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I found it for $145.48 shipped. Do you think I should hold out for a better deal?
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I found it for $145.48 shipped. Do you think I should hold out for a better deal?
If you really can"t wait, then sure. But I'm sure you will find a better deal if you wait.
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Man, I got my HD off Newegg during a shell shocker for $115 with free shipping.
Hope your search goes as well.
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Strictly for gaming I'd say the absolute best pair for gaming would be a Titanium HD with AD700 phones.
Thank you sir. I was also in the same position as the OP, and looked into these 2 products. I ordered a pair of AD-700 off eBay for $110 shipped to Canada.

One question, the open-air version is the better of the 2, is this right?
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Thank you sir. I was also in the same position as the OP, and looked into these 2 products. I ordered a pair of AD-700 off eBay for $110 shipped to Canada.

One question, the open-air version is the better of the 2, is this right?
It has a wider soundstage and IMO is more comfortable. The closed version (A700) has a little more bass response, and doesn't leak nearly as much. For home listening and gaming, I'd say the AD700 is definitely the better choice.
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I just got my AD700's last night (ridiculous standard shipping from Amazon...ordered about 9pm est friday and they arrived around 3pm est monday) and they sound awesome. The bass is enough for me and isn't nearly as absent as everyone makes it out to be. The bass is clean, which I will take anyday over loud bass that is muddy sounding.

I also discovered that onboard sound (Realtek 889) doesn't sound bad in music, but is awful in games for positional audio. I mean nothing sounds right...I thought my headphones were messed up at first. No matter where a mortar striked landed, I heard it through my right speaker...same for my foot steps. The quality wasn't horrible, but I couldn't stand it.

I then plugged the AD700's into the Gamecom 777's usb 5.1 converter and all problems were solved. Positional audio was back and I was super relieved that it wasn't a problem with the phones...however the quality was worse than with the onboard (just not as clear sounding). Now I know that I MUST buy a sound card today so that I can get positional audio back AND great sound quality. I'm contemplating just going to bestbuy and picking up the Titanium HD to make sure I like it, then returning it to reorder it on Newegg for $40 less if I do like it.

I will say one last thing...what people say about getting new phones and hearing sounds in games and music that you have never heard before is COMPLETELY true. I can't believe these phones cost me only $88. Now I have to find the balls to spend $140 on a sound card .
Edited by turbocharged - 7/26/11 at 4:41am
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