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    can headphones replace speakers?

    Like others have said, replace is different from be the same as. Headphones can replace speakers, but they will never be the same as speakers. Personally I would never replace my speakers, the main reason (as I suspect many people also feel) being bass. With headphones, bass only goes to your...
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    Help: ATH-AD700 vs. ATH-AD900?

    The AD900s are fantastic for the ranking you gave, with the only exception of perhaps the fatiguing one. If you want to have good female vocals and transients, your going to have a bit more fatigue then with more rolled off highs. I wouldn't say the AD900s highs are overly presented, but their...
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    AD700 vs. AD700 with Amp vs. AD900 (Entry level Setup Questions)

    Well, if you're looking at it in a purely price/performance ratio, then no, the ad900s don't perform 75% better (the price difference approx). But hardly any upgrades will directly increase in performance as a ratio of their price. That being said, I think that the 100$ price difference between...
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    Pro Gamers using Grado's

    << fellow gamer here. As someone who plays CS (or any FPS in general), locating sound is pretty key - so your going to be looking for a large sound stage. Nearly all of the time open headphones will > closed in that department. However, if your playing in LAN situations, you might need closed...
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    AD900 sound?

    Well, I would say two things. First, I am very sensitive to high frequencies - so what I consider fatiguing is probably pretty tame to many. Second, seeing as the ad900s seem to endlessly sound better as I crank up the volume - I tend to listen probably a notch or two too loud. So, I really...
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    dt770. help plz =)

    So, is there any consensus view on what the warmest sounding closed headphone is?
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    AD900 sound?

    AD900s have been my primary can for about 2 years now. Of your criteria, I think the only one that is potentially problematic is the warmness. They are not simbilant, but they are not warm - at least not without some EQ changes. I find that these cans react very well to EQ changes and you can...
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    dt770. help plz =)

    Hrmm well I should be trying the dt 770s personally shortly - but if they are as you say - I prob will want something else. I'm looking for a warm, "in your face", strong bass, closed headphone. - Does such a headphone exist?
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    dt770. help plz =)

    Well, considering I have heard neither of them and have no place to hear the pro's - its kinda hard to make that decision without having someone who has heard them tell me what their like. (I am going to guitar center to hear the 770s if I can) Mostly, in terms of sound sig, I'm looking for a...
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    dt770. help plz =)

    bump for my above post and also another question. How would you guys compare the dt770 with the Ultrasone (I think the equivalent ones would be the HFI 580 or 780?) I'd love to hear some other opinions!
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    dt770. help plz =)

    So you all think the dt770s are the best choice? Which others would compete? Also, regarding the isolation issue, how would you compare the isolation to the bose noise canceling? (my dad has a pair) I know it isn't going to be as good, but if you had to put a % to it, what would you say...
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    dt770. help plz =)

    Thanks guys. Hows the isolation on the dt770's? I hear the denon D2000's sound pretty good but the isolation is just so-so, or are they also a pair for me to consider?
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    dt770. help plz =)

    Hey all, I have a somewhat multi-part question. My current headphone is an ath-ad900, which I really like. However, its is an open headphone (which offers no isolation) and it also somewhat lacks the bass I would like for certain music (rock, electronic, some gaming/movies). So, I am looking for...
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    REVIEW: ATH AD900

    Audiocubes -- it was the cheapest. They do take about a week+ to get to you under normal shipping though bc their imported from japan.
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    REVIEW: ATH AD900

    I haven't heard the 555's -- however I have heard the 280's and I can say that these blow them away for sound stage. I've never heard a headphone not only with the SIZE of the sound stage but the precision. As for the ad700 vs the ad900...I can't speak directly but from what I've read the...
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