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HARX700 or HD555?

post #1 of 11
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How does the sound quality of the 700`s compare to the HD550?
I`ve got the chance to get both at about the same price (amazon ).
I plan to use them for some gaming, but that wont be for a few months down, so for now I`ll be using whichever set of cans I get with a Fiio E5 mobile Amp. Even when i do build my rig, It`s going to be 70/30 usage (music/gaming).

So yes, recommendations? Advice?
post #2 of 11
Both are decent sounding headphones but the RX700 is more bass-oriented and you'll probably like them for more genres than the HD555.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Both are decent sounding headphones but the RX700 is more bass-oriented and you'll probably like them for more genres than the HD555.
How bass orientated? Im all for bass, but sometimes it gets... muddy. If I mod the HD555`s by taking out that little foam strip thing, would the quality be better bang for buck than the HARX?

Thanks for your opinion, Im kinda new to this.
post #4 of 11
with the foam mod you will get better mids and tremble bass not so much, for the money i say they are worth it if you want more bass just give a little more in the EQ. What sound card do you have? And they are for overall usage?
post #5 of 11
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No sound card yet, I`d be pairing them with the Fiio E5 mobile amp.
When i build my rig Im probably going to get a Xonar D1 or DX, depending what slots I have open on my mobo.
post #6 of 11
Very nice combo, go for the 555 you will not regret your choice.
post #7 of 11
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Sweet
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioGamer View Post
How bass orientated? Im all for bass, but sometimes it gets... muddy. If I mod the HD555`s by taking out that little foam strip thing, would the quality be better bang for buck than the HARX?

Thanks for your opinion, Im kinda new to this.
The bass isn't muddy. The mids and the highs could use a bit of work but overall the RX700 is more enjoyable than the HD555.
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post #9 of 11
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I think Im just going to get the HARX, and do the soundstage and dampening mods.
post #10 of 11
Buy the 555s and sell them, then buy the RX700s and keep some cash. o_O
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