.

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Pros: Build quality, Present bass, Comfortable, Portable, Nice treble sparkle, Good soundstage for a small can

Cons: Pricey compared to a lot of other models, style is love or hate, mids are slightly lacking.

For some reason these reminded me of my DT990s when I put them on in terms of sound signature, not as sparkly treble (which is sorta sibilant on the DT990s) with a nice low end.  Mids are a tad recessed I wouldn't say it really takes away from it though.  The earpads seem like a perfect size and fit.  Originally I didn't like the style, but it grew on me much like how the HD598s, and HD650 looked strange to me at first.  Definitely the only headphone I really liked out of the B&W line-up, I just have not tried their C5.  Got myself these as a new years present, I needed a closed back around ear headphone and I tried them out at work.  I was sort of turned...
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Boomy Bass, bad soundstage

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Pros: Cheap, removeable mic, decently comfortable

Cons: cheaply made, bad imaging, overly bassy

So I got these real cheap, I thought what the heck for $15 I can't go wrong.....I was wrong.  Well they are listenable, I hardly call them a gaming headphone besides the mic built in, explosions were pretty fun in Battlefield.  I didn't have a good mic at the time so it was a godsend to have one to talk to my friends on teamspeak, mic quality is just okay even with a soundcard.  Honestly I probably would sell them if the shipping didn't cost me more than the headphones, maybe I'll give em to a friend if their mic/headset breaks.

Great cheap soundcard with plenty of features

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Pros: Dolby Headphone, Adjustable Impedance, Cheap, Optical Out

Cons: Fit in case is funky, jacks seem a bit cheap, EAX support not very good

Overall a great little card. Dolby headphone is amazing I preferred this card to my Sound Blaster Z, I sold that card when I needed a bit of money and bought this one to replace it for cheap and I actually liked the sound on this one more for gaming.  It has a decent amp built in but if you want to plug another in for using dolby headphone it does not have a standard line out option, so I recommend using the optical out to send to something like a FiiO D3 and then connecting your amp to avoid double amping.  It is great that dolby headphone is sent through the optical.  It does lack Dolby Digital Live so sadly you aren't going to be able to send out surround via optical,...
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Great for music...not movies/games

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Pros: Good sound quality, Sturdy construction, Comfortable

Cons: Poor soundstage, Cable a bit too long, it's 3.5mm connector is a bit awkward

I love the sound quality, one of my first good pairs of headphones for music. Soundstage is very lacking, don't even try to play a game with it (Could pinpoint enemy footsteps better with a mono speaker haha)   The folding is sort of nice, but annoying at the same time.  I let my friends try them on and they always manage to flip the earcups the wrong way and get confused.   Sometimes the highs are overbearing.  My ears tend to be hurt by some youtube videos and some music.

Ups And Downs

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Pros: SPDIF output, Virtual 7.1 for headphones, Small Size

Cons: Very Loud, Software was a bit of a pain on Windows 7 64bit

Alright well I just recently purchased it, installed from CD fine on Windows 8 64bit, not so much on Windows 7 64 bit had to find a strange hidden zip file to get it to work.   This thing is ridiculously loud, could be good for some high impedance headphones.  Turn it down all the way before you plug in your headphones.  I can hear pretty loud sounds when the system volume is set all the way to 0 (doesn't give me much range for small volume increments.   The SPDIF works great with it's provided 'mini toslink' connector.   The USB extension cable it comes with is quite nice as well.   I have yet to use the microphone input nor the virtual 7.1...
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