new gaming headphones which to buy??

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by mikerrr, Jun 30, 2018.
  1. mikerrr
    hi i want to buy new gaming headphones ,, i am playing games i listen music and movies

    i am playing all the kind of games



    for games what headphones i need open or close ??
    which gaming headphones are you sugested me to buy

    my budget is 500 euros

    in this budget which headphones i can buy?



    can you give some suggestions in this budget please??

    one my friend told me to buy this STEELSERIES ARCTIS PRO + GAMEDAC
    is it good?

    and another my friend sugested me one combo

    sennheiser hd 598 open back : Great positional audio, good sound, very comfortable for long uses. $170 USD



    https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD...eywords=hd+598



    Mod mic: Awesome sounding mic, there are cheaper options but not by much. you get what you pay for. $ 50 USD



    https://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio...mod%2Bmic&th=1



    FX-Audio Dac X6: Entry level DAC + AMP for headphones w/ audio out for speakers etc so you can use just the DAC $65 USD



    https://www.amazon.com/FX-Audio-Opti...o+dac+x6&psc=1


    Headphones Open:

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/3939161/AKG...se=AKG+K612pro

    ----------- Top sound scene and very good sound quality - clean but a little weak bass-difficult to reinforce

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/423179/Sennheiser-HD-518.html

    ----------------- Cheap and with great scope to improve their sound through EQ. Decent bass. Easy to reinforce.

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/9926057/Sennheiser-HD-559.html

    -------- Same sequence as previous ones. Easy to reinforce. Very good sound quality other than bass.

    Headphones:

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/4207515/Bey...T-990-Pro.html

    ------------ Very good bass and performance in general. Somewhat difficult to reinforce.

    For the above headphones, Sonarworks has sound enhancement filters, except HD559, for the time being. Already I can filter for DT 990pro and AKG K612pro. If you want to go to the more expensive sennheiser that is the HD598, I also have filters for them.

    https://www.sonarworks.com/truefi/headphones


    so what is the best thing to buy??
    as i told you i want the headphones for game music and movies

    for games the headphone must be close or open??

    can you tell me the difference and which is the best??
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
  2. Landis Contributor
    This is a very hard question to answer since there are some big pros and cons. I also have a lot of experience with this and have responded to threads like this many times. So I'll keep it brief with my findings.

    For gaming, your music aimed hi-fi headphones can give you a nice soundstage (depending on model), they also tend to be better build quality on average. Clarity can also be a benefit here too.

    Your gaming related headphones are usually specifically built to give you a directional soundstage (eg. if a player is walking up from your 7 o'clock, you hear the footsteps from that direction a little more directly due to multiple drivers on some models). Multiple driver headphones like you see on nicer gaming headphones are handy for that task, but they're not exactly high fidelity in an audiophile way 99% of the time.

    If you already have a nice hi-fi pair of headphones for music and it's not doing the job, I'd recommending a multi-driver gaming headphone as they will typically cover your gaming needs. It's sounding like you might not already have a hi-fi set of headphones, in which case without breaking the budget, I've heard great things about the Sennheiser 500 series for gaming and music, but remember they are open-back headphones so if you have loud noise in your room, fans or need very precision based listening for FPS competitive play, you may want to look at something like the Beyerdynamic DT770, Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or something else in a more insulating format.

    Hope this helped!
     

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