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200€ budjet for headphones. Total beginner

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

So I've used Logitech G35 for 3 years now and I decided it's time to get proper headphones that are actually comfortable and sound good. I've come to a problem that there really is way too much to choose from so I came here searching for help. I noticed a lot of people are having the same problems but don't share my taste in music or my budjet so I decided I'd make my own topic.

 

So I'm looking for headphones that I can use many hours a day without them becoming uncomfortable. I mainly listen to bass heavy music such as hardstyle and edm. I wouldn't want the bass to totally overwhelm the rest though. I don't need them to be transportable since I'll just be using them on my pc.


After reading a few rewiews and peoples advice I've narrowed my options a bit and am currently considering the following: 

 

Philips Fidelio X1

 

Sennheiser HD 598

 

AKG Q 701

 

I've heard that the HD 598 and AKG Q 701 have a bit lacking bass but atleast the AKG has some bass mod to help that but to what extent?

 

And I don't have a dedicated soundcard so would I need an amp or should I just buy a sound card?  What amps/soundcards are recommended for these headphones or any other headphones you'd recommend? Preferably cheap.

 

So what headphones should a gamer that likes bass heavy music get for under 200e, any suggestions or advice are welcome.

post #2 of 10

I'd recommend the HD 598's. A beautiful pair of headphones. Great for gaming too.

post #3 of 10
I'd recommend the X1's, especially if you like bass heavy music!
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Do you think I'd need an amp or a sound card to make the X1 sound good?

post #5 of 10
They'll sound good even without an amp, but if you can spare 50 bucks an amp will definitely make a difference.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

What amp would you recommend? That's the area where I have no idea what to look for.

post #7 of 10

The FiiO E6 is a good starter amp. Nice and small, good for portability. But I really do recommend the HD 598's they are good beyond words. Especially because the 598's just dropped to $180 on amazon.


Edited by halfinfinity - 3/5/14 at 4:31pm
post #8 of 10
Full disclosure from my end: I've never heard the HD598's so I can't compare...
post #9 of 10

They are currently available for purchase at FRYS for only $150! But there is only store pickup. You can see here if there is a store near you that has them in stock. If not then go ahead and get them from amazon for-a-still-great-price-of $180 (link included).


Edited by halfinfinity - 3/6/14 at 12:21am
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yea I think I'll be going to a friends place to test out the Sennheiser 598 someday. Would you say they require and amp? And what would you guys opinion of these be http://www.thomann.de/fi/beyerdynamic_dt990pro.htm?

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