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post #11 of 19
On your question about the ATH-AD700 vs HD555, this review can shed some light on that.
Edited by JoeWalsh - 3/6/11 at 12:58pm
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2;12628532 
Please, don't be a condescending boner.

What I asked for was the nicest pair of headphones I could get in and around the hundred dollar mark that do well in both music and games and offer a bit of mobility.

I know of several sets that are quite high quality, that still don't even tough the $200 mark, and would still be considered proffessional level.

Would ath 700's, or 555's suit my needs well?


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Forgive AzO. I think they mean well, but come across very strongly many times.

They are on the mark though. If you want both gaming and music and don't mind modifying your headphones, I would grab the JVC RX700s.

Here's how you mod them. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/435809/jvc-ha-rx700-mods
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post #13 of 19
the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB"]Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones[/ame] are great for your budget. The sound awesome.... The thing you have to watch out for is if you have a big head these fit pretty snug and you wont like the feel after a while. They sound amazing for the price.

I have no idea how to tell who or how to ship to Mexico. Good luck.
post #14 of 19
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Alright, so far on the $100 mark I have three given options, the HARX 900. 700, and Sennheiser HD280 Pros. In that level, which would be the best option assuming I won't be modding anything?

Also, what are my options in, say, the $125-150 mark?

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post #15 of 19
Depends on if what you're looking for.
My opinion:
I am actually getting the HA-RX900s very soon. I chose them over the RX700s because I'm looking for something really comfortable (3 hours or longer). Supposedly the RX700s sound better, but they won't be as comfortable unless you mod them. I also chose them over the Senns because I tried HD2xx sets and they all squeezed my head.

Purchasing in Mexico may be different, but the JVCs are $60 on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX900-High-Grade-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B0013P3ZOE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1299444862&sr=1-1"]Amazon[/ame]. If you go up a price bracket, the ATH-AD700s are exemplary. They're $90 on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1299444810&sr=1-1"]Amazon[/ame].
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post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hmm, those Audio Technica's look really tempting, I've heard nothing but good things.
They're also well within my wanted price range.

Alright so assuming I want comfort, good bass, nice soundstage, and listen to dubstep and hip hop with a bit of rock and gaming mixed in, which headphones would suit me best?

Just try and remember I can go into the 150 dollar mark or so as well, these will most likely be a birthday present in July...
    
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The [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Audio-Technica-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1299445481&sr=1-2"]Audio Technica ATH-A700 Headphones[/ame] may suit you better. The are closed and better suited for gaming. I have a pair and love them. I even had Soloz recable and mod them for me. I'll be keeping mine for a long time.


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Here's a pic of mine.
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post #18 of 19
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Hmm, I haven't heard the greatest things about the a700's, but i'm open to anything!

Anyone else?


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post #19 of 19
The sennheiser hd555 is on sale at newegg for $79.95 right now and can be greatly improved with the foam mod (that practically turns them into hd595) That mod can be found here in the forums as well.
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