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Aggggh. I've been told different. Some one needs to make a thread - Open Cans vs. Closed for Gaming. Foot steps and audio positioning/clarity need to be taken into consideration. I wanna know what's gonna give me better foot steps and allow me to hear from which way those foot steps are coming as well as bullets and what direction they are flying at me from.
Right from Wikipedia:
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Open-back headphones are characterized as over-ear (circumaural) or on-ear (supraaural) headphones in which the backside of the earcups are open. This is associted with a variety of tendancies including leaking more sound out of the headphone and also with letting more ambient sounds into the headphone. The advantage is often a more natural or speaker like sound and more spacious soudstage (perception of distance from the source).
If you're at a LAN party or something you'll want to stick with closed cans, but if you're gaming in a generally quiet environment open cans trump closed cans for spatial sound.
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I don't do LAN parties, none of my friends here in Texas are as into computers as I am, and the friends I know that are into computers, live in California where I use to be XP not exactly a local area. So AD700's would be better then the A700's for hearing foot steps and bullets in games, and allowing you to hear from where they are coming?
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I don't do LAN parties, none of my friends here in Texas are as into computers as I am, and the friends I know that are into computers, live in California where I use to be XP not exactly a local area. So AD700's would be better then the A700's for hearing foot steps and bullets in games, and allowing you to hear from where they are coming?
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Correct.
Beastly. That saves me some money Are there any known ways to change the color? Is it safe to paint over? I probably wouldn't do it anyway, but having an option to change the color some how if I choose would be nice

Aaaaaand EDIT: After looking at the pics on new egg, the dark purple looks pretty beastly. But some of the pics make it look washed out o.O I bet it was just lighting. Almost forgot to mention, I definitely appreciate the info +1
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Jvc ha-rx900
For quiet environments the open back of the AD700s will trump the JVC's. Great headphones but not the best for what he wants.
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