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yeah but they have the same guts as the 595s........
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Gaming wise:

HD555s / AD700s + Clip On from Zalman is kinda popular for gaming.
I would go with this. I have the HD555's and the Zalman clip. It's a great choice. I have also tried the A700's (closed version of the AD700) and they are also very good.

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yeah but they have the same guts as the 595s........
The 555 does not need to be amped, but the 595 will sound much better with one. The reason a lot of people say the 555 and the 595 are nearly identical is because if you compare the two without an amp, it would be hard to tell the difference. BUT, with an amp, the 595 will sound much better than the 555.

For gaming purposes, I would just go with the 555.
Edited by jfiaff - 6/2/11 at 11:28pm
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so.... i hear that the 595s have great bass compared to the 555s, but i don't think that either will have the bass i want, i am actually now thinking of going with the ad700 and getting an amp, or the HD212 pros with an amp, either way, i don't think i will be able to get exactly what i want, which is the punchy bass with the quality of the 595s when amped, i am going to buy an amp eventually though, because i want to use the headset i buy as my by me self sound system for everything

IF i get the 595s and an amp, will i be able to pump up the bass, i am thinking yes, and if so, i am going with those
Edited by phantasmor - 6/3/11 at 7:52am
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so.... i hear that the 595s have great bass compared to the 555s, but i don't think that either will have the bass i want, i am actually now thinking of going with the ad700 and getting an amp, or the HD212 pros with an amp, either way, i don't think i will be able to get exactly what i want, which is the punchy bass with the quality of the 595s when amped, i am going to buy an amp eventually though, because i want to use the headset i buy as my by me self sound system for everything

IF i get the 595s and an amp, will i be able to pump up the bass, i am thinking yes, and if so, i am going with those
You really don't need to do that if you're mostly gaming. I would just get the hd555. You won't be disappointed.
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You really don't need to do that if you're mostly gaming. I would just get the hd555. You won't be disappointed.
I don't know if it matters if he has to, seems like that's a selling point for him.

However, someone else mentioned that AD700s have a good heavy bass, and that clip-on mic is your best bet. I don't think anyone has explained exactly why people choose to go with headphones+mic instead of a headset yet. Basic principle is that the headset is going to cost you more than the headphones+microphone combo, and there's not really any advantages that come along with the headset over the headphones.

Finally? Just read this thread. That will answer all of your questions because it's basically about everything you've been asking.
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i am going to get the Sennheiser 555s and mod them to be 595s, and i am getting the Astro mixamp, not right now... but eventually, and after that i will get some AKG K 702s and switch out the cables to add a mic....
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i am going to get the Sennheiser 555s and mod them to be 595s, and i am getting the Astro mixamp, not right now... but eventually, and after that i will get some AKG K 702s and switch out the cables to add a mic....
Why the heck do you need an Astro mixamp? Waste of money imo. If PC gaming, get a good sound card..

Now, I SUPPOSE it'd be cool if you were playing console + PC to get the astro mixamp.. I just think they're pricey.
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post #18 of 20
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yeah they are very pricy, i WOULD get a turtle beach dss but i have a thing about screw me once, don't get a chance to screw me again, and yes i am gaming on pc and ps3, i game mostly on whatever one i can get the best deal on
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yeah they are very pricy, i WOULD get a turtle beach dss but i have a thing about screw me once, don't get a chance to screw me again, and yes i am gaming on pc and ps3, i game mostly on whatever one i can get the best deal on
Ah yeah.. I didn't go for Turtle Beach because I think they are too pricy. I bought some Tritton AX720's because they were cheaper and I had a $20 BestBuy gift card to spend too. But I have liked them a lot so far. They were great for my X360 gaming. And I can also plug them in via USB to the computer. But however I am now PC gaming a lot more. And I will soon connect them via optical cable to my PC.

MadCatz customer service has also been great to me. They replaced a broken cable with the inline controller. They even sent me a replacement Headset when I broke the plastic earcup of my old 720's once. All free. Kudos to them. However I must soon compare these to my father's Sennheiser's.
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post #20 of 20
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yeah, i just bought the ax720 base, because someone was selling just the base on eBay, and i was wondering if someone knew if i can just buy the adapter that comes with the headset, and use an s-video cord to connect it to the base..... or if i could find the inline adapter that goes with it

just so you know it was just 50$ so i feel like it was a deal even though i have to find a way to adapt it,
Edited by phantasmor - 6/7/11 at 9:38am
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