Looking to buy a pair of good 100 ~ 200$ headphones

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Looking to replace my old pair of cheap 60$ headphones with something that will last longer and sound better. Hoping i can get a few recommendations on some good pairs around the range of 100 ~ 200$ a few details i need from them.

1. They must have detachable cables. i always have an issue with the cables breaking over time on my headphones and this would solve the issue. it'd also allow me to freely swap between 1.2m and 3m cables.
2. Be comfortable even after several hours of use. i often find myself using headphones for 3 ~ 5 hours a day and would need it to not get hot or sweaty over time
3. Would need to be closed back and over ear design. there is alot of background noise at times and open back allow to much sound in.
4. They'll mainly be used for music/gaming so preferably they should have a flat sound profile

At current i dont have an amp for headphones so i'd need recommendations on things that would run fine without them, or would work decently until i could buy an amp for it(just recommend an amp to go along with it :D )

Thanks
 

delaro

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*Closed back are not great FPS type gaming because of a low Soundstage
*You won't need an AMP on a PC Soundcard unless your pushing over 80 Ω but a DAC can add some nice quality to some types of use mostly music in gaming you wont notice much of a difference.

As far as Amps go I really like this one, it's cheap and the Tubes add some Warmth.

SMSL T2 2X6J9 $50 Great Volume for headphones ranging 32-150 Ω
https://www.amazon.com/SMSL-T2-Headphone-Integrated-Protection/dp/B06XYJB7S8/ref=asc_df_B06XYJB7S8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312115315632&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3877417865525876645&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021838&hvtargid=pla-422058939293&psc=1


Closed-Back, Flat Response, Removable Cables, Comfy

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x $150
Shure SRH440 $80
Sennheiser HD 569 $150
SteelSeries Arctis 7 $150 " Best for a balance of Gaming and Critical Listening"
 
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