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I really like my HD595s which I got from Amazon for $117 shipped. I am using them plugged into a Creative XtremeMusic soundcard right now and they actually sound quite good for music and especially gaming.

I am waiting on my Audio-GD NFB-12 headphone amp and DAC to get here in the next few weeks from China. The sound quality will really pick up then.
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can i get this thread moved to computer audio under components? Seems like a lot of activity there.
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I used to use the HD555 for gaming, I loved them - some say the AD700's are better but I've never gamed with those so couldn't say.
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AD700 with a decent sound card = sex
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AD700 for sure! But I hate that it lacks in bass a bit >_< since I game and listen to music sometimes.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
How big is your head? The reason i am asking is the ad700's are kind for big headed people. They have a better sound stage then the 555's do. But the 555's have better bass. So if you don't have a big tator head i would probably go for the slim fitting 555's.

Don't get me wrong you still can't tell you have the ad700's on but they are big though. good luck with your choice.
This was a concern that I have too, I read this from a couple of other places too. I have a fairly small head. The only thing I can go buy is cap sizes. I wear a 7 1/2 fitted. lol. However, I have the AD300 and the design is similar to the AD700. How does the size compare to the AD300? Because those fit absolutely well.

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I really like my HD595s which I got from Amazon for $117 shipped. I am using them plugged into a Creative XtremeMusic soundcard right now and they actually sound quite good for music and especially gaming.

I am waiting on my Audio-GD NFB-12 headphone amp and DAC to get here in the next few weeks from China. The sound quality will really pick up then.
I read the 595's really benefit from an AMP. How much better is the addition though? I see the ones you're getting are like $200, that's quite expensive for me. Any cheaper alternative like in the $50 range that will still give the 595 a boost?

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I used to use the HD555 for gaming, I loved them - some say the AD700's are better but I've never gamed with those so couldn't say.
Thank you, sir!


Thanks for the suggestions guys. I already made my decision and you guys helped out a ton.

I was originally leaning toward the AD700 because I already have 2 AutoTechnica's and I just love em. So, I figure the AD700's would just be another step up. Either way I go it'll be a step up no matter which one I go with as I am coming from an AD300 and a A55. However, I decided to go with the 595's because I mainly wanna try a different beast out and wanna see how the ergonomics fit my head too, so i'll know what else is (un)comfortable for me.

That doesn't mean the AD700 is ruled out though If I end up thinking the 595's are an absolute 100% upgrade from my current headphones, then yeah if I have the funds i'll grab a pair of AD700s. Since the 595 and AD700's are pretty much neck and neck, if the sound difference isn't that much of an increase to me, then it wouldn't be worth trying I guess.

Now, since I have the 595's this enters me into a whole new world as well. Headphone amps. I understand these things allow more power to the headphones and I read the 595's benefit from an AMP. I also know these things quite expensive - now since I ordered these 595's what are some good starter AMPs, something like in the $50? Will a $50 amp even do anything for the 595's? Is it even worth getting an amp for someone like me?
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More than just an amp, you want a DAC and a headphone AMP. That will really increase the quality of music but not so much gaming. It certainly won't be bad, and it will be better than onboard audio. However, a really good soundcard does the processing of XFI and whatnot that a game really benefits from.

The only (cheap) thing I would recommend is the

. It's expensive for your budget, but it's really a nice piece. It's just a tiny thing but the sound quality is great. It is completely powered by USB so it's ultra portable.

is another good one, but I have not personally used this one so I cannot recommend it as highly as the uDAC.
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AD-700 and i didn't even think about it, go buy it!
Ditto.

I love my AD-700. I can wear them for hours and not even know they are my head.
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