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post #16 of 40

I assumed the very same thing, Slaughter. That's why I went for the DT880s prior to getting the K701s (traded with another Head-Fier).

 

The DT880s offer the BEST sound I have heard for gaming, but sadly, their directional cues were lacking compared to the 770 pros, Ad700s, and K70x. I'm not the only who who thinks this.

 

Let's say you're playing Modern Warfare 2, the DT880s have a tough time differentiating front and rear sounds. Everything sounds forward, as opposed to all around you. Got attacked from behind quite a few times because I couldn't tell if the sound was supposed to be in front or behind me. Never had that problem with the other 3.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/4/10 at 10:14pm
post #17 of 40

Interesting. Maybe Ill pick up the 770 again later. Hated it for music, but never tried it for gaming. The 990/600 has me interested for gaming and music, but the headphone funds have dried up for a while.

post #18 of 40

You have the M50s though! They are like the same as the 770 pros without the soundstage and slightly less bass. O__O

 

I don't know how you can like the M50s and not the 770 Pros.

 

Me, I love both of them, lol.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/4/10 at 10:48pm
post #19 of 40

The bass was overwhelming. The M50 only plays the bass that's there with a bit of a boost. The 770 wanted to add it to everything. Mids are slightly better on the M50 from what I can remember about the 770. I really only use the M50 for isolation at work and hip-hop at home and they are much cheaper. I would sell the M50 if I could find an IEM or canal phone that sounds like it for a reasonable price. I like to own as few as headphones as possible. Not into switching for different music.

post #20 of 40

Ah okay. Then I honestly don't think the 770's are right for you. They're still quite bass heavy when gaming too.

 

And I agree about having the least amount of headphones as possible. I have bought A LOT of headphones these past few  months, and decided that having 1 open, 1 closed, and one on the go is the best solution...


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/4/10 at 11:55pm
post #21 of 40

I'm leaning towards that attitude myself, just gotta find the right closed 'phones for me :)

post #22 of 40

The K701s are freaking amazing for gaming. I mean, they're still surprising me...


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/5/10 at 1:14am
post #23 of 40
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The K701s are freaking amazing for gaming. I mean, they're still surprising me...


what are you powering those 701s with ... the astromix amp ?

 

i have to admit the DT990s are good with gaming ..... great sound  ...

post #24 of 40

Mad Lust Envy turned me to the DT770 Pros when I was looking for gaming cans (again). Here's the thing, typically the 880s are the best overall jack of all trade cans, however remember this; HD800 are regarded by some as the one of the best headphones in the world. Why is that? Many state for their neutrality. Well that's exactly what you get when you with high end open cans, which is essentially why I decided to steer clear from a pair of high end open cans like the 880s. I don't want my gaming sessions to be boring just so I can hear footsteps a little bit better. I wanna have fun and feel like I'm in the game. The greatest part about the Pro 80s is that they offer the incredible positioning of my AD700s but they're closed (shut up ROOMATES) and have some killer bass that really adds to games. Let me just say, before I purchased these headphones I was a loser who played WoW all the time because I no longer played FPS competitively. I had no real reason to play UT3, BC2, BF2, MW2 because they looked good but didn't sound fun and felt boring when I played. After purchasing these headphones I canceled my subscription and play FPS all the time on my PC now. BC2 is like heaven to my ears. It sounds so ridiculously incredible it's hard to put in words. So here's the thing. If you game a lot in the convenience of your home and require the absolute all around best headphone for multiplayer FPS, then yes the 880s are probably for you. However if you want to do the same, and have fun doing it while still maintaining incredible directional audio, then the DT770/80s are for you. The latter fit my criteria, and I will never look back. Thanks again Mad Lust Envy, yet again I dub these one of the best investments I have ever made. They're not for everyone, but they sure as hell are for me!


Edited by dub Beatz - 6/5/10 at 5:49pm
post #25 of 40
Thread Starter 

Mad Lust, I'm loving that post.

You just solidified my decision to get the K702's (they're the same price on Amazon, and the 702's are better looking imo)

 

Clarity is my number one point and I definitely prefer open to closed.

 

The headset that was posted above looked good, but if I'm going to spend in the $300+ range, I would be getting 650's.  I'm sold on Sennheiser, but at this point, the K70x's are the obvious choice for me, until I can scrape together the money to get HD800's, lol.

post #26 of 40

Wait you aren't referring to the DT770/80s being $300 right? Wasn't sure which post you were referring to. I got my DT770/80 for $160.

post #27 of 40
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what are you powering those 701s with ... the astromix amp ?

 

i have to admit the DT990s are good with gaming ..... great sound  ...

Yeah, since I don't chat when I play online, I keep my Mixamp's game/voice knob at 100% game. It powers the K701 quite well for gaming purposes. I don't feel that it's missing anything that would make gaming easier/better. You may have to put an extra amp in between the Mixamp and K70x If you use voice chat. It sounds a bit low and underpowered from my experience.
 

post #28 of 40
Thread Starter 

I wasn't referring the Beyers, I was referring to the headset.

post #29 of 40

Looks are subjective. Every fiber of my being told me that the K702 is the wiser choice, as they're pretty much ready for recabling, but I wanted the K701s because I loved their sexy white look, and because I'm also obsessed with the anime they made an appearance in, lol. Mo-chan and I have fanboy-ish private messages about it, lol. ;)

 

But yes, get ready to live up to your name when you game with them.... :D


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/5/10 at 10:45pm
post #30 of 40

Lol!

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