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

 
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post #31 of 44
Dunno man. I don't really like buying stuff second hand unless I'm provided pictures/detailed information. There are also fakes here and there, but I'm not sure of the AD700 has been targeted due to it's design. With a headphone like the M50, you have to be very cautious buying it second hand.
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I'm not considering the M50's though. Hmmm I am usually cautious of this too, but they are great deals... hard to pass up. Just need another $8 for the A700's... xp... Any one wanna buy a used PS3 game for $15? Got fallout 3 and resistance 2 for sale lol XD
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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
pale neon, thanks a lot for the heads up
they still have bass, they just cant make that same rumbling eardrum-bleeding bass that bass heavy phones can. which is a good thing imho; unless you're a dubstep-aholic.

you can also adjust your bass up in windows if you want if you think it needs a little boost.

if you can spend $280 i'd say get an AKG 702. It has great highs & lows + good positional audio for games. If you have just around $100 though, the AD700s will not disappoint; just make sure to buy them from a reputable store.
    
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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?
I would personally rather buy headphones new.
Is saving a few bucks worth the potential problems you could have with them? You have no idea how the previous owner treated them.

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they still have bass, they just cant make that same rumbling eardrum-bleeding bass that bass heavy phones can. which is a good thing imho; unless you're a dubstep-aholic.

you can also adjust your bass up in windows if you want if you think it needs a little boost.

if you can spend $280 i'd say get an AKG 702. It has great highs & lows + good positional audio for games. If you have just around $100 though, the AD700s will not disappoint; just make sure to buy them from a reputable store.
Those AKG K702s look insanely comfortable...
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/30/11 at 9:07pm
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they still have bass, they just cant make that same rumbling eardrum-bleeding bass that bass heavy phones can. which is a good thing imho; unless you're a dubstep-aholic.

you can also adjust your bass up in windows if you want if you think it needs a little boost.

if you can spend $280 i'd say get an AKG 702. It has great highs & lows + good positional audio for games. If you have just around $100 though, the AD700s will not disappoint; just make sure to buy them from a reputable store.
Definitely don't have $280 spend. Choice is limited to the AD700/A700's for now. Do you use the AD700's? For Gaming? For Metal?

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I would personally rather buy headphones new.
Is saving a few bucks worth the potential problems you could have with them? You have no idea how the previous owner treated them.
I was thinking the same thing, but its a lot of money, $50 off the original price. But their is also a sense of pride when buying something around this price brand new. At least for me.

And some one tell me - Are the Razer Carcharias head phones closed or open? If they are open, that's kind of really good news because they work really well to me with my metal music so the AD700's would as well
Edited by rivaldog - 5/30/11 at 9:11pm
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they still have bass, they just cant make that same rumbling eardrum-bleeding bass that bass heavy phones can. which is a good thing imho; unless you're a dubstep-aholic.

you can also adjust your bass up in windows if you want if you think it needs a little boost.

if you can spend $280 i'd say get an AKG 702. It has great highs & lows + good positional audio for games. If you have just around $100 though, the AD700s will not disappoint; just make sure to buy them from a reputable store.
The AKG 702s would need to be plugged into a strong headphone amp like the Fiio E9/Matrix M if you want to get the most out of them. STX's hp amp would do a good job. but if the op goes for a DG. The DG hp amp would do a very poor job with powering the AKG 702s.He would be better off with the AD700 or some other easier to driven headphone.
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Definitely don't have $280 spend. Choice is limited to the AD700/A700's for now. Do you use the AD700's? For Gaming? For Metal?

I was thinking the same thing, but its a lot of money, $50 off the original price. But their is also a sense of pride when buying something around this price brand new. At least for me.

And some one tell me - Are the Razer Carcharias head phones closed or open? If they are open, that's kind of really good news because they work really well to me with my metal music so the AD700's would as well
I use them mostly for games; as for music metal, classic rock, classical, jazz, electronica, occasional trip-hop/jungle/house. They are accurate/sharp, some people say it's fatiguing but i find it refreshing since it doesn't mask any of the sounds.

I do have a pioneer elite amp & cambridge soundworks (pre-Creative) surround setup in my living room, so when i dont need to be at my computer that's usually where i listen to music though.

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The AKG 702s would need to be plugged into a strong headphone amp like the Fiio E9/Matrix M if you want to get the most out of them. STX's hp amp would do a good job. but if the op goes for a DG. The DG hp amp would do a very poor job with powering the AKG 702s.He would be better off with the AD700 or some other easier to driven headphone.
True, they wouldn't sound the best w/ the DG alone; but he could save up & get an amp w/ a line-in later. A Bellari HA540 is a good choice, I think Rolls sells it for a little over $200 if memory serves.

kinda moot anyway since its out of the current price range he's looking at.


the AD700 & A700 are both great for the $. The A700 has more bass, the AD700 has better positional audio & is a little more comfortable. Choose whatever's more important to you.
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The sound stage on the AD700 is excellent for gaming. I don't listen to a ton of metal, but it does sound pretty good. I'm actually listening to Holy Wars... The Punishment Due right now
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I could do a review on the AD700 for you, i'll be gettin em soon.
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From what I read when researching the same topic is most people who have listened to the amout of bass you gain with the closed design is easily made up with eq, and you don't have to sacrifice the solid mids and highs to get there.
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