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<£180 Unamped Headphones for gaming, music and movies

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I need help choosing headphones to match the specification below as I have spent too long unsuccessfully narrowing down a huge list and when I do there are always unanswered questions that for that amount of money I can't leave to chance. I am also somewhat of an audiophile for headphones too and for the price they'll have to last a long time.

£100-£150 preferably (£180 at a push)
Movies, games and occasionally music (PC, TV and AV receiver)
Over-ear (closed or open back)
Must not need an amp
Noise canceling optional (prefer passive, but active is ok)
Good bass
post #2 of 5
Do a little research on the Sennheiser HD595 or HD555*** (search youtube for the mod to remove the nerf on the 555's) I think their 600-range is awesome but the jump in price - while still close to your budget, doesn't really give you much more flow-end frequency for the money.

Neither of these models have noise canceling options, from what I recall, so depending on your environment (dj'ing, etc) it may be a deal breaker but considering my HD595's were recommended to me by a couple DJ's who use them when they play, it may not be that big of a deal.
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Audio Technica ATH-M50
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100 to 180 Pounds

The U.S. dollar equivalent is between $150 - $280 roughly.
post #5 of 5
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595s and they fit the bill for what you're doing. They're also very comfortable which a lot of the other over ear cans can't claim. If you can swing it, go for a pair of HD650s. They will benefit from an amp but it's not necessary.
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