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Old 08-09-13, 04:00 AM
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Question New headphones, any recommendations?

hello all,

I want to buy some new headphones to use with my PC but i'm not sure what to get, I would appreciate any recommendations.

I will be using the headphones for everyday use as my primary PC audio, gaming, audio/video editing and listening to music (Bass heavy).
My budget is around £150 - £250

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Old 08-09-13, 04:32 AM
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From previous threads related to this topic i see the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO recommend along with an Xonar STX soundcard. YOU NEED a soundcard to be able to push the headphones and audio quality to the limit.
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Old 08-09-13, 08:00 AM
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Plus one for the DT770 pros and the STX, i have both and i fcking love them
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Old 08-09-13, 01:02 PM
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Agreed with the above - although getting an STX + DT770s in the budget is unlikely.

You could get away with a USB DAC/amp such as a Fiio E7 or E10 instead of the STX, but for what it's worth, save up a bit more for the STX.

Also - having got my own pair yesterday, I'd throw the DT990s in too if you're alright with them being open back.
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Old 08-09-13, 02:41 PM
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Agreed with the above - although getting an STX + DT770s in the budget is unlikely.

You could get away with a USB DAC/amp such as a Fiio E7 or E10 instead of the STX, but for what it's worth, save up a bit more for the STX.

Also - having got my own pair yesterday, I'd throw the DT990s in too if you're alright with them being open back.
The budget is purely for the headphones, and iv needed an excuse to buy an STX for a while so its not a problem.
Open back headphones leak the sound out don't they ?
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Old 08-09-13, 02:51 PM
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Sony MDR-V6/ 7506 (incredible sound signature for the price, nice and flat, very accurate)

Beyerdynamic DT770/880/990 (incredible bass, super comfy, very well made highs a little piercing)

Sennhieser HD 598 (open, lovely sound, subtle but accurate bass)
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Old 08-09-13, 02:55 PM
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I use an maudio delta 1010lt soundcard (need it for cubase) and in-ears for gaming (nocs ns400 at the moment) I love the way in-ears make the sound in games so close, especially in horror games. And the extra bass in for explosions and such are welcomed too. But if you're going to edit/mixing audio I don't think any headphones are a good idea. You're better off using reference monitors.
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In ears for anything but portable use is silly, IMO
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Old 08-09-13, 03:04 PM
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Sure. I do use them mainly for portable, but I don't want to spend a lot of cash on a headset just for the times when I want to play a game on high volume at night.
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Old 08-09-13, 03:10 PM
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The budget is purely for the headphones, and iv needed an excuse to buy an STX for a while so its not a problem.
Open back headphones leak the sound out don't they ?
Open back do leak the sound out but also allow it in.

I have the DT770s and I can't talk with both cups on because with the game volume on, I can't hear my own voice at all really, which makes things very disorientating.

Got the DT990s yesterday, and they do sound very similar with music - only noticeable difference to an average user really is the open feel of them, but I do now think it's pretty important to get something open if you plan on using a mic and talking with them on.

Both of those sets are incredible for the price however, and you don't really need to spend all the way up to your budget of £250 to get a very nice sounding pair of headphones.
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