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Because apparently google doesn't exist for some people.
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The general AD700X sound signature is pretty much the same as the AD700 with some variation in the treble response.
Bass is about the same, soundstage is about the same.

Difference between the PC360 and AD700 is as I have expressed on the guide. The PC360 is better balanced, a general all rounder, while the AD700 is for pure sound-whoring. I prefer the PC360, even at $100 more. The AD700 is a one trick pony. The PC360 is more enjoyable, though I don't actually like either for use outside of competitive gaming. They're both solid for hardcore gaming. For fun gaming, I'd get something else.

I honestly would rather own the SLYR than either of those. It may not be nearly as good for competitive use, but it's much more fun, and is still decent for competitive use. If competitive gaming is an absolute must, then get the PC360 if you plan on using a mic and don't want clutter.

I'm just not much of a headset guy, or a fan of headphones that only really one thing well.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/19/13 at 6:15am
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What do you mean by the term "fun" with headsets or headphones, is it easy on the ears, better sound stage? Link me to a topic with audio terms lol. That's why I ask these questions because I can't understand your reviews. Sorry

Why SLYR, visually they look discomforting and cheap. Don't Astro own Skullcandy?

Also what do you think about this!
http://www.psykoaudio.com/gopsyko/
Edited by BizareLogics - 4/19/13 at 7:56am
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Originally Posted by BizareLogics View Post

What do you mean by the term "fun" with headsets or headphones, is it easy on the ears, better sound stage? Link me to a topic with audio terms lol. That's why I ask these questions because I can't understand your reviews. Sorry

Why SLYR, visually they look discomforting and cheap. Don't Astro own Skullcandy?

Also what do you think about this!
http://www.psykoaudio.com/gopsyko/

http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary

http://www.head-fi.org/a/glossary-of-terms

Also, it's the other way around. Skullcandy bought out Astro a few years ago.
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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Audio Technica AD700's and the AD700x or the X Versions in general?

 

You will have better luck looking here >http://www.head-fi.org/t/631998/audio-technica-updates-their-open-headphones-ad-series-ad2000x-ad1000x-ad900x-ad700x-and-ad500x/975

Not many have heard the AD700x in this thread.

 

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Originally Posted by BizareLogics View Post

What do you mean by the term "fun" with headsets or headphones, is it easy on the ears, better sound stage? Link me to a topic with audio terms lol. That's why I ask these questions because I can't understand your reviews. Sorry

 

In general:  Fun = more immersive. 

 

Usually will also have better bass and weight so you can feel the gunshots/explosions more.  More home-theater type sound.

 

 

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Also what do you think about this!
http://www.psykoaudio.com/gopsyko/

 

 

No.

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 4/19/13 at 8:47am
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I have the X-Fi Titanium HD and I wonder what is the best settings on the equalizer, for competitive gaming(sound whoring/hearing footsteps)? Can someone send me a picture of their equalizer with the right settings? :)

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So I caved and bought the black Sennheiser Momentum off Razordog Audio for $300 (used the $50 off discount).

Couldn't resist such an elegant looking headphone, also being very easy to drive, real leather with breathable mesh inside the pads...



Also small enough to lay down with. Should hopefully be my go to when using my laptop on the go.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So I caved and bought the black Sennheiser Momentum off Razordog Audio for $300 (used the $50 off discount).

Couldn't resist such an elegant looking headphone, also being very easy to drive, real leather with breathable mesh inside the pads...
 

 

I reserve my $300 for the big, open, velour headphones. 

 

I can't justify spending that much on something that will be used sparingly and in an environment where I can't appreciate the audio as much (portable) and where my source is bottlenecking the sound anyways.

 

 

It's like those $500 high end portable amps people strap to their DAPs.  I would never buy those.


Edited by chicolom - 4/19/13 at 10:43am
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I have the X-Fi Titanium HD and I wonder what is the best settings on the equalizer, for competitive gaming(sound whoring/hearing footsteps)? Can someone send me a picture of their equalizer with the right settings? :)

 

When you use an EQ, the proper way to do it is to EQ based on your specific headphone system-and your ears. Otherwise, you'll quickly find yourself repulsed by the sound.

 

Generally speaking, for competitive play, you'll want to lower the bass frequencies, and for cinematic play, you might want to raise them to get more of that "movie theater" feeling.

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Just got my Stax 407 loaner from Headamp.

Holy cow. Electrostatic headphones are the real deal.

I don't have any time to hear them today short of about 15 minutes, but...color me incredibly impressed. I can only imagine what the higher end Stax sound like.
I don't hear a LICK of sibilance, even on sibilant recordings. And it's very, very clean sounding. People said the bass was weak, but I'm not hearing. I'm hearing neutral bass. LOVELY. If I could afford one, I'd buy a Stax TODAY.

They're fugly as all hell, and the square cups don't make it like as manageable as typical circular or oval cans, but these are minor gripes. My main gripe is with the crackle I get when adjusting the cups and the pads squich a bit. It's not a nice sensation. Like I'm afraid of getting shocked, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/19/13 at 11:32am
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Just got my Stax 407 loaner from Headamp.

Holy cow. Electrostatic headphones are the real deal.

I don't have any time to hear them today short of about 15 minutes, but...color me incredibly impressed. I can only imagine what the higher end Stax sound like.
I don't hear a LICK of sibilance, even on sibilant recordings. And it's very, very clean sounding. People said the bass was weak, but I'm not hearing. I'm hearing neutral bass. LOVELY. If I could afford one, I'd buy a Stax TODAY.

What headphone amp did you test the Stax 407 on? Considering the price tags on Stax headphones, they must really sound great. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So I caved and bought the black Sennheiser Momentum off Razordog Audio for $300 (used the $50 off discount).

Couldn't resist such an elegant looking headphone, also being very easy to drive, real leather with breathable mesh inside the pads...



Also small enough to lay down with. Should hopefully be my go to when using my laptop on the go.

Good luck with those. As much as I enjoyed the sound, there were just too many other things wrong with them for my tastes, most notably the comfort. Is there a reason you didn't look at the MDR-1R instead? The InnerFidelity review that just came out is stellar and draws a lot of comparisons to the Momentum.
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SRM-252M (came with the package, as well as a Pico DAC (though I'm using my Compass 2's dac).

Man... I mean... DAMN.

It's $1000 for the Stax + amp, so it's way out of my league... and this is basically entry level. O_O

But man, it sounds wonderful. I wouldn't get these square shaped Stax though. Not uncomfortable, but the pad crackle with slight adjustment is annoying.
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Hey, been looking at the guide for a few months now, made my own thread and now i'm just down to deciding between these two (see below), or if anyone has anything else to offer, shoot.

 

I'm looking for closed cans. Need them for competitive gaming(PC). If it matters, I play Counter Strike 1.6/Global offensive and Arma 2/3.

Please don't ask if I have a preference between mids/highs/other. I don't know. I know little to nothing about audio, and pretty much anything will sound better than my current headphones I am using now... Beats. (Solo HD if you're wondering but I doubt it matters)

 

CAL! or Skullcandy Slyr?

 

You may suggest other closed gaming cans but please don't go past the price of CAL. (~$115 CAD: Prices on Amazon.ca are higher than .com)

 

I might be using stereo instead of dolby, but probably dolby. Right now I am just using stereo but I plan on getting a USB sound card, something like Asus Xonar U3 (suggest any better ones? I would prefer to spend little money on this. Will not be getting a sound card as I might be going to LANs in the future and I can't just go there a pop open the case to change the sound card.)


Edited by ScarsHD - 4/19/13 at 6:07pm
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Hello I was wondering if you could help me out. So I do want to try out some higher quality headphones after reading a little bit about the differences between them and headsets and have read this guide a bit too. At the moment I was thinking about getting an Asus Xonar Essence STX, could you give me some recommended headphones that could be paired up with this soundcard?

 

I play games a lot, listen to music, watch anime and movies I do it all really depending on my mood.

 

I was originally thinking either the AKG Q701, Beyerdynamic DT880 or the Sennheiser HD650 pretty much basing it off this guide but on further research it looks like the Asus Xonar Essence STX can not drive any of these headphones anyway and that I would need a external amp? is that correct? I would like to avoid getting a amp right now to avoid bumping up costs so if I can't use any of those headphones what could you recommend me to get that would give me some good performance?

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The STX is a powerful soundcard. Whomever said it can't drive those headphones is a liar. It's the equivalent of an E9 in power which is plenty of power.
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