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post #2111 of 5029
Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic make pretty good headsets.
    
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post #2112 of 5029
bass in a closed back headphone is really hard to do. the bass on my Denon AH-D5000 could be tighter and it's a $699 headphone.

take a look at the Sennheiser PC350 Special Edition

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post #2113 of 5029
Heya

Ima trying to get the much suggested headphone,
- Audio Technica ATH-AD700

I live in Europe / The Netherlands
Kinda hard to order one over here, I've been searching in some shops but haven't found a option to buy it.

Maybe anyone in Europe or even in The Netherlands experienced the same problem, and could help me?.

Thank you in advance
post #2114 of 5029
May I recommend adding a DIY subwoofer section ? One for those who want to build their own box and really go all out on bass. These will in general be louder than any active subwoofer brands already recommended. Most subs are made to order (custom options you can choose, so most have build times).

I've been into car audio for years and know of the best brands. As I said, these would be considered "DIY" because you would have to make a box for them (to recommended specs), or buy a prefab box (NOT recommended unless its from DC creations or Khaotic Enclosures).

Brands of extremely high quality subwoofers:

Fi Car Audio (I personally run an SSD 18" in my car on 1200 watts @ 1 ohm)
SSA Audio
Sundown Audio (I own a E8v3 for use in my room)
Incriminator Audio
Ascendant Audio
Digital Designs Audio

All of these brands have different classes of woofers to suit ones needs. SQ, SPL, or both. My SSD 18" back when it was bought 5 years or so ago was a little over $300 with shipping. My Sundown E8v3 was $95 shipped. I also have a friends Sundown Audio Zv.2 18" sitting in my room, a $500 subwoofer.

These are serious brands of subwoofers, especially their higher priced subs. They are LOUD when put in proper enclosures with correct power.

Do note, since these are meant for car audio, it's assumed you will be running these off of car amplifiers. It's plenty possible to use a plate amp, I did it for a while with my 18" in my room. However, chances are it's going to be underpowered, as you aren't going to find a plate amp that puts out 800 watts for cheap, let alone one that's rated under 4 ohms.

Don't disregard these because they are car audio, they are fully capable of being run in a home setup. You just need to know what you're doing thumb.gif
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post #2115 of 5029
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Originally Posted by hatrix216 View Post

May I recommend adding a DIY subwoofer section ? One for those who want to build their own box and really go all out on bass. These will in general be louder than any active subwoofer brands already recommended. Most subs are made to order (custom options you can choose, so most have build times).

I've been into car audio for years and know of the best brands. As I said, these would be considered "DIY" because you would have to make a box for them (to recommended specs), or buy a prefab box (NOT recommended unless its from DC creations or Khaotic Enclosures).

Brands of extremely high quality subwoofers:

Fi Car Audio (I personally run an SSD 18" in my car on 1200 watts @ 1 ohm)
SSA Audio
Sundown Audio (I own a E8v3 for use in my room)
Incriminator Audio
Ascendant Audio
Digital Designs Audio

All of these brands have different classes of woofers to suit ones needs. SQ, SPL, or both. My SSD 18" back when it was bought 5 years or so ago was a little over $300 with shipping. My Sundown E8v3 was $95 shipped. I also have a friends Sundown Audio Zv.2 18" sitting in my room, a $500 subwoofer.

These are serious brands of subwoofers, especially their higher priced subs. They are LOUD when put in proper enclosures with correct power.

Do note, since these are meant for car audio, it's assumed you will be running these off of car amplifiers. It's plenty possible to use a plate amp, I did it for a while with my 18" in my room. However, chances are it's going to be underpowered, as you aren't going to find a plate amp that puts out 800 watts for cheap, let alone one that's rated under 4 ohms.

Don't disregard these because they are car audio, they are fully capable of being run in a home setup. You just need to know what you're doing thumb.gif

DIY Subwoofers aren't cheap and not many people here are willing to spend so much to have a good sub. While I have nothing against car subs, many of them don't too well for home use. The high Fs on some is a drawback and compensate with the cabinet gain on cars.

Plus with car subs you pay more for the same quality as a home theater sub driver. Then they have a lower nominal impedance which may or not be bad if you have an amp cable of driving it. As you stated.
    
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I have a choice between the AD700 or the PC360 or the PC350. Price is not an issue, but the 350 and 360 cost the same. Does the beautiful soundstage of the 360s get destroyed by the closed back of the 350? Because I often game when I need to avoid disturbing others. And also, would I, (being a novice audiophile) be able to notice the difference in gaming between the AD700 and the PC360? Because honestly 80 bucks is a small price for me to pay for convenience.

TL;DR:

I'm leaning towards the PC360 for gaming. If there is not too much of a difference between that and the PC350, I am buying the PC350 instead. If the AD700 is really a lot better than the PC360, I will buy that and use my webcam mic until the ModMic 4.0 comes out.
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Pure gaming only. Best performance, price is not an issue and should not be considered. Choices below are the only ones.

What should I get?

PC350 (preferred if identical or unnoticeably similar to the PC360)

or

PC360 (preferred if identical or unnoticeably similar to AD700)

or

AD700 (preferred if noticeably better than the PC360 or PC360)

?????
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post

DIY Subwoofers aren't cheap and not many people here are willing to spend so much to have a good sub. While I have nothing against car subs, many of them don't too well for home use. The high Fs on some is a drawback and compensate with the cabinet gain on cars.

Plus with car subs you pay more for the same quality as a home theater sub driver. Then they have a lower nominal impedance which may or not be bad if you have an amp cable of driving it. As you stated.

Yea of course, I understand your points. I know they aren't cheap. The first box I built for my 18" was over $100 in MDF.

I know they aren't particularly meant for use in a room, but with the right box and proper placement, it can sound much better than the premade HT subs.
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Originally Posted by KeyboardXpert View Post

Pure gaming only. Best performance, price is not an issue and should not be considered. Choices below are the only ones.

What should I get?

PC350 (preferred if identical or unnoticeably similar to the PC360)

or

PC360 (preferred if identical or unnoticeably similar to AD700)

or

AD700 (preferred if noticeably better than the PC360 or PC360)

?????

based off the conditions of your choices, the PC360.
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Yeah sorry. The PC360 rose sharply in price. I am now getting the AD700 with a Nessie and Titanium HD for audio.
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