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post #11 of 16
I had the Siberias in my 'pre-audiophile' days before Steelseries bought out Icemat.

Far from horrid sounding, but pretty darn average tbh in everything. $20 more for the insanely superior in everything Audio Technica AD700 is much better, so are many standard headphones in the price range.
post #12 of 16
When I had the SteelSeries headset, I liked the microphone's retractability, but the cans offered little isolation and had a very plain sound with a small sound stage. I expected bigger with their semi-open nature.
post #13 of 16
Man I should have come to these forums before I got my HD 555s. would helped tremendously.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by decimate View Post
JVC HA-RX700's are closed.

And for $150, there's tons of options. You'll want a wide soundstage for good positional audio for games like BF3. Additionally, music genres like rap/hip-hop would sound great with headphones with bass. Those two qualities generally don't mesh together well, but the Ultrasone PRO 550's manage to strike a nice balance. They're closed cans with a good amount of bass, but they have this technology called S-Logic that simulates open cans so you get a nice wide soundstage.

Some other headphones in this range are the Audio Technica ATH-M50's (good for music, kinda sucks for games, imo) and Sennheiser HD595.
The RX700's are not completely closed headphones.
Proof:
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...d#post_6566236
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post #15 of 16
I like this review:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...olby-headphone

sums up what I have seen around the web alot.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by awaizy View Post
The RX700's are not completely closed headphones.
Proof:
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...d#post_6566236
True, but they're marketed as closed cans and the small vents really don't do much to consider them semi-open, as a lot of the people in that thread have pointed out, so they're closed in my book. You can call them whatever you want, however .
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