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Sennheiser HD555 finally took a dump (broke) on me...

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I'm always hearing about the Audio Technica ATH-A700 as another alternative. However, I want something that won't break on me for sleeping on them rolleyes.gif...I'm sure the 700s may be able to handle. I just want to know if there are any other alternatives. Let's try to keep the budget at ~$150 cause I know I shouldn't even have to worry about spending a lot since I'm not using an amp or something. Usage would pretty much include everything from a variety of music, movies, and games.
Edited by pvp309rcp - 5/28/11 at 11:57pm
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post #2 of 11
Ad700s are open or a700s are closed.

I myself listen to a lot more music than actual gaming so I got a pair of M50.


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I don't mean to sound like a jerk here but, try not sleeping on your headphones and they won't break.

As for a recommendation, the AD700 and A700 have been regarded as being highly comfortable and I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate someone falling asleep whilst wearing them.
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I've slept on my A700s and Sony MDR-F1's and they never broke. My MDR-F1's are ratty, old and musty but they still throw a soundstage to die for and they're a decade old. For everyday use, I like the A700s fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pvp309rcp;13673517 
Sennheiser HD555 finally took a dump on me...I broke my headphones.

Thats an easy fix dude. what a cop-out on your 555's.

Sennheiser would GLADLY supply you the necessary parts at very reasonable prices. And these headphones are DESIGNED to be servicable. all you need is a small screwdriver and a spudge. possibly a soldering iron.
Edited by Xinoxide - 5/28/11 at 11:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106;13673586 
i've slept on my a700s and sony mdr-f1's and they never broke. My mdr-f1's are ratty, old and musty but they still throw a soundstage to die for and they're a decade old. For everyday use, i like the a700s fine.

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Originally Posted by Septagon;13673558 
I don't mean to sound like a jerk here but, try not sleeping on your headphones and they won't break.

As for a recommendation, the AD700 and A700 have been regarded as being highly comfortable and I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate someone falling asleep whilst wearing them.

Thought many people sleep with their headphones on headscratch.gif ...probably have the break the habit then.
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide;13673588 
Thats an easy fix dude. what a cop-out on your 555's.

Sennheiser would GLADLY supply you the necessary parts at very reasonable prices. And these headphones are DESIGNED to be servicable. all you need is a small screwdriver and a spudge. possibly a soldering iron.

That sounds like a nice idea...I'll look into that. I was looking into new headphones in general though since 'open' headphones doesn't seem like a good idea with a tornado...*cough* my computer.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvp309rcp;13673714 
That sounds like a nice idea...I'll look into that. I was looking into new headphones in general though since 'open' headphones doesn't seem like a good idea with a tornado...*cough* my computer.

I just much rather see these stay out of a dump. It really angers me when i see people break stuff and just discard and replace.

Call me a new age hippy, but no matter how awesome HD555's are, they are still poison to nature.
post #9 of 11
All headphones break if you sleep with them on.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;13675993 
All headphones break if you sleep with them on.

Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G

NOT MY DR. DRE BEATS, YO'.

I be rockin' them thangs alllllllll night,'cho.

Fo' sho'.
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