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post #1 of 38
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  • Budget - $300 Canadian
  • Uses - 99% Gaming
  • Source - Computer
  • Requirements for Isolation - None really, although they are for gaming so I'm assuming a closed headphone would be better for this.
  • Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized over ear.
  • Preferred tonal balance - None, I want something with very good directional sounds as i play lots of competitive games and this is very important too me.
  • Past headphones - Never anything worth noting, I've just had it with these over prices sup par gaming headphones that have more bells and whistles than they do actual sound and directional value.
  • Preferred Music - Slow beat rap, Rock and on occasion classical but like it said its not for music its for playing video games. If you live outside of the US, please also provide:
  • Location - Manitoba, Canada. But I am totally fine with buying something online as long as they let me return it if its not what I'm looking for.
  • Other information - I will be buying a sound card before I get these headsets (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX20617)
  • Headsets in mind - i have done a bit of research and feel like I've gotten too the point were i can ask for someone else opinion

http://www.amazon.ca/audio-technica-Art-Monitor-Headphones-ATH-A900X/dp/B005TCZIQA

http://www.amazon.ca/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD700X-Audiophile-Open-Air-Headphones/dp/B009S332TQ

http://www.amazon.ca/Beyerdynamic-DT770-PRO-80-ohm/dp/B0016MNAAI                       (Although I have no idea what Ohms)

http://www.amazon.ca/Sennheiser-Headphones-Burl-Wood-Accents/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=pd_cp_ce_2

 

Any information anyone can give me is much appreciated, I will be checking back regularly so feel free too ask me questions.

 

 


Edited by xSkinny - 3/7/14 at 8:12pm
post #2 of 38

You want some open back which is either the 598's or the AD700's. I'd tell you to get the Sennheiser HD 598's. Amazing all around headphone. Wide sound stage. Sorta sucks how much you gotta pay for them though, we can get them here for $180, and even $150 at times. They may not be worth the price you'd be paying for them. The AD700's are not a bad option either. OHM's is the amount of power it takes to drive the headphones. The higher it is the more power it takes. So you wouldn't be able to use a high impendance headphone with an MP3 player or a phone. Wait for someone else's opinion on price, though.


Edited by halfinfinity - 3/7/14 at 1:19pm
post #3 of 38
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Thanks very much for the reply. I now know that i want open backed headphones for games haha. Anyways ill wait for another response and hopefully I can figure this out.

post #4 of 38
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bump

post #5 of 38

The Senns and the Audio-Technicas will suit you well for gaming though the Audio Technicas might sound a bit bright for some for certain types of music. The Beyers are good for music but they are not the best for gaming. This is especially true if you play fps and sound-hor. 

post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jeff Y View Post
 

The Senns and the Audio-Technicas will suit you well for gaming though the Audio Technicas might sound a bit bright for some for certain types of music. The Beyers are good for music but they are not the best for gaming. This is especially true if you play fps and sound-hor. 

Okay, I heard that the Audio Technicas were literally unmatched for positional accuracy. Is this true? also do you feel the Senns are worth the $293 that they cost in Canada?

post #7 of 38
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Okay, I heard that the Audio Technicas were literally unmatched for positional accuracy. Is this true? also do you feel the Senns are worth the $293 that they cost in Canada?

it is pretty much true. I got mine for $260 but I do think they are worth it because of the build quality, sound, etc.

post #8 of 38
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it is pretty much true. I got mine for $260 but I do think they are worth it because of the build quality, sound, etc.

So would you say Audio Technicas would be the better choice in this?

post #9 of 38
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So would you say Audio Technicas would be the better choice in this?

i personally would go with the HD598s because I listen to music a lot too but if you game 99% of the time, sure go for them.

post #10 of 38

The Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z is a little better choice over the Xonar DX

 

HD558s, they use the same 50-Ohm driver as the HD598

Check out the AKG K612 Pro headphones.

ATH-A900X are great closed headphones, I added the Hifiman Velour ear pads to my A900X headphones :)

post #11 of 38

Yea, the HD558's are a good option if the 598's are out of your price range.

post #12 of 38
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The Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z is a little better choice over the Xonar DX

 

HD558s, they use the same 50-Ohm driver as the HD598

Check out the AKG K612 Pro headphones.

ATH-A900X are great closed headphones, I added the Hifiman Velour ear pads to my A900X headphones :)

That Sound blaster Z is only 5.1 Dolby, the one I posted was 7.1 Dolby. So whats the difference that makes that one better for more money? As I want the best directional audio possible.

 

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Yea, the HD558's are a good option if the 598's are out of your price range.

No they aren't I'm fine paying more for something in Canada as I don't just wanna skimp out on audio like i have been for the past few years when i got into really competitive games.

post #13 of 38
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Still looking for opinions, bump.  :deadhorse:

post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by xSkinny View Post
 

That Sound blaster Z is only 5.1 Dolby, the one I posted was 7.1 Dolby. So whats the difference that makes that one better for more money? As I want the best directional audio possible.

 

No they aren't I'm fine paying more for something in Canada as I don't just wanna skimp out on audio like i have been for the past few years when i got into really competitive games.

The Sound Blaster Z is SBX Headphone 5.1 surround sound and does not come with Dolby Headphone.

5.1 vs 7.1?

post #15 of 38
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The Sound Blaster Z is SBX Headphone 5.1 surround sound and does not come with Dolby Headphone.

5.1 vs 7.1?

What I mean is WHY is yours better as its only 5.1 Dolby and not 7.1 like the one I posted.

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