EDIT: the people who says "Other - which" in my poll, would you please write which you'd recommend in the comment section? thanks
this is my first thread on this forum, and i'm pretty new to this "hifi" world, so bare over with me! :)
- anyways, i'm looking for a pair of open headphones for my gaming sessions (mainly fps games) and for music listening (rap electronic, pop, rock), so the soundstage has to be good (for pinpointing enemies location). But i still don't wanna compromise on the sound for when i'm chilling with my music! ;)
So far i've looked at these:
Philips Fidelio X1 - it should be the "funniest" headphone with a really nice bass and a great soundstage, though the earcups are not replaceable which is a huge con IMO
Sennheiser HD 558 - should sound great, and be a little more neutral than the X1, but should also have a great soundstage
AKG K701 - the sound should be rather linear, with a little lack of bass, should also be pretty hard to drive, but soundstage should be great
Audio-technica ATH-AD700X - the soundstage should be phenomenal on these cans, should offer plenty of detail, but i've heard that the treble should be rather "harsh"
They're gonna be driven by a Fiio E9I or any other AMP/DAC in this same price segment, recommendations?
So as I stated earlier the soundstage is REALLY important, but i dont wanna compromise on the sound either!
bring it on! ;)
btw. at the moment I have a pair of Sennheiser Momentum, which IMO sound amazing, but due to them being a closed headphone they dont have a great soundstage :/
Edited by HyperDuckling - 6/15/14 at 11:29am