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I dont understand why so many people believe that the AD700 are good for gaming. I have them and I felt they were useless for gaming. There were so much hype so I ended buying them. When I had them, I couldn't hear people around me at all. I'm a professional gamer and I would never buy them. Maybe, I just got a bad defective one.
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I dont understand why so many people believe that the AD700 are good for gaming. I have them and I felt they were useless for gaming. There were so much hype so I ended buying them. When I had them, I couldn't hear people around me at all. I'm a professional gamer and I would never buy them. Maybe, I just got a bad defective one.
You either got a defective one, a fake one, or you were using onboard sound. There is a reason they are so popular.
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The answer that will make you guys happy is the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A. It's got an attached boom mic, it's under $100, and hey look, it's got 5.1 Surround Sound!!!

I would be a real dick to just walk away from this thread and be on my merry way at this point (well...even more of a dick than I already am). All right, lets get serious now...Gaming headsets are a damn joke. In order for companies like Turtle Beach to meet the Dolby 5.1 standard, they need to shove 4 drivers in each earcup. This means that the drivers in the headphone are smaller and of lesser quality than the ones you'll find in stereo headphones in the same price range. This results in terrible sound quality more often than not because the drivers are spaced too close together and produce a muddled sound signature. Don't fall for the marketing.

For $100, the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 + Zalman clip-on microphone is the way to go.
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I dont understand why so many people believe that the AD700 are good for gaming. I have them and I felt they were useless for gaming. There were so much hype so I ended buying them. When I had them, I couldn't hear people around me at all. I'm a professional gamer and I would never buy them. Maybe, I just got a bad defective one.
They work perfectly with my setup. I hear everything and I play competitively. They are durable as can be too. I have owned logitech, turtlebeach, and other crappy gaming headphones in the past and they all broke on me. I had to send my turtlebeach one in like 2 times because one of the speakers would go out on me. I regret ever buying them after getting the adh700s.
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You either got a defective one, a fake one, or you were using onboard sound. There is a reason they are so popular.
I got mine from amazon so there not fake. I have a x-fi titanium fatal1ty pro sound card. if anything probably defective. When comes to gaming my HD555 are wayyyy better when it comes down to music AD700. Thats just my preference.
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The answer that will make you guys happy is the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A. It's got an attached boom mic, it's under $100, and hey look, it's got 5.1 Surround Sound!!!

I would be a real dick to just walk away from this thread and be on my merry way at this point (well...even more of a dick than I already am). All right, lets get serious now...Gaming headsets are a damn joke. In order for companies like Turtle Beach to meet the Dolby 5.1 standard, they need to shove 4 drivers in each earcup. This means that the drivers in the headphone are smaller and of lesser quality than the ones you'll find in stereo headphones in the same price range. This results in terrible sound quality more often than not because the drivers are spaced too close together and produce a muddled sound signature. Don't fall for the marketing.

For $100, the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 + Zalman clip-on microphone is the way to go.
I actually purchased that headset and I was going to do a review of it on my Youtube channel, but it went straight back to the store the day after I got it. I literally got better sound using my $30 PortaPro's plugged into my PC's onboard sound using a Mono configuration. That thing has zero sound stage. In BC2 it sounded like people shooting me from the north-east were shooting me from the east. I could never rely on sound.

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I got mine from amazon so there not fake. I have a x-fi titanium fatal1ty pro sound card. if anything probably defective. When comes to gaming my HD555 are wayyyy better when it comes down to music AD700. Thats just my preference.
For music the HD555's are a hell of a lot better. They have a much richer and deeper bass. The AD700's have a wider sound stage though, so they are better for gaming.
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They work perfectly with my setup. I hear everything and I play competitively. They are durable as can be too. I have owned logitech, turtlebeach, and other crappy gaming headphones in the past and they all broke on me. I had to send my turtlebeach one in like 2 times because the one of the speakers would go out on me. I regret every buying them after getting the adh700s.
I agree there durable but hearing footsteps (sound stage) I felt was super weak. My teammate also purchase AD700 and had the EXACT same problem as me. Maybe it was just the game we were playing?

anyways if you like them thats great, I wish I loved them like everyone else.
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lol I always feel like its pointless to even give advice to these ops who ask about headsets. They never seem to go with our recommendations. They are stuck on turtle junk and logicrap.
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lol I always feel like its pointless to even give advice to these ops who ask about headsets. They never seem to go with out recommendations.
I know... 80% of them end up buying a crappy headset.
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I agree there durable but hearing footsteps (sound stage) I felt was super weak. My teammate also purchase AD700 and had the EXACT same problem as me. Maybe it was just the game we were playing?

anyways if you like them thats great, I wish I loved them like everyone else.
Thats too bad. Maybe you should of tweaked your sound card settings a little. You could send those two pairs my way
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