Returning HD428's. Unless...
Feb 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

kiraaaa

New Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 10, 2009
Posts
23
Likes
11
Hey all, I purchased my first "real" pair of headphones 2 weeks ago when my steelseries headset broke :frowning2:
I decided to get a pair of Sennheisers since I've always heard good things about them, plus I had bestbuy giftcards :D
I enjoy them for music listening, although I'm no audio expert. But the thing is, they're closed ear and so I can't hear when my parents are calling me for dinner, and they get pretty annoyed.. LOL
Also, I mostly game and play FPS games, so positioning is important. With these headphones, I can't really tell where noises are coming from.
 
So my question is: Will burning in my headphones some more help with sound positioning?
If not, I think I'm just gonna return them for a refund.
Some info: I've used them for about 50+ hours now.
Sound card: SoundBlaster Audigy SE
 
Thanks!
 
Feb 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM Post #2 of 6

Mad Max

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Posts
7,556
Likes
336
Location
USA
Grab a Fostex T50RP and mod it.  It's imaging is top notch.
I would have recommended AD700, but T50 blows that headphone clean out of the galaxy, I am finding.
 
Feb 21, 2011 at 4:46 PM Post #3 of 6

Trikky99

Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Posts
70
Likes
13
Why not just use speakers on low volume around the time you know you're about to have dinner (if you enjoy the sound from the hd428)? Using open or closed headphones makes it difficult to hear anyone from a distance, although an open design will help you hear outside noise better as well as have better soundstage for gaming.
 
Feb 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM Post #4 of 6

Mad Max

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Posts
7,556
Likes
336
Location
USA
T50 would count as semi-open.  lol
 
Feb 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM Post #5 of 6

smashing

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Posts
285
Likes
25


Quote:
Grab a Fostex T50RP and mod it.  It's imaging is top notch.
I would have recommended AD700, but T50 blows that headphone clean out of the galaxy, I am finding.



As much as I like the T50RP, I doubt it is for the OP. He wanted something specifically open-back, so that he could "hear when [his] parents are calling [him] for dinner". He's a good kid!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top