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I'm an audiophile with no money (boo tuition), so I've got at most $100 to spend on a somewhat hot, sexy new pair of headphones. I don't mind buying used/refurbished, so if the headphones are a bit over $100, thats still fine. My listening preferences are 50% gaming 50% music. My music taste is somewhat base heavy (more than my current sr60s at least). So far, I've narrowed it down to the following two: ATH-AD700s and ATH-M50s. I want the BEST possible pair for the money. So...suggestions?
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I just bought my AD700's last week. I have gotten a pretty significant k/d boost in BC2 since I have had it, even though my Creative Titanium HD hasn't arrived yet. The sound quality is phenomenal, and so is the soundstaging.

It's really good for music too. I hear parts of songs which I wasn't able to hear before using my logitech USB gaming headset (was $159.99 too!) as well as my Koss PortaPro's.

And I don't get why people say they have no Bass. Sure, they don't have the thump of a subwoofer but the Bass is there for sure, and it sounds great.

I would definately recommend them. Just make sure you don't have a small head. I have a fairly large sized head and the earcups literally fill up both of my cheeks because of how massive they are... Seriously, they are the diameter of an iPhone...
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I just did a review on the AD700s covering a large-ish range of music so you can take a look at that link in my sig and make up your own mind.
Honestly, i think my M50s are more competent all-around headphones, whereas some music sounds GREAT on the AD700s, and others lack a lot of intensity.
Also, the M50s are fairly bass heavy, while not being muddy, and have good clarity throughout other registers too. That said, they are a LOT less comfortable than the AD700s

If i were you i'd go with the M50s
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I think I would pick the m50s over AD700s for music, but supposedly m50s such for gaming and for dolby headphone. :|

Edit: What about the closed version of the ad700? The a700?
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I think I would pick the m50s over AD700s for music, but supposedly m50s such for gaming and for dolby headphone. :|

Edit: What about the closed version of the ad700? The a700?
The M50s are awful for gaming, and what do you mean by dolby headphone? That isnt built into headphones, it a sound alterer used in the Xonar cards.
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I'd suggest the Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset, comes with a toggle that allows to switch for 7.1 to 2.0, damn good for gaming,

Also the Logitech g35 7.1, it also has great sound quality for gaming, not as much as music but its still damn good, probably better than most.

They got really good features for gaming, both has mics with rlly good clarity, background sound cancelling etc.

Both as USB connected and cost around $100 dollars
    
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I'd suggest the Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset, comes with a toggle that allows to switch for 7.1 to 2.0, damn good for gaming,

Also the Logitech g35 7.1, it also has great sound quality for gaming, not as much as music but its still damn good, probably better than most.

They got really good features for gaming, both has mics with rlly good clarity, background sound cancelling etc.

Both as USB connected and cost around $100 dollars
Not sure if serious...

The G35 has worse soundstage than the headphones that they give on airplanes for free.

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i like my Logitech G930 well enough.
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Just speaking from experience, the AD700s sound stage is phenomenal for gaming, you really can't beat them for the price. As far as comfort goes, this headphones are extremely light on your head, which might sound shocking because of their size, making them perfect for long gaming sessions.

As ComradeNF said, the bassy sound is present, but there is no thumping against your head, which headphones like Beats have. If you are looking for this thump, I would not recommend the AD700s or A700s. Besides that, this headphones have superb quality and clarity for music, something you will not find in any gaming headset.
    
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I'd suggest the Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset, comes with a toggle that allows to switch for 7.1 to 2.0, damn good for gaming,

Also the Logitech g35 7.1, it also has great sound quality for gaming, not as much as music but its still damn good, probably better than most.

They got really good features for gaming, both has mics with rlly good clarity, background sound cancelling etc.

Both as USB connected and cost around $100 dollars
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