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post #16 of 27

If it's mainly for gaming go with a surround sound headset? Lol

post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 

From what I've read... 5.1 headphones aren't necessary.

post #18 of 27

i use my akg240s for gaming and movies as well and i find'em position very well with a great detailed soundstage but i never tried'em straight out of soundcard yet. i use my sansui amp with'em. they might be 55-ohm but seem to scale pretty well with amplifications.

AD700 i never used so i can't say but i pc game here and there and lot of people online into pc gaming rave about'em all the time and prefer it over the hd555's. 

post #19 of 27


yea. i had experience from multiple surround headsets and they aren't very good. only one i liked and thought was pretty good is the turtle beach hpa2.

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From what I've read... 5.1 headphones aren't necessary.

post #20 of 27

The AD700 wow's people with its massive soundstage, which ends up being larger than the game, so things are too far apart. The 555 has 95% of the positional accuracy of the AD700, but with added bass and more realistic soundstage.

post #21 of 27

For positional cues, I'm willing to bet Dolby Headphone will do far more than the difference in cans. 

Gets you that 5.1 in the can, without the 5.1 hardware. 

But that's just a guess. 

post #22 of 27

A soundcard/DAC like the Creative X-Fi (CMSS-3D) or Astro Mixamp will produce virtual 5.1 surround sound on any regular set of stereo headphones. Even with crappy ear buds. The game you are playing must support 5.1 sound for it to work properly though.

 

My understanding is that pairing that with headphones that have good soundstage makes it even more effective.

post #23 of 27

Yeah, CMSS-3D didn't really help the M50 a whole lot.

post #24 of 27

definitely not good for gaming

 

spend $30-40 for a used set of Sennheiser Hd485s or a bit more for a used HD555 and enjoy

post #25 of 27

The HD 555s will blow you away for movies and games. The first time I poped em on me and my nephew played some call of duty, he fired the 50. cal and it actually startled me a little. They also sound great for movies too, especially in blue-ray.

post #26 of 27

The M50's are really bad for first person shooters, where as the HD-555's are, in my opinion, one of the best headphones for gaming.

post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 

I think I've decided on the HD555s... now just to get ahold of a pair.

 

Thanks guys.

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