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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.
How is using a binaural demo from a YouTube video a good way to test new headphones? Because I assume you're talking about the soundstage, and the feeling of "openness," the soundstage created from the recording method will feel around the same, maybe just a bit wider, which means pretty much nothing in terms of overall relevance if you have no base of just how wide the soundstage is meant to be in the first place.

If you're upgrading to better headphones, you should be more concerned with overall fidelity. Listening to your music collection again (hopefully not 128 MP3 files from Limewire) should soon open your ears to how much you've been missing out on. Playing games as well should let you hear many nuances you didn't even know existed until now.
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Been playing with the headphones for some time and if you just get the right track, it's obvious that the AD700 is better.

Dark Side Of The Moon worked well. The difference was almost like switching from a 240p vid to a 720p, everything is crisper or whatevs.
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