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Good headphones for both Music and Gaming

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May 7, 2013 9:01:45 PM

I have been doing my research and i'm looking into getting Audio Technica ATH-A700X Headphones and I want to know if they are good for this. 50% music-50% gaming. I'm no pro and my budget is $100-$150 plus mic and I don't think i'm ready for sound cards or amps. My old turtle beach X 11's broke and I need something new. Any suggestions for something else before I buy.

I listen to techno and hardstyle music mainly and allot of other things, so I need decent bass.

Others I consider:Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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May 7, 2013 9:20:38 PM

I'm a fan of Sennheiser products, but I think bass-wise they might be a tiny bit weaker than other higher ends brands of headphones...

Can't speak for Audio-Technica, though!
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May 7, 2013 9:24:06 PM

Crazy Steeve said:
I have been doing my research and i'm looking into getting Audio Technica ATH-A700X Headphones and I want to know if they are good for this. 50% music-50% gaming. I'm no pro and my budget is $100-$150 plus mic and I don't think i'm ready for sound cards or amps. My old turtle beach X 11's broke and I need something new. Any suggestions for something else before I buy.

I listen to techno and hardstyle music mainly and allot of other things, so I need decent bass.

Others I consider:Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro


Look at the Razer headphones. I got mine in December and couldn't be happier. I had the sennheiser but it hurts my ears after just an hour or so of use. These new Razer ones are so comfortable and sound quality is great as well. I believe they were the 75-100 dollar ones and I had purchased them at Best Buy. The reviews for them aren't bad either.

Anyways, good luck with your next purchase! ^_^

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May 7, 2013 9:30:30 PM

I haven't owned them personally, but the ATH-M50s are a really popular set, and are generally praised for having great bang for the buck. I don't think you can go wrong with that set.
I can't comment on the other sets you've mentioned, since i haven't looked into those cans.

The absolute best thing you could do is go into a store and try them out with music you know well.
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May 7, 2013 9:40:24 PM

Can't say i've used that headphones you recommended, but I'd like to recommend the corsair vengence 1500 or the wireless 2000 headset. I own the wireless ones and while they don't have the best range, they're by far the best pc headset I've every used.
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May 11, 2013 9:24:40 PM

yeah the ath-m50s really are one of the best in terms of price / quality. it's tough to a find a better stereo pair out there for around $100. they are stereo though, so they don't have surround sound, but still perform well in gaming environments

i also 2nd the corsair vengeance 2000, if you want a "gaming" headset that does well with general audio too. a good bang-for-your-buck model like the ath-m50, but this one has a mic attached as well.

http://www.headset-ratings.com/corsair-vengeance-2000-w...

happy listening :) 
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May 12, 2013 11:24:54 PM

Don't waste money on any of the hyped garbage.

I have owned sennheiser, razer, turtle beach headphones and all of them were complete crap.

They all broke after 4 months ( one of the speaker stopped working ).

The only advice i can give you is stay the hell away from any "gaming" headset.
Get yourself a pair of studio headphones such as JVC HA-RX900.

http://www.hd.ca/jvc_canada/largeimages/HA-RX900.jpg

I paid 50$ for those, the sound quality beats any of the 200$ "gaming" headphones, they're extremely comfortable, built very strongly and I've had them for 2 years.
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April 21, 2015 9:46:06 AM

aoneone said:
Crazy Steeve said:
I have been doing my research and i'm looking into getting Audio Technica ATH-A700X Headphones and I want to know if they are good for this. 50% music-50% gaming. I'm no pro and my budget is $100-$150 plus mic and I don't think i'm ready for sound cards or amps. My old turtle beach X 11's broke and I need something new. Any suggestions for something else before I buy.

I listen to techno and hardstyle music mainly and allot of other things, so I need decent bass.

Others I consider:Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro


Look at the Razer headphones. I got mine in December and couldn't be happier. I had the sennheiser but it hurts my ears after just an hour or so of use. These new Razer ones are so comfortable and sound quality is great as well. I believe they were the 75-100 dollar ones and I had purchased them at Best Buy. The reviews for them aren't bad either.

Anyways, good luck with your next purchase! ^_^



Razer is good for gaming (deep bass for and bright treble makes sound effects vivid). For music I would not recommend it taking into account said above :)  and the weight of the headset. The audio scene is not clean which becomes obvious when listening classical music. Truly I do not believe in single headset to meet music listening and gaming purposes. So I would suggest two different headsets, something like Razer for gaming, and Yamaha or AKB for enjoying music...
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April 21, 2015 10:43:41 AM

I personally use the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones, and they are great!! The sound is so perfect. They are just 110% Great. I for sure recommend them.
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