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How do people feel about using these for gaming? Whether it be on console with Dolby Headphone or particularly with a Creative X-fi card (that's the one I'll be getting... The titanium HD). Anyone know how its bass fares to a AKG Annie/K712 Pro?


I didn't like the HE500 for gaming until I did the grill mod.  Now they are excellent.  I'm surprised how much of a difference it made.

 

Previously I used the Q701's to game with (which are excellent for gaming).  The soundstage of the modded HE500 still isn't as good as the Q701's but it is getting close enough that I don't really care so much anymore.  The additional weight and bass of the HE500 plus the soundstage (modded) makes it a pretty decent gaming headphone to be honest.

 

If you are looking at competitive, then the AKG's will have it beat.  Fun, HE500.

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I didn't like the HE500 for gaming until I did the grill mod.  Now they are excellent.  I'm surprised how much of a difference it made.

 

Previously I used the Q701's to game with (which are excellent for gaming).  The soundstage of the modded HE500 still isn't as good as the Q701's but it is getting close enough that I don't really care so much anymore.  The additional weight and bass of the HE500 plus the soundstage (modded) makes it a pretty decent gaming headphone to be honest.

 

If you are looking at competitive, then the AKG's will have it beat.  Fun, HE500.

I do the same.  HE500 for music listening and Q701 for FPS gaming.

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I didn't like the HE500 for gaming until I did the grill mod.  Now they are excellent.  I'm surprised how much of a difference it made.

 

Previously I used the Q701's to game with (which are excellent for gaming).  The soundstage of the modded HE500 still isn't as good as the Q701's but it is getting close enough that I don't really care so much anymore.  The additional weight and bass of the HE500 plus the soundstage (modded) makes it a pretty decent gaming headphone to be honest.

 

If you are looking at competitive, then the AKG's will have it beat.  Fun, HE500.



Great answers.

Grill mod. Hmm, is that the fuzzor mod?

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I don't like the HE-500 for playing games and if I do I prefer to keep the lights on... Sounds effects sound too real and often I end up looking over my shoulder to figure out whether the noise was from the outside or from the game! Whilst the sound staging is good for games, there are headphones out there that are better, but the HE-500 generally has great width (which is why you keep looking over your shoulder). If you have the right amp, then the bass is quite excellent. I always find it amazing how much effort designers put into the audio of games and then people end up playing games with cheap headsets and PC speakers... The HE-500 really adds some meat and impact to game sound effects!


Haha, sweet :D Yeah, I wish the designers would all use OpenAL/DirectSound3D so we could all experience 3d sound.

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Great answers.

Grill mod. Hmm, is that the fuzzor mod?

Nope, two different things.  I haven't done the fuzzor yet and probably won't...seems like too much trouble :)

 

Grill mod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/619447/hifiman-regrilling-mod

 

Here is mine: http://www.head-fi.org/t/619447/hifiman-regrilling-mod/285#post_10625285

 

The other 'mod' I will do is pick up the new HE560 pads when they come out...they are based off of the jergpads.

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Nope, two different things.  I haven't done the fuzzor yet and probably won't...seems like too much trouble :)

 

Grill mod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/619447/hifiman-regrilling-mod

 

Here is mine: http://www.head-fi.org/t/619447/hifiman-regrilling-mod/285#post_10625285

 

The other 'mod' I will do is pick up the new HE560 pads when they come out...they are based off of the jergpads.


Ah, okay. I'm buying a pair that already has the fuzzor mod done :P Wish it had the grill mod done already as well.

Yeah, I plan on picking up those pads as well, including the snap-on headband pad for comfort.

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And oh, is there anyone that would do the grill mod for me?

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And oh, is there anyone that would do the grill mod for me?

Dude, it's pretty easy..

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Dude, it's pretty easy..

Yeah, just read over it. Does seem it. I think a honeycomb looking grill would be sweet. Where would I get that from? lol. Then spray paint it orange :P

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Besides this, the jergpad/400i/560 pads, snap on headband (well not for sound but comfort as that's important too), fuzzor mod, is there any other mods that make this headphone sound better?

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Dude, it's pretty easy..

Yeah, just read over it. Does seem it. I think a honeycomb looking grill would be sweet. Where would I get that from? lol. Then spray paint it orange :P

Buy a trash-can made of mesh or something :)

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Yeah, just read over it. Does seem it. I think a honeycomb looking grill would be sweet. Where would I get that from? lol. Then spray paint it orange :P

 

I used this  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3FJYSQ  then spray-painted it red.  Pix are in the re-grilling thread.  It's pretty easy to work with, and you can get a few pairs out of it.  Best of all, it's more open than the mesh letter holders/trash cans.  Also, the magnets in the cans have no effect, as it's aluminum.  Of course, it is more expensive.

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I used this  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3FJYSQ  then spray-painted it red.  Pix are in the re-grilling thread.  It's pretty easy to work with, and you can get a few pairs out of it.  Best of all, it's more open than the mesh letter holders/trash cans.  Also, the magnets in the cans have no effect, as it's aluminum.  Of course, it is more expensive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140mm-Black-Steel-Mesh-Computer-PC-Case-Fan-Filter-Grill-Guard-Honeycomb-/121071654190?pt=US_Computer_Fan_Grills_Filters&hash=item1c306ed52e << I was thinking this.

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You might have some trouble working with that because of the moulded round bump and it looks thicker and sturdier than most of the mesh used for the grille mod. The reason people recommend mesh rubbish bins, letter trays and similar is that the wire is thin and easy to cut as well as being flat enough to allow the reinstallation of the retaining rings.

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You might have some trouble working with that because of the moulded round bump and it looks thicker and sturdier than most of the mesh used for the grille mod. The reason people recommend mesh rubbish bins, letter trays and similar is that the wire is thin and easy to cut as well as being flat enough to allow the reinstallation of the retaining rings.

All right. Thanks for the heads up!

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