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post #201 of 471
im looking for a gaming headset, this will be used strictly for gaming. Im interested in 5.1 surround headsets.

what do you recommend?

im not an audiophile, so i dont need studio quality sound; just something nice and bassy with decent quality.

the H5V2 seem to be popular for gaming, but i read they have little to no bass... ( i like a bit of bass)

cheers
post #202 of 471
Hey what do you guys say about the JVC RX-700? I heard they are the under $100 versions of the ATH-700s. I'll pick those up and post a review next week!
     
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Hey what do you guys say about the JVC RX-700? I heard they are the under $100 versions of the ATH-700s. I'll pick those up and post a review next week!
ad700's are under 100 dollars. 88 dollars last i checked on amazon..
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What's your budget?

Whatever it is, you'd be best to stay away from "5.1" Headphones
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post #205 of 471
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Originally Posted by doggydogg View Post
im looking for a gaming headset, this will be used strictly for gaming. Im interested in 5.1 surround headsets.

what do you recommend?

im not an audiophile, so i dont need studio quality sound; just something nice and bassy with decent quality.

the H5V2 seem to be popular for gaming, but i read they have little to no bass... ( i like a bit of bass)

cheers
The whole point of this thread is to stray people away from the junk that is 5.1 headsets. Read the OP.

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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
Hey what do you guys say about the JVC RX-700? I heard they are the under $100 versions of the ATH-700s. I'll pick those up and post a review next week!
They are no where close to the AD700's. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, they're just two entirely different kinds of headphones.

The RX700's are going to be more bassy than the AD700's, but you sacrifice soundstaging for the bass (because they're a closed style headphone). The AD700's aren't going to be bassy out of the box without an amp, however once they burn in for a good amount of time and get hooked up to an amp, they produce a fair amount of bass for being an open pair of headphones. The AD700's just sound better, they have a wider soundstage than the RX700's and they're pretty much the most comfortable thing you will ever put on your ears.
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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
Hey what do you guys say about the JVC RX-700? I heard they are the under $100 versions of the ATH-700s. I'll pick those up and post a review next week!
I have read they're a cheaper alternative to Audio Technica ATH-A900. However, having never tried the A900 myself, I can't exactly make that call.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steggy View Post
ad700's are under 100 dollars. 88 dollars last i checked on amazon..
I do believe he was referring to the A700.

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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
They are no where close to the AD700's. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, they're just two entirely different kinds of headphones.

The RX700's are going to be more bassy than the AD700's, but you sacrifice soundstaging for the bass (because they're a closed style headphone). The AD700's aren't going to be bassy out of the box without an amp, however once they burn in for a good amount of time and get hooked up to an amp, they produce a fair amount of bass for being an open pair of headphones. The AD700's just sound better, they have a wider soundstage than the RX700's and they're pretty much the most comfortable thing you will ever put on your ears.
The AD700 isn't bassy even with an amp. Amplifiers don't drastically change the sound signature i.e. a HD595 isn't suddenly going to become a Denon D2000 with an amplifier. You can try EQing but you end up screwing up something else in the frequency spectrum if you do that.

The AD700 is a faster, clearer headphone than the RX700 but the lack of bass results in some songs sounding like they lack substance.
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post #207 of 471
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The AD700 isn't bassy even with an amp. Amplifiers don't drastically change the sound signature i.e. a HD595 isn't suddenly going to become a Denon D2000 with an amplifier. You can try EQing but you end up screwing up something else in the frequency spectrum if you do that.

The AD700 is a faster, clearer headphone than the RX700 but the lack of bass results in some songs sounding like they lack substance.
I know a Fiio E5 isn't anything to brag about, but it does help with bass.
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post #208 of 471
Great guide, and I will be purchasing the A700s!

Thanks!
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post #209 of 471
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Great guide, and I will be purchasing the A700s!

Thanks!
FYI, they are quite big, but very comfy! There is very, very little bass tho, even with a FiiO E5 amp.
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Does anybody know any other alternatives to the Plantronics Audio Switcher?
 
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