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post #1 of 9
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Alright so I have some HD555's currently, they're good but I need some more bass outta them.

I'm looking to step up to something better for mostly rap and hip-hop.

I have an Essence STX so I would love for them to be used to their fullest, I need something for gaming as well (no mic needed I have a Zalman clip on).

Price: $150 max.
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don't you mean the ? I'm pretty sure the ad700's have like no bass. A700 are closed headphones and will probably have more of the bass he is looking for
post #4 of 9
Extra $3, get an Ultrasone PRO550

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_304652

$153 shipped. More than reputable seller. It'll be much better than the (I would say overrated on OCN) A700.
post #5 of 9
LOL!

Sorry, but these previous posts are jokes and they don't know what theyre talking about.

You probably want Audio Technica M50s, Sony XB500, or XB700. The M50s are going to thump, but the XB series probably will more, however theyre overall sound quality wont be as good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
LOL!

Sorry, but these previous posts are jokes and they don't know what theyre talking about.

You probably want Audio Technica M50s, Sony XB500, or XB700. The M50s are going to thump, but the XB series probably will more, however theyre overall sound quality wont be as good.
1) He can afford better for the price i.e. the Ultrasone PRO550's.
2) FPS Gaming requires soundstage, which the M50 doesn't have
3) Excessive and moar bass isn't everything

And if this is anything to go by, your suggestions are crap for gaming: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...e#post_7208658

Sorry, but these quoted post is a joke and they don't know what they're talking about.
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
1) He can afford better for the price i.e. the Ultrasone PRO550's.
2) FPS Gaming requires soundstage, which the M50 doesn't have
3) Excessive and moar bass isn't everything

And if this is anything to go by, your suggestions are crap for gaming: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...e#post_7208658

Sorry, but these quoted post is a joke and they don't know what they're talking about.
1) Have you ever used the m50s? The soundstage is more than enough for gaming.

2) The 550s are not even close to the M50s in bass. Reviews and HeadRooms graph will back it up.

3) That post has been proven false/terrible more than once (He rated the HD201s > HD 280s, LOOOL! Theres a reason he has that you mad image on it)

4) He never stated anything about using them for gaming, so I gave him the XB choices just in case they werent for gaming.

5) If he wanted a great soundstage, he wouldnt be looking for a bass heavy headphone anyway.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
1) Have you ever used the m50s? The soundstage is more than enough for gaming.

2) The 550s are not even close to the M50s in bass. Reviews and HeadRooms graph will back it up.

3) That post has been proven false/terrible more than once (He rated the HD201s > HD 280s, LOOOL! Theres a reason he has that you mad image on it)
He's judging them on an 'is it good for gaming basis, not an 'is it good for music' basis. You got many more factors to account for for FPS gaming.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
4) He never stated anything about using them for gaming, so I gave him the XB choices just in case they werent for gaming.

5) If he wanted a great soundstage, he wouldnt be looking for a bass heavy headphone anyway.
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I have an Essence STX so I would love for them to be used to their fullest, I need something for gaming as well (no mic needed I have a Zalman clip on).
Also the M50 has a small soundstage relative to other headphones really and that what counts in gaming. Also bass and soundstage are not mutually exclusive at all. They have no relation to another on a technical standpoint. That and the PRO550 is better sound quality wise.
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'm really looking for something geared towards music more than gaming.

I don't play competitively but at the same time I don't want something that sounds like crap for games.

So yeah, bass for music is a top priority then sound for gaming.
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