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What super comfortable closed cans can I get for gaming and music (Mainly EDM and pop)

No but really a budget is useful
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Closed and comfortable is MrSpeakers Mad Dogs... they're as good as it gets for the price range.
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Closed and comfortable is MrSpeakers Mad Dogs... they're as good as it gets for the price range.

 

I just got my 3.2s in w/ a fancy Q-cable and i'm really digging them. Not sure how to describe it but the bass is definitely "sharper" but alot less "boom". Also the Mad Dogs really needed amping as they barely got sufficiently loud enough with the Samsung GS3 and on board audio at work ( If the Fiio e18 would come out sooner already......). Asgard 2 seems to do well in high gain mode so far.

 

These Mad Dogs First set of cans that really scaled with more power. The earpad are probably the most comfortable ear pads I've tried, I can sense they will get sticky during a hot day though (I wonder if they'll make a velour pad). The clamp is also much stronger than the x1 and you can barely hear any leak since they are closed. Isolation is pretty good. 

Bagging up the X1 for a week for a fair comparison.  Gonna see if anyone wants to trade my spare NIB X1 for an he-400 + some cash or maybe dt-1350s.

Now i got my 
Open: X1
Closed: Mad Dog

Gotta do some research on some portables since it was a pain to transport the Mad Dog. 

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Closed and comfortable is MrSpeakers Mad Dogs... they're as good as it gets for the price range.

Do the Fostex T50RP headphones (Mad Dog) work well with a receiver's high impedance headphone output?

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Th 900s
No but really a budget is useful

 

I'm looking at about £150 GBP. I'd honestly love a pair of open cans but I share a room. Looking for something I can use for gaming and music (EDM and pop as mentioned earlier) and be comfortable enough to be worn for a long time with glasses.

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Do the Fostex T50RP headphones (Mad Dog) work well with a receiver's high impedance headphone output?
Yes. Planars aren't affected by output impedance like dynamics are.
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Hmm, the Pound... I could look up the currency conversion rate to US$, but still I have no idea where you look to find deals over there (across the pond?).

Good news is Pop is pretty easy, usually nice (maybe lush) mids will suit you well, and the same goes for EDM except that sometimes a little treble sparkle goes a long way. I've read a bunch of people have a lot of fun with the AKG K240, which I believe is semi-closed so leaks a bit less, read some reviews on that. The Creative Aurvana Live! headphones should be in budget and sound good too, Audio Technica AD900x should have some of the sparkle you're looking for if your head's not narrow and/or you're willing to bend the headband a bit for a good fit, Sennheiser HD558 is pretty balanced but somehow still musical, and... generally you're gonna have to see what you can afford, read the reviews on those models, and pick one that has a sound signature you think suits your taste.

All we can do is provide some of the reviews, and recommend ones that keyed into our tastes. I suggested above that you look into a few that seem interesting to me, but as of now I'd be looking for the one most resembling my current favorite. I can honestly say I enjoyed all the headphones I've owned for different reasons (not so much the HD201's I bought for my mom, and the KSC75s are good but I tend to forget I have them), but right now, for me, my taste, my broad music variety, if I had all my gear past and present in front of me and I wanted to listen to some/any music, I would reach for my Q701 (and tube amp).
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Any plans to review the Steelseries Siberia Elite headset when they come out Mad Lust? Very curious to see what your opinion would be :D

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Any plans to review the Steelseries Siberia Elite headset when they come out Mad Lust? Very curious to see what your opinion would be 
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Maybe if Steelseries were to send me a pair, I would.
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I'm looking at about £150 GBP. I'd honestly love a pair of open cans but I share a room. Looking for something I can use for gaming and music (EDM and pop as mentioned earlier) and be comfortable enough to be worn for a long time with glasses.
Please check the Ultrasone PRO 550. Very good soundstage, good bass nice mids and treble. I find it comfy for endless LAN party business and I wear glasses too.
But I recommend the new grey color as the blue ones are too old aged stock items.
Edited by pietcux - 9/11/13 at 2:52am
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http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/headspeaker.shtml

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/dspeaker-headspeaker-headphone-virtual-surround-system

Did you guys check this out or already talked about this HRTF device? 
I posted a link to our earlier in the thread, but I don't think it was discussed much. It would be cool to try it though.
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I don't think that it applies to computer gaming, because I am very fixated to my screen. But for consoleros relaxing on the sofa it could apply.
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Depends... I use a Track IR for my simulation games. Ergo: I move about a lot :).

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Considering our eyes should always be on the screen, I find headtracking useless. I understand the idea, and it makes no sense for general on screen gaming use. Unless we are in a room full of screens or something like some virtual reality ( that Oculus Rift), this doesn't make sense for general gaming, movies, or otherwise.

Gee, let me play with my eyes pointed away from the screen, so that people sound like they're behind me.

Now, if you're listening to a concert or something and really care about where the stage is, then MAYBE.

I however, am interested in how the virtual surround DSP compares to DH, THX Tru Studio, and the Headzone's HTRF, which all do virtual surround quite well (despite the THX TS having some weird panning). The Headzone's virtual surround is definitely the best I've heard, but the internal amp was.... meh for waaaaaay too much money. So you're looking at something a bit better than the others, but not 10x better. Maybe 15% better at the most, in terms of virtual surround without the echo of DH, or weird panning of THX TS.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/11/13 at 6:29am
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