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Old 26th June 2017, 6:39 PM   #5971
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AD900x fits the bill.

Open back design (forget about sound isolation, but will benefit for positional and soundstaging i.e fps games)

Comfy (circumaural as it sits over your head and cups over your ears rather than on it).

Relatively fun sounding headphones without bloated bass but has bass if the source (music) has it.

Fits within your budget.

Aren't demanding headphones, relatively low impedance will work fine off onboard/external soundcards as well as portable devices (tablets, smartphones etc.). They can however benefit from amplification but its not required.

Not picky headphones with genre (sound relatively ok across the band with different genres). Personally I don't think they do too badly with metal music. There are better options just solely for metal music but throw the option "for gaming" out of the window as they aren't suitable.

Try find a place to listen to one before buying. Auditioning is the key for a successful and enjoyable headphone.
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Old 26th June 2017, 7:37 PM   #5972
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As above, the AD900X or DT440

http://headphones.com.au/product/aud...0x-headphones/
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http://headphones.com.au/product/bey...440-headphone/
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Old 26th June 2017, 9:47 PM   #5973
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AD900x fits the bill.

Open back design (forget about sound isolation, but will benefit for positional and soundstaging i.e fps games)

Comfy (circumaural as it sits over your head and cups over your ears rather than on it).

Relatively fun sounding headphones without bloated bass but has bass if the source (music) has it.

Fits within your budget.

Aren't demanding headphones, relatively low impedance will work fine off onboard/external soundcards as well as portable devices (tablets, smartphones etc.). They can however benefit from amplification but its not required.

Not picky headphones with genre (sound relatively ok across the band with different genres). Personally I don't think they do too badly with metal music. There are better options just solely for metal music but throw the option "for gaming" out of the window as they aren't suitable.

Try find a place to listen to one before buying. Auditioning is the key for a successful and enjoyable headphone.
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Thanks both of you guys. It does seem like the AD900X suits my purposes. Will check out the DT440 as well. I'll have to try and find somewhere in Brisbane to audition them as neither are headphones I've seen in big box stores in my travels.

Edit: lol - neither in stock at headphones.com.au

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Old 26th June 2017, 10:09 PM   #5974
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Don't think there are any headphone stores in Brisbane that stock either headphones.

Just realised Jaben's has the HD600 for $339 which is better than the AD900x but you would have to spend some $ for amplification.

https://jaben.com.au/collections/hea...ucts/sen-hd600

Other than that you can try https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/ Australia's biggest headphone, iem, amplifier, dac etc. retailer.

They've got the AD900x for exactly $299:

https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/produ...ica-ath-ad900x
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Old 26th June 2017, 11:17 PM   #5975
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+1 addictedtoaudio

Go into a StoreDJ to demo headphones, and bring a diverse set of reference tracks so that you can really figure out the lows and mids and highs of each one you try.

$300 will buy you many things, so go try a few before deciding.
I dont know if they have the AD900x although they should, as well as a few others in that range.
I think Vmoda headphones are also in that price range and are well worth a try.
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Anyone had experience with the ATH-DSR7BT?
http://audio-technica.com.au/products/ath-dsr7bt/

Looking for some wireless headphones to use for my PC and phone/ipad that have good sound quality and a mic for PC gaming.

Seem to fit the bill, but unsure about the microphone's usefulness in games as its not a wrap around.
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Anyone had experience with the ATH-DSR7BT?
http://audio-technica.com.au/products/ath-dsr7bt/

Looking for some wireless headphones to use for my PC and phone/ipad that have good sound quality and a mic for PC gaming.

Seem to fit the bill, but unsure about the microphone's usefulness in games as its not a wrap around.
Yeah for that budget theyre certainly a good option, but you probably have a couple of options in this high price range
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Yeah for that budget theyre certainly a good option, but you probably have a couple of options in this high price range
What would you recommend?
Im not too fussed just want something that sounds good and wireless.
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check this out for reference

https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/colle...rice-ascending

Sennheiser Momentums are a popular pick, theres some real value in the noise cancelling. Theyre basically half price on A2A right now, same price as non-noise cancel option
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check this out for reference

https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/colle...rice-ascending

Sennheiser Momentums are a popular pick, theres some real value in the noise cancelling. Theyre basically half price on A2A right now, same price as non-noise cancel option
I'd pick the Sonys out of that bunch. Hands down.
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what about the Momentums with N/C with an apparent $800 of value though, are you saying the Sony's really have another $300 worth of quality in them to warrant passing up this deal?

The Sony's appear to be a bit of a solid / fixed design too, whereas the Sennheisers might have more cup movement and comfort
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what about the Momentums with N/C with an apparent $800 of value though, are you saying the Sony's really have another $300 worth of quality in them to warrant passing up this deal?

The Sony's appear to be a bit of a solid / fixed design too, whereas the Sennheisers might have more cup movement and comfort
You're not going to get "extra" sound quality with these sorts of phones, by paying more.

You're paying for the wireless and NC first and foremost. These two things affect the SQ itself. A wired non NC phone for less than half the cost of any of those listed can sound far better.
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Well if you ever want to go normal route for a wired headphone...

Some cheap Momentums:

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...0#post17587050
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You're not going to get "extra" sound quality with these sorts of phones, by paying more.

You're paying for the wireless and NC first and foremost. These two things affect the SQ itself. A wired non NC phone for less than half the cost of any of those listed can sound far better.
I totally agree, but OP wants wireless headphones

Plus the sale price on Momentums is so good right now its definitely worth considering
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