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Just updated OP... removed 2 headphones and added third

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Just curious, why are you only going for eBay and not Amazon?
Can talk to the seller before and combine shipping.
USPS First Class is cheaper and MUCH faster than USPS Priority. I'm trying to get a seller to ship like this to me.

priority can take 30 days longer than first class, for complex reasons
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Just updated OP... removed 2 headphones and added third



Can talk to the seller before and combine shipping.
USPS First Class is cheaper and MUCH faster than USPS Priority. I'm trying to get a seller to ship like this to me.

priority can take 30 days longer than first class, for complex reasons
I've had Amazon Prime so long I forget what the standard shipping is like :shrug:
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I've had Amazon Prime so long I forget what the standard shipping is like :shrug:
Is that available for international custumers?
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i was deciding between the audio technica's ad700 and a700, open vs close. I want the ad700 but right now my head is right next to my antec 902 case and the fan's are annoyingly loud even on the lowest setting. Do open headphones block any sound at all. I have sennheiser hd201's and i can hear the fans with them on but it goes away and sounds fine with music on. So would case fans be annoying enough to stay away from open headphones?
The sound does go away when you crank them, but then the sound is lacking. They are clear, they sound good, but it just felt like something was missing all the time; there was no immersion feeling to the sound. Heck, I thought the experience with a creative tactic 3d alpha sounded better (not as crisp and clear on the mids/highs, but the immerse feel of them was just there. Sound had definition. I guess that is the word I'm looking for). By closing the open part with my hands I felt like there was significantly more definition to the sound but holding my hands there is not comfortable

I would go with closed back. That is my preference. Some people like open back, but from my experience I find lower end closed backs to give a better immersion and definition to the sound that what my HD555s cost.

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I should quote you on OP
That's why I want some noise blocking headphones

btw, by cuffing them you mean buying some cushions to replace the originals?


What I meant by cuffing was putting my hands over the open portion of the headphones. Kinda making them closed back but with my hands.
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I have the HD555s and imo, they sound like poop unless your in an absolute quiet area. The sound leakage and lack of reflection makes the sound less immerse. I'd stay away from open backs, sound is just...lacking. :/ When you cuff the HD555s they do sound loads better though, especially on the bass.

I'm no pro, but definately, for gaming and general music listening to (if you listen to a wide range of music) the HD555s is not the way to go.
Most high end headphones are open backed actually. Generally speaking open backed headphones give more accurate and balanced sound than anything else, across the whole spectrum. They also have a much greater soundstage. Really the only benefit from a closed back headphone is it blocks out a little bit more external noise.
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post #16 of 21
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I would go with closed back. That is my preference. Some people like open back, but from my experience I find lower end closed backs to give a better immersion and definition to the sound that what my HD555s cost.





What I meant by cuffing was putting my hands over the open portion of the headphones. Kinda making them closed back but with my hands.
From my experience I like closed back more, for the same reasons you like it. That's what I want, immersive sounds, with definition

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Most high end headphones are open backed actually. Generally speaking open backed headphones give more accurate and balanced sound than anything else, across the whole spectrum. They also have a much greater soundstage. Really the only benefit from a closed back headphone is it blocks out a little bit more external noise.

Just a little bit? Cmon... Don't destroy my dreams
post #17 of 21
Beyerdynamic DT 770 is a good noise reducing choice if that is what you are after. I haven't used them personally but know someone who owns a pair and highly recommends them.
post #18 of 21
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[S]DT 770 PRO, right?

is there any significant differnece between the PRO and non-PRO (which I haven't found in anywhere)[S]

found my answers with google
Edited by EduFurtado - 1/5/11 at 12:24pm
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Most high end headphones are open backed actually. Generally speaking open backed headphones give more accurate and balanced sound than anything else, across the whole spectrum. They also have a much greater soundstage. Really the only benefit from a closed back headphone is it blocks out a little bit more external noise.
By my understanding there is also high end headphones that are closed back. Bass reproduction seems to be greatly lacking on my HD555s compared to having my hands creating a figurative closed can. I can't consider it to be an accurate sound stage when the bass reproduction for a helicopter does not give that "umph" and "woop" feeling instead of a lightly flavoured quiet woof. Let alone with the bass feeling drown out and less distinct the lower the the frequency does not realistically create a real bass sound. Even if the room is quite.

I know my experience is quite lacking and haven't touched cans that are over 200 dollars, but even in these low-mid range products I find closed back to create a more realistic experience than open back. Including inears such as the Bose Inears and my "ported" sony HDR-500 (can't remember the exact name). Even sound, for the most part, follow a closed back system that is merely ported on one end. Let alone, some of the best tower speakers tend to be 3 way; tweeter and mid-range closed and then the woofer ported where very good in-ears follow a similar tree.

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From my experience I like closed back more, for the same reasons you like it. That's what I want, immersive sounds, with definition
xD Awesome! i guess whatever you'll pick up might be my next upgade 8D I've found my old HD202s to sound better than the HD555s, even my in-ears sound better than the hD555s. heck, I had a much better experience with the creative sigma alpha headphones. Don't really need new headphones though, just got a polk surround system and loving every second of it 8D
Edited by Domino - 1/5/11 at 2:24pm
post #20 of 21
Both those Audio Technica are great. I have the A700 and they are great. My friend has the M50 and they seem to be very nice too, although I prefer my A700 just because they fit better for hours of usage. I never experienced the DT770

Btw, you should buy a sound card to get the best out of these headsets.
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