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Poll Results: Which Headphones for AuzenTech Prelude Gaming?

 
  • 16% (6)
    ATH A500
  • 2% (1)
    Equation Audio RP-21
  • 2% (1)
    Sony MDR-V6
  • 44% (16)
    ATH A700
  • 33% (12)
    Other
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post #11 of 20
I have the xtrememusic and ad700's(open version) and they sound awesome hooked right into the sound card. No amp needed at all.
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Currently leaning toward the A700s. How do they sound without an amp? How much difference does an amp honestly make for headphones? If my $120 headphones are going to be gimped by not having a $40 amp, I am open to getting one. Is it as bad as... say... having a Q6600 on stock cooling?

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Like I said earlier, the A700 doesn't need amping to sound good nor does it benefit as much as other cans like the K271S or DT770. So you can enjoy the A700 now and get an amp down the road if you like.
    
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post #13 of 20
As far as comfort goes, i sleep with my a700's on plugged into my ipod touch, lol. I also agree that you do not need an amp for these, as the drivers do not really require the boost.

My Creative does a fine job of "kicking out the jams" to these.
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post #14 of 20
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or the A900s, but they're big bucks, although they're top of the closed headphone line for Audio Technica. But I haven't tried them myself.
They're no where near the top of AT's closed line. That honor would be the W5000 at the moment, or the now-discontinued L3000.
post #15 of 20
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What does the thread think of Grados? Remember, bass is important to me. I also hear they are pretty comfortable and light. I'm looking at the SR225s and the SR125s.
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post #16 of 20
Honestly I have no idea about grado headphones. My ad700's are very good (I turned up the bass on the card and a little bit in foobar equalizer cause they are open) and I know the closed A700's bass would only be better. Anyways since you said you want a lot of bass, a lot of people recommend these http://cgi.ebay.com/BEYERDYNAMIC-DT7...QQcmdZViewItem
They are supposed to be pretty kickass cans and the sound card should power those just fine also without an amp.

Just thought I would throw that out there also because they are about the same price as the A700's that I would recommend out of your original line-up.
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post #17 of 20
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Currently leaning toward the A700s. How do they sound without an amp? How much difference does an amp honestly make for headphones? If my $120 headphones are going to be gimped by not having a $40 amp, I am open to getting one. Is it as bad as... say... having a Q6600 on stock cooling?

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They sound fine withouth an amp from an iPod, sound better from a sound card, and they are awesome with a simply cmoy amp, which you can buy later.

I love my ATH-A700's.
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ATH-A700 for $118.99 at the EGG. Decision made. I'm getting the A700s. Thanks for the help all!
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post #19 of 20
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ATH-A700 for $118.99 at the EGG. Decision made. I'm getting the A700s. Thanks for the help all!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? I had the hardest time finding the ATH-A700's from a dealer, and now newegg carries them again. Arrgggg. I had to buy them via ebay :[ :[ but they did come new.
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I am phospholipid's fruitless rage.

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Edit: Thanks again all. I hope I was generous enough with the reps =)
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