Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)
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We can assume your plugging the headphones into the on-board audio, of a Windows 10 PC?
The BCCOPP (Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus) is only 16-Ohm, which to me says it designed to work well plugged into a portable (battery powered) device, like a smartphone, but would work at least decently with on-board audio.
Sennheiser Game Zero, kind of like a HD558/HD598, with a mic added on.
Check out the Soundmagic HP151 headphones and the Modmic.

Firstly thanks for the answer. I have a Soundblaster Z sound card right now. If you suggest me to upgrade, i will. You recommend Game Zero and Soundmagic HP151 more than BCOPP ?
 
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Firstly thanks for the answer. I have a Soundblaster Z sound card right now. If you suggest me to upgrade, i will. You recommend Game Zero and Soundmagic HP151 more than BCOPP ?
The Sound Blaster-Z sound card's headphone amplifier, with a 22-Ohm output impedance, so a headphone with a 178-Ohm or 220-Ohm or higher would be recommended, for best damping control.
80-Ohm to 150-Ohm headphones, if they are considered good bangfor the buck headphones
But I've plugged 50-Ohm Sennheisers into a SB-Z card and it sounded good enough.
 
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Sorry i already asked but got no replies,

Wanted to get a schiit stack to upgrade my old O2,Heresy or Magni 3+ ? I'm gonna pair it with 1990s and main use is FPS gaming.

PS: any suggestions where to buy schiit gear from EU ?

Thank you :)
 
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Sorry i already asked but got no replies,
Wanted to get a schiit stack to upgrade my old O2,Heresy or Magni 3+ ? I'm gonna pair it with 1990s and main use is FPS gaming.
PS: any suggestions where to buy schiit gear from EU ?

Thank you :)
What are you using for a DAC?
I would assume the O2 headphone amplifier can decently drive the 250-Ohm DT1990?
But if you prefer a Schiit stack, go for it.
 
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https://www.schiit-europe.com/
info@sonority-audio.nl

Why do you feel that your old system is lacking? What are you looking for (more)?
Well i have some money to burn and i feel the 1990 are not performing as they should with the O2 + ODAC combo.

Thank you for the links,sadly they are out of stock :frowning2:



What are you using for a DAC?
I would assume the O2 headphone amplifier can decently drive the 250-Ohm DT1990?
But if you prefer a Schiit stack, go for it.
I'm using the old(2014) O2 + ODAC combo built by Head 'n' HiFi in Europe.
 
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So I'm currently using a Sennheiser 598SR for my gaming sessions. I never used a amp before but just bought a soundblaster G6 which is returnable for next 30 days. I play a lot of games from pc/xbox/ps4/switch. So far I've noticed a big improvment in my 598sr with the amp on my ps4. That said it was $150, would I be better off returning it and getting a x7 or schiit Hel thx 789? I'm also looking at upgrading my headphones to maybe a DT880pro or a HD650. Any thoughts/recomendations? Also thought of buying a 2013 mixamp off ebay for my xbox one so I wont have issues with mic. Another note while i play competiive games online I'm mostly looking for a immersive headset for singeplayer and movies. Thanks for any input!
 
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Well i have some money to burn and i feel the 1990 are not performing as they should with the O2 + ODAC combo.

Thank you for the links,sadly they are out of stock :frowning2:





I'm using the old(2014) O2 + ODAC combo built by Head 'n' HiFi in Europe.
The Asgard 3 is a much better pairing with the DT-1990 than the Magni 3+/Heresy. The DT-1990 is a very dynamic-capable headphone, and benefits from the generous Class A power of the Asgard 3. Plus the volume pot is MUCH better. You can use a Modi with it, or a Modius, or any other DAC actually. I use the SMSL M300 MK II, and a FX Audio TUBE-01 tube buffer / preamp.
 
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So I'm currently using a Sennheiser 598SR for my gaming sessions. I never used a amp before but just bought a soundblaster G6 which is returnable for next 30 days. I play a lot of games from pc/xbox/ps4/switch. So far I've noticed a big improvement in my 598sr with the amp on my ps4. That said it was $150, would I be better off returning it and getting a x7 or schiit Hel thx 789? I'm also looking at upgrading my headphones to maybe a DT880pro or a HD650. Any thoughts/recommendations? Also thought of buying a 2013 mixamp off ebay for my xbox one so I wont have issues with mic. Another note while i play competitive games online I'm mostly looking for a immersive headset for single player and movies. Thanks for any input!
With the HD598SR, I doubt the X7 or Schiit Hel or THX 789 would offer any improvement in audio quality or FPS gaming, over the Creative Labs Sound BlasterX G6.
Something like the HD650 (with a balanced cable), might do better audio quality wise, with the THX 789 (guessing).
Guessing the DT880 & HD650 will not offer any improvements for FPS gaming.
If your looking for a more lively sound, check out the 32-Ohm Soundmagic HP200 headphones.
 
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Could someone help me with finding the right audio output settings for The Last of Us 2 with my setup?

I have an Astro Mixamp 2011 with Fidelio X2's and here are my current in-game settings.

Device: Home Theater
Channels: 5.1
Center Channel: Dialogue + Effects
Dynamic Range: Wide
Surround Speaker Azimuths: Defaults
 
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Could someone help me with finding the right audio output settings for The Last of Us 2 with my setup?

I have an Astro Mixamp 2011 with Fidelio X2's and here are my current in-game settings.

Device: Home Theater
Channels: 5.1
Center Channel: Dialogue + Effects
Dynamic Range: Wide
Surround Speaker Azimuths: Defaults
That's what I'm using for the game. Sometimes there are weird panning issues, but I blame it on the game, not the settings. Naughty Dog games don't tend to have the best surround mixing.
 
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After a lot of research and using Mad Lust Envy's excellent guide, I think I've reached my final two contenders for a "fun", wide, open-back headphone to be used primarily for console gaming for around $200.

Philips Fidelio X2HR or the Beyerdynamic TYGR 300 R

I'm mostly a single-player guy, but not opposed to some multi-player games (non-competitively) from time to time. At the moment not planning to utilize a DAC/AMP (hence low impedance headphones), but something I'd be considering adding at a later date.

Any thoughts/suggestions on either of the above? Perhaps another set that I've overlooked worth mentioning?
 
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Wow. I've been using the K702 on High Gain with the FiiO E10K.
Yesterday I got a pair of HD 599 used along with the FiiO E10K and I gotta say, both for gaming and music, I muuuch prefer the HD 599... Why's that?
 
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Wow. I've been using the K702 on High Gain with the FiiO E10K.
Yesterday I got a pair of HD 599 used along with the FiiO E10K and I gotta say, both for gaming and music, I muuuch prefer the HD 599... Why's that?
Because we all have differences in tastes? For one, the 599 would have a another response, while the K702 is emphasized now in your details. Preferring a smoother response is generally what people prefer.

That and you're not giving the K702 a good amp. The K702 has been known for at LEAST a decade that it is dependent on what gear you pair it with. A cheap-o Fiio portable amp is not it.
 
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