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Quick question don't burn me Will these rival any 5.1/7.1 headset out there when positioning people on a map?

I've read 5.1 headsets are gimicky. Just wanted to check before buying. This is mainly because the Plantronics GameCom 777 and Razar barracuda were recommended to me.
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Quick question don't burn me Will these rival any 5.1/7.1 headset out there when positioning people on a map?

I've read 5.1 headsets are gimicky. Just wanted to check before buying.
Thats correct sir. A good pair of stereo headphones in conjunction with a decent sound card will be no-contest better than gimmicky 5.1 sets.
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Thanks for the help guys ^_^ I'll definatly be sticking with the HD555's then
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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
I totally disagree with the comfort of ATH-A700s and the HD-555. For prolonged use (1 hr+) I found the A700s much comfier and a much better fit. Also they seem to have just about the same build quality to me, maybe the HD-555 are a little better, but they seemed very similiar to me. Overall, I prefer the ATH-A700 over the HD-555.
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Really depends. The HD555's are open, so sound leaks in and out. If you live by yourself, that's not a problem (Well it might if you have like squeaking mice or chirping birds around the house), but if you don't want to hear your roommates or family while gaming/listening to music you should get a pair of closed headphones.
    
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Well closed headphones give your a more intimate experience than with open. It's a difference in how they sound, not just the isolation.
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I have not used HD555s, but I got ATH-AD700s and I have to say they are AMAZINGLY comfortable. I could seriously fall asleep in these things, I barely feel anything on my head, so nice and soft and light!
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