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So I am looking at getting a new pair of headphones. I had a thread way back when about it when I hadn't looked into it too much. I went to an audio store nearby and decided that I for sure want closed cans, being that the open ones are too loud for people nearby. The only bad part was that they didn't have the ATH-A900's there, and I haven't ever tried them. Any advice on the best closed cans out there for this price range ($200 or so), or are there better? There are a few reviews saying that they are loud to nearby people, which I wouldn't want.

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Music Taste? Music/Gaming Ratio? Do you plan on getting a sound card or not?
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Music Taste? Music/Gaming Ratio? Do you plan on getting a sound card or not?
I am on a laptop and have an external sound card. I am using it now with a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and loving it. I will use it mostly for gaming, but with a decent amount of music too. I usually listen to the new pop stuff and classic rock.

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I'd rather get the ATH-A700 over the A900s (not much of a sonic improvement between the two honestly).
    
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I'd rather get the ATH-A700 over the A900s (not much of a sonic improvement between the two honestly).
The price difference isn't a huge issue, so if there is some difference I would definitely go for the 900's, but if the difference isn't even noticeable, the 700's would work too!

Any other brands, or is AT the only real way to go?

EDIT: I did some reading and it looks like people are saying the 700's don't have enough bass. Haven't seen that for the 900's, but it could just be who is reviewing. I do use them for FPS games, and the bass helps with footsteps a ton
Edited by bigal1542 - 3/16/11 at 8:21pm
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A700/A900 are probably the best bet since you like new pop and classic rock. I would also check out the Beyerdynamic DT 770s (but they may be to bassy for classic rock listening).
    
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A700/A900 are probably the best bet since you like new pop and classic rock. I would also check out the Beyerdynamic DT 770s (but they may be to bassy for classic rock listening).
I don't mind bass one bit. I can always turn it down if I need, but I just want it cut short for the gaming portion
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Sort of agree with Akimbo. If you're not using a higher end DAC, the difference between the A700s and A900s are minimal. You'll get slightly punchier bass with the A900s and listening to bassless music will be awesome, but the price difference can't truly be justified. I would just grab the A700s if you're trying to save money.

These headphones are not meant for bass really. They're more for classical, oldies, bass-less rock/metal etc.

Basically music without bass. And while bass in games are nice, it's really less helpful than you think.
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post #9 of 30
ATH-A700s seem to be the good, though I see more recomendations for their Open-Backed cousin the ATHAD700`s. Though, if you want more bass, then the A700`s are the way to go.
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A900 Closed back have a good deep bass... I can hear it down right low and its deep, though it all depends on what your listening to.
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