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PC GAMING: Audio Technica AD700 + X-Fi Titanium VS Logitech g930

post #1 of 12
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Hello everyone,

 

Just went to the process of upgrading my audio on my Alienware PC by adding a X-Fi Titanium sound card and Creative Gigaworks T3 2.1 speakers.

Now not to alienate any further my neighbors at night I am looking for a pair of headphones for nocturnal gaming sessions.

 

I was wondering what you think would be the best option for me in the 150€ and under bracket?

 

Would I be better off buying Audio Technica's AD700 or Sennheiser HD-555 Stereo headphones with my X-Fi Titanium sound card or buy a dedicated 5.1/7.1 Gaming headphone set like the very popular Logitech G930?

 

All ideas and comments greatly appreciated!

 

Vince

 

post #2 of 12

If you don't mind a lack of bass, the AD700s will suit you quite well for gaming.

post #3 of 12

Gaming headsets don't really emphasis sound quality, if that is what you are after.  They generally just offer an attached microphone and are headsets that will do the job at a good price.

 

Using a wireless headset might negate the improved sound you gain from a dedicated soundcard.

 

If positional sound is what you are after, then the ad700 would be a good choice.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If you don't mind a lack of bass, the AD700s will suit you quite well for gaming.


The ad700 is easily EQ'ed to give as much bass as you want.  Especially if you're using a computer source.  

post #5 of 12
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If you don't mind a lack of bass, the AD700s will suit you quite well for gaming.


^This

 

You wont be dissapointed with the AD700's...if you want bass, go for the closed version: the ATH-a700's.  

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The ad700 is easily EQ'ed to give as much bass as you want.  Especially if you're using a computer source.  


I didn't particularly care for the 'bass' the AD700s have with EQ. Not all headphones can deal with adding some bass. I found the AD700 to sound somewhat off with bass boosting. I liked the as bass light as they were anyway. I had other headphones for when I needed bass anyway.

post #7 of 12
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If you don't mind a lack of bass, the AD700s will suit you quite well for gaming.

 

Do they lack Bass badly that it affects the gaming experience?

 

I am looking for mix of good sound quality & directional positioning.

post #8 of 12

The AD700s sound like tin cans when it comes to bass. From a 1-10, the bass of the AD700 is a 1. No lie. You can HEAR it, but it's pretty weak. Otherwise, the AD700s are really crisp and one of the very best in directional positioning (with Dolby Headphone). I myself never play without DH Virtual Surround, so I dunno how well they do in stereo, as the few times I have tried I was aching to go back to DH. I'd die if I have to give up DH for regular stereo.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/6/10 at 5:27am
post #9 of 12

One thing I will say is that I only notice the lack of bass on the ad700's when I'm listening to music.  In games I don't notice it because their lack of bass lets me concentrate more on where footsteps are and not how cool that explosion sounded.  

post #10 of 12
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...if you want bass, go for the closed version: the ATH-a700's.  


 

If you dont mind getting closed, go for this. Good for music and games + strong but clean bass. 

post #11 of 12

I have the 555s but not the ad-700s. It's pretty much a trade off between the 2, 555s = smaller sound stage but better bass, 700s = huge sound stage but less bass. I say that the 555s have a great sound stage for gaming still thats why I like them

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I have the 555s but not the ad-700s. It's pretty much a trade off between the 2, 555s = smaller sound stage but better bass, 700s = huge sound stage but less bass. I say that the 555s have a great sound stage for gaming still thats why I like them



they sound horrible in games like counter strike though.. (the 555s)... such muddy overpowering bass.. horrible! my A900 are so much better for games i am thinking about investing in some AD700!!

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