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Looking for a pair of headphones suitable for gaming on a budget (details inside)

post #1 of 4
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Hi guys, I looked through the sidebar before posting here but I was curious if you guys could help me refine my search.

 

-Budget: 150-200ish max.

-Prefer open but closed is good too.

-No amp required.

-Comfort is important, I'd like to be able to listen to these for long periods.

-Isolation isn't a concern.

-Not opposed to buying used or refurbished.

-Source will be onboard audio from my computer. (Mini-ITX build so unfortunately no expansion slot available for a sound card) Are there any good USB soundcards out there?

 

These are mostly for gaming (Getting them alongside the computer I'm building) but I also watch a lot of movies on my pc. As for music I listen to a wide variety but mostly 80's and power metal.

 

I currently use a pair of Audio Technica AD-300 I got for Christmas last year. They're super comfortable but have zero bass. I'm not a basshead/don't need a lot of bass but it would be nice to have some base.

 

I'm looking at a few different models at the moment.

 

-Beyerdynamic DT-770/990

-Ultrasone HFI-580

-Sennheiser HD-518/558/598

 

Any insight/suggestions/experience with these headphones would be very appreciated. Thank you.

 

post #2 of 4

The beyer that you listed is good and would fit the bill nicely. Also consider the hd598. The beyer will have A LOT more bass and the 598 is better for gaming with it's incredible soundstage.

 

gL!!

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply. :)

 

I'm leaning towards the 598 right now.

post #4 of 4

I saw a pair used but MINT for sale here earlier. You might get a good deal on them if that is the direction you want to go.

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