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My vote is for the AD700s. They are awesome cans and are even better with an amp.

 
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From your tastes, looks like Open back was made for you (rock, gaming). You already have the 700s now, but I would suggest the Sen 598, they sound absolutely amazing and are available on amazon right now for 170 used.
     
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Difficult to answer. Very subjective. Some people prefer being in front of the stage. Others prefer hearing where each instrument is coming from on the stage. It also matters a lot less for music and a lot more for gaming. You can theoretically enjoy music from both perspectives..but you can't enjoy competitive gaming with no soundstage.
You either love Grado or you hate it. There's no real inbetween. You like being in front of the stage and having the song sung to you in your face..or you prefer being in the center of the stage and listening to where each of the band members are playing from. It actually is more involved than just that. I'm not giving the Grado sound enough props really. It's definitely a headphone that sounds great for rock..but for gaming..it's definitely not something you want to use if you have an alternative.

Ahh I see, thanks for taking the time to explain to me.
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well, i decided to order in that pair of refurn AD700's, based on the reviews i have read, and the fact that it was the only decent priced units i have found!

Sorry for the off-topic, but grats on your choice. I got the same one too and waiting for it to ship.
hopefully you'll enjoy your purchase.
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yay for being canadian! the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700's cost 150 dollars+shipping, the Pro550's rack up 225+shipping (or "only" 150+50 dollars shipping on ebay!)
did some browsing around town, best deal i found locally were the Shure 750DJ's, usually 175, on for 99.99. Anyone have any expereince with these?
The Stealseries, both the 5H V2, as well as the Siberira V2 are sold in nearly all stores, with fancy boxes (the fancier the box, the less i trust the contents!)
additionally, one of the salesmen raved about the Klipsch One, (which retails for 159.99) and the AKG 142
the best seinheiser that sells locally are the 320's.
Does anyone have any experience with these? the ones recomended above are out of my price range due to the loveley fact that a lot of american companies seem to piss on canadians!
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Corhen

I auditioned the 550DJ's and I wasn't all that impressed, I am more of a Grado man, which means that I like a very aggressive sound signature. The 550's sounded rather washed out to me, and since these headphones will be used primarily for gaming... I don't think that DJ headphones are going to be your best choice, because the closed nature cuts the sound stage down significantly, with obvious exceptions to the rule like some offerings from Ultrasone or Beyerdynamic.

My hi-fi headphone journey started with the JVC RX700's, and they had blown everything I had previously heard out of the water, but then I auditioned a bunch of headphones at the most amazing store in Hong Kong, and that is when my journey really went the way it should have the first time! I discovered the beauty of open cans, I promise you that the bass extension is superior to closed cans, the sound stage is generally improved, and you get away from that "tinny" sound.

So since the majority of your listening is going to be while gaming, I would strongly suggest an open pair of headphones, and you would want one that is strong through all of the ranges, and doesn't do a dip in the middle of the frequency range like you see in many hip hop headphones since you are listening to rock music. Also, some strong mids and highs will make footsteps stand out a little better. Based on a little but if a search... the Sennheiser HD518 looks like a pretty nice headphone for you!
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Coming from the DT770Pro80, whats a good bass heavy open headphone? Sorry for threadjacking lol
     
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DT990, FA-011, HE4, HE-400, 500, Ultrasone 2400, HD650, LCD2, 3, Pro 2900 I mean the list goes on.
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DT990, FA-011, HE4, HE-400, 500, Ultrasone 2400, HD650, LCD2, 3, Pro 2900 I mean the list goes on.

I may be mistaken, but I think he said that they should be $150 or less... However, the FA-011 seem like they would be a nice choice.
post #28 of 29
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Just checking in. Been using the AD700s for several weeks now, and they are really nice!

you can hear the difference between open and closed headphones imediatly, but they are cummfy (commfy?) and have great sound!

i like how thick the cable is, and how sturdy the connector seems.

Thanks all for the recommendations on how to spend my money!
    
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My vote is for the AD700s. They are awesome cans and are even better with an amp.

No, they're not better with an amp.
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