I'm in the search for a proper pair of movie-watching-and-LONG-gaming-sessions headphones.
I've never been much of an audiophile... if noises are coming out of my headphones then that's usually been good enough for me.
That said, I've also never gotten to experience what I recognize can be the ultimate state of immersion sound can bring, and I'm here to ask you help me change that.
Up until now I've had a pair of Icemat Siberia headphones (afaik nowadays known as Steelseries), which have been unbelievably comfortable and light, but, to my novice ears, afaik haven't been offering me much more.
Since I don't have a clue, let me share my setup to get your opinions on if any higher end stuff would even matter.
I have my tv, computer (G1.Sniper M3 motherboard with an onboard Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor), Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 all connected through a ROLLS MX51s mixer, to allow me to have the sound from all devices at any given time.
Q: Would any of this render getting any higher end headphones pointless, and with the computer specifically in mind, is there anything in particular the onboard sound card could offer me?
I'm looking for a comfortable pair of open headphones to wear for hours on end, that doesn't get warm, and blows my mind and not the bank.
Having looked around, the Philips Fidelio X1 sounds like they would be a really good fit, but they're definitely on the higher end of what I was looking to spend. I would love to be able to stay below $150.
Any suggestions or further questions you guys have, please throw anything you have at me!
Edited by neM1nence - 2/18/14 at 8:08am