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Hello everyone. I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use for PC gaming, music, voip and what have you. Specifically over ear headphones and I'd prefer if they had a detachable wire if possible. I listen mostly to EDM, DNB, Dubstep, Chiptune, Electronica and such so I do really love bass however I don't want to lose the subtle background sounds in songs or vocals. I just bought the V-Moda Crossfade Lp looking at the 1.5k 5 Stars, online reviews, videos and reading and so on. After spending my initial days with them I'm rather disgusted. It sounds so muddy and the vocals are recessed to the far back, I can't hear any detail what so ever. I'm currently on the 40+ hour burn in mark but the still sound terrible to my ears. I'd been looking at the V-Moda M-100, Sennheiser Momentum and other random things. More or less I don't want to sacrifice vocal and instrument clarity for the sake of heavy bass, though that sounds a bit odd due to the music I listen to I understand. Here's a few songs that I've been listening to lately to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. All of which are bass heavy but vocals are also at the forefront.

 

 

I guess that's enough for now. I appreciate any and all help in my quest to find headphone clarity. Thanks everyone.

 

Edit-- Just thought to clarify, I'm looking for headphones, not a headset, I'll figure out other options for voice. I actually already have the V-Moda Boompro which works extremely well as such my request was for mics with detachable wires but any and all suggestions area appreciated.


Edited by xxxScorpion - 6/6/14 at 8:21am
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Have you looked through Mad Lust Envy's headphone gaming guide?  There's a TON of info there for use in gaming, as well as some outside of that realm.

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No sir I had not. Thanks for the link.

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I listen mostly to EDM, DNB, Dubstep, Chiptune, Electronica and such so I do really love bass however I don't want to lose the subtle background sounds in songs or vocals. I just bought the V-Moda Crossfade Lp looking at the 1.5k 5 Stars, online reviews, videos and reading and so on. After spending my initial days with them I'm rather disgusted. It sounds so muddy and the vocals are recessed to the far back, I can't hear any detail what so ever. I'm currently on the 40+ hour burn in mark but the still sound terrible to my ears. I'd been looking at the V-Moda M-100, Sennheiser Momentum and other random things. More or less I don't want to sacrifice vocal and instrument clarity for the sake of heavy bass, though that sounds a bit odd due to the music I listen to I understand.

Sounds like you might be a candidate for excellent bass SQ, with deep bass extension, but a more balanced or neutral frequency response where bass is not overemphasized in comparison to other frequencies. Look into the Soundmagic HP100 and AKG K550 (or K545).

And you haven't mentioned open headphones, but if isolation is not important, open headphones will typically have better soundstage than closed headphones. I recently got the AKG K612s, and they are awesome. However, they are difficult to drive and do require a headphone amp.
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Sounds like you might be a candidate for excellent bass SQ, with deep bass extension, but a more balanced or neutral frequency response where bass is not overemphasized in comparison to other frequencies. Look into the Soundmagic HP100 and AKG K550 (or K545).

And you haven't mentioned open headphones, but if isolation is not important, open headphones will typically have better soundstage than closed headphones. I recently got the AKG K612s, and they are awesome. However, they are difficult to drive and do require a headphone amp.

 

Thanks for the response. Indeed I did forget. I would most likely need closed back so they don't leak sound into the mic during voice chat and on occasions I have sounds I'd like to block out. I'll check out the two you mentioned as well.

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