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Poll Results: Which is the best gaming headphone ever?

Poll expired: Jan 1, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 8% (21)
    Beyerdynamic DT990
  • 15% (37)
    Beyerdynamic DT880
  • 8% (20)
    Beyerdynamic DT770
  • 8% (19)
    Sennheiser HD650
  • 4% (10)
    Sennheiser HD595
  • 6% (15)
    Sennheiser HD555
  • 2% (7)
    Ultrasone 2500 Pro
  • 2% (7)
    Ultrasone HFI-750
  • 8% (21)
    Audio Technica ATH-AD900
  • 2% (5)
    Audio-Technica ATH-A500
  • 25% (60)
    Audio Technica Headphones ATH-AD700
  • 5% (12)
    Audio Technica ATH-M50
234 Total Votes  
post #271 of 319
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pares View Post

Today i received  my long awaited DT770-80 Pro headphones (sent by postal service from germany? i bought them at amazon.fr 4october), my first impression is that they are very confortable and provide a good isolation, the bult quality seems good too, I am quite happy with them.

 

I played some CoD4 and MW2, and i think I hear more detalis and more explosions too, i tried the creative software a bit X-Fi 3D demo when a helicopter tuns around yourself 360º its hard to tell when fron to behind ,just to be more detailed i kinda fail to identify as forwad sound when the source is suposed to be between  11 and 1 directions I identify it as it were behindwell maybe its creative fault or myself

 

I am not sure about if I need a Headphone amp when i use it from pc soundcard or mp3 players, also looking bass mods or equalizers, Hifi is a big world so many things to learn and try


What is the ohm version of your dt770?

 

If it is any higher than 32ohm a amplifier will be required.

 

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Originally Posted by Coupe View Post

Ya you need to have windows set to surround sound on windows and in game.


I  Agree.

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Originally Posted by mateo5 View Post

 



Yo're right! that's where I think where the problem is... I need to use dolby live in order to have a dolby digital signal for my DSS, but the driver that I have is for vista (x32) and the function to active the dolby live is there but I cant get it to work (clicking it wont do anything).

 

Thanks! I tried that too... still stereo sound for me frown.gif

 

Not to sure about DSS, but if you prefer stero to surround settings...

 

That's fine....

 

Good luck with your problem.


 

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Originally Posted by mateo5 View Post




you're Welcome smily_headphones1.gif


 

x2

 

 

 

 

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You might be one of those people whose ears don't work well with XFi's CMSS 3D Headphone, or maybe it's not set up properly? I found that CMSS Headphone did a great job fooling me into thinking sounds came from in front or behind. Are you using a Creative X-Fi? Just one caution, make sure in the XFI panel that you don't sync it with the Control Panel for games.  Still the helicopter demo should sound flawless. I always hear the copter behind me when it's behind me.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pares View Post

Today i received  my long awaited DT770-80 Pro headphones (sent by postal service from germany? i bought them at amazon.fr 4october), my first impression is that they are very confortable and provide a good isolation, the bult quality seems good too, I am quite happy with them.

 

I played some CoD4 and MW2, and i think I hear more detalis and more explosions too, i tried the creative software a bit X-Fi 3D demo when a helicopter tuns around yourself 360º its hard to tell when fron to behind ,just to be more detailed i kinda fail to identify as forwad sound when the source is suposed to be between  11 and 1 directions I identify it as it were behindwell maybe its creative fault or myself

 

I am not sure about if I need a Headphone amp when i use it from pc soundcard or mp3 players, also looking bass mods or equalizers, Hifi is a big world so many things to learn and try

 

 

Try the above...


Edited by maltar7 - 10/23/10 at 4:26am
post #272 of 319

 

Quote:
Just one caution, make sure in the XFI panel that you don't sync it with the Control Panel for games.

I am on win xp professional 32, i dont know where I set sync on/off with the contol pannel,

 

ok found it sry for post, but what does it do why its bad?


Edited by Pares - 10/23/10 at 6:31am
post #273 of 319

Even the 32 ohm 770s require an amp 
 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by maltar7 View Post




What is the ohm version of your dt770?

 

If it is any higher than 32ohm a amplifier will be required.

 


 


 

post #274 of 319

Yeah I had the DT880 32 ohm and I still felt that it needed an amp, though the E5 was good enough for me, and I believe the E7 sounds even better.

post #275 of 319
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Yeah I had the DT880 32 ohm and I still felt that it needed an amp, though the E5 was good enough for me, and I believe the E7 sounds even better.



Yes, but the 320ohm can be played at ease with an ipod....

post #276 of 319

The impedance is but one equation towards getting good audio. Most 32ohms will sound fine with an Ipod, but certain headphones with low impedance AND low sensitivity will sound weak without some form of amping. The Beyerdynamic DT770/880/990 32ohm models are all pretty low in sensitivity, and can't be compared to other 32ohm headphones with relatively high sensitivity.

 

That's not to say that an ipod won't drive them loudly, but just hooking up a small amp like the E5 (or even better, the E7) with the lod cable that Fiio sells will make them sound better. The 32ohm Beyers aren't hard to drive, but they DO benefit from amping more than other 32ohm headphones.

post #277 of 319
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Edited by maltar7 - 10/25/10 at 11:58am
post #278 of 319
Thread Starter 

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The impedance is but one equation towards getting good audio. Most 32ohms will sound fine with an Ipod, but certain headphones with low impedance AND low sensitivity will sound weak without some form of amping. The Beyerdynamic DT770/880/990 32ohm models are all pretty low in sensitivity, and can't be compared to other 32ohm headphones with relatively high sensitivity.

 

That's not to say that an ipod won't drive them loudly, but just hooking up a small amp like the E5 (or even better, the E7) with the lod cable that Fiio sells will make them sound better. The 32ohm Beyers aren't hard to drive, but they DO benefit from amping more than other 32ohm headphones.



I agree....

 

But amping low Independence phones like Beyer's 32ohms with an amplifier like a E5, will benefit...

 

But not hugely..

post #279 of 319

I think the Beyer 32ohms will benefit from beefier amps than with an E5 or something cheap. As easy as they are to drive, they have a lot of potential for growth with amps. That's what I gathered when I heard my DT880s. I honestly don't think they should be used unamped. I'd start off with at least the Fiio E7...

 

I'm LOOOOOOVING my DT990/600 gaming. Impressive bass, exceptional clarity, large soundstage, and good positional cues. Of course, this is all with Dolby Headphone. I don't play in stereo, as I have already mentioned.

post #280 of 319

I own 3 headphones that I switch between for gaming: Beyer DT-770 Pro 250 ohm, Sony MDR V6, and Audio-Technica ATH-AD700.

 

I consider the AD700 and DT-770 to be polar opposites; DT-770 is for single-player epic experiences, AD700 is for multiplayer with its clear high frequencies and positioning. The DT-770 does have very nice positioning too, but when I play a game like Left 4 Dead, it gets lost to the overpowering bass in hectic situations. But the AD700's lack of bass makes it boring to use with single-player games that are meant to shake the room with their sound.

 

The Sony MDR-V6 has the better qualities of both; it has a strong bass, clear positioning, bright high frequencies for multiplayer, and a great sound overall. In my experience, it's the best "jack of all trades" headphone for under $100. So it's what I'm wearing most of the time, but when I want to go to one extreme of sound or the other, I need to switch. It's also a bit less comfortable, and sounds a little more fatiguing than the other two.


Edited by alien3456 - 10/25/10 at 12:27pm
post #281 of 319
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I think the Beyer 32ohms will benefit from beefier amps than with an E5 or something cheap. As easy as they are to drive, they have a lot of potential for growth with amps. That's what I gathered when I heard my DT880s. I honestly don't think they should be used unamped. I'd start off with at least the Fiio E7...

 

I'm LOOOOOOVING my DT990/600 gaming. Impressive bass, exceptional clarity, large soundstage, and good positional cues. Of course, this is all with Dolby Headphone. I don't play in stereo, as I have already mentioned.



Congrats on your dt990/600

 

I am assuming the 600 are the hd600?

 

Correct?

 

I heard phones like the hd600 and hd650 weren't sennheiserscup of tea why it comes to gaming...

 

I suppose there primary purpose was music listening pleasure, but do you think they could cope or perform well when gaming?

 

I agree... The Beyer's are hard to drive even the 32ohms versions, and i have hearrd man,many people say they benefit from a amp...

 

But such a cheap amp like Fiio E7, i find hard to believe a big noticeable change would occur...

 

Thanks for the input on the dt990/600...

 

Keep your thoughts,views and op ions coming...

post #282 of 319


I'm pretty sure he means he has the 600 Ohm version of the 990s

Quote:
Originally Posted by maltar7 View Post





Congrats on your dt990/600

 

I am assuming the 600 are the hd600?

 

Correct?

 

I heard phones like the hd600 and hd650 weren't sennheiserscup of tea why it comes to gaming...

 

I suppose there primary purpose was music listening pleasure, but do you think they could cope or perform well when gaming?

 

I agree... The Beyer's are hard to drive even the 32ohms versions, and i have hearrd man,many people say they benefit from a amp...

 

But such a cheap amp like Fiio E7, i find hard to believe a big noticeable change would occur...

 

Thanks for the input on the dt990/600...

 

Keep your thoughts,views and op ions coming...

post #283 of 319

Yeah DT990 600ohms. Sorry.

 

I wouldn't go for Sennheiser, as they tend to be dark/warm. A big no no for me.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/25/10 at 3:01pm
post #284 of 319
Quote:
Dolby Headphone. I don't play in stereo

You mean that you use a mixamp or a turtle beach as amp while playing?, i play on pc so creative xtrem gamer card should do the doubly trick but anyways it still stereo even if it uses Doubly software or creative procssing right ? yet

 

About the benefits of an amp (for my Dt770-80)  I was thinking or going into DiY and  build the M3 stereo amplifier i feel like soldering again, still thinking about it.

post #285 of 319

I use the Mixamp. It uses Dolby Headphone which takes a Dolby Digital signal and processes into virtual surround through two headphone speakers. The end result is phenomenal, and once you get used to it, there's no way you can go back to regular bare bones stereo.

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