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Originally Posted by Battou62;12828846 
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.

I agree. Having owned the RX900 , RX700 and HD595 for several years and heard the AD700 extensively for weeks, the RX900s are not shabby at all. However, I will say they aren't as crisp or lean sounding as the AD700 but are more suitable for other genres of music and gaming styles.

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Originally Posted by RallyMaster;12830494 
I agree. Having owned the RX900 , RX700 and HD595 for several years and heard the AD700 extensively for weeks, the RX900s are not shabby at all. However, I will say they aren't as crisp or lean sounding as the AD700 but are more suitable for other genres of music and gaming styles.

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i got a epic 4g too!
so you basically have ALL the headphones ive been looking at...
your vote goes to the 700's?
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Originally Posted by pLuhhmm;12828105 
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.

The HARX-900 is worth it because many people buy HARX-900 pads for $16. Going by amazon prices, that makes the 700`s cost more. Fully modded HARX-900`s are a force to be reckoned with wink.gif.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kye7;12831231 
i got a epic 4g too!
so you basically have ALL the headphones ive been looking at...
your vote goes to the 700's?

Alright, gotta elaborate on the previous post:
The AD700 is a better gaming headphone than the RX700 or 900. I won't dispute this. Whether it's $30-60 better is really up to you to decide. It's open back, bass-light, crisp and isn't the greatest headphone for music like trance, techno (unless it's bassless techno), hip-hop, modern pop etc. but it will do classical, country, classic rock and really any acoustical music justice. The RX700 is more of the all-rounder but I've found that it's not as good as the RX900 or the AD700 when it comes to gaming. I find its positioning inaccurate and its soundstage the smallest out of the three. However, the bass is more controlled than the RX900 and it's not as echoey as the RX900.

However, comparing the RX line with the AD700 is apples to oranges. The RX line is much more of the all-around "fun" headphone than the AD700 is. If you want a oranges to oranges comparison, the HD595 and AD700 are for the most part neck and neck. I say the AD700 has the slight edge on soundstage (gaming benefits), but the HD595 is a smoother sound. The AD700 had a tendency to make higher pitched female vocals like Natasha Bedingfield and Taylor Swift sound "scratchy." I didn't like that very much. In terms of comfort, the AD700 beats all other headphones mentioned unless you have a small head, or in my case, it itches your ears. The HD595 clamps harder, isn't as comfortable and was weird in the way that it made me sleepy most likely due to the clamping.

I owned the RX700 (two of them, left one of them in China when I got the HD595), RX900 and the HD595 all for almost two years until I sold them early this month (except that one in China).
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post #15 of 20
They say the AD700s are also super comfortable.
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which is better for movies/ SOME music, and RTS gaming? (starcraft, leauge of legends, wtc)
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which is better for movies/ SOME music, and RTS gaming? (starcraft, leauge of legends, wtc)

In my opinion, the RX700 and RX900. If you're not doing a ton of FPS gaming, both of those will suffice.
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Originally Posted by Kye7;12832875 
which is better for movies/ SOME music, and RTS gaming? (starcraft, leauge of legends, wtc)

RX900s for sure since almost all of those things require 2+ hours of time meaning you'll be spending alot of time with them. You'll want the most comfortable headphones with bass for movies. Hands down RX900s out of the 3. AD700s won't give you the bass to enjoy movies fully. You don't game enough to truly get much use out of them where they really shine and RTS isn't about positionality but instead immersion, concentration etc.

RX900s.
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are creative aurvana live! worth to be considered? those are rebranded denon d1001 which has some bass and similar pricing to ad700. dont know if they are good for movies though.
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Originally Posted by palanoid;12850489 
are creative aurvana live! worth to be considered? those are rebranded denon d1001 which has some bass and similar pricing to ad700. dont know if they are good for movies though.

I like those. They are fingerprint magnets but have the general Denon sound which is supple on the bass and treble with recessed mids.
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