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Would this be a good setup, Was looking into speaker solution but no hope. Is this the best I could do? how well would this work with the Hd 558 I have not seen this much but I see the same setup with the 595's, I would be using the Y splitter to use the 3.5mm jacks for the mic and the phones. Is anyone else running a similar setup?
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I use the Astro Mixamp with my AT AD700s on PS3. Works great.
 
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I use the Astro Mixamp with my AT AD700s on PS3. Works great.
+1 AD700s. GREAT bang/buck. You'd have to spend at least $100 more to see the next level up from AD700s.
    
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+1 AD700s. GREAT bang/buck. You'd have to spend at least $100 more to see the next level up from AD700s.
Which I plan on doing soon. Going to pick up a pair of Denon AH-D2000s around the Holidays which will make my 4th pair of headphones.
 
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The mixamp is great to use with almost any gaming headset. Definitely get the Hd 558's. I have that exact combo and couldn't love it more
    
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Thanks :3 Would you say the AD700s are better?
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Thanks :3 Would you say the AD700s are better?
I don't know, I've never heard the 558s. Personally, I think the AD700s are way over-hyped. They're fine for the price but I don't think they're spectacular.

Sometimes I prefer the Astro A40s over the AD700s. The A40s take out some of the mid-high end frequencies which I prefer since I'm rather sensitive to certain mid-high frequencies. Where some people might perceive the AD700s as being "very clear" I perceive them as being "too harsh."

This is just the natural difference in our hearing at work. So it's really only up to you to decide what sounds "better." Try and read up on the characteristics of the two headphones and decide which you will prefer.
 
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