Hi guys! I require headphones mainly for gaming(bf3 and bf4), but i also listen to music from a variety of genres. The latter part is what is making the decision so hard.
I have been lurking around these forums but couldn't find any definitive answer.
To start off with im from India(insert poor developing country joke here) so my choices are limited.
Right now i am using a philips SHP1900(don't laugh)
Here are some cans that i have shortlisted, with their price in my currency(INR)/I'll be getting these of amazon.in-
1) AD700 - 6230
2) AD700x - 9100
3) hd 558 - 10,600
4) hd 598 - 13,600
5) superlux hd 668b - 3200
Basically i play games, but im not a professional;as in i don't play it to earn, so it depends on my mood to be competitive and go infantry or just go chilling in a tank/helicopter.
Regarding the music i listen to, it could be any type of music that i might like. I'm not a basshead, but i require a minimum amount of bass, neither too much nor too less. Since i am paying so much for headphones, i'd like them to do both gaming and music well.
Now some opinions i have developed about these cans-
1)AD700- Very large soundstage, great mids/ poor fit, very large, bass anemic
2)AD700x- same as the ad700, but cool looking
3)HD 558- Good for music, adequate bass/smaller soundstage than ad700
4)HD 598- Same as 558, but a bit more refined(?) and lower bass
5)superlux hd 668b - very good sound for the price/ poor comfort
Now i am not going to mention the songs i listen to, because you guys here might not like them. But i like both rock and bass-light music.
I had been leaning on the HD 558 up until now, when suddenly the AD700x came in stock. It's about 1.5k bucks cheaper meaning i could get a Xonar DG to EQ the bass of the ad700x for just 500 bucks more and call it a day, unless the sound quality(and bass) of the HD558 is adequately better.
I also like the looks of the AD700x(they look badass).
The 598s are kinda out of my budget and the 668b are reported to have poor comfort over long hours of wearing(ears sweating and such).
So, is the AD700x's bass so bad that i cannot improve it with a touch of EQ? Can i still have some fun running around punishing n00bs in a chopper and still have the fun of listening to my rockets blazing? How would it compare to my current phones? Is the HD558 better for my needs?
Thanks for help!
PS. i *think* i have a small head(im just 18) so *maybe* the ad700x won't fit me.
Edited by Midnightawakene - 10/26/13 at 6:22am