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May 24, 2010 6:33:50 PM

Hey guys, I just got the ASUS Xonar D2 sound card and wanted to grab a new pair of headphones to go with it. I want the headphones to perform optimally while listening to music, my budget is $100. I was looking at the Grado SR80i and the Sennheiser HD 238 but I would take any suggestions. Thanks very much.

-Sean

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May 28, 2010 2:43:41 AM

Sennheiser HD 280 pro
The best headphones cover the entire ear with a cup, you don't want headphones that press against the ear with a foam pad. The 280 is one of the best for under $100.
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May 28, 2010 3:15:29 AM

After reading forums at head-fi.org for a day I decided to go with the Shure 750DJs, never read audiophile forums you will blow your budget =(
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June 4, 2010 4:59:35 PM

Stax are not bad either, but can I afford $1600 for pair of headphones?
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June 4, 2010 5:25:58 PM

For $1600 they should not only be not bad, they should be like hearing angles sing haha

The Shure 750DJs are pretty amazing, through they are the only pair of headphones I ever spent more than $50 on so I really have nothing to compare them to.
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June 5, 2010 10:32:11 AM

the mroe you spend on headphones, the more you have to spend on amps :) 
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June 5, 2010 4:27:20 PM

I ended up buying the ASUS Xonar Essence STX with the built in headphone amp, it drives the 750DJs pretty well
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June 5, 2010 9:05:51 PM

im sure it does :) 
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June 12, 2010 4:50:13 AM

Best answer selected by seanr111.
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June 13, 2010 2:50:18 AM

Stax headphones are like hearing the angles sing. 4-50,000 hz electrostatic. They do sound killer.
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June 13, 2010 10:47:36 AM

who knew japan could do do well, in the audio industry.
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June 13, 2010 10:50:21 AM

who knew japan could do do well, in the audio industry.
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June 13, 2010 10:55:09 AM

who knew japan could do do well, in the audio industry.
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