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Need help choosing the best setup for me? Games and music

post #1 of 3
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Hello Head-fi’ers,

I’m all new to this forum because I have been looking for a new headset/phones for a while now. I am probably more confused now that when I first started looking. First off I looked for a headset but all I could find was “do not buy a headset if you want good sound”. I was looking at Turtle Beach Z Seven and Corsair Vengeance 2100. I have had Steelseries 5h, which I found out, has awful sound. Also I have had Turtle Beach z6a which had really good sound compared to the 5h. I would really like to get something better than that, and I hope someone here can help me.

What I am going to use my headphones for is following: Music, Games, Voicechat and Movies. Music/voicechat and games is equal 40% use while the last 20% would be for movies.

Games: Battlefield 4 mainly

Music: All around. Listen to most kinds of music. From orchestral to dubstep. Classic, rock and hardstyle.

My budget is around 160-220 Euros.

I have been looking at the DT770 80 Ohms but no idea if those are the ones I should go with. It would be preferred if the headset is just plug and play in my onboard soundcard. Only if the amp and soundcard would be within the budget I would go with it. Also I need a mic for voice chat.

Also I live in Denmark so most headphones is slightly more expensive than what amazon has.

Vanseh

post #2 of 3

If you don't need a closed-back headphone the DT990 is also a good choice.

80 ohms or lower is fine with on-board sound. Also you don't necessarily need a new soundcard as on-board sound has come a long way over the past few years.

There's a lot of old information on the internet about on-board sound being awful, but the truth is, most modern on-board sound solutions aren't bad at all.

 

I've got my vintage Beyer DT990 (600 ohm) plugged directly into my on-board sound on my work computer, and there's even plenty of volume to spare as I listen at around 50-60% volume.

I don't hear any noise/hiss either. 

First thing to worry about in your audio chain is headphones. Everything else comes after. 

post #3 of 3
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I'm not sure if i need closed back or not. I like some good bass in a pair of headphones.

 

Also the DT990 32Ohm is 330$ :(

 

I'm really confused about what to go with since I haven't tried any headphones and can't test them before I buy.

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