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Hi guys, I think I've come to the right place (without creating my own thread)

 

I'm trying to find a good headset to go with my new MixAmp 5.8 Wireless that I'll be using with Xbox 360. I bought both a Razer Caricharas and a Sennheiser HD555 to test from Amazon, but it seems (from reading throught these forums) that I can do even better for my money. I'd like to spend under $150 on the headphones (i have a ZalMan clip on mic) and I'd really prefer to have a closed set of cans than open (so I can use them as I please in public/LANing). Any advice is appreciated, I'm upgrading from Turtle Beach x31s so this is very exciting ;)

 

For your budget - try these   http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Audio-Technica-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1298883950&sr=8-4

ATH A700, also see the first page to see if anything from the main review falls within it.
 

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Originally Posted by bmbownz View Post

Hi guys, I think I've come to the right place (without creating my own thread)

 

I'm trying to find a good headset to go with my new MixAmp 5.8 Wireless that I'll be using with Xbox 360. I bought both a Razer Caricharas and a Sennheiser HD555 to test from Amazon, but it seems (from reading throught these forums) that I can do even better for my money. I'd like to spend under $150 on the headphones (i have a ZalMan clip on mic) and I'd really prefer to have a closed set of cans than open (so I can use them as I please in public/LANing). Any advice is appreciated, I'm upgrading from Turtle Beach x31s so this is very exciting wink.gif


I didn't even see this...

You...like the Zalman? I hated it so much I tossed it in the garbage in disgust, lol.


Under $150? Hmm... to be honest most of my recommendations are open cans, but I do find the Creative Aurvana Live/Denon D1001 to perform quite well for gaming. However, their bass is prominent and so it can be a little distracting when trying to pinpoint the subtle sounds. They are pretty well south of your price range though.

I'd look into the AKG K271 MKII, which I hear are very neutral and have a large soundstage for a closed headphone. They are just slightly more than $150.

Open cans are usually a lot better, and easier to find in the price range to work well for gaming. Your Sennheiser HD555 (modded with the sticky foam removed) will probably still trump any closed headphone until you start hitting $250 or so.
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Under $150? Hmm... to be honest most of my recommendations are open cans, but I do find the Creative Aurvana Live/Denon D1001 to perform quite well for gaming. However, their bass is prominent and so it can be a little distracting when trying to pinpoint the subtle sounds. They are pretty well south of your price range though.

Hi there mad lust envy 

I sold my m50 since i found a pair of cal´s for half the price( and i found the m50 to analitic )

Now im torn between the cals and the hd 555(foam mod) for immersive gaming only.

You said they were quite immersive , are the better  than the hd 555 for that porpouse?=

Greets nvb

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Hi there mad lust envy 

I sold my m50 since i found a pair of cal´s for half the price( and i found the m50 to analitic )

Now im torn between the cals and the hd 555(foam mod) for immersive gaming only.

You said they were quite immersive , are the better  than the hd 555 for that porpouse?=

Greets nvb


I wouldn't consider the HD555's very immersive o__O. They're open, and not many open cans are considered immersive. Technically, headphones that have more emphasis on the lower end of the audio spectrum are seen as immersive, like some closed denons or beyers. 

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I would say yes, the CAL is definitely better in immersion. It has a home theater-esque sound. I doubt they will disappoint. Definitely better than the M50 for gaming.
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Great

I found a pair of cals for  60 euros ( 90 dollars or so)

Is that a good deal?

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That's in their normal price range, I believe. I got mine for $65 new though off Newegg I believe. That's rare though.

Personally, I'd wait until the D2000 goes back down to the $200 range and get those. Sure to spank any other close headphone in the price range.
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Personally, I'd wait until the D2000 goes back down to the $200 range and get those. Sure to spank any other close headphone in the price range.

I want to use them portably as well (how´s their isolation btw? is it enough to use on a car travel)

The d2000 are huge and i think the cal´s will fit the bill , that way i can

afford a better source

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Ah yeah, portability is NOT a D2000 strong point, lol.

Oh, the CAL isn't exactly the best at isolation either. They let a lot of outside sound in, but don't leak much.

I think the most immersive and isolating would be the DT770 Pro 80. Those might go for around $185 and are more portable than the D2000, but aren't exactly small either. They have a LOT of bass, and if will want an amp outside of gaming use. They sound terrible without one. I bet the Fiio E11 will make them worthwhile... for less than $60.
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Oh, the CAL isn't exactly the best at isolation either. They let a lot of outside sound in, but don't leak much.

That sucks:/

They seem perfect for me but the isolation doens´t add up

How bad do they leak in ? Can they isolate enough for use in a car travel?

 

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I think the most immersive and isolating would be the DT770 Pro 80. Those might go for around $185 and are more portable than the D2000, but aren't exactly small either. They have a LOT of bass, and if will want an amp outside of gaming use. They sound terrible without one. I bet the Fiio E11 will make them worthwhile... for less than $60.

They are still to expensive for me , but certainly a possible update from the cals

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I can't say as I didn't use them away from home or work. They aren't too bad, but I think it will bother you if car speakers are blaring...
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I can't say as I didn't use them away from home or work. They aren't too bad, but I think it will bother you if car speakers are blaring...

    Ok , im going to orderm the form play.com

I will see if i can get some IEM´s later on if i find they dont isolated well enough
Just one more question if you don´t mind

Are they too analitical?

I heard somewhere they were fun and forgiving headphones is this true?

I love fun and laid back headphones :D

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I think CALs have "normal" leakage.

 

If you use them at home/work almost noone will listed to what you listen, unless they are very close to you. Man... my DT990 are open and don't leak that much.

 

If you are on a bus, well, unless you use some noise-cancelling stuff, you will do a sound war (your headphones vs outside noise).

 

I wouldn't worry about leakage with CALs IMHO.

 

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    Ok , im going to orderm the form play.com

I will see if i can get some IEM´s later on if i find they dont isolated well enough
Just one more question if you don´t mind

Are they too analitical?

I heard somewhere they were fun and forgiving headphones is this true?

I love fun and laid back headphones :D


Fun and laid back? You'll love the CALs. wink.gif

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