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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You should never take open headphones to loud environments. The Q701 is open. So no.

That's what I figured. Never understood why the Astro A40s were open.. don't 'pros' use them at events with hundreds of people cheering etc.
Also I was with my new HD598 since it is open.. does the noise leak a lot? Will my gf sitting behind me hear my music etc..?

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The Astros are actually closed., The speaker tags can be removed to make them 'open', though they're more like semi-closed than anything.

The HD598 is very open, and anyone in your proximity will be able to hear what you're listening to.
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Just borrowed my sisters HifiMan RE0's to listen to some dolby headphone youtube videos.  While the soundstage size sounds cute and baby-sized compared to my Q701s, the imaging/positioning accuracy is actually surprisingly good.  You could definitely game with them.

 

I wonder how IEMs like the Sennheiser IE8 sound for gaming (the IE8 is supposed to have a very large soundstage for an IEM - on par with many full sized headphones).  I bet it would do rather well.

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Glad to see my opinion of them mirrors yours. smily_headphones1.gif

They are a valid alternative, though they do have a very miniscule soundstage. Positioning is top notch, and I didn't have a problem discerning front/rear sounds with them. I'm just not much of an IEM guy, and the RE0s are pretty sterile sounding.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/13/12 at 6:59pm
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Yes, the RE0s are quite flat and not very "fun".  Not much bass from them.  Nice detail though.

 

I don't really like having plugs in my ears, and certainly not for hours at a time.  I prefer the less invasive earbuds to the actual in-ear phones. 

 

I'm currently browsing for some cheapish earbuds that have decent soundstage for movie/tv watching that I can use when I'm out and about.  The Koss clip-ons are somewhat fragile for throwing in a bag.

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Also I was with my new HD598 since it is open.. does the noise leak a lot? Will my gf sitting behind me hear my music etc..?

 

HD598s leak a lot.  Many open headphones do. 

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which closed headphone would you guys recommend under $100 and which for under $150?

 

I know closed and gaming don't jive too much, but I'm willing to sacrifice a bit so I don't have to pump up the volume too much when the air conditioner is on. I have sensitive ears and my right ear hurts a bit when there is too much noise. So, Noise-isolation/dampening would be my number 1 criterion in this regard. 


Edited by 1rkrage - 5/14/12 at 6:34am
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Man, using my NFB5, it's quite clear to me the optical input is more neutral than the USB one. I have been using the optical for awhile, and decided to go to USB.... the difference was evident. USB is warmer, and smoother. This is probably why I didn't like the NFB5 when I FIRST got it, as the slight warmthness didn't sit well with me for the D7000. Having used the optical input for awhile, I've had nothing but love for this thing. Now I know why. Looks like I didn't even need the MOON opamp. I can just switch to USB for the Q701, and give it that extra warmth which is beneficial.

1rkage: Almost all the closed headphones I like for gaming don't isolate well, sadly. The DT770 pro 80 does isolate well, so if you don't mind an obvious bass oriented sound, the 770 pro 80s will suit you fine. They are just slightly over your budget.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/14/12 at 2:29pm
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any ideas about the pr700mkii with proper fps eq settings, or the HTF600?
I'm looking for COD4 gaming competitive.

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any ideas about the pr700mkii with proper fps eq settings, or the HTF600?
I'm looking for COD4 gaming competitive.

I do like my Panasonic RP-HTF600-S, with Velour ear pads.

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any ideas about the pr700mkii with proper fps eq settings, or the HTF600?
I'm looking for COD4 gaming competitive.

 

I wouldn't get the Pro700 MkII with the intent of using them for competitive gaming. 

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Yeah, everywhere on the internet, the Pro 700 MK II is said to be ridiculously over saturated with bass. Common sense dictates not to use those for competitive gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/19/12 at 2:42am
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Unless you want your head to explode as soon a grenade goes off.

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Don't game much nowadays but I've just tried the MixAmp with my HD800. Playing BF3. Awesome.

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I'm sure it must be like what I hear with the Q701 but on STEROIDS, lol.

Are you using just the Mixamp, or do you have an amp attached post Mixamp?

I wonder how well the Mixamp does with the HD800 alone, considering Dolby Headphone tends to mask inadequate amping compared to stereo music listening. I don't have much issue with it alone with 600ohm Beyers (sans mic volume issues), and I'm sure the HD800 is quite enjoyable as well.

I 'envy' you. I'd love to try the HD800 for gaming someday. That soundstage must be glorious.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/19/12 at 6:11am
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