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heard everything good about it, not a single fault in it (other than bass)

what makes these better than the felt ring modded harx-900's?

which is a better buy?
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The soundstage is what makes is amazing, along with the obvious drivers, but the soundstage is why its becoming more popular in the gaming community. In basic terms, soundstage is your surroundings or is your surround sound. The price is also another factor, but not really since the only competition it has is the HD 555/595, which is inferior anyway and costs more.

The harx-900 is a budget headphone anyway and really isnt worth getting at the price point. The harx-700 is more of a contender at its price point, either way it being a closed headphone won't come close to the AD700s soundstage.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 3/22/11 at 1:14pm
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The soundstage is what makes is amazing, along with the obvious drivers, but the soundstage is why its becoming more popular in the gaming community. In basic terms, soundstage is your surroundings or is your surround sound. The price is also another factor, but not really since the only competition it has is the HD 555/595, which is inferior anyway and costs more.

The harx-900 is a budget headphone anyway and really isnt worth getting at the price point. The harx-700 is more of a contender at its price point, either way it being a closed headphone won't come close to the AD700s soundstage.
so ad-700 it is?
and can be bought for ~$80 righto?
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it's good for gaming cus of the soundstage, it's got very light bass though, and the sound is relatively bright ... not good for music unless you only listen to acoustics or something

the rx700 is much more well rounded for music
Edited by koven - 3/22/11 at 1:18pm
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so ad-700 it is?
and can be bought for ~$80 righto?
Yeah, just go to froogle.com or use googles shopping tab, both the same thing and you should find the cheapest.
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why should i get these phones that are 3-4 years old? i just remembered that.

surley there HAS to be something thats replaced it....
no?
Edited by Kye7 - 3/22/11 at 1:34pm
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why should i get these phones that are 3-4 years old? i just remembered that.

surley there HAS to be something thats replaced it....
no?
Headphones don't evolve like video cards. Headphones are as good as they are until they die. Some last for decades if they're properly kept.

If you want something to replace it, add another 100 to your budget.
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Headphones don't evolve like video cards. Headphones are as good as they are until they die. Some last for decades if they're properly kept.

If you want something to replace it, add another 100 to your budget.
tell me what can be bought for $180 (:
might expand my budget if theres that much of a difference
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tell me what can be bought for $180 (:
might expand my budget if theres that much of a difference
558 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...round_Ear.html
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The soundstage is what makes is amazing, along with the obvious drivers, but the soundstage is why its becoming more popular in the gaming community. In basic terms, soundstage is your surroundings or is your surround sound. The price is also another factor, but not really since the only competition it has is the HD 555/595, which is inferior anyway and costs more.

The harx-900 is a budget headphone anyway and really isnt worth getting at the price point. The harx-700 is more of a contender at its price point, either way it being a closed headphone won't come close to the AD700s soundstage.
This is false information. The JVC HARX900 headphones have a semi open design, and have a very large sound stage. Don't take my word for it, go read some headfi reviews if you don't believe me. Audio Technica make good headphones and have the fanbois everywhere to prove it.
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