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AKG Q701 vs AD700 vs DT880 for FPS gaming

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Which one reigns supreme for competitve FPS gaming and comfort? Ive heard that the AKG's are the best but the headband is uncomfortable, ive also heard that the AD700s are also the best but are lacking for base and somewhat uncomfortable as it fits only one head. Ive heard that the DT880 is great overall but not the best.
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Which one reigns supreme for competitve FPS gaming and comfort? Ive heard that the AKG's are the best but the headband is uncomfortable, ive also heard that the AD700s are also the best but are lacking for base and somewhat uncomfortable as it fits only one head. Ive heard that the DT880 is great overall but not the best.

Best for FPS is somewhat relative because the way I play FPS and the way you play FPS is different. For example, I prefer getting movie like sound which is cool and stuff but it's pretty bad in terms of helping me position opponents in games. If you're playing competitively or wand headphones that will tell you where people are very accurately it really doesn't get better than the Ad700, however, they lack Bass and have somewhat recessed highs, so if you're looking for a movie like sound experience I believe that the AKG's are better. You can always mod them slightly to make things more comfortable thumb.gif
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Take the DT880s off the list. The Q701's are a good choice, but make sure you have an amp for them. If not your best bet is the AD900s.
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Im looking for the competitive experience, not movie like. Is my Sound blaster z adequate for the headphones? Its impedance is 33 ohm
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I also have the option of getting the sennheiser hd598
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Take the DT880s off the list. The Q701's are a good choice, but make sure you have an amp for them. If not your best bet is the AD900s.

Yeah, but just as a heads up to everyone, in canada, these headphones are WAYYYYYYY more expensive than they are here.
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Wouldnt the ad900 be more comparable to the akg q701, since theyre in in the same pricerange and the ad900 are said to be a more refined ad700.
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Wouldnt the ad900 be more comparable to the akg q701, since theyre in in the same pricerange and the ad900 are said to be a more refined ad700.

Nope. They sound somewhat similar. The audio technica has slightly better bass, but the highs are a tad harsh. The AKGs are a better headphone in my personal opinion. As for as headphones go overall, they are completely different.

Keep in mind, price is probably the worst way to determine a headphones worth. Otherwise we would all be buying beats headphones.
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post #9 of 39
I love my dt 770 250ohms sound great mids only thing lacking. but im a bass head. and dt770 are great in that field and long hours gaming/movie watching no loss in comfort.
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Sennheiser HD 598 is extremely comfortable and good for competitive gaming as well.

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