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I don't think it'd help you much if I told you I put my sound on medium.

In games like BC2 I rely on sound all the time. All soldiers in that game automatically yell stuff when events happen (magazine is dry, throws grenade, teammate dies, etc) and that helps me a lot to find enemies, especially when they're behind me.
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get the 555's you wont regret it
    
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get the 555's you wont regret it
Give me more details of why I would not regret it, good sir. (I am just curious)
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Give me more details of why I would not regret it, good sir. (I am just curious)
Good soundstage (positioning and sound cues are important in games like CS)
Very comfortable (soft velour pads and non-clamping headband for most head sizes)
Excellent sound quality (use for both gaming and music! best for jazz, acoustic, orchestral)
Cheap ($70-120 in most e-tailers)
Great support (you could send in your cans for repair/replacement easily during the warranty period)

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Good soundstage (positioning and sound cues are important in games like CS)
Very comfortable (soft velour pads and non-clamping headband for most head sizes)
Excellent sound quality (use for both gaming and music! best for jazz, acoustic, orchestral)
Cheap ($70-120 in most e-tailers)
Great support (you could send in your cans for repair/replacement easily during the warranty period)

To compare to the AD700:
Soundstage, according to reviews, is even better on the AD700.
Even more comfortable (I can attest to this). You won't even feel the AD700.
Sound quality is arguably the same.
Same.
Same. Someone here on OCN had one speaker (or whatever you call it) broken and they replaced both at no cost.

The other difference is music taste. Can't comment on that.
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To compare to the AD700:
Soundstage, according to reviews, is even better on the AD700.
Even more comfortable (I can attest to this). You won't even feel the AD700.
Sound quality is arguably the same.
Same.
Same. Someone here on OCN had one speaker (or whatever you call it) broken and they replaced both at no cost.

The other difference is music taste. Can't comment on that.
Yeah the AD700 and HD555 are neck-in-neck in almost any discussion of this sort. So either way, the OP can't go wrong with either of the two.
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When I am playing FPS, I turn up the volume until gun fire makes me flinch, and then turn it down a touch from there until it seems loud, but not uncomfortable.

I really like my HD555. I've had them for just about 5 years now, and the only problem I have had is the foam insert on the headband came out.
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When I am playing FPS, I turn up the volume until gun fire makes me flinch, and then turn it down a touch from there until it seems loud, but not uncomfortable.

I really like my HD555. I've had them for just about 5 years now, and the only problem I have had is the foam insert on the headband came out.
One of the reasons why I am looking for new headphones is due to my last A700 pair breaking, and apparently no longer being suitable for replacement.

They most likely broke due to my soundcard breaking first, and then slowly damaging my headphones afterewards.

Which brings me to my next question, what is a reccomended and actually reliable gaming audio card that is recommended? At the moment I am using onboard audio due to my sound card clearly being broken for one reason or another.
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