Hi everyone, I am new to the audio world and am looking for recommendations on where to start.
First of all I am getting this for my computer to play games on. I do not play competitive fps games that much but I do every once in a while my main type of games are RPGs and action games like batman arkham series or splinter cell. So I am looking for a headset that can give me a really good immersive experience with my instrumental music in my RPGs but also have a good sound stage for shooters or action games when I play them.
Also I want to get them just to listen to music to and my preference on music is Hard Rock/Heavy Metal genres so I would like some headphones that work good while I am listening to my music when traveling with my Ipod. I would like the headphones to have a little bass to hear the kick drum freq. but not headshaking or anything like that.
I have currently been looking at the Audio Technica AD900x, Sennheiser HD558/598, Sennheiser HD600/650, Beyerdynamics DT 770/880/990. My price range is around $250-$400 for the headphones.
I am also looking at a amp/dac if needed and have been looking at the O2/ODAC or the Fiio E10. It will be ran off of my motherboard audio which is a Asus Maximus 5 Formula.
I have never tried open headphones before but usually when I play with my closed headphones I have one of my drivers off my ear so I can hear whats going on around me so I don't think an open headphone would bother me.
Sound quality for instrumental RPG game music
Sound stage for occasional shooter/action
Good with Rock/Heavy Metal Music on Ipod
$250-$400 USD for headphones
amp/dac if needed