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I want (not need just want) a new set of cans. They are used for gaming mostly. When I listen to my iTunes it's usually through the Rokits.

Here are a few that I'm wondering about. (I think it is mostly closed vs. open but I'm not an expert)

1: Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-Air Dynamic Headphones
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...mic%20Headphon

2: Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826402012

3: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Closed-Back Stereo Monitor Headphones
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...e4d/index.html

4: Audio-Technica ATH-M50s Studio Monitor Studio Monitor Headphones
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...fd9/index.html


The details: I have a X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro. I listen to all kinds of music, minus country and gangsta rap. Again these will be mostly for gaming. If you have another option I'm all ears. Get it all ears? LOL


Thanks in advance and all real help will be rep'd.
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You'll want the AD700s for absolute gaming needs. The A700s give you slightly more bass if you want some bass out of the headphones. I wouldn't take the M50s as they're meant for music. The S just stands for straight cable while the normal M50 has a coiled cable.
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Your first choice is the best. Grab the AD700s. They have the best sound stage (around their price range) and the best comfort (for long hours of gaming).
Edited by cuad - 3/17/11 at 4:26pm
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Ad700s are great headphones, good sound a great comfort. Be warned, the sides of them are a purpleish pink.
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You'll want the AD700s for absolute gaming needs. The A700s give you slightly more bass if you want some bass out of the headphones. I wouldn't take the M50s as they're meant for music. The S just stands for straight cable while the normal M50 has a coiled cable.
I'm curious about the closed vs. open. In the reviews on NE the AD700 leak sound to your surroundings. Wouldn't the A700 (closed) not do that or am I getting it all twisted?
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Go with the ATH-AD700 open backed. Unless you have external noise and you want to block some of it with your headphones, then get the closed back. Open backed will sound better and have a better sound stage, but lets in almost all external noise, and lets out a lot of the noise made by the headphones. This is because there is no physical barrier between the components of the headphone and the outside world, which is beneficial to the movement of the driver and therefore the sound you hear.

So yes, you are correct about the closed leaking less sound.
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I'm curious about the closed vs. open. In the reviews on NE the AD700 leak sound to your surroundings. Wouldn't the A700 (closed) not do that or am I getting it all twisted?
Nah you've got it right. Open headphones are kinda like driving around in your car with the windows rolled down, while closed headphones would be like driving around with your windows rolled up.
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post #8 of 10
I own the ATH-A700 model it is wonderful headphone, as open vs closed. Open will leak fairly amount of sound to the surrounding, closed still leak sound but is much more contain. Depends on the surrounding if you don't want to disturb people around you the closed version probably better off.

Another thing about open is that it leak a lot more sound and it take in a lot more sound if the surround is noisy. Closed is ok in term of noise canceling, but still not the best in noise canceling.
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Okay well ty for all the help and I'll get the AD700's unless you come on real fast and throw something else at me. Meaning if I spend another $50 bucks my life would be so much better and so on.

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Nah you've got it right. Open headphones are kinda like driving around in your car with the windows rolled down, while closed headphones would be like driving around with your windows rolled up.
In terms of sound leakage, yeah, but you don't hear a wind tunnel sound lmao.
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Okay well ty for all the help and I'll get the AD700's unless you come on real fast and throw something else at me. Meaning if I spend another $50 bucks my life would be so much better and so on.

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Nope, you're pretty much good unless you want to spend a lot of money.
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