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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post
-Ad700 literally have no bass. you're going to want to avoid.

-HD555's are okay for all around headphones, but I wouldn't suggest them if you label yourself a basshead and like dubstep.

Audio Technica M50's or Shure SRH840s seem more up your ally for an all around headphone.
Agreed.

Have both sets and based on your description OP, you'd want the M50s they have more bass than the 840s.
The 840s are fantastic IMO (I prefer them - esp for my music), but everyone's needs are different
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TBH I am very unfamiliar in the headphone world. Looking at the Audio Technica M50's - they seem a little overpriced for me - maybe - I really wouldn't like to spend more than $150 and the less the better. I took a look at an ultrasone and have no idea where to start.

I also have never owned a pair of closed-back headphones so I don't know how they would differ in comfort levels compared to open-backed.

My number one priority is comfort and then sound quality. I also forgot to mention on my OP - that I still listen to a lot of rock/classic rock/pop - yet I've found myself drifting further towards electronica so I still like my high's and mids too - although bass is still superior xD - Yet I don't want anything that has the low's drowning out mids/highs.

Going back to the OCN headphone recommendation thread, how do the Audio Technica ATH-A700's fair?
Edited by Zakel2 - 5/18/11 at 6:01pm
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If you want comfort and bass get the Sony XB series

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If you want comfort and bass get the Sony XB series
I am going to have to second this.
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i have owned my hd555 moded to 595s for 2-3years and although they lack bass, its a crisp punchy kinda of feel with like super clarity lol, when i was purchasing as a noobie for headphones back then, i was a big big basshead lol, but after listening to them....clarity>bass all day
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TBH I am very unfamiliar in the headphone world.

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Going back to the OCN headphone recommendation thread, how do the Audio Technica ATH-A700's fair?


Yeah, I'd like to know this too! The Sony XB700's are around the same price. What makes some phones over $150 better than the $98 ones?
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post #17 of 32
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Looking at the Audio Technica M50's - they seem a little overpriced for me - maybe - I really wouldn't like to spend more than $150 and the less the better.
I managed to pick up my m50s for $75 shipped on the marketplace here. Could of sworn I saw someone else selling a pair on the audio section a few weeks ago but can't find it anymore.
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I'd take sound stage over bass any day of the week.

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post #19 of 32
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Bumping - anyone know how the Audio Technica ATH-A700's are? That's what I'm most leaning to now.
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what about them ?

arguably one of the best sound stages for any headphone under like $250 in terms of gaming/postitional audio. Decent sound quality, light bass, EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE, and reasonably priced to boot.

I still go back to mine all the time and really dont mind them for music. I used to enjoy the bass of closed headphones, but ive come to like more neutral bass light cans for the most part.

I wouldnt bother with the ath-m50's if you want to do alot of gaming.
    
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