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

 
  • 39% (9)
    AD700
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    A700
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post #21 of 44
AD700 is better for positional audio because it's open.

unless you need to block out noise, or block noise from getting out open is better than closed 99% of the time.

p.s. do NOT buy them from Beach Audio, they're not the import version. Buy from a music store like guitar center or some other place. usually they will price match & you get a better warranty + the cans actually sound better.

Don't ask me why, same model should be the same; but i had to return a set to Beach because they did not sound right. Bought the same pair at guitar center & it was literally like a cheap pair compared to a proper pair. The only difference i could spot was the guitar center model had a tag inside the box that said "Import Edition" & had a 3 year warranty card as opposed to a 1 year on the Beach pair.
    
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RX700 would great all around compromise/starter headphone in your case.

I can pretty much ensure you that the AD700's might sound okay, but they're not going to be a phenomenal upgrade Metal wise. I never tried the A700 so i can't really say anything bout them.
post #23 of 44
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They should be gaming wise at least... but I am still having a hard time because I'd like that bass for engagement in my games and explosions and such... Don't the Ad700's still have bass? I have heard multiple times the lack in bass compared to the A700's isn't a whole lot
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M-50s?
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Well if gaming is your primary concern, then yeah, they're absolutely top notch. Music wise, they're designed for classical harmonics and or jazzy music. There is one other headphone you may be interested in, but it cost nearly 3x the price lol
post #26 of 44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggetT 
M-50s?
Thanks but no thanks man, I heard those are a lot better for music than gaming.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit 
Well if gaming is your primary concern, then yeah, they're absolutely top notch. Music wise, they're designed for classical harmonics and or jazzy music. There is one other headphone you may be interested in, but it cost nearly 3x the price lol

3x the price, no thanks lol already hard enough to get the extra cash for the AD/A700's

What about the A700's, are they designed for harmonics and what not too? Or more for bass heavier music, like metal? I know you've never tried them before, but can't hurt going off information you've heard from owners or the designers.


Does any one here have an objection to getting either of these head phones used?? I mean geez! These seem like amazing deals to me! Only $60 for the AD700's, I could get those right now if no one see's a problem with it being used, or only another $8 and I can get the A700's if that's what I decide on. Do you guys think the audio will still be just fine as if they were new? Seller has great feed back and says they have been barely listened to and never at high volumes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rivaldog;13693937 
Thanks but no thanks man, I heard those are a lot better for music than gaming.



3x the price, no thanks lol already hard enough to get the extra cash for the AD/A700's

What about the A700's, are they designed for harmonics and what not too? Or more for bass heavier music, like metal? I know you've never tried them before, but can't hurt going off information you've heard from owners or the designers.

Well if they both use the same driver.. I'd expect the A700's to sound a tad bassier due to the closed design, although compromised with a slightly smaller sound stage that gives a more in your head kinda feeling. Should work better for a variety of genres, but I simply can't say tongue.gif

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Don't ask me why, same model should be the same; but i had to return a set to Beach because they did not sound right. Bought the same pair at guitar center & it was literally like a cheap pair compared to a proper pair. The only difference i could spot was the guitar center model had a tag inside the box that said "Import Edition" & had a 3 year warranty card as opposed to a 1 year on the Beach pair.

Hmm, weird.

I know the US pairs carry a standard 1 year, although the EU mandates a 2 year policy. I guess it's possible that some other country has a 3 year, but that's really strange lol
Edited by Skylit - 5/30/11 at 8:44pm
post #28 of 44
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Check out my post again, the one you quoted in your last post, I edited it, this guy is selling the AD700's for only $60 and the A700's for only $75 on Amazon

nvm I shall perform the epic and quote my self
Quote:
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Does any one here have an objection to getting either of these head phones used?? I mean geez! These seem like amazing deals to me!
Only $60 for the AD700's, I could get those right now if no one see's a problem with it being used, or only another $8 and I can get the A700's if that's what I decide on. Do you guys think the audio will still be just fine as if they were new? Seller has great feed back and says they have been barely listened to and never at high volumes

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post #29 of 44
just get the A700, the AD700 is just too lacking in bass. the A700 is the all round better choice.
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Rockin, I think I will since they will both be good for foot steps anyways, would you see anything wrong with getting them used?
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