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post #1 of 17
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Hey OCN, i'm in the market for a set of new gaming headphones. And after reading a few guides over here i've narrowed it down to one of these two.

From what i've read the HD555's lack bass but that isn't a problem for me since i'll mostly use my speakers if i want to listen to music. I mainly want to get better positioning in FPS. Also i have a XFI Xtreme Audio soundcard if that helps?

I'm a bit lost as to what improvements the AD-700s would bring over the HD555's and if i really need them?
post #2 of 17
No to the AD700's. Save 20$, get the HD555's and be glad you did. Just as comfy [if not comfier] than the AD700's. The AD700's are bulky and feel like they'll break in your hands. The HD's on the other hand, swoon <3
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It was actually your guide that helped me Thanks the difference is actualy around £25 which is near $40. I'm going to order those 555's tommorow should be here in the next few days
post #4 of 17
What about the 280Pro Silvers
-best of both worlds -(closed so -no leakage- better bass than the 555's)
brand spankin new-full sennheiser warranty
$85on Ebay- ships internationally! (extra for international)
Ebay list
& HD280Pro from EbayUK

What's your opinion Phospho?
I'm a complete headphone noob, but, since I got my new SC- I'm in the market and I've been doing my research- They look pretty spiffy!!
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I think the HD555's would sound better than the HD280's. The HD555's are super-duper comfy as well.
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I would avoid the HD280. They're not bad, but at the same price point I feel the Equation Audio RP-21 is a much better option for a sub-$100 closed headphone.
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Are you sure you want open headphones? If you are not in a very quiet listening environment, it will annoy you.
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Are you sure you want open headphones? If you are not in a very quiet listening environment, it will annoy you.
You just turn up the volume actually.
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I would avoid the HD280. They're not bad, but at the same price point I feel the Equation Audio RP-21 is a much better option for a sub-$100 closed headphone.
you know chip, you have to send me those RP-21's you keep raving about, I need to compare them to the HD280's.

as from what I heard the HD280's are a clean, but not as fun and punchy. they have a little more in the deep end department and when I sampled them, they blocked out noise well. i just haven't written an extensive review on them as I haven't had a pair of HD280's in my possession longer than 4 hours. they're comfy though, not as comfy as the HD555's.
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you know chip, you have to send me those RP-21's you keep raving about, I need to compare them to the HD280's.

as from what I heard the HD280's are a clean, but not as fun and punchy. they have a little more in the deep end department and when I sampled them, they blocked out noise well. i just haven't written an extensive review on them as I haven't had a pair of HD280's in my possession longer than 4 hours. they're comfy though, not as comfy as the HD555's.
My main views on the differences are the the 280s isolate better (no huge surprise), while the RP-21s have deeper and more present bass and the treble is not as shrill as often as I found the HD280s to be.
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