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post #16 of 34
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Interesting. I was looking at the DT770, but whats the difference between the 770/880/990 and is there a justification for a near 60 dollar jump from one model to the next?

Not sure whats up with the prices, for some reason the prices on all of those models is 350 bucks except for the DT880 250 Ohm, thats 180~ the DT770 is around 175.
post #17 of 34

The DT770 has much more bass than the DT880, IMO the 880 is more suited for the recording studio. I think both the DT770 or the HD558 are good choices for gaming. A HD595 would do the job as well. All of these very comfortable! Check out what's posted for sale on this site. I would advise you to buy 2nd hand. If you don't like what you get just re-sell at for the same price.

post #18 of 34
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Ah, cool thanks for the info. One more thing that I have always wondered about. The separation of sounds, such as voices and music in a game, or voices and, well anything really. What is that based on, when I switched from my 30 dollar pair of plantronics to these 1500s I noticed more separation between different types of audio.

Would that be the soundstage thats doing that? Would I noticed an improved separation on the HD558s?
post #19 of 34
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Ah, cool thanks for the info. One more thing that I have always wondered about. The separation of sounds, such as voices and music in a game, or voices and, well anything really. What is that based on, when I switched from my 30 dollar pair of plantronics to these 1500s I noticed more separation between different types of audio.

Would that be the soundstage thats doing that? Would I noticed an improved separation on the HD558s?

Definitely, The Hd558 is a big jump in soundstage and separation.

post #20 of 34
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Sweet, I think I'll just leave it at that and see how it is. Trying to avoid to many reviews so my opinions of it aren't colored one way or another.

Thanks for all the help everyone, I really really appreciate it.
post #21 of 34
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Would that be the soundstage thats doing that?

This is a good question. Soundstage and separation are two different things. Soundstage or imaging has to do with being able to visualise the placement of sounds and allows you to perceive the size of the venue the recording was taken in. Separation meanwhile has to do with being able to isolate sounds and picking up detail. Good soundstage is very difficult to get though. It depends a lot on the recording further complicating things is that most music is recorded for speakers.

 

This episode of head-fi TV on binaural recordings could be interesting.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpGzgHqswk

post #22 of 34
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Hey just wanted to come back and ask, whats the impedance on the 558s? Also the headphones might be here anytime between monday to friday, shipping from one end of the US to the other takes a while :) (Thanks for the info japser, it helped.)

 

And what are your thoughts on the asus xonar DG? I will be getting it anyway since I personally like the whole "dolby surround" or whatever they call it.

 

Oh and  I found this, don't know if you guys were interested but if so heres the frequency response for some gaming headsets. I am still trying to decipher them.

 


Edited by hisagishi - 2/23/14 at 3:40pm
post #23 of 34
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whats the impedance on the 558s?

From Senn's website, 50 Ohms.

post #24 of 34
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Would a 3ds be able to power that? I'm not going to attempt to listen to music with the 3ds, just the generic music of the games.

Also, kind of a disgusting question to ask but... What gets earwax out of the cloth like material on the inside of the ear cup? I can't remove that part due to it being glued in.
post #25 of 34
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Anyone? Surely some of you know some trick to this. I've tried using those hand wipe things. Didn't work, neither did water.
Edited by hisagishi - 2/24/14 at 6:46am
post #26 of 34
I'll be straight completely honest, gaming headsets are not the best option when it comes to bass. Is there a reason you strictly need a headset? Because if not then I would suggest a descent surround sound system with a high quality subwoofer
post #27 of 34
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Uh no what I was actually wanting was to get away from a gaming headset onto a pair of good headphones.
post #28 of 34
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Uh no what I was actually wanting was to get away from a gaming headset onto a pair of good headphones.
Well that is simple enough then, just get the Sennheiser HD 598's, they are really nice especially for their price, and if those aren't good enough try the HD 650's
post #29 of 34

I also have the same question, but different budget. My budget is ~200 to 300, AUS.

 

Is the DT 880 good for gaming and music? I don't mind not having an amp.

post #30 of 34
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I have a general question concerning the HD 558s, what pads are usable on them? I rather like the look of the beyer velour pads.

Also the packages has just been handed off to USPS so it should be arriving today.
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