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Poll Results: For FPS Gaming and Metal, the AD700 or the A700?

 
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post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by Redmist 
Yup.

The AD700s will put you at an advantage in gaming, while the A700s will be bassier and better for heavy metal music.

That's what I was thinking. I game more then I listen to music, so it seems like I am leaning to the AD700's. Kinda funny how the choices play out for the tasks, one great for one task, one better for the other.
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Not sure if this helps you, but I'm in the same situation so I thought I'd throw in my $0.02.
I've decided to go with either the Grado SR80i or the Alessandro MS-1, simply because I find myself listening to music more than I'm gaming anyway. I'm willing to sacrifice the sound stage for metal.

I'm the other way around, more gaming, less music, but definitely do listen to my fair share of metal /,,/

Either choice I make, the audio will still be great for both gaming and metal music though, right? Especially compared to on-board audio and my Carcharias?
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I've heard both, and used to own ad700s. As others have said, and I agree, the ad700s would probably be better for gaming (slightly) while the a700s would suit themselves better to your musical tastes. Sound card isn't going to make a huge difference honestly, but it's definitely a good idea to get something to get you off of onboard sound.
In regards to someone suggesting Grados... personally, I HIGHLY recommend to people to not purchase Grados unless they've heard them in real life first, but that's just my opinion. I personally don't care for their sound signature, and was grateful to have heard their entire range of headphones in person prior to purchasing a pair and regretting it.
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In that case I say AD700s because I have them and absolutely love them. smile.gif
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post #14 of 44
Thread Starter 
Rockin band.gif thanks a lot for all the quick replies and information guys, any one else has more keep it coming

All who have gave input have been repped

So far it depends on your hobbies - More gaming - AD700's - More Metal Music - A700's
Edited by rivaldog - 5/30/11 at 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by rivaldog;13693177 
How can more bass benefit me? How can less sound stage put me at a disadvantage? I read some where on here that more sound stage can help with directional audio, hence forth helping me tell exactly where footsteps are coming at me from, which would be an advantage for the AD700's I believe

Bass is good for movies, music, making the game sound interesting for things such as explosions.

Less sound stage means less of an area around you to pinpoint footsteps in games.

Unlike someone said earlier, the sound card is actually the most important thing for pinpointing footsteps imo.

What's best for gaming is a sound card that will help you with positioning, then headphones with great mids and imaging.
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post #16 of 44
well i went from modded HD555's to the a700's and never looked back. i like the isolation and actually having bass. i never have had a positioning issue with my a700's. they have a warmer sound to them. i never have tried the ad700's but even tho i think the a700 was a better choice for me.
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Coming from Sony MDR-F1s... I needed something closed ear and went with the A700s. The soundstage is smaller, but then again not much comes close to the F1s staging wise. That aside, the base and it's quality is very nice. I enjoy the A700s, they work good for me for everyday cans.
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Originally Posted by Simca;13693429 
Bass is good for movies, music, making the game sound interesting for things such as explosions.

Less sound stage means less of an area around you to pinpoint footsteps in games.

Unlike someone said earlier, the sound card is actually the most important thing for pinpointing footsteps imo.

What's best for gaming is a sound card that will help you with positioning, then headphones with great mids and imaging.

So what sound card and head phones between the AD700 and A700 would you recommend?

And wouldn't turning up the volume increase the sound stage then, allowing me to hear foot steps farther away?

And how are the A700's comfort wise? The pics on Amazon make them look like they have a form of leather or something similar to it for padding, but the AD700's seem to have the same material as my carcharias and they are extremely comfortable
Edited by rivaldog - 5/30/11 at 7:59pm
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Soundstage is how the cans place objects in the stage in front of you... well that is inside your head. Most cans suck at this, even when done well it still sucks because they're cans.
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Gotta be better than my Carcharias
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