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Upcoming Audio-Technica ATH gaming headsets. Saw this over at Overclock.net

(H/T Aussiejuggalo):

 


Edited by SaLX - 10/29/13 at 11:03am
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A decent gaming headset?!

No way. :blink:

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I'm surprised they too so long to capitalise on the (relative) success of the AD700's. Lob a mic on and change the paint scheme.

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Looks like they're going to retail for AU $279 here.

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2169100

Not exactly cheap, considering the AD700X can be had for $100-150

The closed back one looks nicest and most interesting to me of the two

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Thread Starter 
Looks like they fixed the loose fit. Both the open and closed versions look like they use cloth pads, though at different densities (not sure on the closed, but it didn't look like pleather to me).

Nice of Audio Technica to FINALLY put a legit headset out, seeing how popular the AD700 is.

I sorta wish they got in touch with me so I could review them.
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I don't understand why AT continues to design the cups on their open headphones to NOT pivot vertically, but they DO pivot vertically on their closed headphones.  No vertical pivotting causes uneven pressure on the either the jaw or temple and is the reason why some people have to physically bend their AD700s to get a good fit.

 

 

The design is so similar that why not give them BOTH vertical gimbles instead of only the closed one.  Makes no sense.

 

 

:confused: 

 

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 10/29/13 at 4:41am
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The Full-sized momentum sounded pretty good, but the HD558 was right next to it and it was clear to me which of the two I would buy...

Oh, new Audio Technicas?
I agree the continued omission of gimbals is weird, but I wonder if the width [between pads at the point they become parallel and thus sit flat on a head] is now appropriate for European descent sized heads... The fit looked pretty good as well as I could tell on that Australian's head.

Release is always at MSRP, hopefully street prices will be lower in a few months (or a year), but I bet the more widely accepted color scheme, mic, "gaming" marketing, and fit will keep the price closer to MSRP than the "unique" AD700.
Edited by Evshrug - 10/29/13 at 6:53am
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

The Full-sized momentum sounded pretty good, but the HD558 was right next to it and it was clear to me which of the two I would buy...

Oh, new Audio Technicas?
I agree the continued omission of gimbals is weird, but I wonder if the width [between pads at the point they become parallel and thus sit flat on a head] is now appropriate for European descent sized heads... The fit looked pretty good as well as I could tell on that Australian's head.

Release is always at MSRP, hopefully street prices will be lower in a few months (or a year), but I bet the more widely accepted color scheme, mic, "gaming" marketing, and fit will keep the price closer to MSRP than the "unique" AD700.

A900X? ;D

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Still using that horrible AT wing design? Count me out for sure. I absolutely cannot stand that headband for more than 30 seconds, even with the rubber band mod.

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I like how one cable will work with the mixamp without the need for the adapter. 

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So, the AG2 arrived today and I was about to do some comparing with the iCAN to see if my Mad Dogs do scale better with the extra power. Well, once I tried to turn on the iCAN... it died again... :(... and I wasn't able to do any comparing.

 

I just emailed iFi Audio so I'm waiting on a response as we speak. Chico, you say they responded to you pretty quickly, correct?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Looks like they fixed the loose fit. Both the open and closed versions look like they use cloth pads, though at different densities (not sure on the closed, but it didn't look like pleather to me).

Nice of Audio Technica to FINALLY put a legit headset out, seeing how popular the AD700 is.

I sorta wish they got in touch with me so I could review them.

Man, they should have contacted you, noticing the following this thread has created. I am DEF interested in the closed back ones, I may get a pair and make a comparison against my Beyer MMX-300. For 279.99 tho, they better be good.....

 

If they use the same drivers as the ad700, can we expect a big jump from he mmx?

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If they use the same drivers as the ad700, can we expect a big jump from he mmx?

They will likely sound worse unless you're just getting them for soundwhoring and don't care much about immersion. And if they're closed, they might not even do that well. 

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Steam Halloween Sale. There's some awesome games on discount. I'm probably going to pick up 7th Guest and 11th Hour. Haven't played them in years.

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A900X? ;D
Actually I was thinking the AD700X. For home use.
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Still using that horrible AT wing design? Count me out for sure. I absolutely cannot stand that headband for more than 30 seconds, even with the rubber band mod.
I re shaped the headband
bars, and I was already used to the Earpads (and they were broken in), so I actually found their lighter weight and grip more comfortable than the Q701 long-term. The wings actually put less stress on my skull than the MA900 (cuz my crown ain't perfectly round, has a slight point/ridge in the center), so for me the AD700 (adjusted) holds my current position of most comfortable headphone for marathon listening sessions.
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Man, they should have contacted you, noticing the following this thread has created. I am DEF interested in the closed back ones, I may get a pair and make a comparison against my Beyer MMX-300. For 279.99 tho, they better be good.....

If they use the same drivers as the ad700, can we expect a big jump from he mmx?
They said the open ones had the same drivers as the AD700X, no comment on if the closed headphone shares a driver with another headphone. They compared the looks to the A500.
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Steam Halloween Sale. There's some awesome games on discount. I'm probably going to pick up 7th Guest and 11th Hour. Haven't played them in years.
Borderlands 2?
I haven't heard of the two games you mentioned. I'll check out the Steam app.
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