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Well,

I tried cancelling my order with the advice of going with Grado SR-80's...

What do ya think..which is better? I'm lost
for gaming the ath will be better, but for music I'd take sr80's anyday
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I don't like sr80's forwardness. They are great for rock, but not that great for anything else
    
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I don't like sr80's forwardness. They are great for rock, but not that great for anything else
yes, but pair a pair of Grados with a nice tube amp and prepare yourself for for some magic
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If the 700's are anything like the 500's, they will blow your mind. favorite band is tool, must have listened to everyone song a million times. But with decent headphones it was like never having heard them before.
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If the 700's are anything like the 500's, they will blow your mind. favorite band is tool, must have listened to everyone song a million times. But with decent headphones it was like never having heard them before.
Indeed. Whilst listening to TOOL and APC on nice cans, on some songs I can actually hear Maynard's vocal cues in the background. Lol.
    
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hey sirrah: any chance of us seeing that se530 review soon?
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Well,

I tried cancelling my order with the advice of going with Grado SR-80's...

What do ya think..which is better? I'm lost
I wouldn't cancel the order. If the AD500/AD700 sound anything like the closed versions (A500/A700), they will be crap.

In reality, the headstage presented by a pair of headphones is not used for gaming. The game has it's own 3d audio processor which emulates positional audio, regardless of the actual headstage on a given pair of headphones.

The SR80 is a significantly better headphone than the audio technicas. The only audio technica headphones worth their salt are the AD2000, W5000, ESW9 and ES7 (and possibly a few other portables), not counting the out of production models.
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I wouldn't cancel the order. If the AD500/AD700 sound anything like the closed versions (A500/A700), they will be crap.

In reality, the headstage presented by a pair of headphones is not used for gaming. The game has it's own 3d audio processor which emulates positional audio, regardless of the actual headstage on a given pair of headphones.

The SR80 is a significantly better headphone than the audio technicas. The only audio technica headphones worth their salt are the AD2000, W5000, ESW9 and ES7 (and possibly a few other portables), not counting the out of production models.
Well, I'll be getting the AD700's (The order already shipped!) So, holding off on the Grado purchase (though I may just get them to have them) since they are only $95 shipped at headphone.com right now

I have the perfect place to hide hang 'em too...



Those are some old ass Koss headset that are just..crap...
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hey sirrah: any chance of us seeing that se530 review soon?
This week for sure.

I'm just now getting over a real serious case of food poisoning (whole weekend fetal position sort of thing).

I'm going to write up some thoughts soon though.

    
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thanks. I just thought the sickness might give you some extra time to listen but then i remembered last time i had the flu... i was in my bathroom for a good 8+ hours. I forgot how badly getting sick screws up your whole body... ears too. hope you feel better
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