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AKG K550 with ModMic or Astro A40s?

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Hi guys,

 

I can't seem to decide between getting the AKG K550 (which most people seem to think is the best pair of headphones for listening to music and gaming) and a Modmic or the Astro A40s for gaming. I need advice as to whether this is a good route to go down, I want to be able to use it both on PC and on Consoles, will i need to get a seperate sound card with the AKGs? I was also looking at the Sennheiser HD 598s, but people were saying that the bass isnt the best on then and as good as open eared headphones may be, i usually use headphones instead of my speakers because people dont want to hear me. Whats all of your guys views on headphones for listening to a large variant of music and gaming also, it needs to be crisp clear sound with good bass to accentuate explosions etc. To give you an idea, my previous headphones which are currently being held together with some insulation tape were the Turtle Beach PX21s, so im not particularily used to high end headphones. Nonetheless, i want my money to be spent on something worthwhile that i can use to listen to music on my phone also.

 

Thanks,

Harry

post #2 of 3
Haven't used the a40, but do own the k550.

If you don't wear glasses the sound of the k550 is good, very clear and precise for fps such as counterstrike, also have a decent and deep sub bass, though it is slightly recessed.

If you have thin glasses (like myself ) then you will miss out on the lowest octave of sub bass and the overall sound will become a little harsher due to the lack of a perfect seal.
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I don't know if it applies to your country, but the AKG K551 sounds virtually the same as the K550 but is much cheaper. Only difference is the cable. which also has an inline mic. With the correct adapter, you could use that.

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