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Should I grab a set of Audio Technica ATH-AD700 for gaming

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Been thinking about this alot & at the time I was more on a budget for a headset but now I have opened up alittle more. $113.00 instead of 70.00. I dont listen to much music just gaming. Would you grab the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or something else. I am not a huge bass fan I love clarity

 

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333077492&sr=1-1

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post #2 of 20
I'm doing the same, moving from a gaming headset to these. I've heard nothing but good reviews about this, I'll probably get a Fiio E10 USB DAC as well.
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post #3 of 20
Go for it. I did and I love mine.

The bass is still there, but it's more about punch than presence.
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Or if you want closed versions you could get the A700
     
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is there a big difference from open to closed?

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post #6 of 20
I've got a pair plugged into an HT Omega Striker sound card and they're great. Like any headset, audio positioning isn't perfect, but they do a great job, are super comfortable, and sound great. I'd go for a pair. I'd grab them from zZounds instead of Amazon though. I picked mine up for $90 since I got a warehouse resealed pair. They came to me looking perfect and without any kind of defect. Lots of good things said about that company too.
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right now these will be plugged into onboard sound until more then likely next month when I get a good Sound Card. I know onboard sound is poo but i gotta start some where lol

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

is there a big difference from open to closed?

Others could probably get more into detail with it than I, but there will be less sound bleed for 3rd parties in your area. It will have a tighter bass response, which is nice for those big explosions. You lose the soundstage though.
     
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post #9 of 20
well, those are what i would have if i had the money, i firmly believe that its perfectly cool to have 3 listening devices.

1 for games, 1 for music, and 1 for on the go biggrin.gif
post #10 of 20
Grab them, you wont be dissapointed.
I went from logitechs and plantronics to the AD700's and couldnt belive what Id been missing out on for so long.
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