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post #31 of 68
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He was recommending the open not the closed. Is there a big sound difference between the two?

Personally, I think open headphones have an advantage just because the sound is airier. I haven't listened to the AD900X but it's supposed to be a great headphone. Not as cheap though.

post #32 of 68
I'd say get the hd558.
post #33 of 68
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I would get the m50 over both. The bass on the others wasn't satisfying for me. The way I see it, chose between:
Citiscape Uptown
HD558
AKG K167
ATH A900x (just get these if you have enough money)
HFI-780

The 780 is known for some to have a nice soundstage.

Even though you don't have $200, my #1 recommendation would be the MDR MA900. HUGE jump from the uptown, k167, m50 etc. IMO.


Ok. First off, thanks so much for your help. Seriously. Am I correct that open headphones are going to leak a lot? Or do they just leak a little? Because if the leakage isn't that bad, I could consider the hd558.

post #34 of 68
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Personally, I think open headphones have an advantage just because the sound is airier. I haven't listened to the AD900X but it's supposed to be a great headphone. Not as cheap though.


Yeah. I noticed both the open version of the a900 series were more money than the closed. If the max I can afford is the A900x its still better than say an open ad700.

 

Its weird that ad700<a700x<ad700x in price

but then the a900x<ad900<ad900x in price.


Edited by chili dude96 - 6/22/13 at 7:43pm
post #35 of 68
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Ok. First off, thanks so much for your help. Seriously. Am I correct that open headphones are going to leak a lot? Or do they just leak a little? Because if the leakage isn't that bad, I could consider the hd558.

They leak and let in sound quite a bit (depending on the headphone). You wouldn't wanna take open headphones to a library nor would you want to buy open headphones if you are listening in a loud environment.

post #36 of 68
Yeah, open cans just leak like crazy, though its not too loud. They definitely sound better for what you like though.
post #37 of 68
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So the three I've narrowed it down to:

HD558
ATH A900x
HFI-780

are all probably decent for gaming and are very nice balanced headsets?
 

Also this open v closed dilemma is getting intense.

 

I guess the way I'm seeing it now is I might as well go up to that $150-160 and get a really nice pair of audiophile headphones and at that price range I think they will be better than any $90 gaming headset, even for gaming. I think its better to spend the money and get a pair of headphones that really sound the way I want them to rather than being suck with some so-so headphones.


Edited by chili dude96 - 6/22/13 at 7:55pm
post #38 of 68
Yup.

You could go any way with any of them, but if I were to buy one of them, I would get the a900x. I have none of them but I heard the hfi780 and hd598 briefly.
post #39 of 68
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Yup.

You could go any way with any of them, but if I were to buy one of them, I would get the a900x. I have none of them but I heard the hfi780 and hd598 briefly.


But getting the open version would be significantly better for vocals and gaming?

post #40 of 68
Yeah, the ad900x should be an improvement in all areas (except bass), especially sound stage and vocals, but I would get the ma900 if I were you:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900/0_50
post #41 of 68
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Originally Posted by chili dude96 View Post

So the three I've narrowed it down to:
HD558

ATH A900x

HFI-780
are all probably decent for gaming and are very nice balanced headsets?

 
Also this open v closed dilemma is getting intense.

I guess the way I'm seeing it now is I might as well go up to that $150-160 and get a really nice pair of audiophile headphones and at that price range I think they will be better than any $90 gaming headset, even for gaming. I think its better to spend the money and get a pair of headphones that really sound the way I want them to rather than being suck with some so-so headphones.

I have not heard the HD558, but the A900X would be my choice for your type of music and for gaming. The A900X is a very balanced headphone in comparison to the 780, with better detail resolution. Unless you want bass emphasis, it's the better headphone.
post #42 of 68
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Thanks guys!!! So now all I have to do is choose between open or closed. The A900x is $170, the AD900 is $200, and the AD900X is $218. Maybe I'm better off just doing closed because it gets a lot pricier when it is open.

 

One more question. Would you guys buy refurbished headsets or customer returns to save money?

post #43 of 68
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Thanks guys!!! So now all I have to do is choose between open or closed. The A900x is $170, the AD900 is $200, and the AD900X is $218. Maybe I'm better off just doing closed because it gets a lot pricier when it is open.

 

One more question. Would you guys buy refurbished headsets or customer returns to save money?

Yes. You'll save money and if there is anything wrong, there is likely a return policy.

post #44 of 68

 Marshall Major FX 50:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Marshall-On-Ear-Stereo-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00A2GICJ8

 

 Sounds better than everything previously mentioned, great isolation on flights, closed, leakage not bad, great on games. 

 

 Only thing is they're on ear not over ear, and after time the gold paint on the "Marshall" lettering wears off. But very durable otherwise, I've tossed mine all over the place for months.

post #45 of 68
Better than the ma900, ad900x, and a900x? I highly doubt it.
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