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I'm kind of over headphones in general, and don't use my MA900s much either.

 

Why?

 

As for myself, I'll be waiting to move to a place where I can setup large speakers more freely and improve a bit on my HT. That would be the moment where I tone down the headphone collection. 

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I dunno, I guess its the comfort of not wearing anything? Kinda wanna get another soundbar for the tv. Whwnever I need headphones... the monster cans are doing fine, as well as my clip ons
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hello,

 

I have a problem, i need closed (isolating) headphones with the best possible "competitive rating" to use at counter strike global offensive lan's. I understand its better to be open for surround, but for me this is pretty much impossible, or i'd keep using my pc363d. I know im talking PC here, but i need headphone advice and am having trouble finding it.

 

I dont have a sound card, i intend to buy one as well so no restrictions there (advice on this issue would also be appreciated, but im here for headphones).

 

From what i can gather, Mad Dogs are my best option, because the alpha dogs and the d7000 are much more expensive. However in the review it says that they are more fun than competitive. Are there other options available with better "competitive"?

 

How would the mad dogs compare to something like the g4me zero, the akg 550 or the ath-a900x in competitive terms?

post #21049 of 37330

Can I still use my arcam r dac over optical with a ps4? my dac has no decoders and will only accept a stereo signal!


Edited by martin vegas - 2/19/14 at 9:04am
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Thread Starter 
About to move out unexpectedly (in the coming weeks, due to a-hole roommate moving out and not paying his share of bills), so I need so emergency funds.

Selling my MA900: $140 total. PM if interested.
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I'd look into the Soundmagic HP100, Mad Dog, or even the new AKG K545 for closed options at your price range.

Thank you for you reply.

 

I have read (and reread about 50x) the OP guide. To be straight-forward, I get rather confused with the scoring. I understand each score pertains to each headphone BUT it would be nice if the cans were separated into Open/Closed categories. His recommendations for "All-a-rounders" is also confusing. Some are listed in the competitive section but not in the fun category and vice-verse.

 

Simple question: are there any CLOSED (great isolation from outside noise) cans that can be regard as the #1 go-to for both great sounding music and gaming? HP100's/HP200's? I find the Mad Dogs ugly but will definitely sacrifice the "look" for great cans. They are also rather expensive. Finally, I have read mixed reviews on the AKG K545's. If it helps, my main genre of music is hip-hop, RnB, some rock and electronica. My main gaming perspective is FPS (COD, BF) on consoles. Again, I own the A40's along with the 5.8 Mixamp. Thanks again for all replies.

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Dude.... that blows. You know I'd buy those cans off you but like I just quit my job yesterday lol.

 

In other news, Strider on steam in a couple hours!!!!!

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Thank you for you reply.

 

I have read (and reread about 50x) the OP guide. To be straight-forward, I get rather confused with the scoring. I understand each score pertains to each headphone BUT it would be nice if the cans were separated into Open/Closed categories. His recommendations for "All-a-rounders" is also confusing. Some are listed in the competitive section but not in the fun category and vice-verse.

 

Simple question: are there any CLOSED (great isolation from outside noise) cans that can be regard as the #1 go-to for both great sounding music and gaming? HP100's/HP200's? I find the Mad Dogs ugly but will definitely sacrifice the "look" for great cans. They are also rather expensive. Finally, I have read mixed reviews on the AKG K545's. If it helps, my main genre of music is hip-hop, RnB, some rock and electronica. My main gaming perspective is FPS (COD, BF) on consoles. Again, I own the A40's along with the 5.8 Mixamp. Thanks again for all replies.

 

There's always the MMX 300's or their equivalent non-headset model.

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There's always the MMX 300's or their equivalent non-headset model.

I am not really in the market for a "headset". I want a set that is both music and gaming (positional) friendly but are closed to eliminate outside noise. Any other suggestions? I would go with the Q701 (K702 Annies are to expensive) but they are an open can.

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Like he said, the headphone equivalent; DT770 32ohm.
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Like he said, the headphone equivalent; DT770 32ohm.

Thanks for reply...

 

But these would be your #1 go to headset for both gaming and music; "all-in-ones"? How about the HP100's? any experience with them?

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No. the only closed headphones that isolate well that I've experienced are:

HD201
Pro 900
DT770 Pro 80
M50
SHP2500
DT770 600 ohm
HP800
Mad Dog
Alpha Dog
DNA Pro

Out of all of these, the ones I'd use for gaming and music are the last 3. Only the Alpha Dog truly impresses on all fronts. The Mad Dog and DNA pro are amazing for music, good for gaming, but not blow your socks off amazing in pure competitive gameplay.

I'm not really a fan of closed headphone gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/19/14 at 10:11am
post #21058 of 37330
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No. the only closed headphones that isolate well that I've experienced are:

Pro 900
DT770 Pro 80
HP800
Mad Dog
Alpha Dog
DNA Pro

Out of all of these, the ones I'd use for gaming and music are the last 3. Only the Alpha Dog truly impresses on all fronts. the Mad Dog and DNA pro are amazing for music, good for gaming, but not blow your socks off amazing in pure competitiv gameplay.

Thank you for making this a lot clearer. I have been searching your thread and various other sites for a straight forward answer. Hopefully, your post here will help others; if not save them time. Much appreciated!

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Thread Starter 
I've added a few more to the last post.

My favorite closed headphones in general (all forms of media):

Creative Aurvana Live
D7000
Alpha Dog
Mad Dog
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/19/14 at 10:16am
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what closed(good isolation) headphones would you prefer for competitive gaming?

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