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Old September 28, 2013, 08:47 AM
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So I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones and I really have no clue where to start. Hoping you guys can help me out here.

I used to have a pair of Corsair Vengeance 1300's, but they recently decided to die. I'm by no means an audiophile, but I was happy with them. I initially thought about getting another pair of the 1300's, but looked around a bit and decided that I would like to take the next step up. The only problem is that I know very little about the headphone and audio market. I have a budget of about $150 and would prefer over ear than on ear. They would also be running off my Asus Xonar DG sound card. If anyone could toss some suggestions out there I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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Old September 28, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Open or closed? Used or new?

You aren't really going to get a noticeable step up in that budget range unless you go for used headphones. (or happen to catch an extremely good sale)

Some used options though:

Audio Technica: AD700(open) and M-50 (closed, but very bass heavy)

Sennheiser: PC350 (closed, no bass/soundstage but excellent imaging) HD555(open)

There's other brands, but the above headphones have sound signatures that are less likely to offend your ears.
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Old September 30, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Damn hope you come back to this thread in time, but canadacomputers.com is selling a Corsair 1500 for $60 - sale ends TODAY.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=042008

But if you want to go with some different..

Sennheiser PC 350 - excellent sound quality + very comfortable. But like ilya pointed out it may be lacking in base. If you have an external sound card you could adjust the bass level via equalizer.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=025830

Roccat Kave ROC-14-500 - Never used these but the reviews seem to indicate that it's very good. Looks super solid. And Roccat software/driver support is top-notch (up there with Logitech IMO). I have the Roccat Savu.
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63947&...ustomerReviews

Steelseries 7H Headset - IIRC Linus said that the 7H is one of the most comfortable headset he's ever worn. The sound quality is very nicely balanced all around.
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54387&...s&promoid=1360
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Old September 30, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Thanks guys. Took a friends recommendation and bought the Sennheiser HD 518's
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