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These are the headsets I am looking at. Just like your opinions on each please, going tro be used for gaming and a little bit of music listening. Particularly dubstep, drum and bass.

Ultrasone DJ1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...F8&me=&seller=

Audio Technica ATH AD500

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Techni...9274854&sr=8-1

Audio Technica ATH AD700

http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/headpho...Headphones.htm

JVC RX900

http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-HA-RX900...9274879&sr=8-1

ATH A700

http://www.limitedgoods.com/itemView...ogleUK_InStock
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I've no experience with the Ultrasone DJ1 headphones, but the other two I can give an informed opinion on.

The AD500s would be great for gaming, but their bass will be lacking quite a bit, so music won't be at its full potential. The RX900s would be excellent for both gaming and music, especially once they've been burned in.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/rev...-500-a-222713/

That's a review on the Ultrasone DJ1 headphones. They appear to be pretty darn good, but they're also a lot more money than the RX900s.
can only comment from direct experience on the bottom two:

the rx900's have kickin' bass. nearly rattle right off your head if the volume is up. makes my HD555's and ATH-A700's seem lacking in comparison.

but it's pretty tubby, uncontrolled bass that washes out the other ranges. even with EQ bass turned down the mid and highs are pretty recessed and thin. a quick mod fixes the latter issue though.
I need to dynamat them and get some stuffing into them to see if those mods help it. I read that reigns the bass in some.

removing the felt and acoustic lens on the drivers help bring forward the other ranges dramatically. the middle's still not as clear as I'd like, but highs (once they burn in and lose their initial harshness) are just shy of what I consider too bright and, uh, i dunno... "essy"? if that makes sense. I found keeping the lens on reigned in the highs though, if they're not your thing.

not as "fun" as grados, but they're fairly "peppy" now.

for gaming I prefer the A700 since it's 1) very comfortable and 2) one range doesn't wash out the others.

the rx900's tend to wash out the rest of the ranges with bass. I'll be the first to say I didn't hear someone running around if there's something low freq going on like the WWII CoD games' machine gun emplacements. If they didn't do that I'd probably game with them more.
can you fit ATHAD700 in your budget? how about Senn HD595?
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can you fit ATHAD700 in your budget? how about Senn HD595?
I'll have a look to see if I can get the ATHAD700's for a bit cheaper. I didn't really wanna spend more than £80. But i'll have a look. Does the extra £20 warrant the upgrade?
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The AD500's. They are amazing and after a burn in are just as good as the AD700's. I run the AD500's and they are great sounding phones, and are perfect for gaming. Sound just as good as my brothers AD700's.

I'd get them or the JVC 900's
The RX900's bass is kind of muddy/boomy, but you can mod it to get a really nice sound. It also takes a while to burn in.
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The AD500's. They are amazing and after a burn in are just as good as the AD700's. I run the AD500's and they are great sounding phones, and are perfect for gaming. Sound just as good as my brothers AD700's.

I'd get them or the JVC 900's


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The RX900's bass is kind of muddy/boomy, but you can mod it to get a really nice sound. It also takes a while to burn in.

Hmmm, well I have the money to buy either and if I bought the AD500's i think i would be wishing I had bought the 700's.

The only thing I don't like is the colour schemes. I mean i know they're gonna be on my head and that but everyone wants a nice looking set as well. Just not to sure about the purple on them
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The AD700 will be great for gaming but not very good for most electronic music since it has very little bass. RX900 also doesn't sound that muddy once they're burned in and modded. The thing they really lack is midrange - not treble. However, they are great gaming headphones and sound great for techno as well. Most people say that the bass washes out the treble on the RX900 but I feel it's the opposite. The bass is clear and strong until a lot of detailed treble comes through and you can't hear the bass as well after that.
May I add to your list? I picked these up and they are wonderful.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shure-JSH-SR...9765009&sr=1-1
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The AD700 will be great for gaming but not very good for most electronic music since it has very little bass. RX900 also doesn't sound that muddy once they're burned in and modded. The thing they really lack is midrange - not treble. However, they are great gaming headphones and sound great for techno as well. Most people say that the bass washes out the treble on the RX900 but I feel it's the opposite. The bass is clear and strong until a lot of detailed treble comes through and you can't hear the bass as well after that.

This is so hard to decide. I might just go with the ATH AD500's. I looking more for gaming than music and they will have a decent amount of bass compared to my Sennheiser PC151's and Siberia Neckbands.

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May I add to your list? I picked these up and they are wonderful.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shure-JSH-SR...9765009&sr=1-1


Oh god, another set to look at and add to my list.
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