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If the AD700 headphones were packed with bass, then you would lose positionality in games and have a smaller sound stage. Heavy bass muddies mids and highs. --------> Think BEATS BY DRE anything
Beats by dre has poor sound quality as well, especially for the price.

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From just personal experience money =/= quality.

I purchased the Turtle Beach (Garbage I know) Earforce PX5 for around $200 and was highly upset with the quality and amount of headache to get a good sound configuration so I went with the next best thing, the Logitech G35 headphones and boy do I love them!!! For the price, being around $80 USD, and overall quality of the sound and performance of the headset I don't think it can be beat.

I highly HIGHLY recommend the Logitech G35 headphones, you won't be sorry!

Good luck though, always fun shopping for new things!
He will be sorry if he wants good sound quality, AD700's are in the same price range and they have some of the best sound quality around.
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Now, Im not a full blown Audiophile, But I would recommend the JVC HA-RX700 or RX900s + a Mic over the M50 or AD700 any day. Both(And the sennheiser HD555s) are over-recommended and arent nearly the kill all headphones people seem to think they are. Especially the AD700s which, while having great definition and soundstage, have pitiful bass. Like, sickeningly pathetic bass.


I have both the JVC's and the AD700's and my opinion differs slightly from the above.

Yes they are bass light. First off I'll admit I use bass boost to give them a little more ummph. Once that was done I really don't miss anything bass wise strictly for gaming. They have this tight mid-bass punch that handle all in game or movies for that matter explosions, shotgun blasts etc. perfectly. Plus you get the benefits of the big soundstage and detailed mids.

Don't get me wrong I like my JVC's and use them as much if not more then the AD700's. Mostly though that is because I prefer the isolation of a closed can. They don't really excel anywhere except being a great all around closed can for the $$. After extended use with the AD700's going back to the JVC's that bass can make everything seem muddy and bloated. Mods coming soon to help that.

I'm no audiophile nor a audio-technica fan boy. In fact I was fully prepared to dislike the AD700's. I just needed an open can for certain occasions, saw a good deal and decided to check out what all the hype was about. I think I had half of my scathing review already written then I actually tried them and had to trash it.

If OP wants a closed can you should consider the Ultrasone HiFi 580 as well as the M50. Same price range ( http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=USHFI580 ), some reviews ( I have neither ) claim a little more sound stage and a little tighter bass. Another option to look at anyway.
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post #13 of 21
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I'd rather go the Audio Technica AD700 if you want to game.
I have the ATH-M50S and i would beg to differ they soudn GREAT!
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I have both the JVC's and the AD700's and my opinion differs slightly from the above.

Yes they are bass light. First off I'll admit I use bass boost to give them a little more ummph. Once that was done I really don't miss anything bass wise strictly for gaming. They have this tight mid-bass punch that handle all in game or movies for that matter explosions, shotgun blasts etc. perfectly. Plus you get the benefits of the big soundstage and detailed mids.

Don't get me wrong I like my JVC's and use them as much if not more then the AD700's. Mostly though that is because I prefer the isolation of a closed can. They don't really excel anywhere except being a great all around closed can for the $$. After extended use with the AD700's going back to the JVC's that bass can make everything seem muddy and bloated. Mods coming soon to help that.

I'm no audiophile nor a audio-technica fan boy. In fact I was fully prepared to dislike the AD700's. I just needed an open can for certain occasions, saw a good deal and decided to check out what all the hype was about. I think I had half of my scathing review already written then I actually tried them and had to trash it.

If OP wants a closed can you should consider the Ultrasone HiFi 580 as well as the M50. Same price range ( http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=USHFI580 ), some reviews ( I have neither ) claim a little more sound stage and a little tighter bass. Another option to look at anyway.
Tbh I just didn't know the difference. But now I do. The audio technicas look like the best bang for the buck though atm. Any suggestions on a mic?
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post #15 of 21

This is the easiest way to do it:


And there are some that look like a mike you can connect .... i cant remeber there name though and those have a little bit better sound quality but ... not allt hat big of a deal they are liek 20$ not 10 lol


Edit:
The Labtec LVA7330 are a great mike ... worth the 35+ $$ mehhh Ebay it maybe get it for 10 and you should be good

and the Olympus ME-52W Noise Canceling Microphone Is good tofor a little louder keyboard and maybe random noises being cxled out ....

Hope it helps???
Edited by Jackeduphard - 7/30/11 at 11:46am
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Please ignore all the posts above(I'm not saying you guys are wrong) because the main question was not asked..

What are you going to use them for? Music, gaming, movies? Also, what kind of music do you listen to?
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Please ignore all the posts above(I'm not saying you guys are wrong) because the main question was not asked..

What are you going to use them for? Music, gaming, movies? Also, what kind of music do you listen to?
probably mostly gaming. I don't listen to music much on the computer unless they're on my speakers. It's hard to enjoy music just sitting there haha.
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For gaming the AD700s are really excellent. They offer a very wide soundstage and fantastic directional audio cues, so they really excel in FPS. The downside though is that they have almost no bass(which for FPS can be a plus actually, as all the bassy explosions can make it hard to hear anything else, and lord knows every FPS is a nade fest these days) and also, they leak sound, so others around you can hear a bit of what you can. Additionally these cans fit very loosely, which makes them very comfortable for long gaming sessions, but can be hard to get used to if you are used to cans with a lot of clamping force.

Overall, these are probably the best cans you can get for FPS gaming anywhere near this price range. Very highly recommended.
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Get the AD700's and buy a Fiio E5, it will add a nice bass boost. Just a thought.
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Please ignore all the posts above(I'm not saying you guys are wrong) because the main question was not asked..

What are you going to use them for? Music, gaming, movies? Also, what kind of music do you listen to?
Thought the OP made his intentions pretty clear in the first post.



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How would this build be?

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cg...source=froogle

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020

I've been using some plantronics for like 4 years. They still work fine but They hurt my ears because the padding is **** and they're all tearing apart now. Any advice would be great. I mostly game. Not really listening to music unless i'm on my speakers but that's mainly because my current headphones hurt.
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