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Best headphones for movies and video games? (Preferrably under 400 bucks)

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What's up head-fi'ers. So right now i'm looking for a good set of headphones solely for movies. My Grado SR80i's are great for listening to metal/hard rock music but as far as movies go the treble is a little harsh and there's not enough bass. Even with the bass boost turned on the highest setting on my Fiio E7 (it's my only headphone amp/dac). I guess i'm looking for a pair of headphones with better soundstage and bass. I'd also like to keep it under 400 if possible. Or maybe a better headphone/amp combo. Any suggestions would be great. I have searched around and the opinions vary but i haven't found much for headphones used solely for movies and games. Oh, lastly i don't need a mic on it for gaming. Thanks for any help. -Jeff

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sennheiser momentum?

post #3 of 11

Ultrasone Pro900 or HFI-2400 maybe?

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Do you prefer open or closed headphones?

 

I'm using the Beyerdynamic DT 770 and the Audio Technica AD900x for my movie cans.  Both perform superbly, though I prefer the DT 770's because of the velour ear pads.
 


Edited by KetchupNinja - 3/6/13 at 4:09am
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Thread Starter 

Thank you for the replies. I will look into each of these headphones. As far as open or closed...i've never really owned open headphones so i couldn't say.

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If you want to keep it cheap, I'd second the DT770. Get the Pro version that's 80 Ohm, and if you need more volume out of it, you can add a Fiio E11 or C&C BH for relatively cheap.

 

Otherwise, if you can stretch your budget, I'd say... seriously consider the Hifiman HE-400 combo with the Fiio E12.

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I would say any of these:

 

HD600

AD900

DT880

K701

 

Good detail, good soundstage, balanced sound. But you only have a Fiio E7, which is not enough for almost any headphone I said, but the AD900, so I would choose it.


Edited by Megalomaniak - 3/6/13 at 2:38pm
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He might want something a bit more bassy for an immersive experience. Also the HE-400 is quite heavy, which can be annoying. I would say you should look into some higher end ultrasones or the dt-770. They don't necessarily need more amplification than your e7 can provide.

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What's up head-fi'ers. So right now i'm looking for a good set of headphones solely for movies. My Grado SR80i's are great for listening to metal/hard rock music but as far as movies go the treble is a little harsh and there's not enough bass. Even with the bass boost turned on the highest setting on my Fiio E7 (it's my only headphone amp/dac). I guess i'm looking for a pair of headphones with better soundstage and bass. I'd also like to keep it under 400 if possible. Or maybe a better headphone/amp combo. Any suggestions would be great. I have searched around and the opinions vary but i haven't found much for headphones used solely for movies and games. Oh, lastly i don't need a mic on it for gaming. Thanks for any help. -Jeff

 

Heya,

 

Beyer DT990 32ohm

Beyer DT770 PRO 32~80ohm

Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Sony MA900

Hifiman HE-300

Hifiman HE-400

AudioTechnica AD900X

AudioTechnica A900X

 

They will all run fine from you E7.

post #10 of 11
I use Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. They have a wonderful full, rich bold sound.
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Digging my Beyerdynamic DT990 pro 250ohms can get this and a nice headphone amplifier or receiver unit.

Most Yamaha receivers have a nice silent cinema virtual surround built in.

 

Amazon Prices

DT990 Pro 250ohm $145.95 USD + Free Shipping

 

For just music:

Schiit Magni $99.99 + Some shipping

 

For computer gaming:

Creative SoundBlaster Z $84.79 + Free Shipping (comes with a nice sleek desktop mic so no need for ridiculous boom mics)

 

For console gaming:

Receiver---> Yamaha RX-V375 $249.95 + Free Shipping or just buy from brick and mortar.


Edited by TsukiNick - 1/24/14 at 3:33am
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