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Help Choosing Closed Headphones for Games and Movies, around $100

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Hi,

 

I'm looking for headphones mostly for playing video games (PC) and watching movies for about $100.  I can't really have much sound leakage, so I assume that takes open headphones out of my equation.

 

I was looking into getting a pair of Bose OE from Costco, but I read some forums, and it looked like most people said they were greatly inferior to the ATH-M50s -- but then I read that the M50's had exceptionally poor soundstage.  That'd be be pretty bad for games, right? I wouldn't be able to tell where I was being shot at?


I don't really know anything. Are gaming headsets better for games than regular headphones?

 

Thanks for any help,

Chel


Edited by Peregrin - 12/16/13 at 3:27am
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Well, I personally don't find open back's to bee that bad (Unless we're talking grados, haha). If you want more bass-ey sounds and closed back, I think the Audio Technica ATH-M50's would probably be best suited for you. They come in at about $108. As for sound stage. If you want an open sound stage with closed back headphones, you'll need to spend more than $100. You can either have leakage with open backs, but a large sound stage, or you can have a narrow sound stage with closed backs. It's unfortunately one or the other. If you decide to go the open back route, I'd go with the Sennheiser HD 558's. Best of luck!


Edited by FlyingPigman - 12/16/13 at 5:49am
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Thanks for the response. :)
Yeah, I think I'm leaning toward the ATH-M50's. Seem like a lot of people are happy with them, they gotta be pretty good. :)

Thanks again.

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