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Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (11/19/2019: Audeze LCD-1 Added)

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by mad lust envy, Jan 17, 2011.
  1. romanrex
    The voltage seems high because he's talking about 90db average, 110db peak.
    Yes, that's right. Here we take into account the correction for the density of the musical signal and the unevenness of the volume along the track.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  2. sumpao
    My AKG K712. Have arrived
    It sound great at music.
    Will test on star war battle front 2 today haha

  3. Fegefeuer
    Do you think your AKG K712 PRO is better than Mikerrr's?
  4. Mad Lust Envy Contributor

    Feggy. HOW COULD YOU?
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  5. thewind32
    Not without pairing it with the ae-5
  6. Fegefeuer

    btw.: I am curious how all these ex-AKG engineers that went to found "Austrian Audio" will pick up on the AKGK7XX legacy.
  7. sumpao
    Mikerr is the best
  8. RugbyPlayer
    Is there a headphone from bestbuy in the 2-400(possibly 500) that you would recommend? Needs to be from BB because I have store credit there :D https://www.bestbuy.com/site/headph...pcmcat143000050011&sp=-currentprice skuidsaas
  9. Stillhart
  10. RugbyPlayer
    I was looking at the hd660 possibly, didn't really see any reviews of that here, I don't think any of the 650 even?, I should add it wont be 100% for gaming but also movies and music
  11. Stillhart
    I don't particularly consider the HD6xx series great for gaming, but I haven't heard the 660 so I dunno... might be better than the 650? Either way, you'll almost certainly want an amp for that one so you'd have to budget accordingly.

    It's a nice one for movies/music but not great for positional audio.
  12. Sennheiser
    The HD 599 has less of the high mids/treble focus of the HD 598, and more of a fun, moderate U-shaped frequency response that is more well rounded for wider genres of music and media.

    Just on Head-Fi, there are many audiophile veterans that have reviewed the HD 650:

    The HD 660 S was launched just fall last year, and yet there are still several reviews so far (and an official discussion thread) here on Head-Fi:

    The HD 650 is a classic, released almost 15 years ago and still well-regarded today. In the first post of this thread, @Mad Lust Envy wrote a review of the HD 650 specifically when he used it for gaming.

    The HD 660 S aims to improve on the series, with a new, more agile driver developed from the lessons learned from making the HD 800 and HD 700. It has a more energetic but still well-balanced sound signature compared to the HD 650. Though not as sensitive and easy-to-amplify as the HD 599, the 150 ohm HD 660 S does have half the impedance of the HD 650, sounding great, for example, straight out of an iPad, or plugged into a Sennheiser GSX 1000 external sound processor or dedicated home amplifier like a Sennheiser HDVA 600 or HDV 820.

    Another option is our new GSP 500 or GSP 600 headsets. These have broadcast-quality boom microphones built into the headphones, but can be flipped out of the way to mute them and jam out to music or movies. The previous generation of gaming headsets, the GAME ONE and GAME ZERO, have been popular in this forum and throughout the world; @Mad Lust Envy also reviewed these, this year, in the first post of this thread. As a HiFi and Pro studio brand, Sennheiser also made these headsets great performers for listening to music and movies.

    We are proud of all our headphones, you won’t go wrong choosing any of them :)
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2018
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  13. illram
    So I was skimming the Koss deals page and saw this; anyone know anything about this little thing? I assume it's not very good, it's unclear if it does anything other than add reverb:


    But it's $10!
  14. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Sounds like something that just adds reverb to stereo. I'd skip that.

    That being said, I enable Dolby Atmos on my Galaxy S9 which expands stereo and makes the signature more u shaped. I like it for the PortaPro wireless. I turn it off for music, but since I mainly just watch stuff, I keep it on 99% of the time.

    Speaking of the Portapro wireless, I think I'll start writing about it this weekend, since the Audeze Mobius seems to be getting delivered on Tuesday so my focus will go to that exclusively for however long they let me keep it for.
  15. Lay.
    Here are my 2 cents...

    I have been gaming with HD 598 for 6-7 years and owned the HD 660 S for couple of months. I play mostly FPS/TPS games on PS4 and use Astro MixAmp.

    In my opinion the high mids and treble focus of the HD 598 is what makes it so good in games to hear all the footsteps, fortnite chests etc. I don't like it for music and movies that much.

    HD 660 S sound way better in music, movies and even games. Soundstage is not so wide than with HD 598 but enough and slightly wider than HD 650. Imaging is good.

    When just the important things (footsteps, chests, distant gun sounds) in FPS/TPS games matter, I would pick HD 598. I'm still experimenting HD 660 S and gaming. EQ tweaking with Astro Mixamp Pro TR seems promising to find a good balance between sounding nice and hearing all the important stuff well in games without raising the volume too much. I have been testing HD 660 S with and without (just the MixAmp) a headphone amp and they sound pretty good even without additional amp. I don't like to turn the volume up too much when gaming longer sessions since I will get listening fatigue.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2018

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