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HD 598's or AKG Q701's for competitve gaming with X-Fi Titanium HD? [Amp-less]

post #1 of 8
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Debating on buying one of these two headphones sometime after Christmas. Will be using for competitive gaming mostly and sometimes other media stuff. I have the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, so which one would suit me better you think?

 

Also, i have no AMP.

 

I read the Q701's soundstage is very large but seems too large and unatural? Also they are best with a AMP which i really dont want to buy. would my soundcard be sufficient enough instead of an AMP?

 

Thanks!


Edited by RedJokr - 12/25/12 at 1:54am
post #2 of 8

I think you would need an amp to really use either of those two.  Have you looked into the AD700 for competitive gaming without an amp?

post #3 of 8

HD598 would be more suited without an amp think, but an amp is definitely reccomended for either of them, just that the AKG probably needs it a little more than the Senn

post #4 of 8

Isn't the Titanium HD quite powerful on its own? It doesn't advertise any built in amps but I sure know it's not THAT weak.

post #5 of 8

the HD598 and HD558 is well praised for gaming due to its soundstage as stated by quite a number of people, 

post #6 of 8
The Q701's are excellent!
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

So either of these ampless wouldnt be as good as a AD700?

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Originally Posted by RedJokr View Post

So either of these ampless wouldnt be as good as a AD700?

The HD 598 would 

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