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Its price has actually been fluctuating for the past six months... it's just happening more often as of late.

 

As for improvements over the X1? I can think of quite a few, actually... but it's all personal taste... so I'd rather not elaborate.

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The only improvements necessary for me is easily swappable pads, lower resistance cable, and longer extension. As far as sound, I'm pretty happy with the X1, though it could stand to have tighter bass.
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The only improvements necessary for me is easily swappable pads, lower resistance cable, and longer extension. As far as sound, I'm pretty happy with the X1, though it could stand to have tighter bass.

 

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Ooh, my Monster DNA Pro review got front page coverage. Woot. biggrin.gif

Not bad, for not having a single 'standard' Head-fi review. ph34r.gif
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Looking to upgrade from AD700 to something a little more comfortable. Definitely prefer competitive accuracy and sound-whoring, but want something that I can also listen to rock/metal music and has a fun side too.

 

From reading the awesome reviews in this post I've found something like the X1 or MA900 might be good fits, and I once had a pair of the K701's but never used them for gaming before I got rid of them.

 

What would be your best suggestion?

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What would be your best suggestion?

 

Maybe look into the K612 (you might need a decent amp to drive them properly though). A couple of people here just got them, so they can comment more. 

 

If not, the MA900 would probably be your best bet. 

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Maybe look into the K612 (you might need a decent amp to drive them properly though). A couple of people here just got them, so they can comment more. 

If not, the MA900 would probably be your best bet. 

If he liked the K702... the 612 (though somewhat different) might be a safe choice as its nuetral from bottom to top. But it really depends on what he is looking for (sound wise) with this upgrade...

The other two (MA900, X1) have more bass emphasis... especially the X1. The 612 does, however, extend lower than the MA900.
Edited by Change is Good - 1/30/14 at 1:10pm
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Maybe look into the K612 (you might need a decent amp to drive them properly though). A couple of people here just got them, so they can comment more. 

 

If not, the MA900 would probably be your best bet. 

 

What would put the MA900 over the X1 or other options? I am not looking to spend a whole lot on an amp, but if needed what would be a good cheap option for now?

 

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K612 is a great option, but really depends on his taste. If he liked the K702... the 612 (though somewhat different) might be a safe choice as its nuetral from bottom to top.

The other two (MA900, X1) have more bass emphasis... especially the X1.

 

I haven't heard the K702 and don't know how they differed from the K701. I'll definitely read into the K612 though since you both seemed to think they'd be a good option. How do they differ from the K701?

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What would put the MA900 over the X1 or other options? I am not looking to spend a whole lot on an amp, but if needed what would be a good cheap option for now?


I haven't heard the K702 and don't know how they differed from the K701. I'll definitely read into the K612 though since you both seemed to think they'd be a good option. How do they differ from the K701?

Sorry, thought you had the K702. I started my AKG journey with the Q701, so can't comment on the K701.

As for what puts one over the other... nothing does. Choosing between the MA900, X1, and K612 is all a matter of taste. If you're going to do a lot of competitive gaming, however, the X1 might not be a good choice.
Edited by Change is Good - 1/30/14 at 1:22pm
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Sorry, thought you had the K702. I started my AKG journey with the Q701, so can't comment on the K701.

As for what puts one over the other... nothing does. Choosing between the MA900, X1, and K612 is all a matter of taste. If you're going to do a lot of competitive gaming, however, the X1 might not be a good choice.

Damn, that makes me kind of sad, I was hoping to find a pair of those to try out for a good price after the recent sale I missed out on. In terms of "competitive gaming", I mostly use a headset on my Xbox 360 station with a buddy or two in CoD Ghosts or whatever FPS we're on at the time, so it's nothing extremely important, but like I said I do try to use sound cues as much as possible when playing in the more competitive gametypes.

 

I enjoy the AD700's a lot and kept them over a pair of HD598's due to the price difference and the modmic I had on them, but sometimes feel like something a step or two towards the fun side of the spectrum would be nice, and especially more comfortable, as the AD700's slip without a rubber band and for some reason are itchy at times.

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Damn, that makes me kind of sad, I was hoping to find a pair of those to try out for a good price after the recent sale I missed out on. In terms of "competitive gaming", I mostly use a headset on my Xbox 360 station with a buddy or two in CoD Ghosts or whatever FPS we're on at the time, so it's nothing extremely important, but like I said I do try to use sound cues as much as possible when playing in the more competitive gametypes.

 

I enjoy the AD700's a lot and kept them over a pair of HD598's due to the price difference and the modmic I had on them, but sometimes feel like something a step or two towards the fun side of the spectrum would be nice, and especially more comfortable, as the AD700's slip without a rubber band and for some reason are itchy at times.

 

I see, I would like to re-word my phrase and say the X1 wouldn't be the best choice if you do alot of competitive gaming, especially coming from the sound cue whore of the AD700.

 

A "step or two towards the fun side" from the AD700 with better comfort would be something like the 2013 K702 (bumpless) and K612... and even the MA900. Though, I'd say the MA900 has more of a mid bass hump than those... but rolls off in the sub range.


Edited by Change is Good - 1/30/14 at 1:41pm
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I see, I would like to re-word my phrase and say the X1 wouldn't be the best choice if you do alot of competitive gaming, especially coming from the sound cue whore of the AD700.

 

A "step or two towards the fun side" from the AD700 with better comfort would be something like the 2013 K702 (bumpless) and K612... and even the MA900. Though, I'd say the MA900 has more of a mid bass hump than those... but rolls off in the sub range.

 

Which of these would work best if I wanted to also listen to rock/metal and enjoyed my Grado RS-1/SR-225 and Senn HD598 for those?

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Which of these would work best if I wanted to also listen to rock/metal and enjoyed my Grado RS-1/SR-225 and Senn HD598 for those?

 

Never had any those, and don't listen to much rock/metal. Anyone care to chime in and help?

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The only improvements necessary for me is easily swappable pads, lower resistance cable, and longer extension. As far as sound, I'm pretty happy with the X1, though it could stand to have tighter bass.

Those are fairly significant request, IMO, especially the swappable pads. That just makes no sense to me why it wouldn't have those.

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The X1 is excellent for the price. Kind of a zero brainer really. Honestly just get one ....... with a PC you can EQ out the bass to make it more competitive if that's your thong.

 

I was toying with getting a K712, but seeing as it appears to be a side grade, I'd far prefer to spend a bit more....... thing is: if I spend $600 fat one's on a gaming grade open headphone, basically there's not a lot to choose from. I don't want to go ape ... Open / $600 / good for games and musak: what's a guy to do?


Edited by SaLX - 1/30/14 at 9:46pm
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