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What would be good cans for both gaming and music at the same time? I know the Audio Technica AD700s are awesome for their sound staging and I love my Pro700s for its bass. Is there a good mix of the two for anywhere in the 200USD or less range? If there isn't I'll just stick to getting the AD700s cause I am going to sell my Pro700s to my cousin who really needs these guys.

Music preferences: Anberlin/Deadmau5/Death Cab for Cutie
I pretty much listen to anything/everything.

Gaming: FPS. Good sound staging is what it's called right?
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Good soundstage and good bass, the hardest combination to find :'(
Do you mind the low bass on your AD700s? If you don't, then I suggest keeping them as they have a great soundstage.
Unfortunately, I can't help you on finding good cans with both soundstage and bass. It's like trying to get a pair of headphones that are open cans AND closed cans at the same time...
    
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Good soundstage and good bass, the hardest combination to find :'(
Do you mind the low bass on your AD700s? If you don't, then I suggest keeping them as they have a great soundstage.
Unfortunately, I can't help you on finding good cans with both soundstage and bass. It's like trying to get a pair of headphones that are open cans AND closed cans at the same time...
Is it a huge downgrade from the Pro700s though? I surely do enjoy the bass from these.
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I have the AT M50S and do you want hard hitting base right and clean clear sound ... u will need a amp .... but these are fantastic headphones man!!!! Loveint them and i got them for about 118$ shipped (2 dya shipping )
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I had to learn the HARD way u need a AMP for the music to sound good man .... or it si a compleat waist of money on the headphones .... (bigger the driver the more energy you will need to move them to sound good ... weird i know :X I bought a STX ... has built in amp
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Ehhh. I would get a dedicated sound card also, but I am pretty low on the funds. >.< 200 tops for everything.
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Ehhh. I would get a dedicated sound card also, but I am pretty low on the funds. >.< 200 tops for everything.
hehe I want the same thing as you do except my budget is like $50 and probably used stuff
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post #8 of 15
gaming+bass is really hard to find i would recommend the A700 , they have slightly better bass than the AD700
I dont know if it will work for you
    
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M50s+ asus xonar DG.

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Is it a huge downgrade from the Pro700s though? I surely do enjoy the bass from these.
Oops, didn't read your post right. I thought it said you already owned the AD700s lol

Yes, the AD700's bass is quite low so I doubt you'll like its bass. I can assure you that you will love every other aspect of AD700s though.
    
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