Planar headphones for gaming.
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For games requiring wide soundstage and imaging I go with the k7xx.

For a more story driven/immersive game, I'll use my LCD2C.
 
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I just switched to a pair of open-back instead of close-back. It's so much better, especially for soundstage. I was previously using a pair of MrSpeakers Aeon. Now that I switched to a pair of Ether I don't think I can ever go back.
 
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People have commented on the comfort of headphones for long gaming sessions.

I am interested in getting the Hifiman He 4xx. How do these last during the longer gaming sessions. Anything from 4-12+ hours.

I used to own a pair of MDr Ma900 (I would buy these again in a heartbeat) and they were incredibly comfortable.

Currently using a pair of K240's whilst I try to find a headphone for gaming.
 
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I game with my HiFiMan HE1000. I use an Antlion Modmic with it routed through an Astro MixAmp for chat volume control, an old JVC/Victor SU-DH1 Dolby Headphone processor for surround sound (will switch to Smyth Research A16 when it eventually ships to me), and output the audio to my HeadAmp GSX mk2.
 
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Back in the day in one my very first forays into hifi audio, I remember scrapping my old Skullcandy gaming headphones and trying the whole planar-magnetic setup. It was an Audeze EL-8Ti I bought on sale from Apple and it claimed to be so low impedance that your phone could drive them. I'm not sure about that but all I do know is that I will never forget the seclusion from the outside surroundings as soon as I put those massive closed-backs on. It was like putting on ear mufflers. The sound was way better than any Skullcandy I've ever heard, but it was also ten times more expensive too.
 
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I generally love planar's for gaming. I have a pair of HE-500s with a grill mod done and the soundstage is just huge. Everything sounds great in games where positional audio is really well done.
 
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Im probably gonna get a pair of LCD-X, anyone know if they would be good for driving sims like GTsport on ps4? Also, may even use it with my Japanese super famicom mini haha
 
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For non-serious gaming sessions such as GT Sport, I use my Sony MDR7510, it is not a planar headphone, but it has a very clear, balanced sound signature and is very affordable. When I want to get immersed in a game and enjoy it to the max, i'll use my B&W P9 Signature, which is also not a planar headphone, but the surround sound capabilities of this headphone is insane, in my opinion. As you have probably guessed by now, I prefer dynamic headphones, but a good planar for gaming I can recommend - and as a bonus it is very affordable - is the Fostex T50RP.
 
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