Aug 31, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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- Apr 5, 2015
I have no direct experience of the r70x but it’s well known for having a balanced sound signature and as you are seeking immersion / ‘fun’ in gaming you might find it a bit bass-lite and most find bass to be key to immersion and fun to at least some degree. That doesn’t mean to say it has “bad” bass by any means just that you may not find it has enough of it to be sufficiently immersive for your gaming. YMMV so if you are intent on them then just order off Amazon and return if not to your liking.Dear Mad Lust Envy, Dear Head-Fi Community!
First of all thank you for the incredible guide, MLE!
I was wondering if you, or anyone else in the community has any experience with the ATH-R70X when it comes to fun/immersive (not competitive) gaming?
There are conflicting opinions on the site, some say the soundstage is amazing, so find it obviously sub-par.
Thanks in advance for any help!
That being said, if you haven’t already, you need to take into account the impedance. At 470 ohms it’s extremely high for headphones in a gaming scenario and also means that they won’t be any good for handheld devices like the Switch or your cellphone. If you are cool with that and already have an amp or sound card that you know can drive these for gaming, no problem. If you want to plug it directly into a Xbox One or DualShock controller though, forget it.
If you are intending on using a gaming dac/amp then you will be limited in choice by the relative lack of units that can drive such a high impedance set of cans. The Creative G6, X7 and Super XFi amp are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that are rated up to 600ohms.