Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;13207071
Curious if anyone wants to comment on them:
$85 - HD555
$105 - ATH-A700 for music
$117 - HD595
$210 - ATH-A900 for isolate gaming
I'm interested in your "isolated gaming" comment about the A900's and what exactly you mean by it. Are you refering to how well they reproduce directional sounds on a 3D soundscape in a game or do you simply mean using them to play in isolation (ie. on your own without interupting others)?
If it was in regards to how well they reproduce directional sounds on a 3D soundscape in a game, is that from personal experience or from what you've read around the place?
From personal experience as an avid competitive gamer over the past decade, I've tried numerous headphones and headsets looking for the best for gaming and although for years nothing beat quality headphones, I must say that now I am unimpressed with stereo headsets in modern games with great 3D sound.
I haven't tested the A900's out for gaming, but I have the 555's and have done the 595 mod to them, as well as tested out some A700's and AD700's in a side by side with some fairly cheapish Soundlink Medusa's and also more recently with the more expensive Roccat Kave's and they don't even come close to offering the same level of performance when it comes to directional sounds on a 3D soundscape in a game.
After years playing on 555's and later modded 555's, and testing the A700's and AD700's, I'd take the Roccat Kave's for games any day of the week. I'd be interested in testing the A900's though if you are saying they are good at reproducing directional sounds on a 3D soundscape in a game.
I'm sure the Audiophiles will start going crazy now, but before you all do, please understand I am speaking solely about gaming audio and not about music reproduction or stereo soundstage
P.S. This is just my personal experience as a gamer who's tried them at gaming Edited by un-nefer - 4/20/11 at 7:26pm