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post #11 of 31
I would say harx 700 but they are closed.
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post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
What is Semi Open...I see it has round port hole...
Do they have a good sound stage and will it let ambient noise in like an open can?
They look good and I see they get good reviews.

ATH AD300
Superlux 668B

any other suggestions?

Oh and another thing, how does one know if they got a cheap knock off ATH AD300? What does one look for, to avoid buying such a thing...

here is 1 review http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd668b/
IMHO they are definitely worth the price, I have the samson sr850, which are very similar to the superlux and I really like them. Just for reference I also own a Markl modded D2000 with D7000 wood cups, HD555, Grado HF-2, and have access to a stock D2000 and M50. I think the samson is a mix of the HD555 (soundstage) and M50 (bass but not as much)


edit The samson is about $40.
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post #13 of 31
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I use the Plantronics GameCom 377 open-ear headset for gaming. I find it very comfortable.. even though it's quite bulky lol.
Thank you, but they don't want a mic on it...
They never use it and they rather the money went to better sound.
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post #14 of 31
Open is good too, it's just that for bassy songs (dubstep) it'd be best for closed.

But! I love the fact that i can hear with them on. It's so good. I hate earbuds because of the isolation.

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post #15 of 31
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Thank you, but they don't want a mic on it...
They never use it and they rather the money went to better sound.
I think the HARX700 is the best headphone you can get in that price range..it's not "open" but it has a good sound stage and it is almost fully circumaural.

You can also have a fun little family activity and mod them into HARX900's..the mod isn't too hard and you get to have some tech time with your kiddos!
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I see that line of JVC mentioned quite often and am tempted, but I don't want my wife screaming at the kids and loosing her voice because they can't hear her.
Also, it would drive me nuts listening to her screaming at them at dinner time. I had enough of her screaming at me the first ten years of our marriage.

It's funny cause my kids have to come and get me when I have my M50s on and I don't want to do that with them.
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post #17 of 31
I can vouch for the JVC RX900s as being really good all-around headphones. They have good clean bass. They're semi-open... Or if they want the AD700s give them some extra chores to earn them?
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
I see that line of JVC mentioned quite often and am tempted, but I don't want my wife screaming at the kids and loosing her voice because they can't hear her.
Also, it would drive me nuts listening to her screaming at them at dinner time. I had enough of her screaming at me the first ten years of our marriage.

It's funny cause my kids have to come and get me when I have my M50s on and I don't want to do that with them.
It's just hard to make a quality open can recommendation in that price range, because in general, quality open cans cost more than quality closed cans, just by the way the market is right now..

Perhaps you could strike a bargain for the other bucks on the AD700 Tax their future allowance or some extra work
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Open is good too, it's just that for bassy songs (dubstep) it'd be best for closed.

But! I love the fact that i can hear with them on. It's so good. I hate earbuds because of the isolation.

A visit to headfi is needed?


I was there and got a MS Removal Tool virus...anyway, they have TOOOO much info for laymen like me.

I was sooo lost...LoL
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It's as if people has never tried anything other than Audio tech ad700, or JVC headphones on OCN.
    
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