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Which ones should I get? I can get the Beats for $100 so that's the only reason why I am even considering them. I will be using them for gaming and listening to music. Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and a little bit of metalcore/screamo is what I'll be listening to for music.
    
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HD555's are more tuned towards classical/lighter music IIRC

Beats (at least the cheaper models) don't have the best build quality and have far too much bass from what I've heard.

I have similar hearing tastes and would recommend the A700's not the AD700's. The AD700's are open design and have much lighter bass where the A700s are closed and have much more bass. The A700's are phenomenal for the price in my experience.
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You dont want the HD555 or AD700

I recommend M50, RX900, XB500, XB700
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You dont want the HD555 or AD700

I recommend M50, RX900, XB500, XB700
Hmmm... Alright, I'll check those out. What about the Beats Pros? I know they are worthless at their retail price range, but since I could get them for $100, would they compare to others within that price range?
    
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post #5 of 12
The beats are better than both the AD700 and HD555s..


















For your musical taste, although the 555's and AD700's are much better for lighter music and or gaming.
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HD555's are more tuned towards classical/lighter music IIRC

Beats (at least the cheaper models) don't have the best build quality and have far too much bass from what I've heard.

I have similar hearing tastes and would recommend the A700's not the AD700's. The AD700's are open design and have much lighter bass where the A700s are closed and have much more bass. The A700's are phenomenal for the price in my experience.
the a700's barely have any more bass then the ad's
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Hmmm... Alright, I'll check those out. What about the Beats Pros? I know they are worthless at their retail price range, but since I could get them for $100, would they compare to others within that price range?
I cant really comment on the Beats but it sounds like it's a great DEAL. That's less than a third of the retail price. It probably sounds good for $100 too. You can probably resell it for $200 at your local college lol.

But I dont know how it would compare to M50 or something. My guess is there would be more bass output but inferior midrange.

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the a700's barely have any more bass then the ad's
That's what I also heard. Therefore I recommend the ones I listed up there before this. The A700 should have superior sound stage though.
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Your comparing $250 cans to $100 cans. The beats will be better. Where can you get them for that cheap?
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I cant really comment on the Beats but it sounds like it's a great DEAL. That's less than a third of the retail price. It probably sounds good for $100 too. You can probably resell it for $200 at your local college lol.

But I dont know how it would compare to M50 or something. My guess is there would be more bass output but inferior midrange.


That's what I also heard. Therefore I recommend the ones I listed up there before this. The A700 should have superior sound stage though.
the A700's are the closed version, the AD700S are the open, open has much more soundstage, according to my brother anyway
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Alrighty, I'll go with the Beats. Just wanted to hear the opinions of people that know more about cans than me first. Cheers!
    
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