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With stock pads they'll probably get fairly hot over long periods. They're closed circumaural headphones, very little airflow to the ears pretty much insulating them.

Anyway, hope you're enjoying it. I love ATH's headphones just for their wing flaps tbh. Never get any headphone/flat hair!
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Pair that up with a Titanium HD and the bass will come alive...I know it did with my almost bassless HD 555s
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Yeah they certainly are large! What's the bass like? People think the bass on the AD's is not enough... but I find it short and punchy, and not overly loud. It could do with a lower frequency response from what I've seen. And they are open designed.

So, question is, what's the bass like on the A700's?
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The AD700 bass is in no way punchy, Linkin. Quite the opposite. The sound is there, but there's no rumble or punch at all. I like high-pitched music though, so I don't mind.

I don't have anything higher-quality to compare to, but my in ear heaphones and my old headset (cheap Creative gaming headset) sound really bad in comparison to the AD700s.
I suggest you re-read my post Just my opinion on them. And these are the first set of decent cans I've owned.
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Been playing battlefield on them all night. So solid! Almost makes me want to sell my Logitech Z 5500's.

Now maybe next ill have to pick up one of the next X-fi HD card's. I have the old Titanium card and have hear the HD is better overall and you can hear the difference.
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Been playing battlefield on them all night. So solid! Almost makes me want to sell my Logitech Z 5500's.

Now maybe next ill have to pick up one of the next X-fi HD card's. I have the old Titanium card and have hear the HD is better overall and you can hear the difference.

I own the TiHD and the Xonar STX. While I prefer the former, I must admit that the latter has lower sound distortion and the amps are sufficient to drive cans. IF you get the TiHD you will need to constantly adjust the card as you increase the volume. This does not mean the TiHD is a bad card, I am just saying that it requires more input on your part to correct for bass, treble, mids at high volumes.
 
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I suggest you re-read my post Just my opinion on them. And these are the first set of decent cans I've owned.
I know what you said is "opinion", but it's a fact that they're not punchy. Really. You can say that they suit your needs, but they're simply not punchy. To use an analogy, you could say that an 8800 GT suits your needs and that "OMG IT IZ SO MACH FASTER", but it's a fact that it's not a fast card, no matter what card you came from. See where I'm going with this?

On topic, why do you guys have so many sound cards?

And Wishmaker, how is the Forte compared to the Xonar?
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I know what you said is "opinion", but it's a fact that they're not punchy. Really. You can say that they suit your needs, but they're simply not punchy. To use an analogy, you could say that an 8800 GT suits your needs and that "OMG IT IZ SO MACH FASTER", but it's a fact that it's not a fast card, no matter what card you came from. See where I'm going with this?

On topic, why do you guys have so many sound cards?

And Wishmaker, how is the Forte compared to the Xonar?


The Xonar has less distortions, sounds flatter (not my style), terrible in gaming, good amp for cans, amazing amp for microphone, overall a good card with a few shortcomings. The sound in the Forte is different, more customizable, my kind of sound signature. I love the Forte a lot that is why I kept it


P.S: I have my TiHD in my second sig rig. I like to have multiple sound cards to take advantage of their intended purpose .
 
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You don't think the HD would be good for speakers?

How do you think it stacks up against the older Titanium?
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