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post #1276 of 1845

Id rather the Open ear ones as they're better for gaming right? If I were to get a set of closed ear ones, I can get a set of new Denon AH-D600s for like 200$ (reg 550). Though I dont think those would be any good for gaming, correct?

 

EDIT: I can get a set of HD555 for like 100$ too, so im not sure what to do at this point.
 


Edited by QuickSkope - 7/26/13 at 12:50pm
post #1277 of 1845

Speaking of gaming guys, I don't know if you know this, but recently Audio Technica announced a new line of premium gaming headsets at PAX Australia.

 

http://thegamerspad.net/audio-technica-gaming-headsets-paxaus/

 

 

ADG-1

 

 

AG-1

 

An Audio Technica rep informed me that the AD700X / AD900X and A700X and A900X were the target references for both headphones, and launch is expected some time in October.

 

I personally think the AG-1 looks fantastic.  I'll try to get my hands on a demo pair of both for review. Again that would be closer to October. I'm not a huge FPS gamer though so perhaps someone who would be even more excited than me should start a new thread? :3

post #1278 of 1845
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Originally Posted by QuickSkope View Post

Id rather the Open ear ones as they're better for gaming right? If I were to get a set of closed ear ones, I can get a set of new Denon AH-D600s for like 200$ (reg 550). Though I dont think those would be any good for gaming, correct?

EDIT: I can get a set of HD555 for like 100$ too, so im not sure what to do at this point.

 

What kind of gaming? If you haven't already, I'd recommend looking at MadLustEnvy's gaming headphone guide. Be aware that his guide is for console Dolby gaming, thought his can recommendations are still good guides. Nameless also has a PC gaming guide.
post #1279 of 1845
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Speaking of gaming guys, I don't know if you know this, but recently Audio Technica announced a new line of premium gaming headsets at PAX Australia.

 

http://thegamerspad.net/audio-technica-gaming-headsets-paxaus/

 

 

ADG-1

 

 

AG-1

 

An Audio Technica rep informed me that the AD700X / AD900X and A700X and A900X were the target references for both headphones, and launch is expected some time in October.

 

I personally think the AG-1 looks fantastic.  I'll try to get my hands on a demo pair of both for review. Again that would be closer to October. I'm not a huge FPS gamer though so perhaps someone who would be even more excited than me should start a new thread? :3

My god those look fantastic! Any idea on price point? Is the 2nd a Closed/Semi Open design? doesnt look open. I'm going back to school in September, so Maybe ill just get some cheapo headphones for the time being. I have a feeling that they wont be terribly good for music though.

 

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What kind of gaming? If you haven't already, I'd recommend looking at MadLustEnvy's gaming headphone guide. Be aware that his guide is for console Dolby gaming, thought his can recommendations are still good guides. Nameless also has a PC gaming guide.


Can I get a link to that guide?

post #1280 of 1845
http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-7-18-2013-philips-fidelio-x1-added

Here you go! He lists some low priced cans that you might be interested in until the new ATH gaming headsets come out.
post #1281 of 1845
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Originally Posted by QuickSkope View Post

My god those look fantastic! Any idea on price point? Is the 2nd a Closed/Semi Open design? doesnt look open. I'm going back to school in September, so Maybe ill just get some cheapo headphones for the time being. I have a feeling that they wont be terribly good for music though.

 

The AG-1 is a closed design based on the A700X and A900X.

post #1282 of 1845
Interesting...
post #1283 of 1845
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

The AG-1 is a closed design based on the A700X and A900X.

The open version will probably sound more like the AD700 than the AD900.  The positioning cues and imaging were top notch on the AD700, however the sibilance, and extremely poor bass response needed adjustments.

 

The AD900x isn't bad for games, but it really does not do justice for FPS titles.

post #1284 of 1845
I have a feeling those gaming cans are gonna be overpriced, and will sound like utter crap for music. I might just go for the AD700xs, as they look awesome and have a better bass biggrin.gif. Though should I even consider those denons I can get from my buddy, they're like 550$ headphones.

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post #1285 of 1845
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Originally Posted by QuickSkope View Post

I have a feeling those gaming cans are gonna be overpriced, and will sound like utter crap for music. I might just go for the AD700xs, as they look awesome and have a better bass biggrin.gif. Though should I even consider those denons I can get from my buddy, they're like 550$ headphones.

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Why not get the A900x?  They often hit $99 manf. refurbished with an AT warranty.  I bought mine in January, and honestly they were the best purchase I ever made!  The bang/buck is strong with this one lol

 

They looked new, and had brand new pads (painful break in the first 8-10 hours).

post #1286 of 1845
I've heard the AD900s arnt as good for gaming. And where can you get em for 99$? Definetly interested in that haha.

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post #1287 of 1845
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Speaking of gaming guys, I don't know if you know this, but recently Audio Technica announced a new line of premium gaming headsets at PAX Australia.

 

http://thegamerspad.net/audio-technica-gaming-headsets-paxaus/

 

 

ADG-1

 

 

AG-1

 

An Audio Technica rep informed me that the AD700X / AD900X and A700X and A900X were the target references for both headphones, and launch is expected some time in October.

 

I personally think the AG-1 looks fantastic.  I'll try to get my hands on a demo pair of both for review. Again that would be closer to October. I'm not a huge FPS gamer though so perhaps someone who would be even more excited than me should start a new thread? :3

Saw these on display at ENTECH 2013 a few days ago. Heard it'll be about USD$299 for the AG-1.

 

Tried the AG-1 but not too impressed with SQ. I'd say this pair should be used for what it was intended to be used for - gaming, not for music.

post #1288 of 1845
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I've heard the AD900s arnt as good for gaming. And where can you get em for 99$? Definetly interested in that haha.

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I suggest you buy the AD-700 and then worry about getting a closed back phone later. You can get them for under a $100 at Amazon. Never read where a gamer badmouthed them yet besides they are very very comfortable, easy to drive, great sound separation (staging).

post #1289 of 1845
AD700 is a fantastic phone.
There's a quality in it that even AD2000 cannot match. (Of course there's a lot more that AD2K has that AD700 cannot match)
post #1290 of 1845
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Originally Posted by QuickSkope View Post

I've heard the AD900s arnt as good for gaming. And where can you get em for 99$? Definetly interested in that haha.

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I suggest you buy the AD-700 and then worry about getting a closed back phone later. You can get them for under a $100 at Amazon. Never read where a gamer badmouthed them yet besides they are very very comfortable, easy to drive, great sound separation (staging).

 

 

He wanted one for music!  The AD700 has a very poor genre bandwidth.  A900x on the other hand is way more musical, you can find it on buydig frequently for $99.  

 

Just because it is closed does not mean it has a poor soundstage.  I've seen people hail the pricier FA-003 as the best bang/buck headphone, and that it sounds like an open headphone. Well..  I can assure you they haven't tried the A900x!

 

In general, these are my conclusions between different Audio Technica headphones I have owned.

 

For competitive gaming:  AD700 > A900x > AD900x

For usual gaming:  A900x  > AD900x > AD700

For music:  AD900x >A900x > AD700

 

A900x is certainly mid-fi worthy.  You won't believe how good they are until you buy them, especially at $99!

 

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