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So I am pretty much set on buying these headphones because apparently they are great for gaming and have pretty good highs/mids, and they are closed. I have heard great things about the sound stage as well.

I had some questions before I click the buy button on Amazon .

1. Is the bass going to be really overpowering? I mainly listen to metal if that matters, and I am transitioning from AD700's.

2. What is the sound stage like? Is it wide enough to be pretty good for gaming, or should I not bother using them for gaming purposes?

3. Is this the model which is able to fold up?

If anyone here has the headphones, I would really appreciate some close up pictures of the 3.5mm port, the pads, the top, and the earpieces themselves.
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Are you planning on keeping the AD700s? They'll most likely serve you better for gaming...
    
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Are you planning on keeping the AD700s? They'll most likely serve you better for gaming...
The AD700's are a little too bass light for me. Also, I am going to college next year and I am sure my room-mate wouldn't like hearing the loud noises coming from my AD700's.
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So I am pretty much set on buying these headphones because apparently they are great for gaming and have pretty good highs/mids, and they are closed. I have heard great things about the sound stage as well.

I had some questions before I click the buy button on Amazon .

1. Is the bass going to be really overpowering? I mainly listen to metal if that matters, and I am transitioning from AD700's. No, the bass is there just like everything else. I think the only thing that might be lacking would be female vocals and some male vocals because of the recessed mids, not because of the bass.

2. What is the sound stage like? Is it wide enough to be pretty good for gaming, or should I not bother using them for gaming purposes? Wide enough for me, honestly. I think it's a better experience than using the AD700, having heard both extensively (and owning the PRO550)

3. Is this the model which is able to fold up? It can fold up and the cups can swivel flat. When I transport them to LAN parties, I just swivel flat and throw them in my bookbag. My coworker used the carrying case for the same headphones which might actually be a better idea.

If anyone here has the headphones, I would really appreciate some close up pictures of the 3.5mm port, the pads, the top, and the earpieces themselves.

I'd really like to but I have to leave for New York at 6AM tomorrow for business. If no one posts, I'll have something for you on Tuesday/Wednesday.
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Thanks for the answers! I would Rep but I am on my phone.

Have you used them for gaming? If so, what do you think if them?

Also, do these require break in?

Sent from my GT-I9100
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Thanks for the answers! I would Rep but I am on my phone.

Have you used them for gaming? If so, what do you think if them?

Also, do these require break in?

Sent from my GT-I9100
Yes, I have used them extensively for gaming. I have brought them to company LAN parties several times already (yep, my company's cool like that) and am always top of the food chain.

I'm not sure there was much burn-in since I listened to the headphones from the start and never put them through a burn-in period. I didn't notice much change, though.

For details, please see links in my signature.
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The only thing stopping me from buying them is the fact that there's a hole in the soundstage from about the 5:00 to the 7:00 position, which you mentioned yourself in your review. Has this gotten better over time or is it still the same? At present, I'm leaning toward the HFI 2400's because I prefer open-backed cans anyway, but if I was in the market for closed cans, I think I would be leaning toward at least the PRO 750's because of the aforementioned soundstage issue (unless the problem is present on the higher-end models as well???).
Edited by decimator - 11/6/11 at 7:53am
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Was asking a similar thing on my thread. Went with the DT 770s over the Ultrasone. On page 2 there are some pictures of the ultrasone 550 if you want to takea look:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...one-pro-2.html

GL with your headphones.
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The only thing stopping me from buying them is the fact that there's a hole in the soundstage from about the 5:00 to the 7:00 position, which you mentioned yourself in your review. Has this gotten better over time or is it still the same? At present, I'm leaning toward the HFI 2400's because I prefer open-backed cans anyway, but if I was in the market for closed cans, I think I would be leaning toward at least the PRO 750's because of the aforementioned soundstage issue (unless the problem is present on the higher-end models as well???).
It's still the same and I'm fairly certain it's the same for the higher range of headphones because all of them use the S-Logic technology.

I don't think it's that big of a deal though but since I don't play anything professionally, I guess my words don't mean much. I still manage to stay competitive in gaming no matter which headphones I'm using, TBH.
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I have a pair of Ultrasone HFI-750s, and I can't speak highly enough of them. I know they're not exactly the model you're looking at, but Ultrasone's products all seem to be really well balanced when it comes to Highs, Lows and Mids - and at the same time, it doesn't sound like you're listening to cans.
I've used mine for gaming and they sound amazing, probably thanks to the off-set driver that doesn't try to force straight down your ear. All the privacy of headphones, with all/most of the natural feeling of listening through speakers.
 
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