Originally Posted by razzz42
Originally Posted by Povell42
So i really liked the the AD700 but, along with almost everyone else, I wished it had a little more bass to to bring the immersion level up a little bit. And from what I have read that is exactly what the AD900x did.
So, as someone who owned the AD700 and eventually got rid of it because I wanted a little more bass, would you recommend the the AD900x? Or do you think that the bass increase is not significant enough in the 900x?
Why do you say that it the headphone differences will not make much of a difference in "gaming"?
Wouldn't gaming audio benefit form the upgrades of the 900x as well as music. Especially the supposed bass increase of the 900x?
Remember, this is an Audiophile forum and many of us focus on the minimal differences and some are willing to pay hundreds of dollars more for those differences.
Which one do you prefer to use while gaming?
Clarity and realistic staging along with the highs and mid range makes the AD700 what it is, a well sounding 'open' headphone esp. for the price. In my limited experience, searching for gratifying bass sound will cause the highs to suffer. So it is a matter of personal preference to find the balance you want. I don't game but if I wanted to hear details that surround me, I would use the AD700.
I'd try to work with the AD700 with a amp and/or DACs, might be a cheaper route than $200 or $300 headphones. I already listen through a sound card and have the A900x but prefer the AD700 still because it is open and so damn comfortable.
Do you have the AD900x or just the A900x?
No amount of amping and certainly no DAC will be able to give the AD700 the bass that it lacks, especially compared to the AD900x. I have both and pretty much never listen to my AD700, anymore; gave them to my sister after I fell into a serious relationship with my AD900x. To compare the bass, the AD900x has very solid bass; it's not basshead level, but unlike the AD700's, it has bass presence with pretty good depth and impact. I would describe the bass as accurate and adequate, but YMMV, of course.
Regarding soundstage, the AD700 is hard to beat, but the AD900x has an impressive one, though not quite as expansive. To ME, it sounds bit more intimate and I prefer it to the AD700's. Again, YMMV.
I also want to not that while the AD900x doesn't require an amp to power it and that it both sounds quite good out of an iPhone 4 and can reach quite loud levels, it does respond very well to amping. I personally use a Fiio E12 version 1 that adds a bit more separation and very respectable amount of bass to the AD900x sound. If amping is out of your budget (the FiiO E12 is ~$130 atm) the AD900x responds very well to EQ'ing and other adjustments in foobar, media monkey, etc
BTW what kind of gaming will you be doing?Edited by pngwn - 4/10/13 at 9:31pm