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post #5506 of 37335

im using both the DT990/250s and the D7000s for gaming..

 

im not after super positional pinpoint sound, or a cavernous soundstage  .... im not a competitive gamer, and much prefer the immersion factor...

 

well both these phones give that... others AD700, AD900, just dont have enough bass to be fun for me...

 

altho i wouldnt mind trying the HD650s, HE-400s with gaming ..

 

The D7000s with BF3 are freaking amazing  .... yes soundstage is sacrified, but wow, what a ride...


Edited by wmf - 5/26/12 at 12:08am
post #5507 of 37335
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Originally Posted by leaperk View Post

Enjoyed the information in the thread. I ended up upgrading my Ultrasone HFI-650 DVD headphones to the DT990 Pro to use with my mixamp. I was able to pick them up for around $150.00 and it seemed the best bang for my buck. I am curious if it would be worth picking up another pair for competitive gaming in the future or is the sound positioning more then up to the task.  If I do get a second pair in the future I would like to limit the purchase to around $100. Is the AD700 the only game in town for that price or is there another contender for that price range. 

Samson SR850 (made by Superlux) have gotten some good feedback from gamers.

post #5508 of 37335

Soooo I've never owned a good pair of headphones just ipod earbuds, $10 replacements, and my avatar has been my current holdoff till I get new phones and I used a turtle beach P 21 for the PS3 back in the days of MW2 and Black Ops.

 

My budget is $300 tops but would rather not spend more than $200-$250 if possible + a modmic. My needs are unique in that in addition to listening on my laptop, I'm looking for headphones that i can use with my smartphone (mp3 player) thus being portable enough to wear around the neck when not in use, For gaming I also need the headphones to be great for multiplayer FPS yet still deliver a great experience for non competitive single-player games too. (I know that there is often a trade off between two) 

 

I use a laptop for gaming now but the PC thread by NAMELESS said to come here for headphone advice

 

for a newbie am do i need a mobile amp and will i have to settle and get a cheap set of sep headphones/earbuds for my mp3 :/

post #5509 of 37335
Thread Starter 
So you want the holy grail of headphones. Small enough to be portable/closed/easy to drive, cheap enough, good enough for competitive, and good enough for fun.

You have to sacrifice one or more of these things as nothing exists all in one small headphone.

Perhaps the Creative Aurvana Live, but the competitive aspect lags behind it's proficiency with music and fun gaming. It's decent in that aspect, but it's warm signature doesn't scream 'analyze sounds'.
post #5510 of 37335
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Originally Posted by ChileConCarney View Post

My needs are unique in that in addition to listening on my laptop, I'm looking for headphones that i can use with my smartphone (mp3 player) thus being portable enough to wear around the neck when not in use.

 

Well if you want full sized headphones, which usually perform the best for gaming, you probably won't be able to wear them around your neck.

 

The K550 meets most of your criteria, except for being small.  I don't think the AKG K550 is too hard to drive, and the earcups fold flat so they might be able to be worn around the neck (they're still huge though).

post #5511 of 37335

keys words being "good enough" so ill check out your suggestion. For my budget the 598 didn't look that bad ( ok they "looked bad") but seemed to fit the bill the cuffs didn't look to big either.


Edited by ChileConCarney - 5/28/12 at 10:36pm
post #5512 of 37335
Thread Starter 
All 3 are fully open, and don't isolate whatsoever. They will not work for portable use unless you wanna agitate people around you and want the outside noises to constantly seep in.
post #5513 of 37335

thanks i knew they were open but didn't know that they would be that much of a problem to others. 

post #5514 of 37335

There is definitely a trade-off between every quality you listed. I mean, you can have a great soundstage for gaming on your laptop and great music quality for your music listening, but those are only available in full-size, open (even the closed ones are still pretty leaky) headphones. For your mp3 player I would strongly suggest sub-$100 IEM's like RE0 or RE-ZERO (which is similar to RE0 except easier to drive and more expensive) since IEM's are the most portable and can have good sound quality and isolation, but no soundstage.

post #5515 of 37335

I have a question to ask of the experts here?

 

 is it  good practice to use lets say a mixamp headphone out going into lets say a fiio e11 or e17  if i needed more umpffffff for my lets say k 701 or HE-400 or HE-500??

 

Also if yes is the answer does sound quality take a hit??

 

Anyone know??

post #5516 of 37335
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Originally Posted by I95North View Post

I have a question to ask of the experts here?

 

 is it  good practice to use lets say a mixamp headphone out going into lets say a fiio e11 or e17  if i needed more umpffffff for my lets say k 701 or HE-400 or HE-500??

 

Also if yes is the answer does sound quality take a hit??

 

Anyone know??

 

I use a ZO2 with my mixamp to add a little extra power and umph -- it works exceptionally well.  In fact, I can't even use the mixamp without it now, sounds so anemic in comparison. In the case of the ZO2, sound quality does not take a hit at all so i would imagine you'll get the same result with a fiio.

post #5517 of 37335
Hey guys.

Does anyone have any feedback for the Sennheiser X320 Xbox Headset? I'm looking into buying these for my 360. I'll probably get a Turtle Beach DSS to go along with these for surround sound.

Thanks for any replies. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5518 of 37335

Hey guys, just a quick Q. Do you guys have any experience with the HFi 2400s? Im basically trying to decide between them,the HD598s and the DT990 Pro (was talked out of the q701). any ideas?

 

ill be mainly using them for gaming (non-competitive, so am looking for immersion), music mainly pop and rap(although a bit of everything else too), and will be pairing them up with the Asus Xonar STX.

 

Thanks :)

post #5519 of 37335

oh and also, the gaming will be mainly FPS, so looking for nice explosions and bullets whizzing past!

 

and i thought i might add, that the reason i decided against the q701s is because their soundstage is apparently so big that the imaging just doesnt work well with it, which makes directional positioning just sound fake. any comments?

 

thanks again :)

post #5520 of 37335
Thread Starter 
That's utter BS. Those people that call the AKG soundstage 'fake' are using them in STEREO mode, and have no experience with them with Dolby Headphone. The soundstage is just fine in Dolby Headphone, and incredibly accurate, hence why they are among the best on my list. They are literally god mode for your ears. Willing to bet all this 'fake' nonsense comes from those who are listening to music than actual gaming.

Their soundstage isn't much different from the PC360 or AD700 in DH mode, and actually, the AD700 has the largest I've heard.

If you're gonna write them off, soundstage shouldn't be the reason. Id say your taste for rap wouldn't work well with the Q701, but gaming is PERFECT on them.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/30/12 at 11:04am
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