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HA-RX700s or HD668Bs?

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I think I've narrowed down my search for my first set of headphones to one of these two sets. They will primarily be used for gaming (not really competitive) and I want them to be comfortable for hours on end. I also want good sound positioning (I think that's what its called when you can tell where someone is by hearing their footsteps and such). The only reason the AD-700s aren't being considered is they cost $150 in Canada. eek.gif
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The HD668B's will be better suited for you, I think. The RX700's are closed while the HD668B's are open. Open cans provide wider soundstages, which is what you're looking for in terms of 3D positioning.
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Does anyone with personal experience know which ones are more comfortable for long term use? I know the RX700s can be easily modded (stuffing foam into the pads) to improve comfort, but can the same be done to the HD668Bs?
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Does anyone with personal experience know which ones are more comfortable for long term use? I know the RX700s can be easily modded (stuffing foam into the pads) to improve comfort, but can the same be done to the HD668Bs?

Well i have a pair of 700's had them for about 2 weeks now.. definetly great for gaming and i'm more than happy when it comes to the music as well.. although i tend to use the "exciter" mode a lot which is not intended for these set of headphones (64ohms>) when listening to my music. As far as comfort goes i find myself taking them off several time through ought the day to just listen to my speakers for casual skyping / broswing.. mostly due to the heat but also a tad bit of discomfort after a while. My friends have tried them on and love them and say they feel perfect.. i'm not really a headphones type of guy can't go long sessions with wearing a pair but these are probably the most comfy i've ever had (turtle-beach x4 / Countless bose headphones as exp.. not much to say but at least a comparison)
    
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Does anyone else have any insight on this decision? I'm probably going to ask for some headphones for my birthday in 3 days, so I want to be sure I'm getting the right set. The only thing that irks me about the HD668Bs is that everyone says they aren't very comfortable with the stock pleather pads and I don't want to pay $80 for a set of velour pads.
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Does anyone else have any insight on this decision? I'm probably going to ask for some headphones for my birthday in 3 days, so I want to be sure I'm getting the right set. The only thing that irks me about the HD668Bs is that everyone says they aren't very comfortable with the stock pleather pads and I don't want to pay $80 for a set of velour pads.

You can always try and sock mod them. Cut the stretchy top parts of a pair of socks off and wrap them around the pads.

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Well I just ordered some RX900s. biggrin.gif
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