I paid $94.00 for my IE7s and they were well worth the money in my opinion (they've gone for up to $300.00). Lol then again I am selling them right now because I barely use them as I prefer my IE8s to them. And regarding the gaming. I use my IEMs for games, FPS games and I do a lot better with them because I can hear everything and in 2 channel that is. I think 5.1 channel is overhyped in my opinion although it can be nice. Then again I use them on my gaming computer with a DACport LX ($300.00 DAC) and Fiio E9 amp. So that is to be expected. I love very fast pace games such as quake 3. Keep in mind with my IEMs they have a 3D like presentation where you hear things around you. I get that all the time on my IE8s even with my music. Sometimes I'll stop out of nowhere and look behind me and that is actually from the music and not noise around me (pretty earie).
Ehhh, i dont know. I think I'll just stick with my HD380's for now, and eventually upgrade to the HD595's once i get an ideal place where the sound leakage won't bother anybody.lol
But yup, i just can't justify spending over $300 for tiny little ear buds. They just don't look like they could give you that scale or immersion of sound or base. But what do I know. ;p
If anything I'd love a pair of 5 channel headphones for gaming....has anybody had any experience with those? 2 channel is great and all, but nothing beats a 5.1 Surround sound system. The feeling of being surrounding in a 3D world of sound, where you can hear things behind you and the like is just fantastic.
Edited by lee730 - 8/27/11 at 11:15pm