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so I might try this when I get the chance. I'm like a little kid.. I keep switching between the 555's and the AD700's every other day lol.. they sound so different too. I do agree the HD555's sound tighter (idk if that makes sense) than the AD700s.. but I kind of like it. The AD700's are just much louder--it's crazy.. I don't even need to crank the volume at 100%
Get a headphone amp and your 555's will be loud too.


They might sound better, but boy do they look uglier without the grill and with the foam.
    
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I kind of like the see-through look lol

Have any of you seen the AD700 boom mic and "dark knight" mod? Now that's something I wish I had the guts to do

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...d-lots-of-pics

    
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I highly recommend not doing this. I was curious so I tried it and after some testing without foam the HD555 clearly sounds worse. Harsh treble and actually less bass. I think everyone who recommends it is clearly just placebo effect and not doing real side to side tests. The drivers ARE different they have different frequency response.
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