Hi again you wise guys.
I'm still pursuing my quests for quality (closed) gaming headphones, and I have narrowed it down to those 2 options :
- DT 770 / 600
- Denon AH-D2000
It seems I can get them for approximately the same price (200 - 230 EUR).
Which one of those 2 would you advise me to get ?
Would any of those two be a MASSIVE improvement over - say - a Senn PC350 headset ? I mean, like worth a 150 EUR difference in price (cause Xense is 220 EUR and Essence ST + HP is like 370 EUR) ?
Thanks guys. I really can't make up my mind, and I definitely need your help.
I should start by pointing out that I'm not a gamer myself, and although I don't have personal experience with it I have read very good things about the Astro Mixamp so I recommend you look into that. Also you should check out the reviews of headphones for gaming linked below. Most of the headphones are open, but the DT770 pro 80 get a very good review in one (can't remember which) because they have very good directional accuracy.
This is copied over from another thread I posted it in.
A good place to start is by searching for Steggy's gaming headphone/headset reviews. He also talks a bit about the Astro Mixamp. You can find one of these reviews here.
You can find coredump's review of 6 headphones for competitive gaming by clicking here.
Audioholic's quest for the Holy Grail of gaming headphones can be found here, although it isn't going to do your wallet any favours!
Finally, Kool Bubba Ice's Base can be found here. Kool Bubba Ice is a well known and respected head-fier as well so you can search for some of his comments here on head-fi as well as his site.
Good luck in the search!
Hello head-fiers! I am in the market for a new pair of headphones and crave your sage advice.
I've been using a pair of ATH-A900s for the past several years that I've loved, but they've been falling apart for about a year or so and have finally gotten to the point where sound quality is beginning to degrade (my hair also keeps on getting pulled out by all the tape). Before that I had a pair of Sennheiser somethingorothers (this was several years ago and I've completely forgotten what they were) where part of it just snapped in half. Although I try to be gentle with all my electronics, clearly I'm doing something wrong where headphones are concerned, so I'm shooting for durability with my next pair. I also expect I'll be travelling around a little more so this is that much more important.
On to the bullet points then:
-My budget is around ~$150, although I can probably go as high as $200
-Circumaural is preferred
-Durable, durable, durable!
-I do not have an amp, nor do I plan on getting one. My main computer will be changing to laptop fairly soon though, so if that ends up being completely underpowered I may consider purchasing one. I'll be crossing that bridge when I come to it though.
-Will be mainly used for home listening, not out and about.
-My music tastes are extensive (whose aren't?) and there's no one genre in particular I listen to more than any others, so I'm looking for something well rounded sound-wise.
Having browsed around for a little bit, I'm currently thinking of maybe:
-Sony MDR-V6s: they seem super, super durable and the price is very, very attractive.
-Sennheiser HD-25-1 IIs: definitely a little pricey and supra-aural at that, but still attractive.
-AT ATH-M50s: Seem to fit the bill, but as I'm currently being burned by another pair of AT phones falling apart on me I'm wary.
If I had to say, I'd say I'm leaning more towards the Sony or Sennheiser pair, but any advice/further recommendations would be most welcome!
If you're looking for durability most of all I'd look at a Beyerdynamic since I have yet to find anything as durable. The DT770, while bass heavy are extremely durable and have easily replaceable ear pads and headband. It also has pretty good comfort, and isolation for travelling.
The M50s are another great pair for durability, although I would put them behind the DT770 in that category. On the other hand, this set is more balanced sound wise than the 770 and also has good isolation and relatively good comfort, although I prefer the 770 for comfort as well.
I can't speak to the V6 or the HD-25's, but know they are both highly regarded here. I believe Uncle Erik has written some valuable info about the V6s somewhere, and there should be plenty of reviews on the HD-25 if you do a quick search for those too.
Edited by cyberidd - 4/24/11 at 11:44pm