Headphones for Gaming - Need Recommendations/help

  1. CameronBlake
    I am looking for a good pair of headphones for my PC. The headphones would be mostly used for gaming, such as with PUBG, with frequent YouTube/Twitch viewing, and a infequent music listening. Currently, I am stuck between the Beyerdynamic DT 880, DT 770, DT 990, Audio-Technica M50x, ATH-AD700X, ATH-AD900X, and possibly the AKG K701. I really don't know anything about headphones, so any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Old Dirty Puppy
    What is your budget? Do you care about sound isolation? Closed vs Open back headphones?
     
  3. CameronBlake
    My budget is around $300. I do not necessarily care about sound isolation, I prefer to have the best possible sound with a good sound stage as a must. I would like to be able to accurately pinpoint gun fire in games, as well as have great all around audio as well, if that's possible. Thanks for the response!
     
  4. serman005
    You probably want an open headphone, then. So you can get rid of the DT770 and M50X. I would add to your list the HD599 and HD598. You are going to need an amp for the Beyers and the K701--just so you know. I would also add the HiFiMAN HE400S, which is just outstanding, IMO (no amp needed). Of all those in your list, my preference would be for the HD598/599, AD900X, and the HE400S. You could not go wrong with any of these four, IMO. None would likely need an amp. FWIW. My opinions only. YMMV, of course.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
  5. Old Dirty Puppy
    I also recommend the Hifiman 400s. I own a pair with the HM5 pad mod for extra comfort and better sound stage. The 400s are incredibly easy to drive and don't really require an amp. But they definitely do benefit when paired with a good amp. I also like the HD598 but they do lack when it comes to the low end.
     

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