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post #1816 of 37462

My DT990/600 arrived today. Haven't got the amp yet but I think they sound great. I guess I'm in for a treat tomorrow when the e9 comes.

 

Anyway have to take the time to thank MLE, if it wasn't for him taking the time and using his money to buy all that equipment and review it, where would we be? With a pair of ******** AXpro's that's were (can't believe I paid €170 for those... pawning them off to some poor unfortunate soul tomorrow...).

 

Anyway thanks a million man...

post #1817 of 37462

nice review!

post #1818 of 37462

are the HD 600 any good for gaming?

post #1819 of 37462

no

post #1820 of 37462

yes

post #1821 of 37462

+1 on the 'No' to HD600 for gaming

post #1822 of 37462

-2 on the +1 on the 'No' to HD600 for gaming.

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What makes them good for gaming in your opinion? Do you mean single-player or competitive online play?

 

I found them to perform poorly with Dolby Headphone and leave me with a sense of "WTF where are the enemies coming from?".

 

This is in comparison to other cans I've gamed with online in competitive FPSs. I'd say they are okay or adequate at best.

post #1824 of 37462

My DT880 is better for FPS-type gaming where you need accuracy and positioning but for some reason I enjoy my HD580/HD600 way more for single player fps/RPG/adventure games. The Sennheiser's warmth and beefier lower end makes everything sound more immersive to my ears. More fun. For example, when I switch from Battlefield BC2 single player to multiplayer I also switch headphones. :) 

 

I must admit the HD580/HD600 sounds great with CMSS-3D where the DT880 fares better with my Laptop's Dolby Headphone.


Edited by Negakinu - 7/13/11 at 2:12am
post #1825 of 37462

Fair enough, I didn't really use them for SP purposes.

 

I upgraded to them from HD595s and considering how good they were for MP, I found the HD600 severely lacking!

 

I got BC2 in the recent steam sale and as fun as it is, sound whoring just doesn't help in it as much as other games. Unlike CS for example where footsteps are key to locating people, in BC2 everybody is a frickin ninja able to silently sneak up on you and stab you! The only way to track people I've found is if they shout out something or fire their guns.

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Which headphone do you guys think would be best with a Burson Audio HA-160 using CMSS-3D (X-Fi Titanium HD). Mostly for use with RPG's and a side of FPS.

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Well the DT880 is a no-brainer for gaming and will no doubt sound amazing out of your Burson too. What's your budget? Would you prefer an open or closed headphone? Do you plan to use them for listening to music as well? 50/50? The DT880 sounds great for classical, jazz, soundtracks etc. but I'd don't use them for fast and agressive music. 

post #1828 of 37462

Budget is up to $1.5k (if its justifiable that much better than something lower). Preference would be Gaming -> Movies -> Music (Rock, Classical, Mixes of the two [no rap/hip hop]). I'd prefer Open cans. Currently using HD555's.
 

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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

Well the DT880 is a no-brainer for gaming and will no doubt sound amazing out of your Burson too. What's your budget? Would you prefer an open or closed headphone? Do you plan to use them for listening to music as well? 50/50? The DT880 sounds great for classical, jazz, soundtracks etc. but I'd don't use them for fast and agressive music. 



 

post #1829 of 37462

In my opinion gaming audio isn't "hi-fi" enough to warrant a >$1K headphone. Then again, if you have the money and are going to use it for music as well, why not just get something like a Hifiman HE-500/Audeze LCD-2/HD800 and be done forever? 

 

If I had disposeable income like that I'd always buy a couple of headphones instead of one really expensive one. It's all about diminishing returns after a certain amount of dough so I'd rather have different signatures/types to choose from. One pair of 1964 Quad custom IEMs, a Hifiman HE-4... 

post #1830 of 37462
I was thinking of the HD800 (i love my HD555's and CX500's), but I haven't seen too many gaming reports with them. Say my budget was 600, what then?
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