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Gaming and Rock under $200 (used is ok)

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I am looking for a pair of headphones to use on my Xbox One and for Rock music. The gaming is what I would really focus on though. My budget is $200 and I am willing to buy used. I have seen Mad Lust Envy's guide but I'd like a few other people's opinions. Thanks!

post #2 of 17
Do you need a closed headphone? Or is open OK? Open will be better for gaming for positional audio. Closed are better for isolation from your environment.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

I could go either way really. Not looking for competitive as much as immersion. Open is nice for soundstage, closed is nice to use other than in my room.

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post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks, will do.

post #6 of 17

From cheapest to more expensive

 

Superlux 681

Superlux 668B

Superlux 681 Evo

Creative Aurvana Live!

Audio Technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic DT 770 (32 Ohm or 80 Ohm)

Beyerdynamic DT 990 (32 Ohm)

Beyerdynamic DT 880 (32 Ohm)

 

Note, the 250 Ohm and up versions of the Beyerdynamics need an amp to sound really good, so I excluded them since it sounds like you don't plan on spending money on an amp.

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

I heard the M50s lack in the soundstage department more so than other closed-back headphones. Is this true? 

post #8 of 17
Yes. The M50 soundstage is meh. Although the soundstage of most closed headphones is pretty weak in comparison to even the worst open headphones.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

Is the fiio e6 enough to run 250 ohm cans?

post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtm416 View Post

Is the fiio e6 enough to run 250 ohm cans?

I don't have any direct experience, but it is rated to be.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I'm leaning toward the 990 pros, would I have any complaints about comfort with a big head and big ears?

post #12 of 17

You shouldn't have any problems with big ears. I have huge ears (so big the 558s wouldn't seal correctly) and they fit me just fine. I can measure my ears if you'd like to see if they would be big enough for you. (might be better to measure the earcups huh.)

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

That's fine, thanks though. I may have to pull the trigger on the 990s tomorrow.

post #14 of 17

Measured it and you have about 2 and a half inches on the inside of the cups. 4 inches across total (including the pads) and about 1 inch or so deep.

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks, that'll fit no problem

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