I have been toying around with getting new headphones for about 6 months now and its been tough. After reviewing a lot of headphones I am considering Philips Fidelio X1's, AKG 702 Anniversary, or one of the Beyerdynamic DT770, 880, 990s. My only problem is that when I find exactly what I like in each headphone I find a flaw that turns me off.
With the Philips Fidelio X1s I have found everything I was looking for but got concerned with the open design:
1. For anyone with these headphones, how is sound isolation? Easy to hear from 10 Feet away?
2. Is there any headphones that have very similar features but feature either a semi-open or closed design?
Uses for the headphones:
A) Gaming on my pc (good soundstage is need)
B) Playing various genres of music like progressive rock, hip-hop, dance
C) Watch movies and anime.
A) Good sound stage (such as hearing footsteps in FPS like CS)
B) Fun sounding
C) Comfortable for long hours of use.
D) No amp required (Use with my phone, laptop, etc.)
These all may seem like tight requirements but maybe the Philips Fidelio X1 fills those and I just need reassurance so I can buy them now and quit making myself go insane trying to buy new headphones. So my final question is this: Which headphones would you suggest with these specifications in mind?
Thank you to anyone willing to take the time read and respond!
Edited by Chaosbelow - 4/1/14 at 5:10pm