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Poll Results: wiser choice

 
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    ad-700s headphones
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    5300s speakers
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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
i'm sort of stuck on one or the other here...

to help out, i record/edit music and play a lot of online games that need good sound. i only have money for 1 of the two upgrades and i definitely don't have money for those 770's. between these 2 choices what would be the wiser choice? i might go for the closed ones if i can find them

edit: check my post further down regarding my situation http://www.overclock.net/3436449-post12.html
post #2 of 22
if you dont have to worry about other then get the 5300's
post #3 of 22
Speakers man speakers.......
    
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post #4 of 22
Go for the speakers...
 
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post #5 of 22
Only you will know if you should get speakers or headphones lol. If you get headphones, I have the ad700's and they are very nice.
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post #6 of 22
Get the headphones.

I have z5300's and the day I got my headphones was the last day I ever turned on my 5300's. I'm actually going to sell them as soon as I can.

Isolation and direction gameplay is second to none using good headphones.
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post #7 of 22
You need to decide which one you are in need of more. If you do a lot of late night listening and don't want to wake other, headphones are probably the way to go. If you live alone and there is no one to bother, I would opt for speakers. You need to make that decision yourself.
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post #8 of 22
I don't like headphones as the sounds are enclosed in your ear, going back and forth. I need my hearing.

Speakers are much better for your longer term ear.

I would say speakers though, in my opinion.

Are you a night person?
If you are, maybe headphones suit you more, since you don't want to make noise for others.
    
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post #9 of 22
i think that's more a choice for you to make based on your own lifestyle. if you want opinions of the two different products themselves, i can say that I have the 5500s which are like a little step up from the 5300s and i love them.
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post #10 of 22
^ Agreed. Your decision should be based on which you use more often, not the opinion of others on the internet. I own the Z-5500 as well as 2 pairs of Sennheisers and I use both the headphones and speakers regularly.
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