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Would NOT recommend Mixamp for PC use.

Amen. There are so many good sound cards that absolutely blow it out of the water. 

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Hello, I was looking for new headphones (for pc gaming) on many sites and forums last days and when I found your thread, I was so happy! It is awesome! I have never seen so much complex thread about headphones and simply about one thing before.

After I read your reviews I am thinking about X1 and MA-900 cause they are all-rounders.

 

But I want to ask about AD700 and K701 (702). I read that they are one of the best headphones in position accuracy, but are they also good to use them on games where i want to enjoy an atmosphere and in game music (like Skyrim, The Witcher, etc.), or simply in that situations, they are bad?

I want some headphones primary on gaming and want a good position accuracy (on BF4), but also they should be fun to enjoy games where is strong plot, nice atmosphere (you know, be impressed by sound of game). I guess on that purpose X1 and MA-900 are best (max i want to spend is 300$). Just want to know if I am right and if these headphones are really so much amazing in games :). Right now I use Sennheiser HD 25 II cause havent headphones primary on PC gaming.

And also want to know, if these headphones (X1, MA-900 and maybe AD700, K701) are good to watching movies :).

 

Thank you for all advices.

And sorry for my English and eventual mistakes.

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Earth to MLE?
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Hello, I was looking for new headphones (for pc gaming) on many sites and forums last days and when I found your thread, I was so happy! It is awesome! I have never seen so much complex thread about headphones and simply about one thing before.
After I read your reviews I am thinking about X1 and MA-900 cause they are all-rounders.

But I want to ask about AD700 and K701 (702). I read that they are one of the best headphones in position accuracy, but are they also good to use them on games where i want to enjoy an atmosphere and in game music (like Skyrim, The Witcher, etc.), or simply in that situations, they are bad?
I want some headphones primary on gaming and want a good position accuracy (on BF4), but also they should be fun to enjoy games where is strong plot, nice atmosphere (you know, be impressed by sound of game). I guess on that purpose X1 and MA-900 are best (max i want to spend is 300$). Just want to know if I am right and if these headphones are really so much amazing in games smily_headphones1.gif. Right now I use Sennheiser HD 25 II cause havent headphones primary on PC gaming.
And also want to know, if these headphones (X1, MA-900 and maybe AD700, K701) are good to watching movies smily_headphones1.gif.

Thank you for all advices.
And sorry for my English and eventual mistakes.
My advice would be to go for the Q701 if you can withstand the bumps on the headband, or try to find one of the newer K702s with the flat headband. Then, order the K712 pads from AKG and vualah...

K702/Q701 w/stock angled pads for competitive

K702/Q701 w/memory foam pads for movies and single player

... for around $300 give or take.
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Has anybody had experience with the akg 712 pros vs the annies? They are about the same price these days new. 

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Originally Posted by Ordokon View Post
 

 

But I want to ask about AD700 and K701 (702). I read that they are one of the best headphones in position accuracy, but are they also good to use them on games where i want to enjoy an atmosphere and in game music (like Skyrim, The Witcher, etc.), or simply in that situations, they are bad?

I want some headphones primary on gaming and want a good position accuracy (on BF4), but also they should be fun to enjoy games where is strong plot, nice atmosphere (you know, be impressed by sound of game). I guess on that purpose X1 and MA-900 are best (max i want to spend is 300$). Just want to know if I am right and if these headphones are really so much amazing in games :). Right now I use Sennheiser HD 25 II cause havent headphones primary on PC gaming.

And also want to know, if these headphones (X1, MA-900 and maybe AD700, K701) are good to watching movies :).

 

AD700's signature isn't very good for atmosphere.  It's too thin.

 

If you're getting an AKG, I'd get the Q701 over a K701 or K702 to be safe.

 

The X1 is a solid choice, and it's the best headphone I've used for movies.  It also works great for single player gaming.  It might be slightly too bassy for competitive gaming.   


Edited by chicolom - 10/18/13 at 3:21pm
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Sometimes I wonder if people actually search for info rather than ask outright. This has been touched on numerous times by Chico and others (not me, though, because I'm lazy :P).

The differences are too minor to notice unless you have them side by side or with another headphone to reference each off of.


Davisman, get whichever you find that costs less.
Edited by Change is Good - 10/18/13 at 3:12pm
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Sometimes I wonder if people actually search for info rather than ask outright. This has been touched on numerous times by Chico and others (not me, though, because I'm lazy :P).

The differences are too minor to notice unless you have them side by side or with another headphone to reference each off of.


Davisman, get whichever you find that costs less.

 

I have looked for about 2 hours today before I asked, and kept seeing differing opinions. Some claim they are similar, and one claimed the annies sounded muddy, which I know to be wrong.

 

I asked because I already purchased the annies, a week ago. I was questioning that decision after I discovered the minimal price difference. 

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Unlike the ATH-A900X...

Which is different, but people don't wanna talk about it or have no experience, around here I mean ;)

I kinda wonder why nobody recommends these? I read very good things about them, except for the "3D wings" suspension/"headband"

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Originally Posted by davisman View Post

I have looked for about 2 hours today before I asked, and kept seeing differing opinions. Some claim they are similar, and one claimed the annies sounded muddy, which I know to be wrong.

I asked because I already purchased the annies, a week ago. I was questioning that decision after I discovered the minimal price difference. 
Don't doubt your decision...

You bought a wonderful headphone smily_headphones1.gif
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K712s are slightly smoother and fuller, and slightly more open.  Anniversaries are slightly drier.

 

They're similar though, so if your happy with the Anniversaries just stick with them.

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don't forget slightly more bass...

This hobby is so evil, lol.

davisman, these differences are true... but I would add "very" in front of "slightly"
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Thanks man, I dont know whats into me lately with my audio gear. I was fine for two years with my senn hd 598s, but in the last two weeks I have bought two new cans, and am thinking about a 3rd pair. I picked up the annies for my Pc setup to use for gaming/music/some movies. I also picked up some denon d600's for console gaming with a mixamp. I bought the d600s on a whim at best buy to use up some reward zone money. I wanted a good closed can, and denons previous line was well respected, but when I got home I realized I should have done more research. 

 

I guess that is why I was also doubting the annies. 

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Those D600s aren't well suited for gaming from what I've read up on. They fit into the u-shaped category which is what most portable headphones (full and mid size) are leaning towards, these days.
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Yeah Denons took a turn for the worse... Something that'd be described in aviation is a nosedive... Though their older models D2K,5K and 7K are still very well rewarded...
I wish I could hear these at least once...
Alas, some players come and go and we have many new, promising players entering the field so... I guess all is good smily_headphones1.gif
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