Need advice for new headphones.
May 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

xShishy

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Hi everyone,
 
My ATH A700s recently broke (although they lasted 6+ years). They've served me well but I'm looking to buy new headphones -- although I don't mind purchasing the same ones again, haha.
 
So I was looking at the following:
 
ATH A700 (again)
or
 
AKG K702
Sennheiser HD 598
ATH A900
 
Does anyone have experience with these/make any recommendations for which would suit me?
 
I generally use them for extended periods of time when I listen to music as I do work/study/browse internet. I also play games (cs, dota, etc.) a lot so I think having a good sound stage is necessary (right? or am I wrong about that? I know very little about sound equipment). 
 
Thanks!
 
May 25, 2014 at 9:11 PM Post #2 of 11

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  Hi everyone,
 
My ATH A700s recently broke (although they lasted 6+ years). They've served me well but I'm looking to buy new headphones -- although I don't mind purchasing the same ones again, haha.
 
So I was looking at the following:
 
ATH A700 (again)
or
 
AKG K702
Sennheiser HD 598
ATH A900
 
Does anyone have experience with these/make any recommendations for which would suit me?
 
I generally use them for extended periods of time when I listen to music as I do work/study/browse internet. I also play games (cs, dota, etc.) a lot so I think having a good sound stage is necessary (right? or am I wrong about that? I know very little about sound equipment). 
 
Thanks!

DT990s might work, they're incredibly comfortable and a good price
 
May 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM Post #8 of 11

xShishy

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  that should be fine then :) 250 ohm DT990 is what I recommend
 
asrock gets a lot of hate, but they have pretty great budget MoBos

Yeah I mean, I just thought about it -- I shouldn't get open headphones because I'll be in a dorm room so I should go closed... in that case the A900x seems to be the correct choice? http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A900X-Closed-Back-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B006V386UG/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A13BNE3P7C8THK
 
May 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM Post #9 of 11

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Heres a comparison thread about the DT770 and ATH-A900x, since I can't give any insight for the A900x, never used it. 
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/646090/ath-a900x-vs-beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-ohm-please-help
 
May 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM Post #10 of 11

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May 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM Post #11 of 11

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I saw a few hd600/hd650 in the FS/FT section, if you don't mind buying used..


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