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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post

Very nice!
How's the bass on those, i hear its more impactful/present than on the K701(2)s.
Also, how does that cable feel? Is it stiff or flexible?

The bass is very tight and firm....I love it. I've gone everything from The Dave Brubeck Quartet to Skrillex tonight when messing around and they've been putting out nice clean thumps the whole way. I event thew in a few hours of BF3 for good measure. The sound stage on these are a lot wider then I was used on the 555's and there is much more depth.
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post

^ Those Q701's are looking nicer and nicer. The more I read about them, the more it seems that they perform far beyond their price-point (not to mention that pics like the ones above add to the drool factor).
Congrats on the new cans.
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@ Kody, good choice. ;D

Thanks guys...I'm loving them so far.
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The bass is very tight and firm....I love it. I've gone everything from The Dave Brubeck Quartet to Skrillex tonight when messing around and they've been putting out nice clean thumps the whole way. I event thew in a few hours of BF3 for good measure. The sound stage on these are a lot wider then I was used on the 555's and there is much more depth.
Thanks guys...I'm loving them so far.

Mmmmm, Brubeck.
These Ultrasones are great for a lot of stuff, jazz and classical not among their strengths. I was looking at either the Q701s or the new HiFiMan Planar to pick up. As much as I love these Ultrasones for electronic, they're not a do-it-all headphone (And I want me some open-backed cans)
post #11093 of 38150
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Got my Q701's today...stepping up from my HD555's.

Currently driven by my Fiio E10, but that will more than likely be changing soon.

nice, i got them in black to match my computer desk theme. Also bought some ebay cable in black ($23) only because i hate green. Running them with a E9 and it does a REALLY ggood job running them. This headphones are the greatest for gaming. Soundstage is out of this world more so than the AD700. It has great bass but not to the extend to muddy the vocal. you hear the bass, mid, high, etc cristal clear, vocals are crystal clear in BF3. I already tried the ultrasone hifi-780 and it was a total fail for gaming. This ultrasone made me realize how bad close cans are for gaming. i also had the AD700 (which are very good but lack bass) and sold them because i love my AKG q701 so much.
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post #11095 of 38150
So I was looking for some help from you headphone crazies! smile.gif

I've finally decided that its probably best to get headphones instead of speakers. I have 0 idea on what are good headphones and what are garbage. So I'll just throw out what I do and what I like to see if you guys can recommend something!

- Budget of around 200$
- 80% Gaming, 20% Music (Metal, Hip Hop, Rock)
- I think I want Open headphones, since it reduces heat on my ears
- Comfort is HUUGE for me
- Could careless about looks

I have a X-Fi Titanium sound card which I'd be using it in. Also one question, would I need to buy one of those converters? I notice a lot of headphones have that huge plug and the sound cards have much smaller ones.

Thanks soo much for any help in advance! smile.gif
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for that range id get the AD-900,
or the Q701 if you can stretch the budget a little.

both have epic sound stage

EDIT: typo, they are the AD-900s not 9000s sorry for the confusion
Edited by rdrdrdrd - 1/29/12 at 5:23pm
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for that range id get the AD-9000,
or the Q701 if you can stretch the budget a little.
both have epic sound stage

Thank you for the suggestions. I see those AD-9000 suggested a lot. Maybe when I do get around to getting the money I'll get a pair. I mean my main type of gaming is MMO and RTS with a little FPS thrown in. But those are definitely starting to look like what I should get!

Edit: Sorry so in terms of comfort on this headphones, do they rest around your ears and not on them? and is the cushion itself made out of a surface that will make me sweat on it?
Edited by Crabby654 - 1/29/12 at 5:11pm
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The AD700 soundstage is actually wider than the AD900's, as they have less clamping force. Sound-wise, the AD900 is quite similar to the AD700, with some refinement and a bit more bass (as the drivers are closer to the ear). I don't think the $100 disparity between the two is justified.

However, the AD700 is made much more cheaply than the AD900, plastic instead of magnesium, and the AD900 is lighter. Both of the headphones are incredibly comfortable.

I would advise against the Q701 until you get yourself an amp, because despite the low impedance, they also have a low sensitivity.
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they go around your ears and have velour pads, which are soft and comfortable fabric.
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The AD700 soundstage is actually wider than the AD900's, as they have less clamping force. Sound-wise, the AD900 is quite similar to the AD700, with some refinement and a bit more bass (as the drivers are closer to the ear). I don't think the $100 disparity between the two is justified.
However, the AD700 is made much more cheaply than the AD900, plastic instead of magnesium, and the AD900 is lighter. Both of the headphones are incredibly comfortable.
I would advise against the Q701 until you get yourself an amp, because despite the low impedance, they also have a low sensitivity.

if i remember correctly he purchased a 2.1 system with a decent receiver a while back
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