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For what it's worth I bought Sennheiser 518's today. They sound phenomenally better than my HD 477s but I have no idea how they compare to the HD 555s they've replaced. I was trying to decide between them and the Grado Sr80i and I thought that the base sounded much richer on the 518s when I was comparing them at the store.
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AD700 vs A700?
How bout the other Audio Technica/Beyerdynamic/AKG/Sennheiser/Grado/Shure?
i want bass.
remember i have 200 so get me the best ones that dont need amp/soundcard.
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Again, when you get bass, you sacrifice sound stage for the most part. So on one extreme you have the AD700s for gaming and a wide sound stage with no bass and on the other end you have Audio Technica M50s with lots of bass.

Shure 840s are sort of out if you don't have an amp.

A700s offer you more bass than the AD700s while maintaining most of it's sound stage, but for 200, I'd look for the A900s.
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Again, when you get bass, you sacrifice sound stage for the most part. So on one extreme you have the AD700s for gaming and a wide sound stage with no bass and on the other end you have Audio Technica M50s with lots of bass.

Shure 840s are sort of out if you don't have an amp.

A700s offer you more bass than the AD700s while maintaining most of it's sound stage, but for 200, I'd look for the A900s.
how bout beyer mmx300/dx770/880/990?
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and the ad900 too
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What controls are there on the zalman clip on mic?
is it good?
will it work with XBOX?
will it work with PS3?
how does it connect and work?
It uses a standard 3.5mm jack, should work with all of those devices that have one. It's decent for a compact mic, clarity not great. Its main limitation being that you will probably need to use the +10dB boost in windows to be heard clearly.

For an all around headphone you really can't go wrong with the ath-ad700. You can always resell if you don't like them either here or on head-fi.
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how bout beyer mmx300/dx770/880/990?
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and the ad900 too
Most of those headphones are out of your price range, unless you want to go higher? In that case if you have the money you'll want Sennheiser HD650s.
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Most of those headphones are out of your price range, unless you want to go higher? In that case if you have the money you'll want Sennheiser HD650s.
absolute max for me is 300, keep in mind that i will not be amping at all, but will buy a soundcard for pc.
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oh yes and how are iems?
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Problem is most of the high end headphones either demand or strongly benefit from amping.

An in the middle solution is to go for a Titanium HD and 170 dollar headphones. Try not to get headphones with over 250ohms though. I'm not sure how strong the HD's amplifier is, but it isn't as strong as the one on the Essence.

Or just go with the A900s and a Xonar DX.
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