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After my last headphone thread conundrum, I have noticed a few distinct options which I will paste below:

ATH-AD700
ATH-A700
Sennheiser HD555
pc-350
Steelseries Siberia V2

I would now like to ask overclock of the most recommended pair out of all of these, or possibly about an option that is not listed here.
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The AD700s and a clip on mic will be your best bet. They are light and comfortable, have an excellent soundstage, and are moderately priced. They also do well for most music. With that said, they are open, so you will get sound leakage and outside intrusion. Plus they are not designed for heavy bass. They do produce good, and IMO accurate bass, just not as heavy as most like it when listening to Hip-Hop or Rock.
The A700s are almost the same but closed and will give you a little more bass, but not much. Down side is that you will sweat in them and the earpads arent as soft.
Oh, and I had a blown driver in mine and AT replaced both NC even though I have modded them.
Edited by ericld - 1/13/11 at 4:48pm
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The AD700s and a clip on mic will be your best bet. They are light and comfortable, have an excellent soundstage, and are moderately priced. They also do well for most music. With that said, they are open, so you will get sound leakage and outside intrusion. Plus they are not designed for heavy bass. They do produce good, and IMO accurate bass, just not as heavy as most like it when listening to Hip-Hop or Rock.
The A700s are almost the same but closed and will give you a little more bass, but not much. Down side is that you will sweat in them and the earpads arent as soft.
Oh, and I had a blown driver in mine and AT replaced both NC even though I have modded them.
They are definitely one of my top options, I would definitely get them instead of the A700's because I got tired of not being able to hear my own voice, and constantly raised it as a result.
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budget? How are you going to use the headphone?
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budget? How are you going to sue the headphone?
up to 150-160 bucks.
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how you going to use the headphones? If it includes music, music tastes?
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how you going to use the headphones? If it includes music, music tastes?
sorry, my reply timed out: mostly for gaming and music (dubstep, experimental, alternative, electronic)
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If your budget is 150-160, i would recommend

. They actually outperform those that you listed above. And don't believe those who tell you the HD555s are the same as the 595s, because the magnets in the 595 are at a different angle, allowing for greater efficiency at that impedance.

Furthermore, i have found the ATs to not be a flat sound, something that headphones in this range should have, rather the others youve listed(aside from the 555s) tend to have a boosted bass which, when powered by an amp offer some strange frequency spikes, simply because the output frequency is not being matched every time.

Therefore, if i were you i would go for those and a clip-on mic, the zalman should work fine.

Hope this details your decision.
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Sennheiser HD555 would be the best choice here.
    
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