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Originally Posted by RallyMaster;14672014 
Okay, since I have heard or even owned so many of these headphones, my honest opinion is that Ultrasone wins at the $150 price point. Call me biased but there doesn't seem to be a great selection of closed headphones in that price range.

Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314121928&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Ultrasone PRO 550 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones: Electronics[/ame]

they say surround sound tho :-/
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;14686640 
Amazon.com: Ultrasone PRO 550 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones: Electronics

they say surround sound tho :-/
They're stereo headphones. The surround sound is just simulated through their S-Logic technology. Basically, they're closed cans with technology that can mimic the soundstage of open cans, so you sort of get the best of both worlds with these headphones. I agree with Rally that these are the best cans at that price point.
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Originally Posted by decimate;14693796 
They're stereo headphones. The surround sound is just simulated through their S-Logic technology. Basically, they're closed cans with technology that can mimic the soundstage of open cans, so you sort of get the best of both worlds with these headphones. I agree with Rally that these are the best cans at that price point.

I know its a simulated effect, hence why Im questioning it. Things like that are dodgy and garbage though. I'm surprised they're even mentioned due to it.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;14694068 
I know its a simulated effect, hence why Im questioning it. Things like that are dodgy and garbage though. I'm surprised they're even mentioned due to it.

They work and they work very well.

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post #25 of 31
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Hmmm so indecisive about these things.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Audio-Technica-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1314250573&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATH-A700 Headphones: Musical Instruments[/ame]

They're calling me out! But people keep telling me Ultrasone! /suicide
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post #26 of 31
Have a read through this comparison of headphones for gaming: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envy-aka-shin-cz-s-guide-to-headphone-gaming-particularly-with-dolby-headphone

A700 is great for accurate positioning but bass sounds like a "tin can". There's others with just as accurate positioning and decent bass that doesn't interfere with the sound-stage.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 8/25/11 at 2:01am
post #27 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;14706202 
Have a read through this comparison of headphones for gaming: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envy-aka-shin-cz-s-guide-to-headphone-gaming-particularly-with-dolby-headphone

A700 is great for accurate positioning but bass sounds like a "tin can". There's others with just as accurate positioning and decent bass that doesn't interfere with the sound-stage.

I can't say that thread is trustworthy simply because Dolby Headphone is gimmicky.

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post #28 of 31
What's wrong with it? My experience has been excellent so far.
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What's wrong with it? My experience has been excellent so far.

It's way more echoey than it needs to be and really just seems overprocessed for my liking. Your implementation of Dolby Headphone may be different but the one on my STX and the Xonar D1 I had was just plain undesirable.
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post #30 of 31
I'd take a look at Equation Audio RP-21 and the Ultrasone HFI-580 if you need a closed headphone under $200 bucks.

If your willing to break the $200 buck mark the Ultrasone HFI-780 is one of the best closed cans around.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/26/11 at 6:07pm
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