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I am thinking of buying these 2 parts.

audio-technica ATH-A700 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Closed-back Dynamic Headphones

AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Good, yes/no?
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It should do fine, but the AD700 probably will sound better, at the cost of less isolation.
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Yeah, open headphones and libraries don't mix, unless you don't mind being shushed. At this level of quality, the deficiencies of the A700 aren't that major, and quite a few folks might prefer their more impactful bass. I'd pick the A700 for gaming, movies, electronic music, rap; call it a push for rock, metal, and pop; and take the AD700 for jazz, classical/orchestral, and other intimate/non-overproduced music.
By what he says I'm leaning towards the A700. Anyone agree with him?

EDIT: Would the Equation Audio RP-21 headphones be better?
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