Hello, I'm looking to buy a headset and have narrowed my search down to the DT-880 250OHM Pro model or the Custom One Pro. Which of these would be best for gaming, music, movies and voip? Thanks in advance.
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I'm fairly sure you would want to get the DT880s (with a decent headphone amplifier).
I have the DT 880s here with me now. I loved it because the sound signature is very detailed and neutral with slight brightness. I use it for all of what you do except VOIP. I'd take it over the Custom One Pro if I were you. But that's just me.
Really the DT 880s are regarded as a great mid-tier headphone and the time I spent on the forums here and elsewhere I have heard many things about this headphone, how legendary it is.
Still though, listen to both of them. Then from there you could accurately formulate your decision.
I own the DT880 250 & 600 and the DT990 250 & 600.
I think more would prefer the DT880s to DT990s, as the DT880s have a more balanced sound, equally good for music & movies & gaming.
Where as the DT990s have a more "movie theater' like sound (full bass & treble), so great for action movies, but still can be used for music/movies/gaming.
As I'm assuming this is for a win PC.
B&H has a used Essence STX sound card for $130.
Not sure on the Mic
Or get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500) sound card, $80
comes with a microphone
So far my Essence STX has been working well with Win 8.1
A USB DAC would bypass the motherboard's built in audio features.
But a $200 Schiit Magni/Modi DAC/amp should make any headphone sound nice.
Edited by PurpleAngel - 12/22/13 at 9:08pm
The K702 will be horrible for gaming/movies. It has no bass. But it does have a good soundstage. Still, you're not going to get that boomy feeling when grenades and explosions are happening around you. It's way too neutral for movies/games.
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There are bass mods for K702, but why bother getting a bass-light model if you need bass presence.
Maybe have a look at MA900. I've been getting curious about it because it's supposed to be really light and comfortable. Or maybe it's the 70mm driver . But it might be too forgiving for the games.
Edited by Claritas - 12/23/13 at 12:42am