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also, and this is IMPORTANT, get a card with Dolby Pro Logic if you can and those Sennheisers will sound like a surround sound system with great soundstage i promise you. Many people make the mistake of buying the gimmicky 5.1 or even 7.1 headphones, dont do that. They are crammed with low quality tiny speakers and there is not enough space in a headphone for the concept to really work well. With a good quality stereo headset and a good card, you can emulate surround sound much better than these other headphones can because the 2 higher quality stereo speakers will be that much better. Plus, the speakers themselves produce higher quality sound over the little speakers in the 5.1 or 7.1. How nice do you think a tiny bass speaker sounds in a 7.1 headpiece that is small enough to fit in the one earpiece piece with 3 other speakers?
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AD700 are more comfortable than HD555 if that's what you're looking for. They also have better soundstage.
Are they worth the extra cash? Plus I find the ad700s ugly :/
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whether they are worth the extra cash or not is really up to you, also, the comfort level is personal preference as well. I hate it when headphones touch my ears, so the HD595's were the best for me, instead of getting some on-ear headphones. Lastly, they are both very similar and more to personal preference than much else since it is VERY difficult for most to tell the difference who arent audiophiles or who havent listened to 12 different headsets to compare. Whichever one you get you will love.
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whether they are worth the extra cash or not is really up to you, also, the comfort level is personal preference as well. I hate it when headphones touch my ears, so the HD595's were the best for me, instead of getting some on-ear headphones. Lastly, they are both very similar and more to personal preference than much else since it is VERY difficult for most to tell the difference who arent audiophiles or who havent listened to 12 different headsets to compare. Whichever one you get you will love.
Okay you sold me on the 555s
I think I'll buy the zalman mic and the FiiO amp for my droid.
What card would you suggest?

Also how could I use these on my ps3? Is there a wireless solution to this since I sit really far away from my tv?
Edited by SirBash - 1/21/11 at 9:49pm
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the zalman mic is a very good one and a great value, its what i use. as for a card i would suggest a nice ASUS card, they make some good sound cards. A lot of people like X-Fi audio cards as well but i am not so much a fan of these. Just take a look at some cards that are within your budget and read some reviews about them, some people do a TON of sound reviews so they are very good for hearing which is best, but there is still a bit of personal preference to how the cards each sound so dont get too hung up on one bad review! happy card hunting!
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Okay you sold me on the 555s
I think I'll buy the zalman mic and the FiiO amp for my droid.
What card would you suggest?

Also how could I use these on my ps3? Is there a wireless solution to this since I sit really far away from my tv?
I would also suggest Asus. Any model from D1 and up will give you all the Dolby features you need.
 
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Bought the 555s should be here monday. I'll hold off on the card for a week or so.
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very nice! hope you get a nice card for them!
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Didn't read through all of the posts/thread - but - I second the person (and others also if mentioned again) getting at least an ASUS Xonar DG.

I recently got my Xonar DG and needless to say I'm impressed what big sound is packaged into such a small card with a small price. It's not a great card for surround sound or 5.1 as it lacks DD Live! and other licenses, but for headphones it's fantastic.

If you're into the headphones and you also like to swap to good 5.1 (for gaming or otherwise) I suggest getting the DX/D1 as they have all the DD goodies.
    
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although, i would HIGHLY recommend saving an extra $80 to get the ASUS Xonar STX sound card, it is the top sound card in ASUS's lineup and you will love it! there are some compatibility issues with win 7 but i will help you out with that if you do decide to go all out on the sound card
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