1. already-taken

    First foray into the audiophile world. I've read some recommendations, now I'm trying to make a decision.

    I'm not willing to spend more than $150 on my first set of headphones.   The music I listen to is varied, but I usually like music with a lot going on in the production. I mostly listen to rock-based music. I listen to a lot of metal, but I also listen to a lot of prog rock, experimental...
  2. brendonintendo

    Looking for good all around over ear headphones for PS3 gaming and listening to music

    Alright so I'm new to both this site, and the audio world, so please be aware that my knowledge and familiarity with headphones and audio equipment is very limited.   I have not until recently gotten into listening to music.  I'm a 21 year old college student, who for most of my life has...
  3. funcrusha

    Headphone care: Could I have damaged / affected my 'phones...?

    Hi there,   So a quick story: I have a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD700s. I've been using them for music listening, with my laptop and Creative X-Fi Go sound card as source. I recently got an opportunity to use them while plugged into a stereo amp and listening to CDs, and the improvement in...
  4. ultimateon

    Saitek Cyborg F.R.E.Q 5 is it worth it?

    So my local shop just started selling them and i am either going to buy a cyberia v.2 black and gold plated or the freq what would you guys advise me to do?
  5. Sneakyshadow

    Aspiring audiophile top be looking for advice

    First off I want to say that I'm pretty new to the "high quaility" audio scene if you want to call it that but I'm trying to learn everything I can.  I have spent the last few days searching about headphones, amps and sound cards.  I feel I have a pretty good grasp on somethings, however other...
  6. funcrusha

    Grado SR80i, Audio Technica ATH-AD700, Sony MDR-XB500: Do I need a headphone amp?

    Hi there,   So I've been using these three headphone sets plugged into my Creative X-Fi Go! external soundcard/DAC. Thus far I have been fairly impressed with the results; there is no shortage of volume. What I have been wondering about is how a headphone amp might improve other audio...
  7. tosen

    Need a new Headphone/SoundCard combo (some options inside).

    Hey,   Priority is to improve my gameplay in multiplayer FPS, meaning I want to hear very clear footsteps, how close or far are from me, etc. However I have been told that AD700 is king for that BUT it's bas anemic, which I'm not sure if I should get this for FPS only and whenever I watch a...
  8. Unlucky

    Recommended around-ear headphones for Music/Gaming?

    Hey everyone!    As stated above I'm looking for a good pair of headphones for gaming/music. I've been looking at the AudioTechnica ATH-AD700 but I've been getting mixed messages. Everyone says they are amazing for location perception in games (perfect for FPS) But some say they're...