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post #21 of 32
^But he stated that he plays RPGs and LOVES Bass.

AD700's are great for FPS gaming and positional audio, but kinda fall short for what he wants.

@zakel2

I've never used the A700's, but I do know that they're a tad more bassy than the much open AD700.
post #22 of 32
I like to have bass and soundstage at the same time. Ultrasone wins in that department. And they do it right.
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I like to have bass and soundstage at the same time. Ultrasone wins in that department. And they do it right.
What would you recommend with a max budget of $150?
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What would you recommend with a max budget of $150?
ATH-M50's all the way. I have a pair of the 555's and the m50's and couldn't be happier having the best of both worlds in this price range. For what you are looking for the m50's would be perfect. As much bass as you want, great track identity, and good isolation from outside noise. I heard things on my m50's that I missed with my HD555's.

Spatially, the 555's do a great job of replicating a real 3D experience in your room, making me a little jumpy sometimes. The m50's are great for everything else, especially music in the hip-hop/dubstep genre. the sharps highs contrasted with the bass with the most clarity in comparison.

The m50's are still getting used to my big head, so comfort is about a 6/10 after 3 hours just from pressing on my ears. any shorter period than that and I'd say an 8-8.5/10, which is great for a closed back studio monitor. They will do MUCH better on a person with a smaller head.

good luck!
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What would you recommend with a max budget of $150?
Those would be the HFI-580 and the PRO550. I have heard the HD555 and AD700 and neither of those are what you're looking for. Based on what people are saying about the ATH-M50, the soundstage is really small. Given your criteria, Ultrasone makes the most sense and my PRO 550 is the only headphone I have owned that had me go "Whoa, now that is a crazy soundstage!" It is huge for a closed headphone and it has the ability to do bass justice.

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Edited by RallyMaster - 5/21/11 at 7:34am
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post #26 of 32
HD555s (I have them) have a not so strong bass, but on the other hand the sound is very very accurate.

555s are, no doubt, audiophile headphones, not gaming ones. Although I game with them.
   
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Gosh darned phone.
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post #28 of 32
HD 555 has a good amount of bass after modding(foam and soundstage mod) and even more bass with a Etymotic ER-4P to S adapter($10 shipped eBay).

M50's soundstage is really small, which is why I don't like them.

AD700's bass is anemic, so if you listen to songs with a lot bass, avoid the AD700.
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post #29 of 32
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With my Musiland 02 US + Samson MDR8 mixer, I can hear half way across the map just fine.

Of course, they're not the best, but they're pretty fine for gaming usage. He isn't playing FPS.. soo..

Ignore this. I didn't realize my mixer gave me clear pin point positional audio with any halfway decent headphone. I just plugged in my AD700's and was literally able to hear the other teams spawn movements lol..
post #30 of 32
HD555 are WAY better than the AD700s as far as bass is concerned. But, some of the best (quality) bass I have ever heard come from the DT880s.
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