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post #7271 of 38128
I got it from http://www.renohifi.com/ They are the authorized seller. Nelson Pass builds them. I was gonna try to buy one used but since there are only 100 I said screw it and just got one now.
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post #7272 of 38128
Looks muy bueno Matt . Could've sworn you ordered the HF2... you can hear mine regardless.
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post #7273 of 38128
i'm thinking about dishing out 100 on a quality pair of headphones


these hurt pretty bad after a gaming marathon, i just woke up and my ears still hurt in one spot from yesterday

(currently using senn 202's)


looking at the 555's right now
Edited by Josh81 - 7/11/09 at 5:03pm
post #7274 of 38128
I just got outbid on a pair of B&W DM601 oh well... there's other speakers for me to try
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i'm thinking about dishing out 100 on a quality pair of headphones


these hurt pretty bad after a gaming marathon, i just woke up and my ears still hurt in one spot from yesterday

(currently using senn 202's)


looking at the 555's right now
Best FPS/postional gaming headphone this side of US$300 is the Audio Technica AD700 at sub $100.
The AD700 without a bassy source lack bass however.
For a mixture of bass and gaming, the Beyerdynamic DTX series (DTX800 @ $90, DTX900 @$100) and the JVC series of headphones (HA-RX700 @ $34, HA-DX1 @ $90, HA-DX3 @ $120).
All are much better alternatives than the HD555, particularly the RX700 for bang for buck.
HD555 is quite overhyped here tbh.

Positional gaming = games such as Counter Strike, Call of Duty, Battleifeild series, Left 4 Dead etc.. where the position of the enemy/target is more important for game experience (frags) than the atmospheric sounds.

Atmospheric gaming = games such as Bioshock, Fallout 3 etc. where the atmospheric sounds is more important for the overall game experience than where the target is.
post #7276 of 38128
don't discount HD595 or DT770 Pro/80 I would say both are better than the ATH, but both are more expensive.
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post #7277 of 38128
both are better for music, but for positional gaming, I dunno eh.
I prefer my AD700 for serious FPS gaming over my DT880/600's.
post #7278 of 38128
I literally ripped apart my MDR-EX85 by accident so now I need something else. Sucks to be in canada, not many choices. I'm currently looking at the MDR-EX76LP from sony....I really liked the EX85 despite some rather harsh reviews. I just wanted some expert oppinions, here are the specs according to the sony site. btw it costs about 79~ CDN after tax.

General
Type Closed, dynamic
Plug Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini
Audio
Driver Unit 9mm diameter, dome type
Diaphragm PET
Sensitivity 103dB/mW
Impedance 16 ohms at 1kHz
Magnet Neodymium (400kJ/m3)
Frequency Response 6-24,000Hz
Power handling capacity 100mW
Weights and Measurements
Weight Approx. 6 g (without Cord)
Cord 1.2m neckchain
Supplied Acc.
Ear PadS,M,L(x2)
Carrying CaseYes
Cord AdjusterYes
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post #7279 of 38128
just purchased some HD595's! can't wait!
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Is the price difference from the 555 to 595 worth it? I listen to a ton of music (mostly metal-death metal, nu metal, melodic death metal, industrial metal, etc). I am also using onboard sound, because I cannot get a soundcard because my 3 crossfired 4870s cover all of the expansion slots. Or should I get the HD555 and use the money I saved to get some cheap/decent 5.1 speakers like the X-540?
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