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Sennheiser HD555 vs HD 558 vs Audio Technica AD700x

Poll Results: Which do you consider best for my needs?

 
  • 27% (3)
    Audio Technica AD700x
  • 0% (0)
    Sennheiser HD555
  • 45% (5)
    Sennheiser HD558
  • 27% (3)
    Any other (please specify in post)
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

It's that thread again...

I hope someone can give me some advice on these headphones.

I wanted to upgrade from some random broken Sony headphones I've been using for a while, and I read around to see what fit my needs the best and came upon these 3 models.

Basically, I mainly use my headphones for gaming and music (all kinds, from classical to house).

I also use them for extended periods of time, whether it is gaming or listening to music while writing or reading.

These 3 models are in the same price range (100$-130$), so that's why I decided to come to you and ask for help in which I should choose!

What I read is that the AD700x offer a huge soundstage (a bonus for gaming), but that in the audio quality department the sennheisers are quite superior.

So what shall I get? The AD700x or the HD555 or even it's slight upgrade, the HD558?

If there is anything else that is in the same price range and that excels in what I am looking for, I am all ears (or eyes, in this case)!

Any questions you may have I will gladly answer!

 

Thanks and I'm looking forward to reading your opinions.

 

P.S. I forgot to mention that I don't particularly trust material that is labelled "gaming", usually it's just a way to suck in some less informed people and make them pay extra for lower quality equipment.

post #2 of 3

I personally would take the HD558, of the three.

I already own the HD558, I can say it's the oldest headphone I own that I still use.

You can remove the black rubber tape from inside the HD558's cups to improve the surround sound and highs.

post #3 of 3

Definitely the HD558.  This area for open headphones has little competition.

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