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I only have one more concern: the size. Will the AD700 fit my head? (I have a smaller one)
I would think so, they adjust pretty well, and just kinda rest there. They might wiggle around a bit, I wouldn't do any headbanging with them.
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I would think so, they adjust pretty well, and just kinda rest there. They might wiggle around a bit, I wouldn't do any headbanging with them.
So they are fairly comfortable?

About the size...Newegg reviews seem to say they are too big a lot..
Also some say they aren't good for metal?
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So they are fairly comfortable?
About the size...Newegg reviews seem to say they are too big a lot..
They're very comfortable.


And I wouldn't trust Newegg reviews with anything. Half the people don't even own the product.
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They're very comfortable.


And I wouldn't trust Newegg reviews with anything. Half the people don't even own the product.
Alright...I guess I will get these within the next week and if they are too big I can return them and lose $15 in shipping.
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post #75 of 83
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I am the type of person that wants to get the best thing, as you can tell.

I think I am going to go with the AD700 since I've heard it heavily recommended and seems to suit my needs.
There really is no "best". Everyone perceive sounds differently. Some people perfer the ATH-A900ti and some Sennheiser HD650. Even the $25,000 Sennheiser Orpheus which many hands down say are the best headphones in the world may not sound good to your ears.

The "best" thing to do is, go to a high-end home theater store in your area (Magnolia and the like do not count as high-end) and sample the headphones yourself. You never know, a simple $100 headphone may sound better to you than a $300 one.
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There really is no "best". Everyone perceive sounds differently. Some people perfer the ATH-A900ti and some Sennheiser HD650. Even the $25,000 Sennheiser Orpheus which many hands down say are the best headphones in the world may not sound good to your ears.

The "best" thing to do is, go to a high-end home theater store in your area (Magnolia and the like do not count as high-end) and sample the headphones yourself. You never know, a simple $100 headphone may sound better to you than a $300 one.
Like what stores? I know of none...In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The absolute best way to learn your tastes is to attend a Head-Fi Mini-Meet.

Otherwise, try and find a Guitar Center - they are probably the best-known retailer that carries Beyer and (I think) Sennheiser from time to time. You could also try the yellow pages for an audio boutique.
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There really is no "best". Everyone perceive sounds differently. Some people perfer the ATH-A900ti and some Sennheiser HD650. Even the $25,000 Sennheiser Orpheus which many hands down say are the best headphones in the world may not sound good to your ears.

The "best" thing to do is, go to a high-end home theater store in your area (Magnolia and the like do not count as high-end) and sample the headphones yourself. You never know, a simple $100 headphone may sound better to you than a $300 one.
First, the orpheus system is in the $35,000 range. And while not everyone finds the sound perfect for them, no one on this green earth would tell you they sound bad.

Second, you may prefer the sound signature of a cheaper phone to a much more expensive one, no one is going to tell you an A900 sounds better than a DX1000. Subjectivity does have its limits.

Third, unfortunately, high end headphones in audio stores are few and far between, and sampling them is quite frequently not an option.

Fourth, the A900ti is more overpriced than any Bose. You're paying for a different color.
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The absolute best way to learn your tastes is to attend a Head-Fi Mini-Meet.

Otherwise, try and find a Guitar Center - they are probably the best-known retailer that carries Beyer and (I think) Sennheiser from time to time. You could also try the yellow pages for an audio boutique.
oooooh, completely forgot about guitar center. I saw on their site that they carry tons of Audio Technia, AKG, Senn, and Beyer goodies. I wonder what the selection at the usual store is...
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http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...a900-size.html

Audio Technica have great headphones(I have ad700's). You can just bend them to fit your head.
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