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120$ Headphones for gaming

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Hello, i'd like to get some advice. I need a new pair of headphones to play games only. I currently have AKG K77, but they are very uncomfortable for me. I'm plugging my headphones through an old Aiwa NSX-500 digital audio system (which sounds great btw :D ). A microphone and a sound regulator isnt a must. I can only spend 120$

post #2 of 7

I know you said "I need a new pair of headphones" but how about a 2nd hand headphone?

You might be able to get a Beyerdynamic DT770 for that price. That's a solid headphone for gamers. 

post #3 of 7
If you don't need a closed headphone, Sennheiser HD558s. An open headphone like those Senns would give you a big soundstage for gaming, and these might be the best choice with your budget.

Then for something in a closed headphone and easy on your wallet, how about the Brainwavz HM5 and Fisher FA-003:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/585281/review-brainwavz-hm5-a-new-neutral-champ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ
These have been popular in the <$150 class, and are the same headphone.One manufacturer makes the cups and drivers, and then they are rebranded for different sellers. Right now, you can can get the NVX Audio XPT100 version of them for only $80 off Amazon.
post #4 of 7

Sennheiser 558 or AD 700

both are very good for gaming.

AD 700 has a slight edge in gaming while the HD 558 has a slight edge in music.

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Thanks for the recomendations! I think i'll be picking up the Sennheiser 558's . I almost did a mistake and bought  ATH-T500's  for 120 bucks in my country, when you can buy it off amazon for 80$ :( .The Sennheiser 558's here cost 250$. And I live in Lithuania, in Europe. Makes me sad.

EDIT: And what about AT M50's, wouldnt these be better?


Edited by marsim - 4/6/14 at 2:43am
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Originally Posted by marsim View Post
 

Thanks for the recomendations! I think i'll be picking up the Sennheiser 558's . I almost did a mistake and bought  ATH-T500's  for 120 bucks in my country, when you can buy it off amazon for 80$ :( .The Sennheiser 558's here cost 250$. And I live in Lithuania, in Europe. Makes me sad.

EDIT: And what about AT M50's, wouldnt these be better?

for gaming?they are worse. they have a very narrow soundstage. for music?depends. if you like bass heavy music and love loads of bass with decent clarity, recessed mids and very sparkly(metallic) highs , then they are good.

they are not versatile like the HD 558's.

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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

for gaming?they are worse. they have a very narrow soundstage. for music?depends. if you like bass heavy music and love loads of bass with decent clarity, recessed mids and very sparkly(metallic) highs , then they are good.

they are not versatile like the HD 558's.

Well then, I will go ahead and buy HD 558's right ahead. Thanks for the advice!

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