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Is there a headphone that sounds like the AD700, but with more bass in the same price range? BTW I do already have the Tritton AX 720 decoder box, so that saves me $130.
Edited by HiFiGamer1995 - 5/4/13 at 5:20pm
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I'm looking for a headphone that has a "fun" sound for single player, but also excellent positioning, soundstage, and clarity for competitive in the $80-150 price range
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You basically want everything. No such thing, and especially not for that price.

An AD700 with more appreciable bass isn't an AD700. There will always be tradeoffs.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/13 at 6:35pm
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Would the Tritton amp be enough to power the K701's for now (roughly a couple of months)? Then, I could purchase a dedicated soundcard when I build my computer. If the Tritton amp wouldn't be adequate enough, what you recommend to power them?

 

Thanks for replying, greatly appreciate it.

 

It would probably give you enough volume.  If your trying to use the tritton with your computer, you need to be able to send out DD 5.1 over optical.

 

Also, Q701 are cheaper than K701 wink.gif


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Is there a headphone that sounds like the AD700, but with more bass in the same price range? BTW I do already have the Tritton AX 720 decoder box, so that saves me $130.

 

AD900 (and AD900x) is similar, but not the same.  They have slightly more bass, but soundstage isn't quite as good.  No two headphones sound alike, so there is no "AD700 + bass."

 

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I'm looking for a headphone that has a "fun" sound for single player, but also excellent positioning, soundstage, and clarity for competitive in the $80-150 price range

 

You're asking A LOT from that price range.  If you could get all of that for $80-150 people wouldn't be going for the $200-300 headphones.

 

For budget gaming headphones some people like the Samson SR850/Superlux HD668B.  Maybe the Takstar HI2050.

 

You can get some of the Senn HD5xx for that price as well.


Edited by chicolom - 5/4/13 at 6:50pm
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I should probably keep using the AX720 and save up for a pair HD 598 then.
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The 598 won't satisfy you with it's bass, and the AD700 still has a better soundstage and positional cues.

Tradeoffs. The next best thing is indeed the Q701, IMHO, but it's still not a 'bassy' headphone, though it's quite a bit better than the AD7000 in that regard.
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It would probably give you enough volume.  If your trying to use the tritton with your computer, you need to be able to send out DD 5.1 over optical.

 

Also, Q701 are cheaper than K701 wink.gif

 

 

Thanks for the help, you have got my questions answered which I came here for, greatly appreciate it!

 

Unfortunately, here (or at least on Amazon UK) the Q701 is about ~£70 more than the K701, which is a shame since you said that they're cheaper than the K701. If you have any suggestions on where to order them from, then please do as I'm all ears.

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I'm not going to be able to get any headphones in that price range until I start working. I'm thinking of the Beyerdynamic DT 440; from what I've read they are like the AD700 but with a slightly narrower soundstage and more bass. Not as good for competitive because of the bass but I play just as much single player as multiplayer so fun factor is important.
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Has anyone here owned or tested the Shure SRH940? This is off topic but I would like some feedback from anyone in this forum with any familiarity with this can. I am in the market for a closed set of headphones (that I can use on the go) with a similar sound signature to that of my Q701 w/memory foam pads.

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Pretty sure itd be better to get the Mad Dogs. The 940s are known to be bright.
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There's just something about those Mad Dogs that I'm just not digging. And after reading your review it drew me away even further. The fact that they have less bass than the Annies and the treble being "hampered" as you say made these a no go for me.

 

I'll just have to keep researching, I guess. Have you found a set of portables yet?


Edited by Change is Good - 5/4/13 at 11:00pm
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Nah, I decided to give up on portables for now, as I know they wouldn't really get any headtime. Seems like a waste.

Im waiting on my Kingsound setup. Right now I'm just using the PLYR1 and my clipons.

Dan is probably sending me his latest Mad Dog which apparently have much better bass, and more neutrality, so I might revise my review of them.

As for something else, I really wanna try the X1, but I'm scared they won't fit me even after bending the headband, and I don't wanna return anything else to Amazon.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/13 at 11:04pm
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The Mad Dogs are over my budget. No one has mentioned the DT 440s as being bright from what I've read.
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Ok, I'll check that out once you do. If I end up buying the 940s... and like them... I would be curious to know what your thoughts on them would be. I'd be down to send them to you and have you review them if so.

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I've never looked into the DT440, so I wouldn't know. I'm so used to the 770s and up, I can't see myself forking the cash for the lower end models, though as always, I'm always up to try whatever is sent to me. wink.gif

CIG, that sounds cool.

Just be warned, I've read a lot of dislike for the 940s...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/13 at 11:07pm
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