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post #1081 of 37393

Hello. I was looking for headphones and I ended up here.

I am looking for headphones for PS3 gaming. I play first person shooters; mostly Call of duty online multiplayer. I own two headsets now; Turtle beach PX21, and Astro A40 with a wireless mixamp. I kind of like the PX21’s, but not the Astro’s because they sound quite lifeless, dry and flat. The PX21’s feels more vibrant and lively and it is easier to hear enemies with them compared to A40.

What’s most important for me is the ability to easily hear enemy sound, especially footsteps. Soundstage and Sound positioning is also important together with the ability to hear far, or further than other headphones/sets that may be in the game room.

I have been looking at AD700, DT770 pro 80, Premium DT990 and Sannheiser PC360.

In context to what I’m looking for I wonder which one will be best for me. Or is there any other I should consider? 

Please advice.

Thank you for your time smily_headphones1.gif

post #1082 of 37393

You're probably liking the PX21 more because it's very bassy (albeit very muddy bass) The AD700 is crystal clear, but lacks a severe amount of bass.  The DT990 has slightly less of a soundstage distance wise compared to the AD700, but its accuracy and positioning are far and above the AD700 I feel.  I can't comment on the PC360 but I hear it's really good as well.

 

My vote would be fore DT990.  Make sure you get 32ohm.


Edited by TMRaven - 5/2/11 at 7:52am
post #1083 of 37393
Based on your requirements and you liking a lively sound I'd also definitely say go for the dt990 32ohm as tmraven recommended
post #1084 of 37393
PC360! easy to drive, headset, sound good :)
post #1085 of 37393

If you want the best sound with mic, and don't want to be buying more and more, just get the pc360!
 

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Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post

Hello. I was looking for headphones and I ended up here.

I am looking for headphones for PS3 gaming. I play first person shooters; mostly Call of duty online multiplayer. I own two headsets now; Turtle beach PX21, and Astro A40 with a wireless mixamp. I kind of like the PX21’s, but not the Astro’s because they sound quite lifeless, dry and flat. The PX21’s feels more vibrant and lively and it is easier to hear enemies with them compared to A40.

What’s most important for me is the ability to easily hear enemy sound, especially footsteps. Soundstage and Sound positioning is also important together with the ability to hear far, or further than other headphones/sets that may be in the game room.

I have been looking at AD700, DT770 pro 80, Premium DT990 and Sannheiser PC360.

In context to what I’m looking for I wonder which one will be best for me. Or is there any other I should consider? 

Please advice.

Thank you for your time smily_headphones1.gif



 

post #1086 of 37393

Hi and hello everyone. I am planning to get the Beyer Dynamic DT990 to pair with my Astro Mixamp 5.8. But the thing is which impedance should I choose? I saw TMRaven was suggesting to get 32Ohm. Can someone explain?

post #1087 of 37393
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Originally Posted by MrKere View Post

Hi and hello everyone. I am planning to get the Beyer Dynamic DT990 to pair with my Astro Mixamp 5.8. But the thing is which impedance should I choose? I saw TMRaven was suggesting to get 32Ohm. Can someone explain?



the 32 ohm would be the easiest to drive. Also, the average person can't hear the differences between the difference impedance models. I would say if you want the most effective and efficient pair, get the 32ohm, but the 250ohm and 600ohm are generally regarded as "better." It's all subjective, but with my personal experience the only real audible differences in Beyers come between the pro and premium models, not the different impedances. 

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the 32 ohm would be the easiest to drive. Also, the average person can't hear the differences between the difference impedance models. I would say if you want the most effective and efficient pair, get the 32ohm, but the 250ohm and 600ohm are generally regarded as "better." It's all subjective, but with my personal experience the only real audible differences in Beyers come between the pro and premium models, not the different impedances. 



Thanks for the explanation. Amazon are selling the DT990 Premium 32 Ohm for $299 while AD700 are going for $94.confused.gif Well maybe I should go with AD700 first. I can always sell it if I am not satisfied.wink.gif

post #1089 of 37393

The AD700 won't let you down. Unless of course you crave bass, lol.

post #1090 of 37393

I purchased the DT990 Premium 250 ohm from Amazon back when they were $179 bigsmile_face.gif.  I can tell you that the Astro Mixamp 5.8 has no trouble driving these whatsoever.  They sound great and have helped my FPS gaming tremendously (which is sad...because I am still not very good frown.gif)

post #1091 of 37393

That's no understatement either.  I don't care how amazing their soundstage is, they literally sound like tin cans to me.  I'd go with the Beyers over the ADs without even a hint of second guessing.

 

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The AD700 won't let you down. Unless of course you crave bass, lol.



 

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Originally Posted by dub Beatz View Post

The AD700 won't let you down. Unless of course you crave music, lol.


Fixed.

 

-Daniel
 

 

post #1093 of 37393
Thread Starter 
Agreed. I love the AD700s for gaming but man...they just have no weight in music unless the music you like has zero low frequencies. Find the right music, and the AD700 sounds so clean and vast though. They are love/hate for me.

If anyone needs a headSET, just skip everything and go for the PC360. Seriously.

Headphones for gaming? DT990, no question.... unless you happen to be extremely sensitive to treble.

If you like less bass and treble, the HD598 is top tier for the price.

BTW guys, the HE-4 is fantastic for gaming (detail whoring, balanced and pristine sound, good positioning, though not as good as my faves). I plan to do a write up for them, but I don't have much free time, and I can't recommend them due to the amount of power that they need to be worthwhile, as well as price. Those who love your DT880s REALLY should look at the HE-4 as an upgrade in all aspects.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/11 at 6:20pm
post #1094 of 37393

I think even I could get by with the DT990s in most games.  Most FPS don't have for example, violin BGM.  Some RPGs though...

post #1095 of 37393

I havn't tried the DT990s for gaming yet, but what I've heard from music, the DT990 seem to be on a whole nother level of accurate imaging compared to AD700.  What I'm curious to know is if the large amount of bass the DT990 has creates an atmospheric bass veil around you.

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