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As i have modded rx 700s for dubstep/music, i guess i dont need headphones for music, so i need primarily headphones for gaming and right now i can get 555's for 65$ and AD-700S for 71$ all with 2 day shipping, i will have a ASUS xonar dx, what one should i get?


did the foam mod/umm, get black ring off mod to rx700's so music is amazing on them right now...with onboard
Edited by renji1337 - 5/28/11 at 2:15am
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post #2 of 23
I think the AD-700s are better than the 555s.
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love my ad 700's you might even end up using them for music lol
    
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post #4 of 23

I have the 558s which are comparable to the 555s and I'm loving them so far. Showing pretty much no signs of ware and really comfy, and yeah sound is good too

I haven't done it yet but AFAIK you can mod the 555s or the 558s to 595s or 598s. Just open the things up and remove a piece of foam restricting airflow.


like that.

But yes both options are good, just go with whatever you feel comfortable with and you'll surely be happy with them
 
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post #5 of 23
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love my ad 700's you might even end up using them for music lol
For the OP though, I'd advise against it. The weak bass might not be something he'd like with dubstep.
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For the OP though, I'd advise against it. The weak bass might not be something he'd like with dubstep.
my rx700 have plent bass for me though, so i can just use those when needed, they sound amazing even without a soundcard to me xD
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For the OP though, I'd advise against it. The weak bass might not be something he'd like with dubstep.
hes not getting rid of the other set but instead of switching back and forth he might find himself leaving them on
    
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post #8 of 23
gaming?

between my A700's (sealed AD700) and HD555's
the audio-technica set has better soundstage/imaging. prefer it when I play FPS or anything with significant audio cues.
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post #9 of 23
RX700s are fine for gaming... If you want a little more out of them put some cotton balls in the foam pads to push the driver away from your ear.

Just a note: the AD700s are sooo comfortable that you won't want to wear the RX700s anymore.
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post #10 of 23
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RX700s are fine for gaming... If you want a little more out of them put some cotton balls in the foam pads to push the driver away from your ear.

Just a note: the AD700s are sooo comfortable that you won't want to wear the RX700s anymore.
comfortable means nothing to me >_> i actually have never had headphones that arent comfortable, even apple ibuds, stuff up there just doesnt ignore me, i forget about them

but would it be okay ad700 for gaming and rx700 for music?

btw i did the rx700 mod and the felt mod

or 555's
Edited by renji1337 - 5/28/11 at 2:16pm
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