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post #11 of 19
I honestly cant tell the difference between high quality wired or wireless headphone, soundwise

but I have to say since I use a large TV as my monitor I have to sit farther away, and some times I pull out a wired connection accidentaly and if I had higher volumes on my PC, it'll feels like a warzone in my room before I scramble to put the jack back in.

I got a G930, they're about 100 now, and are pretty good
   
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post #12 of 19
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So AD700s are superior for gaming when considering mic+headphones for sub 100?
Yes. The AD700s are fantastic for gaming, but rather picky when it comes to music. Take a look at the review in my sig before you decide to buy them.
post #13 of 19
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So AD700s are superior for gaming when considering mic+headphones for sub 100?
They're the best gaming headphones you can buy under 140 dollars.

In fact, as far as gaming is concern, with lack of care for bassy explosions and whatnot to immerse you into gaming, but strictly from a soundstage, mids and imaging perspective, they're the best gaming headphones for a much higher budget.

The only downside is they lack bass like crazy. They're only good for certain genres of music, but if your primary goal is gaming, then these are the ones to have.

The Samson SR850s offer the bass you'll be missing in the AD700s, but won't have as large a sound stage or as great imaging as the AD700s.

The SR850s are superior to the RX700s. The Rx700s will offer you more bass, but the SR850s will provide you with better mids, better highs, better imaging for positional audio in gaming. The Rx700s have a better build quality. The Samson SR850s can be modified to increase bass if you'd prefer even more bass than they offer unmodified.

RX700s can be modified as well to fix the mids up a bit and increase bass further, but sound stage over all stays meh.

So the SR850s are the only headphones I'd recommend with bass in your budget.
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post #14 of 19
It's just a thought to save you some money, but pick up a pair of HD555 used from the for sale section and a zalman mic and you're set.

I personally went with the RX700s + clip on mic and think even these sound better than any of the SS, Icemat, G35, etc I've used in the past.
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post #15 of 19
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The issue is I am looking for decent bass to for the music I listen to, I might save a bit and grab ATH-M50s.
 
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post #16 of 19
That would be a terrible idea since the M50s are horrific for gaming. They have no sound stage whatsoever, imaging is terrible. In fact the SR850s are 50% to 2/3's their price and are better for gaming than the M50s.

No brainer if you want bass, SR850s.
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That would be a terrible idea since the M50s are horrific for gaming. They have no sound stage whatsoever, imaging is terrible. In fact the SR850s are 50% to 2/3's their price and are better for gaming than the M50s.

No brainer if you want bass, SR850s.
OK then, So if I go 50/50 on the gaming and music (DnB/House/Electronica) what would you recommend. A700s?
 
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post #18 of 19
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OK then, So if I go 50/50 on the gaming and music (DnB/House/Electronica) what would you recommend. A700s?
I already gave my recommendations. The A700s are also 20 dollars out of your budget. For 50/50 I wouldn't choose the A700s. They still don't have enough bass. If you were closer to 70% gaming 30% music, then I'd say sure get the A700s. At 50/50 I'd still choose the SR850s.
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post #19 of 19
If you had the budget for A700s, you might as well get an Ultrasone given the type of music you listen to. The HFI-580, DJ1, HFI-780 and PRO550 are good choices.
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