Headphone for gaming, music, and general media consumption under $350?
May 8, 2015 at 2:09 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

ZettabyteGamer

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I just bought a xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp and a Genalex Gold Lion 12AU7 Tube, so hopefully those two things don't suck ass. I will be mainly playing video games, listening to music and just general media consumption. I am open to suggestions, you all probably know better than me! I'm trying to decided between the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7, Philips X2/27 Fidelio, and the Audio-Technica ATH-R70x.
 
May 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM Post #3 of 5

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Assuming open is okay? Keep the HD600/650 on your short list. Those two are going to be very neutral in this range and excellent all-around headphones. If nothing else, you'll have a good reference point for figuring out exactly what you want/need.
 
May 12, 2015 at 7:06 PM Post #4 of 5

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Adorama has the HD600 for $229, which is way under what they were going for several months ago. Definitely worth strong consideration at that price: http://slickdeals.net/f/7847715-sennheiser-hd600-audiophile-dynamic-headphones-229-free-shipping-no-rebates
 
May 12, 2015 at 9:40 PM Post #5 of 5

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I own the X2 as well as the HD650.  Given their proximity in price these days I can fully recommend both.  The X2 is easier to drive but the specs on that TA-01 are claiming 2100mw into 32 ohm load, indicating a decent amount of power.  I have no experience with that particular DAC/Amp combo so I can't comment on its ability to push a difficult load.  I purchased the HD650's several years back and still enjoy them, but the X2's do get more head time currently (in part due to the low power requirements).  I prefer the X2 with modern rock/EDM/hip-hop and the HD650's with vocal, acoustic, and some classic rock.  At the end of the day both are good all-rounders with a similar general sound profile.
 
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