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I have been desperately searching for a good headset or headphone for gaming. I have lurked on here for awhile and even bought a pair of DT770 pro's. I hated it. It had no isolation and no bass. All my headsets I have had have broken on me and even then I didn't really love them. I have gone through 4 pairs since march of last year.

 

I already have a mic so I am fine with just headphones but I am more than willing to hear out headsets too. What I need is great isolation, great bass and be in the range of $250.

 

I do a lot of gaming and I mean a lot. My music choice is generally techno and metal so bass is the most important item. I want brain damage from the bass. I live in a house with 7 people with generally 4 in the room around me doing loud stuff, this is why open backs don't cut it with me. I am ready to fall in love, my ears are tired of their little hearts being broken.

 

Thanks for your help

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Whenever people say something like "The DT770 had no bass" it makes me doubt if any suggestion will be at all useful, since that is a fairly bassy headphone, at least compared to all the "bass" headphones frequently recommended here (pro900, m100, d600). You probably didn't use an amp which is why you got disappointing results, but even without an amp it's still bassy.

 

If you need that much bass and isolation, just get beats.

And not the new ones, but the older Studio's.

The Sony X headphones (X10, XB920) has strong bass too, but not as much isolation.

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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

Whenever people say something like "The DT770 had no bass" it makes me doubt if any suggestion will be at all useful, since that is a fairly bassy headphone, at least compared to all the "bass" headphones frequently recommended here (pro900, m100, d600). You probably didn't use an amp which is why you got disappointing results, but even without an amp it's still bassy.

If you need that much bass and isolation, just get beats.
And not the new ones, but the older Studio's.
The Sony X headphones (X10, XB920) has strong bass too, but not as much isolation.

I was thinking the same thing. I would also consider the DT770 strong in bass and isolation. I'm afraid anything else we recommend won't be a huge improvement. I will say that if you have the DT770 250 ohm 'phones, and you don't have a good strong amp like the O2, then you aren't going to get the sound the DT770 can deliver. IEMs have higher isolation than closed headphones, but you probably won't get enough bass. I suppose you could try something like the Shure SE215 or perhaps Monster.
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I didn't use a amp and they were the 250ohm. Maybe I had a defective pair. I could hear everything around me and no bass all the mids and highs in the world though. They did sound great but just didn't make a good sound stage for the games. For music and movies they were the best thing I ever heard(even with being low on bass) but they just didn't meet my requirements for my games. Most gaming headsets I have used have a bunch more bass than the dt770 pro.

 

So it sounds like I just need to invest into a good amp and a decent pair of can?

 

Oh and the beats I have tried them before they are okay but just to mushy for me.

post #5 of 5

I've just recently picked up a pair of the Fidelio X1s by Philips, great all around cans and excellent for gaming.

They are open design though, but do not require a powerful amp (they're low ohmage). Right now I'm just using a Xonar DX on my PC, but might pick up a Schiit Magni in the near future. I'd check em out!

Edit: Anything with 250 Ohms is going to need an amp to drive properly.

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