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Im thinking of getting them instead of the HD555's.

I listen to rock,ska,punk rock, reggae,etc.

Also these would be unamped, which I assume would sound better then the sennheisers would be unamped?
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From what I've read looking into these two, unamped the AD700 will out perform and are generally liked more than the HD555.
    
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I'll revisit this thread after I take delivery of mine on Monday.

UPS' delivery schedule hardly ever coincides with mine, so I missed taking delivery today. However, I called in and requested that the delivery be made to my work instead.
    
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I'll revisit this thread after I take delivery of mine on Monday.

UPS' delivery schedule hardly ever coincides with mine, so I missed taking delivery today. However, I called in and requested that the delivery be made to my work instead.
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post #5 of 16
I would say yes, but not having the Senns to directly compare I don't wanna say too strong of a yes.

What I can say is that I have the A700's and love them to death, one of the best investments I've made.
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Both will be fine without an amp. The Sennhiesers will benefit more if you do get an amp than the Audio Technica's will.

For your music tastes I would definitely get the AD-700s. The HD555s are outstanding for jazz, vocals, classical, light rock, etc; but the AD-700 has more bass punch and impact.
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post #7 of 16
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Both will be fine without an amp. The Sennhiesers will benefit more if you do get an amp than the Audio Technica's will.

For your music tastes I would definitely get the AD-700s. The HD555s are outstanding for jazz, vocals, classical, light rock, etc; but the AD-700 has more bass punch and impact.
Cool beans I'm pretty sure about them, but it's interesting to note that the 555's are on sale for 89.99 on the egg
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post #8 of 16
the ad700's, but remember they're open backed :]
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Yup, open headphones leak a helluva lot of sound, and they let quite a bit of sound in. *Extremely* annoying when you're trying to do homework. Also, one time I started up my music, and I thought my speakers were playing the music initially. Turns out it wasn't them playing it...

However, keep in mind the HD555's are also open and thus will have the same problems. But damn, I pretty much listed the only cons about open headphones (besides less bass in general vs closed). Open headphones tend to offer better soundstage and SQ in general over closed counterparts.

Oh yeah, and from what I've read, the general consensus is AD700 > HD555. I don't think either of these would need an amp. However, IMO amps aren't really worth it until you hit the $120ish range.
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post #10 of 16
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I'm going for the AD700's particularly because their open. I bought a pair of closed HD215's and sometimes they make my head hurt, even at really low volumes :/
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