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Yeah... $300... not worth it at all for essentially an AD700X with a microphone slapped on it. Looks good though.
 
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They look like damn good headphones but I wont be getting them, grabbed a Samson Go Mic and still using my good old AD700's thumb.gif

Still I wouldnt mind trying them to see how they compare for positioning
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The huge price premium doesn't seem to be worth it when you can pick up a pair of PC360s for literally half the price, and they'll have barely worse performance.
 
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Originally Posted by eXecuution View Post

The huge price premium doesn't seem to be worth it when you can pick up a pair of PC360s for literally half the price, and they'll have barely worse performance.

Its marketing, they make premium products so the price tag will come with it. they look nice and seem to have an ok mic, even tho its lacking in a windscreen/pop filter thing

I do agree with everyone tho, the price is a to much, maybe if they were somewhere around the $200 - $250 mark it would be reasonable but $300 is a bit much
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Considering you can pick up ad700x for about $125 regular price, $250 or $300 for this headset is grossly overpriced.

They decided to use a 3.5mm combo jack for compatibility with ipads and smart phones. That means you need to use a splitter for separate mic and headphone jacks. They include a usb dac which can't be very good considering the price. Combo jacks on things like smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc. are usually quite bad sound quality wise. Buying expensive audiophile headphones and using them with battery powered on board sound is kind of defeating the purpose.

Those two things alone would put me off from buying these because it means I am paying for a crappy DAC I will never use and I need to use a splitter and adapter to use these with a dedicated amp/dac. If they were priced reasonably they would be worth considering for convenience though.

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This is how they should have made them. With separate mic and headphone jacks. No combo jack, no usb dac and cheaper price. Forget portability, these things are huge. AT really needs to focus on their primary audience which is audiophile gamers using PCs. Separate 3.5mm jacks are compatible with almost everything anyway. If people really wanted to use these monsters with portable devices they could just use an adapter.
Edited by FDS - 2/7/14 at 8:32am
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I just got mine today and the sound quality is amazing in game you can hear everything to the slightest foot step. Music sounds wonderful and my friends in game and on teamspeak say my mic sounds clear and awesome. Got them as a gift so didn't pay for them.
Edited by MASSKILLA - 2/15/14 at 8:13pm
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Well that's nice, but the rest of us don't want to shell out for something double price to something comparable for the half. Glad you're enjoying them thumb.gif
     
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Well that's nice, but the rest of us don't want to shell out for something double price to something comparable for the half. Glad you're enjoying them thumb.gif

Even though I have a pair of $500 CAD headphones myself (AKG K712), odds are in the next month or two I'll pick up the ATH-ADG1 headset myself to see how it is. I'm just waiting one of my local salespeople to get an email back from their supplier about availability and all that fun stuff.
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ATH-ADG1 open backs added to the buy list (whenever it's actually is available for the USA for a normal price). For those who don't like the cord style just how hard would it be to splice in the separate cables anyway? We make PSU cables here on OCN!! Easier than attaching a boom mic to high end headphones I'd imagine.
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