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post #1 of 26
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Hi, I am new here so help would be appreciated.  smile.gif

 

So, I originally planed to purchase a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset and then read they will sound like crap with their drivers and their 7.1 is a gimmick.

 

I am a PC gamer, I watch movies, TV shows, and listen to soundtracks, I would like a headset that is not to much on bass; I prefer clear sound.  I've seen the AD900 and the AKG 702 which look good and are around my price range. Maybe someone can give me recommendations to help me choose headphones that will last me along time. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 26

I can see you've done your research. The AD900 is a very nice choice.

post #3 of 26

What exactly is your price range

 

post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

 The AD900 is a very nice choice.



 Indeed it is but its always good to have more options and opinions so as i said in my last post what exactly is your price range

post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 

200-260 is my price range, I am not quite ready to shell out more for better headsets quite yet. :D

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Originally Posted by Picard View Post

200-260 is my price range, I am not quite ready to shell out more for better headsets quite yet. :D



That's not quite necessary. Headphones don't improve very much after about that price range, and you have to pay a lot more for improvements. Personally I don't plan on ever spending more than $300 on headphones; it just doesn't seem worth it. I do think you'll want to get an amp somewhere along the road, although your headphones should sound fine without one, it will probably bring a noticeable improvement.

 

I'm assuming you listen to a lot of classical music? That's the first thing that comes to mind when you say "soundtracks".

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

Actually classical, movies, video games, and so on; a variety.

post #8 of 26

Are You going to be needing a mic. and if so does the Audio Technica ATH-AD900 even have one.

 

 

post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

I can always find a clip on mic or something decent, I don't usually use a mic that often.

post #10 of 26


 

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Originally Posted by Picard View Post

Actually classical, movies, video games, and so on; a variety.



In that case the AD900 sounds absolutely perfect for you. The K702 would also be good but it focuses more on detail rather than sound stage. And I think the soundstage is what you really want here so you can immerse yourself in classical music better and pinpoint nosies in games easier. The only other competitor that comes to mind is the Sennheiser HD598, which is a bit smoother and warmer sounding than the other two.

post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

Is the difference between the AD900 and the Sennheiser HD598 significant in terms of warmth?  The  HD598 looks less comfortable to wear as well to me.

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post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the link! I will be going with the AD900 for sure! Thanks for your help you guys! dt880smile.png

post #14 of 26

If you're primarily looking for gaming/movies, Sennheiser actually has a line of gaming headsets.  Something to consider if you want amazing sound with the added convenience of volume controls on the earpiece and a built in mic so you don't have multiple cables hanging everywhere.  In the gaming thread, the PC 360 comes with the highest recommendation.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DA4D2U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I can't speak from experience, but I'm strongly considering getting these for my "at-home" headphones for gaming/movies/occasional listening.  I do most of my music listening at work where I keep my main headphones.

post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 

That headset sounds intriguing, but that microphone would be way to inconvenient for me to use all the time for everything.

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