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post #11 of 21
The JVCs. 555 and 700 leak sound like hell. Although the JVCs also leak, they aren't as bad.
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post #12 of 21
Probably the JVCs, since the 555's and AD700's are open air, they do not cancel out noise. But at the same time they offer a very superior soundstage, and even more if you do the mod for the 555's. Unless you live in an area with lots of ambient noise, I don't see why you would need noise-cancelling headphones for gaming. They do leak sound though, so if you live in a house with paper thin walls, or in a dorm with a roommate, then people will probably be able to heard your cans.
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post #13 of 21
The JVCs are like half open... They do leak some sound, but not enough to be a big deal unless like mentioned your walls are made of paper.
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post #14 of 21
Out of the three you chose, I would go with the Senn HD555 if you want comfort.
If you want sound quality go with the HARX 900.
The AD700's have great sound stage for gaming, just not a lot of bass.
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post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinky;13048910 
Oh yea! I also want decent noise-cancelling, so out of the following:

JVC HA-RX900
Sennheiser HD555
Audio Technica ATH-AD700

Which fits these specs best?
  • Really comfortable (like you can wear them for hours)
  • Excellent sound quality (but that won't be bottlenecked by my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
  • Will be compatible with X-Fi CMSS-3D
  • No microphone
  • Less than or equal to $100
  • Good for gaming (JC2, SC2, Source Games)
  • Good for Rock and Alternative Rock
  • Standard 3.5in. jack
  • Noise-Cancelling
I'd either go for the Audio-Technica or the JVC.
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinky;13048910 
Oh yea! I also want decent noise-cancelling, so out of the following:

JVC HA-RX900
Sennheiser HD555
Audio Technica ATH-AD700

Which fits these specs best?
  • Really comfortable (like you can wear them for hours)
  • Excellent sound quality (but that won't be bottlenecked by my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
  • Will be compatible with X-Fi CMSS-3D
  • No microphone
  • Less than or equal to $100
  • Good for gaming (JC2, SC2, Source Games)
  • Good for Rock and Alternative Rock
  • Standard 3.5in. jack
  • Noise-Cancelling

Any of these are good for the money...I would go wih Audio Technica biggrin.gif
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razer carcharias?
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post #18 of 21
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I am thinking of getting an HD555 headset and am going to upgrade my soundcard to an Asus Xonar Essence STX. The reason being is that I am able to get the of them online for quite cheaply. How will the HD55's sound on the Asus Xonar Essence STX after I foam mod them?
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samson sr850 or superlux 668b... yeah
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post #20 of 21
The AD700s are open, so noise canceling will be pretty much non existent. They sound great though. I have never heard them, but I hear good things about [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000UVGI6O/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302426737&sr=1-2]m50[/ame]. A little out of your price range, but closed so they don't let in outside sound.
    
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