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Recommend me headphones

#1temgunPosted 8/23/2013 5:40:04 AM
For music and games, so a good virtual surround is a must. Otherwise, good noise cancellation and no (fake) leather earcups. I do have a good soundcard, so no USB headphones. Around $100 would be ideal, but $200 is the most I'm willing to pay.
#2happyscrub1Posted 8/23/2013 5:46:34 AM
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#3aak57Posted 8/23/2013 6:07:55 AM(edited)
head-fi.org is where you should visit

Anyway, you should tell us what soundcard you have, what types of music you primarily listen to, what type of sound signature you'd like (bass heavy, neutral, focus on female vocals, etc) and whether they need to be open or closed (former has better soundstage but leaks noise in and out, latter is the opposite).

BTW, the term you likely mean is noise isolation. Noise cancellation refers specifically to electronically dampening outside noises, which most headphones do not do (though a great pair of isolating headphones will seal you off).
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#4r0ge00Posted 8/23/2013 6:16:27 AM
You're going to have to be more specific. Do you care if you leak sound out of the headphones? What kind of music do you primarily listen to? Do you want them more for competitive or immersive gaming? Most likely, you're going to have to make a compromise somewhere.
#5thatfool12GsPosted 8/23/2013 6:23:25 AM
The Sennheiser HD Pro 280's are the **** and they are 99.00.
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#6temgun(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 6:25:41 AM
Mostly electronic music, but nothing too bass heavy, so neutral it is. I've been using Asus Xonar DG, which I think is decent enough. So yeah, noise isolation was the term, yeah, that's pretty important. And they are mostly for competitive gaming.
#7r0ge00Posted 8/23/2013 6:38:05 AM
If it's mostly for competitive gaming, you're going to want some open cans. That means sound isolation will have to be sacrificed, at least a bit. If you want isolation, you'll have to sacrifice a bit of sound stage.
#8aak57Posted 8/23/2013 7:06:33 AM(edited)
Yeah, r0ge is right. You're basically asking for a car as light as a Miata with the hauling power of a pickup. You'll need to compromise somewhere.
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#9Benjamin_ButtonPosted 8/23/2013 7:06:47 AM
Beats by Dre.
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