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post #76 of 688
I have a pair of HD650s that I love for music, but I'm starting to think about getting a second pair of headphones, and I do a lot of gaming. Should I be looking into AD700s as my second pair?
post #77 of 688
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Originally Posted by Oggranak View Post
Should I be looking into AD700s as my second pair?
No you should already have determined the answer. cough* hell yes get them
post #78 of 688
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Originally Posted by Oggranak View Post
I have a pair of HD650s that I love for music, but I'm starting to think about getting a second pair of headphones, and I do a lot of gaming. Should I be looking into AD700s as my second pair?
IMO getting the AD700s after getting the HD650s would be a step down.
post #79 of 688
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Originally Posted by Oggranak View Post
Should I be looking into AD700s as my second pair?
You might end up using the AD700 as your primary pair.
post #80 of 688
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Originally Posted by Aiyo View Post
IMO getting the AD700s after getting the HD650s would be a step down.
For music, sure. But I'm also looking for gaming headphones, and this is why I thought they might be worth looking into.
post #81 of 688
oooh, i see.
post #82 of 688
Using SineGen the AD700 sounds relatively flat above 500Hz to me. The only major dip I noticed was between 4000Hz and 7000Hz (not sure of the exact numbers). It also might have peaked a tiny bit around 8000Hz but then rolled off rather quickly. I not very good at discerning volume differences at high frequencies though. My ears are tired right now though so Ill see if I can get more accurate results later.

Edit: There are a dips around 1100Hz, 1700Hz, 3000-4000Hz, 5000-7000Hz, 8000Hz and 9000Hz-11000Hz. Can't tell if there are any major spikes as I have difficulty discerning volume increases at high frequencies.
post #83 of 688
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Originally Posted by lucky View Post
^ Both burn-in and amps are overrated, especially with the AD700.
Amps are over rated for SOME headphones. For example when people say that DT880's and HD580's NEED a dedicated amp, that's going a bit too far. They don't need an amp. They produce perfectly good sound without one.

But an amp certainly does improve things.
post #84 of 688
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
... that DT880's ... NEED a dedicated amp...
it depends on the ohms. The 600ohms suck pretty bad without an amp. I would definitely say these(600ohms) need some sort of amplification to sound decent. 250 Ohm version would definitely benefit with an amp, but does not need one. 32 ohm version wouldn't really benefit from an amp. An EQ would be enough.
post #85 of 688
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Originally Posted by Aiyo View Post
it depends on the ohms. The 600ohms suck pretty bad without an amp. I would definitely say these(600ohms) need some sort of amplification to sound decent. 250 Ohm version would definitely benefit with an amp, but does not need one. 32 ohm version wouldn't really benefit from an amp. An EQ would be enough.
Well yeah. I haven't heard the 600 ohms. But both my HD580's and DT880 2003 250 ohms sounded fairly good without an amp. It was the upgrade to a better source that made most of the difference for me.
post #86 of 688
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Take a look at the graphs at headphone.com. That shows you a pretty clear picture of the differences in those two phones (I am judging from SR60i, though, but it's similar enough to SR80 compared with the ATH to give an idea). The mids/upper mids are just very, very recessed on the AD700s. I haven't found many phones there (if any at all) that are more recessed than the the 700s are, in fact (HD595 is close, but even then has a few higher peaks).

Personally, I couldn't take the lack of mids and had to return them, even if they are way smoother and more expansive than the grados (which are more direct and totally in your face, obviously). If you like the grado sound, I don't think you are going to like the AD700s much, unless you are looking for a complement to that sound.
I went with the Ultrasone HFI-780, having been called "the best cans under $350" or something similar somewhere I read. Looking forward to getting them, dreading the break in of the head strap to my giant noggin, lol.
post #87 of 688
uhhh... someone help with the burn in and painting question plz
post #88 of 688
I'm breaking the rule here by asking before searching.. but:
Has anyone ever recabled the AD700s? Does it really added noticeable difference?
post #89 of 688
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Originally Posted by slick1ru2 View Post
I went with the Ultrasone HFI-780, having been called "the best cans under $350" or something similar somewhere I read. Looking forward to getting them, dreading the break in of the head strap to my giant noggin, lol.
That was the next step I took after my AD700 (which i still have for gaming). You will not be disappointed. I love my HFI-780 especially when you can get a $250 can for $170 shipped from RMC Audio if you tell them to beat Northern sound and lights price I believe it was still a higher actual price at RMC audio but because there was no shipping fee it was $10 cheaper.
post #90 of 688
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Originally Posted by Baird GoW View Post
That was the next step I took after my AD700 (which i still have for gaming). You will not be disappointed. I love my HFI-780 especially when you can get a $250 can for $170 shipped from RMC Audio if you tell them to beat Northern sound and lights price I believe it was still a higher actual price at RMC audio but because there was no shipping fee it was $10 cheaper.
How do they compare to your AD700's?
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