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post #1996 of 37458
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If the Q701 is very close to the K701 (I do hear the Q's have a little more bass, and I don't know how that will affect gaming), they are stellar. However, you literally won't need anything but the HD598 or PC360 for accuracy. The HD598 is slightly clearer, and if you don't need a mic, that would be my recommendation. The AKGs are god mode for me too, but some people don't like that the soundstage is that ridiculously large because apparently they can't pinpoint sounds well. I never had that problem.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/6/11 at 7:58pm
post #1997 of 37458
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If the Q701 is very close to the K701 (I do hear the Q's have a little more bass, and I don't know how that will affect gaming), they are stellar. However, you literally won't need anything but the HD598 or PC360 for accuracy. The HD598 is slightly clearer, and if you don't need a mic, that would be my recommendation. The AKGs are god mode for me too, but some people don't like that the soundstage is that ridiculously large because apparently they can't pinpoint sounds well. I never had that problem.



nice :D

 

 

EDIT: Just read the first page... nice review mate. Keep it up gs1000.gif

 


Edited by SunBakedEmoKid - 8/7/11 at 7:23pm
post #1998 of 37458

I really enjoyed your reviews, thanks!

 

I decided to dust off my KSC75's after your recommendation, and I really like them for gaming! I was able to hear spies uncloaking in TF2, and the medic's medigun syringes were easy to pinpoint as well. Didn't expect that from these cheap headphones.

 

Although, hopefully in the next few days I'll get my AD900's, so the KSC75's will go back to dust-collecting.

post #1999 of 37458

My friend is recommending the V MODA Crossfades, are they better the A700s I just ordered? 

post #2000 of 37458

Bought some headphones (at last) and got them in last week. I went with the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm, and I must say for my first pair of studio headphones I am very impressed with them. They are a superb all rounder, which is just what I wanted. They work well with many of my Jungle and DnB tracks as well as gaming with Dolby Headphone. Quite possibly the comfiest headphones I have ever tried and the lightest. After just 30mins of gaming I feel so immersed it blew me away. I was so impressed by them i'm going through my back catalogue of games purely for audio enjoyment. Thats is a win-win. smile.gif

 

Music sounds superb to me with these headphones. The bass is just right for what I wanted, it's not 'blow your head off bass' it just sounds and feels right to me. I was expecting an overload of bass with the headphones vibrating a lot, but they sound superb in any scenario. I have had them vibrate a little but I loved it and it sounded great. The only time I have had the bass trouble other sounds is with tracks that have a low, deep (not sure how to word this) bass line. I don't have many of those in my music so this is no problem.

 

Just thought i would share my experience as this thread was responsible for my purchase, amongst others. Thanks to all the guys that helped me out at Head-Fi. I am extremely happy with my purchase and can't wait for another session with these babies.

Cheers all! beerchug.gif


Edited by JCDenton2052 - 8/8/11 at 11:24am
post #2001 of 37458

Hi

 

Can someone help me on the questions I posted in this thread please?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/566202/sennheiser-hd595-mic-modification-gaming

 

:)

post #2002 of 37458

Desperation calls folks

 

Please Help! triportsad.gif

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Hey guys, I am starting college in two weeks and need a pair of gaming headphones that won't disturb my roommate. I need something under $100 and am totally confused what to buy. I have never owned a pair of headphones in my life and hope I can get help here. I am looking for recommendations, you don't need to read the details  below the italics if you don't want.

 

Budget: $100

Setup: Xbox 360 - Video: Computer Monitor - Sound: Integrated Sound Card

Type of Gaming: A balanced mix of multiplayer and singleplayer

Requirements: Must not disturb roommate when played at moderate volume levels

 

After reading the first post (really love what you did Envy), the AD700s sound perfect for me. I play a lot of singleplayer, but I read they still have bass, just not as defined. It would be my first set of cans and the soundstage and clarity sound really nice.

 

However, I read that open-backed headphones, like the AD700, will cause a lot of noise leakage. Is this true? I'm not worried at all about outside noise bothering me, but I will need to be respectful and keep the headphones quiet and not disturb my roommate.

 

If they will cause too much noise even at moderate volume, could someone recommend me a few pairs of headphones that won't disturb my roommate?

 

Here are a few pairs I was considering or was recommended: (All links go to Amazon, just shortened them up)

AD700 - Highly recommended everywhere really, but lack bass. I'm worried about noise leak http://tinyurl.com/3jf2yne

HD280 Pro - Recommend Ultra Highly for sound isolation; Envy says they are terrible for gaming though http://tinyurl.com/25flp4b HD428 - Only $50 and are closed cans, I can't find much info about gaming though. http://tinyurl.com/3msr5vp

JVC HARX900 - These were strongly recommended to me by the creator of a headphone sticky. But they weigh 1.6 pounds which is a turn-off. http://tinyurl.com/6fxqgjv

 

I'm considering just picking up the Sennheiser HD201s (http://tinyurl.com/6hdocck) for now since they are only $20, if they won't disturb the roommate. Mad Lust Envy rated them OK and it would give me time to figure out if I can get away using open-backed cans or not.

 

Sorry for the wall of text here, I just wanted to give out a lot of detail and to see if my choices are any good. Thank you guys for the help!


Edited by Chaay - 8/12/11 at 9:05am
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I just bought a PC360 yesterday from RazorDog's ebay listing. I can finally retire my logitech headset with a broken left channel LOL!
 Also excited as this is my first decent open headphone :)

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Hey, to give some love to RazorDog! Deals


 

post #2005 of 37458
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Originally Posted by Chaay View Post

Hey guys, I am starting college in two weeks and need a pair of gaming headphones that won't disturb my roommate. I need something under $100 and am totally confused what to buy. I have never owned a pair of headphones in my life and hope I can get help here. I am looking for recommendations, you don't need to read the details  below the italics if you don't want.

 

Budget: $100

Setup: Xbox 360 - Video: Computer Monitor - Sound: Integrated Sound Card

Type of Gaming: A balanced mix of multiplayer and singleplayer

Requirements: Must not disturb roommate when played at moderate volume levels

 

After reading the first post (really love what you did Envy), the AD700s sound perfect for me. I play a lot of singleplayer, but I read they still have bass, just not as defined. It would be my first set of cans and the soundstage and clarity sound really nice.

 

However, I read that open-backed headphones, like the AD700, will cause a lot of noise leakage. Is this true? I'm not worried at all about outside noise bothering me, but I will need to be respectful and keep the headphones quiet and not disturb my roommate.

 

If they will cause too much noise even at moderate volume, could someone recommend me a few pairs of headphones that won't disturb my roommate?

 

Here are a few pairs I was considering or was recommended: (All links go to Amazon, just shortened them up)

AD700 - Highly recommended everywhere really, but lack bass. I'm worried about noise leak http://tinyurl.com/3jf2yne

HD280 Pro - Recommend Ultra Highly for sound isolation; Envy says they are terrible for gaming though http://tinyurl.com/25flp4b HD428 - Only $50 and are closed cans, I can't find much info about gaming though. http://tinyurl.com/3msr5vp

JVC HARX900 - These were strongly recommended to me by the creator of a headphone sticky. But they weigh 1.6 pounds which is a turn-off. http://tinyurl.com/6fxqgjv

 

I'm considering just picking up the Sennheiser HD201s (http://tinyurl.com/6hdocck) for now since they are only $20, if they won't disturb the roommate. Mad Lust Envy rated them OK and it would give me time to figure out if I can get away using open-backed cans or not.

 

Sorry for the wall of text here, I just wanted to give out a lot of detail and to see if my choices are any good. Thank you guys for the help!



I'm starting my 4th year of college, and have had roommates every single year, and have also had open back headphones every single year as well (different ones, mind you!), and have never had a complaint about the leakage. I think you'd be fine with the AD700's considering they're excellent in every other regard for you.

post #2006 of 37458
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Originally Posted by Chaay View Post

Hey guys, I am starting college in two weeks and need a pair of gaming headphones that won't disturb my roommate. I need something under $100 and am totally confused what to buy. I have never owned a pair of headphones in my life and hope I can get help here. I am looking for recommendations, you don't need to read the details  below the italics if you don't want.

 

Budget: $100

Setup: Xbox 360 - Video: Computer Monitor - Sound: Integrated Sound Card

Type of Gaming: A balanced mix of multiplayer and singleplayer

Requirements: Must not disturb roommate when played at moderate volume levels

 

After reading the first post (really love what you did Envy), the AD700s sound perfect for me. I play a lot of singleplayer, but I read they still have bass, just not as defined. It would be my first set of cans and the soundstage and clarity sound really nice.

 

However, I read that open-backed headphones, like the AD700, will cause a lot of noise leakage. Is this true? I'm not worried at all about outside noise bothering me, but I will need to be respectful and keep the headphones quiet and not disturb my roommate.

 

If they will cause too much noise even at moderate volume, could someone recommend me a few pairs of headphones that won't disturb my roommate?

 

Here are a few pairs I was considering or was recommended: (All links go to Amazon, just shortened them up)

AD700 - Highly recommended everywhere really, but lack bass. I'm worried about noise leak http://tinyurl.com/3jf2yne

HD280 Pro - Recommend Ultra Highly for sound isolation; Envy says they are terrible for gaming though http://tinyurl.com/25flp4b HD428 - Only $50 and are closed cans, I can't find much info about gaming though. http://tinyurl.com/3msr5vp

JVC HARX900 - These were strongly recommended to me by the creator of a headphone sticky. But they weigh 1.6 pounds which is a turn-off. http://tinyurl.com/6fxqgjv

 

I'm considering just picking up the Sennheiser HD201s (http://tinyurl.com/6hdocck) for now since they are only $20, if they won't disturb the roommate. Mad Lust Envy rated them OK and it would give me time to figure out if I can get away using open-backed cans or not.

 

Sorry for the wall of text here, I just wanted to give out a lot of detail and to see if my choices are any good. Thank you guys for the help!



JVC HARX900s are 0.77 pounds not 1.6... they're not much heavier than the AD700s 

post #2007 of 37458
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I'm starting my 4th year of college, and have had roommates every single year, and have also had open back headphones every single year as well (different ones, mind you!), and have never had a complaint about the leakage. I think you'd be fine with the AD700's considering they're excellent in every other regard for you.


I dunno, I'm imagining it being dead quiet and the roommate going "SHHH" every time I push a button lol. Honestly though it will probably not be a big deal, but I won't know until I move in.

 

I've also heard about the closed version of the AD700, the A700 and also the A900. Those might work as long as the soundstage isn't too hurt. Does anyone have any experience?

 

@almasy, I saw 1.6 pounds on the Amazon product details page, maybe that is referring to the package and not the headphones itself. If that is so I apologize.

 

 

 

post #2008 of 37458
I had the A900 for a few days, There was a noticeable echo on all my music. It made up for it though, the AD900 had no bass at all, but the A900 was ok.
Edited by MohawkUS - 8/12/11 at 12:32pm
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I dunno, I'm imagining it being dead quiet and the roommate going "SHHH" every time I push a button lol. Honestly though it will probably not be a big deal, but I won't know until I move in.

 

I've also heard about the closed version of the AD700, the A700 and also the A900. Those might work as long as the soundstage isn't too hurt. Does anyone have any experience?

 

@almasy, I saw 1.6 pounds on the Amazon product details page, maybe that is referring to the package and not the headphones itself. If that is so I apologize.

 

 

 


Well it all depends on how loud you set the volume. At my normal volume there were no complaints, but my normal volume is generally pretty quiet.

 

It's no worse in my experience than a desktop humming or a keyboard. I honestly wouldn't let a roommate keep you from the headphones you really want, but that's only for you to decide.

 

I also haven't heard the AD700/900 or A700/900 (getting my AD900 tomorrow) but from what I've read, the A series phones give up soundstage for more bass. Not sure how good they'd be for gaming though.

 

post #2010 of 37458
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Well it all depends on how loud you set the volume. At my normal volume there were no complaints, but my normal volume is generally pretty quiet.

 

It's no worse in my experience than a desktop humming or a keyboard. I honestly wouldn't let a roommate keep you from the headphones you really want, but that's only for you to decide.

 

I also haven't heard the AD700/900 or A700/900 (getting my AD900 tomorrow) but from what I've read, the A series phones give up soundstage for more bass. Not sure how good they'd be for gaming though.

 

 


I read so many different answers! Some people say it's not a big deal, but others say with open headphones you can clearly hear everything when they sit next to you.
 
Last month I was on vacation in Florida. One of the people I was staying with walked around with a pair of headphones, and you could the lyrics pretty clearly and loudly. Though I think its just because he had the volume up very high, I don't have any headphone experience at all so I don't know what the reality is.
 
Surprisingly, video reviews don't show examples of noise isolation and sound leaking. I'm not the kind of guy that blasts his volume, and I hardly ever listen to music, but a moderate volume level should do fine.

Edited by Chaay - 8/12/11 at 1:47pm
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