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post #1 of 11
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I've been using JVC HA RX700's for the past 2 years and they're awesome.
However, I'm in college now and I want something that will do some noise cancelling, but have decent sound quality.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 11

What are you going to listen to mostly?
    
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I listen to mostly rock (Beatles, Queen), alternative, folk, etc.
I hear the ATH AD700's are bass anemic...I enjoy bass. Also, how well do they noise cancel? I need full out isolation, if possible. Passive is preferable, but if necessary, active will do.
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What genre's of my music do you listen to the most?

Also, I personally own the A700's and I would say they aren't worth picking up if you like EDM or EDM w/ lots of female vocals. Much better suited towards Rock and Rock Sub-genre's in my opinion.
     
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post #5 of 11
The one he listed are A700's they are closed cans and have more responsive bass. As far as how well they isolate there is a review around here

http://www.overclock.net/hi-fi-gear/...pressions.html

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ne-review.html


They are good but i am not sure how well they isolate
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post #6 of 11
The isolation on the a700 is pretty good even with the volume turned up due to the thick earpads.
     
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post #7 of 11
Bass isolation and cancellation can go only so far. Your best bet would be to get the AD700's but I can't promise you they will be a step-up from your HARX700's in terms of isolation. SQ wise on the other hand, they are better in every aspect.
post #8 of 11
the A700 lacks the good bass , they are more gaming headphones than music

here you go:
http://www.ultrasone.com/index.php/e...s/pro-550.html

the 550 Pro are also closed back headphones and the S Logic tech does great job , and those are 140$
    
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post #9 of 11
Ultrasones are good for all around. But they really shine for songs that love them bass. Dubstep guys love these phones.
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post #10 of 11
+1 to Ultrasone's. HFI-580 or Pro 550 are both excellent.

If by noise cancelling you mean just isolate decently well, then yes, Ultrasone's are good. They have a good level of bass quantity and punch, as well as excellent clarity.

Whoever recommended AD700's for isolation and bass must be either a troll or out of their minds
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