I liked my AD700's but lacked a little bass, but loved the clarity. The lack of bass was easily overlooked for me. Now im needing to replace them because I cant repair them after a dog bit the cord and am wondering what would be the better choice between these 2 headphones.
They will be used both for gaming and music. I dont play competitive FPS games so I dont need pin point accuracy of footsteps or anything like that. I just want games to sound good and fun. Also for music my choices are all over the place, I listen to mainly rock and inde music, game soundtracks, electronic, rap, its really all over the place...
I dont need noise canceling or anything really like that, I game in an open space and my kids are around a lot so open ear headphones kinda suck for that, but at the same time its pretty nice to be able to hear whats going on so, catch 22 there. I have no preference one way or the other and would be fine with either. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks
Your post doesn't make sense... replacing AD700 for AD700..
I just picked up a pair of AD900X's from Japan for $180 shipped and they sound great. The mids and highs and soundstage are great. There's definitely bass, although I wish it had a tiny bit more when listening to bass heavy music (dubstep, electronic, etc), but they still sound amazing, especially for the price.
Well sure it makes sense, (At least to me in my head lol.) As I pointed out, I liked the AD700s until my dog ruined them, so I am contemplating replacing them with another AD700, or, thinking of switching it up to the Westone UM2's and just trying to get peoples opinions on what may be better between those 2 sets, and if IEMs would be better for my uses.
haha, ok, now it makes sense. What do you need the headphones for? You're contemplating a $100 full size open headphone and a $200 IEM. If you just want something for home use, I'd upgrade your AD700s if you're willing to spend $200, as you'll get better sound from a full size can over an IEM.
If you need something portable, I'm not much help, but I do I hate IEMs that are designed to wrap around your ear. I had a pair of Ultimate Ears Triplefi 10s and they were awfully uncomfortable for me, but others didn't seem to mind. So I wouldn't even, personally, consider the UM2s, but that's just me.