Best headphones for movies and video games? (Preferrably under 400 bucks)
Mar 6, 2013 at 1:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

TheUltimateEye

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What's up head-fi'ers. So right now i'm looking for a good set of headphones solely for movies. My Grado SR80i's are great for listening to metal/hard rock music but as far as movies go the treble is a little harsh and there's not enough bass. Even with the bass boost turned on the highest setting on my Fiio E7 (it's my only headphone amp/dac). I guess i'm looking for a pair of headphones with better soundstage and bass. I'd also like to keep it under 400 if possible. Or maybe a better headphone/amp combo. Any suggestions would be great. I have searched around and the opinions vary but i haven't found much for headphones used solely for movies and games. Oh, lastly i don't need a mic on it for gaming. Thanks for any help. -Jeff
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM Post #3 of 11

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Ultrasone Pro900 or HFI-2400 maybe?
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 7:06 AM Post #4 of 11

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Do you prefer open or closed headphones?
 
I'm using the Beyerdynamic DT 770 and the Audio Technica AD900x for my movie cans.  Both perform superbly, though I prefer the DT 770's because of the velour ear pads.
 
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM Post #6 of 11

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If you want to keep it cheap, I'd second the DT770. Get the Pro version that's 80 Ohm, and if you need more volume out of it, you can add a Fiio E11 or C&C BH for relatively cheap.
 
Otherwise, if you can stretch your budget, I'd say... seriously consider the Hifiman HE-400 combo with the Fiio E12.
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM Post #7 of 11

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I would say any of these:
 
HD600
AD900
DT880
K701
 
Good detail, good soundstage, balanced sound. But you only have a Fiio E7, which is not enough for almost any headphone I said, but the AD900, so I would choose it.
 
Mar 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM Post #8 of 11

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He might want something a bit more bassy for an immersive experience. Also the HE-400 is quite heavy, which can be annoying. I would say you should look into some higher end ultrasones or the dt-770. They don't necessarily need more amplification than your e7 can provide.
 
Mar 7, 2013 at 4:26 AM Post #9 of 11

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Quote:
What's up head-fi'ers. So right now i'm looking for a good set of headphones solely for movies. My Grado SR80i's are great for listening to metal/hard rock music but as far as movies go the treble is a little harsh and there's not enough bass. Even with the bass boost turned on the highest setting on my Fiio E7 (it's my only headphone amp/dac). I guess i'm looking for a pair of headphones with better soundstage and bass. I'd also like to keep it under 400 if possible. Or maybe a better headphone/amp combo. Any suggestions would be great. I have searched around and the opinions vary but i haven't found much for headphones used solely for movies and games. Oh, lastly i don't need a mic on it for gaming. Thanks for any help. -Jeff

 
Heya,
 
Beyer DT990 32ohm
Beyer DT770 PRO 32~80ohm
Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads
Ultrasone HFI 2400
Sony MA900
Hifiman HE-300
Hifiman HE-400
AudioTechnica AD900X
AudioTechnica A900X
 
They will all run fine from you E7.
 
Jan 24, 2014 at 6:32 AM Post #11 of 11

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Digging my Beyerdynamic DT990 pro 250ohms can get this and a nice headphone amplifier or receiver unit.
Most Yamaha receivers have a nice silent cinema virtual surround built in.
 
Amazon Prices
DT990 Pro 250ohm $145.95 USD + Free Shipping
 
For just music:
Schiit Magni $99.99 + Some shipping
 
For computer gaming:
Creative SoundBlaster Z $84.79 + Free Shipping (comes with a nice sleek desktop mic so no need for ridiculous boom mics)
 
For console gaming:
Receiver---> Yamaha RX-V375 $249.95 + Free Shipping or just buy from brick and mortar.
 

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