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Sounds good, looks like I will be giving the 700s a shot based on the thoughts. Thanks everyone I won't be able to buy them for another week or so being that it is spring break and I'll be out of town, so if anyone owns a pair and would like to give the low down feel free
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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
I have the ATH-A900. Very balanced headphones. It does lack the heavy bass accustomed to closed headphones, but I have no problems with it. I have the Sony MDR-V700 and the Pioneer HDJ-2000 and these headphones produce alot of bass. As you can see, I am a DJ and I need heavy bass for my profession.

Using the ATH-A900 gives me the lighter and warm bass when I need to listen to relaxing music. The reason I chose the ATH-A900 is that I am used to closed headphones and when I switch to open headphones, I feel like I'm not receiving the entire music going into my ears (somewhat like a "leak").
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I have the ATH-A900. Very balanced headphones. It does lack the heavy bass accustomed to closed headphones, but I have no problems with it. I have the Sony MDR-V700 and the Pioneer HDJ-2000 and these headphones produce alot of bass. As you can see, I am a DJ and I need heavy bass for my profession.

Using the ATH-A900 gives me the lighter and warm bass when I need to listen to relaxing music. The reason I chose the ATH-A900 is that I am used to closed headphones and when I switch to open headphones, I feel like I'm not receiving the entire music going into my ears (somewhat like a "leak").
Sounds great. Thanks for the input! Any thoughts on sound leakage? I don't want to bug people around me if I'm listening to music

Also, I am actually using those Sony's right now (bought them almost 10 years ago though)
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Sounds great. Thanks for the input! Any thoughts on sound leakage? I don't want to bug people around me if I'm listening to music
Depends on how loud you listen to your music. I listen loudly on my headphones in my own room in the middle of the night. If you are planning to listen to your music loud to the point it is disturbing your surroundings, then open headphones is not for you. Plus, Audio Technica headphones are huge and I don't recommend using it at public places.

The MDR-V700 has a ton more bass than the A900.
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I love my SRH-840, but check this: Head-Fi HP Guide by Price
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Depends on how loud you listen to your music. I listen loudly on my headphones in my own room in the middle of the night. If you are planning to listen to your music loud to the point it is disturbing your surroundings, then open headphones is not for you. Plus, Audio Technica headphones are huge and I don't recommend using it at public places.

The MDR-V700 has a ton more bass than the A900.
How are they for sound quality? I could look at those too.

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I love my SRH-840, but check this: Head-Fi HP Guide by Price
Awesome. Thanks I will check those out too!
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How are they for sound quality? I could look at those too.

Which headphones??? The Sony or the Audio Technica.
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What about

? Would they sound like garbage without a real amp though? I have my external sound card, but would also use them with my iPod every once and a while.

Or ? They have a lower impedance.

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Which headphones??? The Sony or the Audio Technica.
I was saying the sony's, but if you had to pick your favorite of the ones you have, what would it be?
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I was saying the sony's, but if you had to pick your favorite of the ones you have, what would it be?

The Sony MDR-V700 is very bass driven hence the reason why it is a DJ headphone.
The Audio Technica is very balanced and warm for late night listening.
The Pioneer HDJ-2000 is actually between the Sony and Audio Technica. I'm surprised how great the sound quality produced from these headphones. don't let the DJ headphones name fool you. I actually prefer sound quality of the Pioneer over the Sony and the Audio Technica. The only thing beating it over the Audio Technica is that it has a touch heavier bass than the AT but less than the Sony. It's just perfect. I've only used the Pioneer headphones for around 30hrs or so and 10hrs of it was for "burn in". It's so precious to me that it stays in its special compartment underneath my bed.
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The Sony MDR-V700 is very bass driven hence the reason why it is a DJ headphone.
The Audio Technica is very balanced and warm for late night listening.
The Pioneer HDJ-2000 is actually between the Sony and Audio Technica. I'm surprised how great the sound quality produced from these headphones. don't let the DJ headphones name fool you. I actually prefer sound quality of the Pioneer over the Sony and the Audio Technica. The only thing beating it over the Audio Technica is that it has a touch heavier bass than the AT but less than the Sony. It's just perfect. I've only used the Pioneer headphones for around 30hrs or so and 10hrs of it was for "burn in". It's so precious to me that it stays in its special compartment underneath my bed.
I might look into those then too. Want to see what you think about the two cans I added in the post in my edit (above)? My sound card is on the first page too.

Thanks!

Dang, those Pioneers look nice too. I might be able to shell out enough for those if you think it would be worth it. Would I need a good amp though?
Edited by bigal1542 - 3/16/11 at 9:19pm
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