Sennheiser HS-595 overkill ?

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Using a set of Acoustic Energy Aego M with my X-Fi. Mainly for gaming and mp3's. I need a set of headphones and I wonder would the X-Fi do justice to the HS595 or would I be better served going for the cheaper PC150 or 160's ?
 
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Did you mean HD595's?

I have the Aego M's and bought the HD595's for use
at night. At the moment they are connected to the onboard
sound :p

They are pretty good compared to the Aego's, a real punchy
bass to them and oh so comfortable :D
Hooked up to my headphone amp with my mp3 player, they
sound even better, well worth the £99 they cost.

Neil.
 
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Yeah I meant the HD595.
Would I get away using them without a headphone amp and just plugged into my X-Fi. Would be planning to use CMSS-3D for gaming.
 
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Actually I just realised I will need some headphones for my ipod too, and I hate those in air plugs. I am thinking of killing 2 birds with 1 stone and getting either a pair of AKG K 28 NC's or Sennheiser PXC300 noise cancelling jobs. They are light enough to wear outdoors and the AKG's seem like they might be decent for gaming as the reviews I have read said they have very good bass. Gaming and MP3's are my main requirement, not listening to hi-fi. And the noise cancelling is a plus outdoors and when my PC gets loud when gaming. So what do you think - AKG or Sennheiser's ?
 
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Not too sure mate as I don't have either of those. I do have
a pair of Shure E4C's which are noise cancelling to a certain
degree, very handy for cutting out background noise :D

Neil.
 
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I had the exact same pair before and found them annoying to get them exactly right in your ear, and uncomfortable - tried the gel and foam buds. Think proper noise cancelling jobs are ideal for me...ones that can be used indoors and not too dorky to wear outdoors. Hopefull someone else will chime in who has used these. Thanks.
 
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Umm, ATC also has its issues, such as requiring to be powered (battery). IMO, the most appropriate choice for your needs is the Audio-Technica ATH-A500. They are full sized cans, but they are not too bulky, and I am inclined to say they are designed for outdoor used in mind (I am pretty sure that the default plug is the 1/8" although it provides an adapter for 1/4") - and I saw quite a lot of people use those in Tokyo subways etc. They are closed meaning that they will seal off some of the background noise. They are very good choice for gaming and MP3s (quite often recommended actually).
 
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