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A700s are closed, AD700s are open. Open gives an airier sound, but leaks sound. Closed sounds very slightly more artificial, but isolates sound very well. I would recommend the Closed A700s for gaming purposes, or if he has a noisey environment.
Noise is a 100% non issue, so closed is still the way to go yeah?
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Noise is a 100% non issue, so closed is still the way to go yeah?
(Thank you very much for all the help so far btw!)
Some people prefer open, but I prefer closed. It's really a personal preference.

I always recommend closed if someone doesn't have a preference. Even if noise isn't an issue, what's the point of paying for high quality headphones that are useless in certain situations? I bought mine for gaming and music at home, but they sure will be sweet next time I have to get on a plane, train, or bus. Open headphones are only useful when you are alone for the most part.
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If he is not in a noisy environment, I would recommend Open. It will sound more natural, and if someone calls his phone or tries to get his attention, he can still hear it. So, if noise is a non issue, then I would go with the open AD700s. However, Dankoni brings up a good point, too. Just have him listen to some Bose QC2s in Best Buy. If he likes them, get the closed A700s. It'll blow his mind, haha.
    
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and to the post about such and such can being ???% better.
nobody can tell you a concrete answer to that its all subjective. so take what everybody says with a pinch of salt the only way for you to concretely know that such and such can is better is to demo them under same circumstances. so if you live near somewhere that sells high end headphones go try a few out in your price range..... and a word of caution "DO NOT TRY OUTSIDE YOUR PRICE RANGE. YOU WILL BE SORRY." if you try outside your price range you will end up buying something that you cant afford. plain and simple. so yea the best idea is to run away screaming bloody murder...XD
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My favorite is the HD555, it's a solid headphone in all regards and great for the price. However, the AD700 has a slightly wider sound stage (from what I remember... It's been several months since I last heard the HD555, and I didn't have my AD700s for more than a few days), which would make it a bit better for gaming.
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