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

 
  • 39% (9)
    AD700
  • 60% (14)
    A700
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post #41 of 44
sonically, AD700's are amazing. Music is just so beautiful *sobs*... i sometimes wish i had purchased A700's though due to the fact that closed is better in crowded areas to block out ambient noise and to prevent sound leakage (the AD700s are like having speakers on your head), but if I am gaming alone or just listening to music in my room, AD700's can't be touched for the price point.
post #42 of 44
for metal I recommend, Grado/alessandro (same things just slightly refined if my sorces are correct, head-fi.com) denon or ultrasone.
grado - people have already covered
denon - more openness to the sound with refined high notes (is especially good for symphonic metal and a lot of european power metal, and dream theatre)
and ultrasones because they have very tight base along with base quanitity being pretty high [they are the audiophile answer to dr dre beats) the highs are pretty good too and unlike the others are closed headphones and despite that have a HUGE soundstage that rivals the a700s and are THE most comfortable headphones i've found [though be warned i seem to be in disagreeance with a few people, then again i don't have a huge repertoire of things to compare with, all i know is they don't hurt even if worn for a day, they may not have a massage machine built-in though].

question after those baselines becomes budget and any secondary uses.
secondary use is gaming? denon or ultrasone.


want lots of bass? ultrasone
want medium bass? denon
want light bass? go with the audio technica.
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Primary use is gaming, Probably 60% gaming, 40% music, and so I have an idea of how much bass I want, how would you rate the bass of the Razer Carcharias? Light or medium? I don't think it's heavy. And in all honesty, I'm really not looking for other recommendations, just an answer of AD or A700's for 60% gaming 40% music
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3
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
Could you do me a favor? Listen to some Disturbed, Steel Panther, and Iron Maiden for me and tell me how they sound with those bands? Those are the bands I listen to the most really, it'd be totally awesome if you could do that
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Originally Posted by renji1337
I could do a review on the AD700 for you, I'll be gettin em soon.
Thanks, I'd appreciate it especially if you listen to metal music and comment on how those sound And Congrats on your purchase of the AD700's I wish I wasn't as indecisive as I am
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Originally Posted by machinehead
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.
I also heard about this, but read that using an eq to add bass can down the quality of the bass, but honestly that might have been one jealous audiophile trying to make another audiophile look dumb just because they didn't come up with the idea first, or could just be an opinion. lol
Edited by rivaldog - 5/31/11 at 7:36pm
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