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post #10671 of 38576
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Ive demo'ed the HS1's at the computer store I work at, they aren't audiophile quality.
@ MrXVI, if you want the best of both word's. The ATH A700 or Ultrasone HFI 550 or 580/DJ1.

Hence why i said that they are not..... i mention them because it sounds to me like MrXVI is really after a high quality gaming headset that will last, and is looking for audiophile gear due to it tending to be high end and good quality rather than for the acoustic properties. Of the various headsets i've owned over the years, and i've owned far too many just ask my girlfriend apparently it justifies all the damn shoes..... the HS1 is honestly the best made, its flexible where it should be its comfortable it doesn't creak and i've sat on and dropped them countless times without having any problems.

For listening to the right kind of music the ad700's will be a much nicer experience and the sound stage on them is incredible but for gaming at the end of the day he will be paying a high premium for a whole bunch of features he most likely wont be making use of. Also some music like for example dubstep decent quality open cans will loose out to much cheaper closed cans due to the emphasis on bass lines.

That said both the ad700's and the a700s are great recommendations and great headphones shame they come in at 30% more than the budget we were asked to fit inside.
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post #10672 of 38576
Im not sure i can push budget but thanks guys

the ad700 and Ultrasone HFI 550 defiantly look nice but they are above budget mad.gif

being "audiophile" quality isnt that important I just want a good quality sound and durable headset
being razer charcarias quality is good enough for me i just want it to be more durable (or wireless) "wont cut"
post #10673 of 38576
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They wont, they have excellent isolation, they're probably one of the best headphones to use for air travel actually.

Good to know! I don't have to muck around with all that pink noise stuff do I?
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I am starting to get used to my Denons. I put them on and I find it normal to have so much bass. I knew this day would come redface.gif. Today I was looking at my FiiO E11 bass boost, saw it was on Max, and said :' I have become spoiled' thumb.gif
 
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post #10675 of 38576
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Good to know! I don't have to muck around with all that pink noise stuff do I?

Not at all. It's entirely up to you, the debate about burn in and the effectiveness of something such as running pink noise for hours is ongoing. Personally I believe that everyone should just use the headphones as they always would.
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post #10676 of 38576
Oh my, didnt see this thread!

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AKG K701 gaming, movies, music... anything in the computer tongue.gif
AKG K450 for the MP3 and smartphone
Technics RP-DH1200 as my couple while mixing music biggrin.gif
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Got my DJ100's today. Really liking them so far. The midrange. <3
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I'm in the market for a pair of headphones that defies convention and comes with a shell that does NOT fall apart within a year. Does anyone have a recommendation for a pair of cans that is encased in a suitably engineered METAL shell instead of shifty China-assembled plastic and also has the sound qualities I'm looking for? I'd like a transparent but intimate soundstage with strong bass response, crystal clear treble, and comfortable for listening to for hours on end. I'm willing to pay any price for uncompromising build and sound quality in one perfect package.
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I'm in the market for a pair of headphones that defies convention and comes with a shell that does NOT fall apart within a year. Does anyone have a recommendation for a pair of cans that is encased in a suitably engineered METAL shell instead of shifty China-assembled plastic and also has the sound qualities I'm looking for? I'd like a transparent but intimate soundstage with strong bass response, crystal clear treble, and comfortable for listening to for hours on end. I'm willing to pay any price for uncompromising build and sound quality in one perfect package.

Why does it have to be metal? Made-in-Ireland Sennheiser HD25-1 II's are probably some of the most durable headphones out there and they're comprised of (tough) plastic. Older plastic Beyerdynamics have also withstood the test of time.

In fact some of the metal full-sizers like Grados have suspect build quality.

But to your point, since you haven't cited a budget I'd take a look at the Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 for high-end sound with solid build quality. It feels very substantial while still being comfortable. I wouldn't call the bass response emphasized, but it's a solid performer throughout the frequency range with few of the glaring defects that plague sub-$1k headphones.
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Not sure whose maintaining this any longer (whoever it is, thanks) but would you kindly update with ATH-A700. Thanks again.
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