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Need opinions on a gaming setup.

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by loganmo, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. Loganmo
    Hello everyone,
     
    Before you ask, yes I saw the huge thread about gaming headset recommendations but that is simply the opinion of one person. I was wondering what you guys would recommend as far as a gaming headset or headphone/mic combo. I am using a asus xonar DG. So far I have considered the Sennheiser pc360, Hd 558, Hd598, astro a40. Can i get some opinions on what most people prefer. I play all types of games and listen to alternative music on Pandora or Spotify. I am looking for something with good comfort if possible because I will be using these for many hours at a time. 
     
    Thanks so much!
     
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    HD558s, used $110.
    and the Xonar DG can easily drive the 50-Ohm HD558s.
     
  3. ThickGlasses
    +1
     
  4. Loganmo
    Why do you choose these over say...the 598s? Also, what would a good mic be to compliment them. Im not a fan of the modmic if that helps. 
     
  5. PurpleAngel Contributor
    The HD558 and HD598 use the same driver.
    The HD558 comes with tape on the inside of the cups that covers about 40% of the holes, removing the tape makes the HD558 more open, helps with mids, surround sound & treble.
     
  6. TsukiNick
    Don't buy them used for that price, just price match Fry's.com.  They are up for $119.95 USD.  Or get them on amazon for 127.88 with free shipping.
     
    Or pay a little more and the HD 598s can be price matched for $149.95.
     
    They have great soundstage for gaming, not much for bass though.  They work great for gaming, but Beyerdynamic DT990 is just a more fun headphone, still has great soundstage (not as great) but much more bass which sometimes makes explosions in games feel more lively.
     
  7. Loganmo
    Thanks for your help guys!
     

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