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post #1 of 48
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Hi,
I am looking to replace my AD700 with a better headphone(or Headset if there is one). It'll be mainly used for MP FPS gaming (Cod4 Promod, BO, BFBC2 etc). For that, the separation of noises and the ability to accurately reproduce directional audio cues will get priority over sound quality.

So please suggest me some headphone/headset which are better than AD700 purely in terms of gaming audio.

Also, will Trtton AX51 Pro or AX Pro / SS 7H do a better job than AD700 for gaming use?

Thanks in Advance.
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post #2 of 48
A better set of headphones for gaming will cost you a lot more. AD700's are the best cans I know of for the price for gaming.
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post #3 of 48
Many people argue that the Beyerdynamic DT 880 is a few notches above the AD700 in terms of gaming. I don't own the DT880 though, but I'm just bringing it up due to the nature of your question. Do a search and you'll find a bunch of hits.
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post #4 of 48
People do say that about the Beyer's but I'm not a fan of them for gaming.

I'd say your next step involves you moving up to the Asus Essence ST and jumping for the HD600s or HD650s.

And as we all know you'd have to be willing to dish out like 580+ dollars for that setup.

You can see why the AD700s are so amazing.

Even if you were to go the DT880 route..you'd still be paying 500+

That said, I would just go to the HD600 or 650s and imo get higher quality headphones.
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post #5 of 48
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I've set my budget around 550$. If a headphone/system is actually few notches above my current one then I can probably add 50-100$ max to my current budget.
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post #6 of 48
I'd get a decent dac/amp combo.

The nuforce udac is so sick.
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post #7 of 48
380 for HD600s, 200 for Asus Essence ST total 580. For 90 more you can get the HD650s. Up to you if it's worth it.

HD600s are A-Ok.
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post #8 of 48
can i have your ad-700's once you upgrade lol.
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post #9 of 48
DT880 32 ohm.

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Also, will Trtton AX51 Pro or AX Pro / SS 7H do a better job than AD700 for gaming use?
Far worse.
post #10 of 48
Upgrade your source first. Your headphones are already pretty decent and unless you step ip to a dedicated amp and better source better headphones will only give you a minimal gain anyway. IMO
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