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And I got a choice right now guys. I can get a replacement Carcharias from Best Buy luckily to fix my mic and provide me audio until I'm ready to upgrade, or I can see if they will get me a refund and if they get me a refund I will be able to get the A700/HD555 with a zalman clip on mic! If I am able to get a refund, what should be my final decision on a head set? A700 or HD555?
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You dont want the A700s you want the open version which is the AD700s.

TBH both the AD700s and HD555 will do the job fine .

However the AD700s are bass lacking , whilst the HD555 have more bass.

One thing you need to know about Senheiser in general as alot of their models have a laid back sound , which can make them a bit dull and boring especially on metal or rock music.

Also i would go with a open model over closed as open headphones do give you a better sound.

Closed headphones box the sound in which emphasize the bass frequency .
Edited by Benny99 - 5/28/11 at 8:45pm
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I listen to pretty much just metal music. I like the closed headphones designs to keep the sound from pouring through the house and letting other people hear what's going on in the headset, and bass seems to be better for gaming from what I can tell, which is why I would want the A700's instead of the AD700's. I don't mind sacrificing a little bit of audio quality overall for bass especially if it helps with gaming and hearing footsteps and such

And sadly, no option for a refund from best buy xp only could give me store credit and they didn't have the A700's, or even the AD700's in stock
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just wanted to add that open air headphones have better quality than closed
 
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I knew they had better quality but I wasn't sure how much bass they lacked compared to closed cans. I read the lack in bass isn't much. Also read from some one they just "used EQ to add bass" and by EQ I'm guessing they mean equalizer, which I think would be on a sound card's driver/realtek's driver for on board audio
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just wanted to add that open air headphones have better quality than closed
Since when? Having owned and heard multiple pairs of both open and closed headphones, I can say that open and closed back headphones cater towards different genres, weather and personal liking.

For most gaming and music genres, I prefer my Ultrasone PRO550 more than my Sennheiser HD600 but on other days, I would rather have my HD600 on my head because of the weather or my mood.
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Since when? Having owned and heard multiple pairs of both open and closed headphones, I can say that open and closed back headphones cater towards different genres, weather and personal liking.

For most gaming and music genres, I prefer my Ultrasone PRO550 more than my Sennheiser HD600 but on other days, I would rather have my HD600 on my head because of the weather or my mood.
Closed headphones box in the sound , which makes bass more prominent .

Open let the sound out making it more airy , and generally have less but more controlled bass.

The only reason to own closed headphones is for isolation as open headphones give a better quality sound generally .
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I recently bought ATH-M50's + Zalman Mic (clip On) and I love the setup. It's amazing.
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Closed headphones box in the sound , which makes bass more prominent .

Open let the sound out making it more airy , and generally have less but more controlled bass.

The only reason to own closed headphones is for isolation as open headphones give a better quality sound generally .
I disagree with "more controlled bass" for open headphones. In many cases, it's more like "less prominent bass" or "virtually non-existent sub-bass." Closed headphones are much more capable of reaching the sub-50Hz frequencies compared to open headphones and in many cases, that is more enjoyable while maintaining a level of quality that isn't any worse than most open headphones.

Closed headphones are not just for isolation but for a fuller, more engaging sound in situations that call for it.
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Alright well do FPS games and metal music call for more engaging sound? Every one keeps battling it out, closed cans vs. open and it's making my decision making harder >_<
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I disagree with "more controlled bass" for open headphones. In many cases, it's more like "less prominent bass" or "virtually non-existent sub-bass." Closed headphones are much more capable of reaching the sub-50Hz frequencies compared to open headphones and in many cases, that is more enjoyable while maintaining a level of quality that isn't any worse than most open headphones.

Closed headphones are not just for isolation but for a fuller, more engaging sound in situations that call for it.

Out of my headphone right now, I would have to say this isn't true. Although my LA2000 has a lot more bass quantity than my LCD2 I think the bass quality and depth of the LCD2 is on another level. Imho the LCD-2 goes lower as well on the frequencies.
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