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^^ Wow... these are really awesome prices. Hard to believe are just as good if not better than some of the 100 dollar head sets people recommend.
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I paid $105 I think for my M50's on Amazon a few months back. And honestly I don't think the bass is overpowering at all. I do listen to a lot of bass heavy music though (Hardstyle, Trance, DnB, Dubstep, etc) so they are exactly what I was looking for. But at the same time I play A LOT of BFBC2 and I have absolutely zero problems.
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post #13 of 31
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^^ Wow... these are really awesome prices. Hard to believe are just as good if not better than some of the 100 dollar head sets people recommend.
Out of the box they aren't as good as the $100 sets. In order to get that level of quality you need to mod them.
post #14 of 31
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Out of the box they aren't as good as the $100 sets. In order to get that level of quality you need to mod them.
True--but doing the first step of the mods (which made a noticeable difference on my 900's) literally took no tools and about 5 minutes. I think you can't go wrong with the JVCs (and I'm not really a fan of anything JVC...). The price is amazing, they sound great and are quite durable. Mine have been dropped/knocked around/had the cord pulled by my chair's wheels/etc far too often and still work great. They're comfy and I think for most of us here that want something nice, but not audiophile-level(and price)--you really can't go wrong.
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True--but doing the first step of the mods (which made a noticeable difference on my 900's) literally took no tools and about 5 minutes. I think you can't go wrong with the JVCs (and I'm not really a fan of anything JVC...). The price is amazing, they sound great and are quite durable. Mine have been dropped/knocked around/had the cord pulled by my chair's wheels/etc far too often and still work great. They're comfy and I think for most of us here that want something nice, but not audiophile-level(and price)--you really can't go wrong.
I haven't got anything against them. I just don't want him to misunderstand. I know Simica said this, but the OP clearly missed it.
post #16 of 31
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Anyone have a link to the JVC mod? I am still on the fence of what to get...maybe I really don't need all that bass I definitely do not want to kill my gaming experience since it will be used mostly for gaming. Then again I am sure anything is probably better than my external speakers I am using.

My Acoustic Research head buds sound decent when gaming and for music when I'm on the PC, they actually have some bass to it.

For comparison sake will the A700 and HD555 have the same amount of bass as head buds?

Thanks!
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post #17 of 31
RX700/RX900 Modding Link

I've owned two RX700s (now a heavily modified one) and the RX900 and for some reason I haven't been able to get rid of either. They sound really good for their price range and do get a recommendation from me.

The RX900 was better for gaming for me. It does have a weird echoey sound sometimes though which could get annoying with music. The RX700 is more upfront and direct about the sound presentation but doesn't have as large of a sound stage. Both cans are fun to listen to and good to game with.

The HD555 and the AD700...ah yes. The A700 is a closed headphone that I've not heard so I can't tell you anything about that. On the other hand, the HD555, HD595 and AD700 sound really similar. All three lack bass and do not go well with your genres.
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post #18 of 31
Best of both worlds...hm...Sennheiser HD800 . Ultrasone has some good headphones, same with denon. Audiotechnica too. It's so hard to choose these days.
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post #19 of 31
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For comparison sake will the A700 and HD555 have the same amount of bass as head buds?

Thanks!
The A700s have more bass than the HD555's. The HD555's are bass light imo.

I know a lot of people that actually game with the A700s, even who own the AD700s and for some reason they like it, probably cuz of how the bass gets you entrenched in some games. They're not bad headphones.

The M50S's used to be as low as like $105 back a few months, but they've since jumped up. Maybe if you search head-fi you might find someone selling them for that cheap.

Good luck to you.
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post #20 of 31
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The reason why the M50 are bassy because they're AT's Studio/DJ line of headphones. Any Studio/DJ line headphones are always bassier than their Audiophile line counterparts.
Arent monitor headphones supposed to be flat though?
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