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How best to test my new AD700s?

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Title says it all. What is the easiest way to compare it to my old headset in terms of soundstage and clarity?
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Play some FPS games and see if you can locate sounds accurately across the map. Not much else, really.
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Headphones can be hard to test, easiest way to compare is to see if you like them more and can make out certain new noises in music/games you never noticed before.
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Play some FPS games and see if you can locate sounds accurately across the map. Not much else, really.
Ye, but one has to watch out for a placebo effect. I might skew the results (although they do seem to separate instruments better than the old ones).
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Try this:

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BFBC2 with War Tapes sound effect.
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Ye, but one has to watch out for a placebo effect. I might skew the results (although they do seem to separate instruments better than the old ones).
Have an unbiased person try both and tell you which one they like best? I think that is the only way to avoid any kind of bias here.... but it wont work too well because no one will have your exact preferences etc...
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Haha, I've tried that already, but it's awesome on both.
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BFBC2 with War Tapes sound effect.
Will try.

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Have an unbiased person try both and tell you which one they like best? I think that is the only way to avoid any kind of bias here.... but it wont work too well because no one will have your exact preferences etc...
Except it's pretty obvious which should be best just from looking at them and wearing them. I guess if I don't tell anyone what they cost me, it'll be as unbiased as possible?
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Cool,
Here's another site, really nice indeed.
http://www.naturespace.com/index.php
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I just listened to the virtual barbershop on my AD700's and that is probably the best way to test headphones. I will be using that from now on.
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