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Best headphones under $200?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Alright, so I am back again, with the same budget but different needs. I would like to get a pair of closed ear headphones and they will be used for mainly gaming, and music (metalcore). They do not need a mic, I can get one on my own. What I want is sound accuracy and good surround, as in I will know where the enemies are coming in my FPS games. Ready? Go!

 

-Thanks for the help

post #2 of 16

Hello!

 

I would vote for a used pair of HD598 or new pair of HD439 both offer excellent imaging for gaming

 

Billson :)

post #3 of 16

Checkout some of these:

Beyerdynamic DT770

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro 

HD558 (Open)

 

Camelcamelcamel.com offers a pricetracking for amazon, which can notify you when the prices drop. You can get Custom one pro for $130-$150 I believe. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 9/26/13 at 7:50am
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Beyerdinamic is having a contest! It would be much appreciated if you voted for mine http://my-headphone.com/en/vote/load/15a18fa7.html

Thanks!
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Beyerdinamic is having a contest! It would be much appreciated if you voted for mine http://my-headphone.com/en/vote/load/15a18fa7.html

Thanks!

I took part and I waited 2-3 days, they haven't send me an email :/
post #6 of 16
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I took part and I waited 2-3 days, they haven't send me an email :/
Check your spam folder, that's where mine went.
post #7 of 16

No headphone it's own will give you a sense of surround sound. I own the AKG K702 and can tell you that the concept of sound stage is so over blown. What you need is a headphone that has good separation mixed with good bass and detail. In that price is tough to get all of that! The closet would probably be the beyerdynamic DT770. 

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Originally Posted by Primetime86 View Post

No headphone it's own will give you a sense of surround sound. I own the AKG K702 and can tell you that the concept of sound stage is so over blown. What you need is a headphone that has good separation mixed with good bass and detail. In that price is tough to get all of that! The closet would probably be the beyerdynamic DT770. 
Thank you for that very informative post. What would the budget be for something like that? I'll be willing to save longer.
post #9 of 16

SoundMAGIC HP100, Audio Technica ATH-A900x or AKG K550 (K550 is only if you have a big head).

post #10 of 16
Why has nobody mentioned Shure?

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post #11 of 16
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Why has nobody mentioned Shure?

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The only ones under $200 are the SRH440/840, soundstage is not good enough for gaming. Not very accurate. 

post #12 of 16
Not sure how much in the US, As I'm from the UK I'm guessing $200? with a basic Fiio E5 amp. Consider the brainwavz HM5 too They are a bit more balanced but have less bass than the Beyer.
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Why has nobody mentioned Shure?

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Shures SRH440 are ok for gaming very detailed but lack the bass impact and quite cold sounding, Not very fun for gaming.
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Why has nobody mentioned Shure?

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The Shure SRH440/840 which is in the OP's price bracket, do not have good imaging to my ears
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Originally Posted by Primetime86 View Post

No headphone it's own will give you a sense of surround sound. I own the AKG K702 and can tell you that the concept of sound stage is so over blown. What you need is a headphone that has good separation mixed with good bass and detail. In that price is tough to get all of that! The closet would probably be the beyerdynamic DT770. 

Err unless you are comparing with a true 7.1 speaker, I disagree with some part of your statement but I do respect your views. smily_headphones1.gif

I personally find some headphones like the AKG K550 and PSB M4U1 have excellent imaging and very accurate for gaming.

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #15 of 16
Try audio technica ad700. imaging and positioning is one of the best. Depending on your need for bass, i find it more than sufficient, tight and very fast and psb m4u is too much bass, for me.
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