Suggestion about a headphone/headset

  1. fanto88
    Hi all, i would like to change my old Tritton AX 720 headset with a new one. I would like to spend like 150€ or little more, depends if it's worth or not. I Would use them mainly for gaming, fps games, so soundspace it's essential, i need to know where enemies are and everything.

    So, after some research, i found some headphone+mic /headset that i would like:

    -sennheiser hd 559 98€ + mic(dont know which one so i can't find the price)
    -hyperX cloud Alpha 100€
    -HyperX Cloud Revoler S 160€
    -Sennheiser hd 599 159€ + mic(don't know which one so i can't find the price)
    -Game One 180€



    Which one of those are better?
    What's the microphone that i should buy for the Hd 559 and hd 599, and what's the price for it?

    Would i need a sound card / amp for those headphone/headset to work greet? I have this motherboard: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B75A-G43.html and that sound card: https://www.asus.com/it/Sound-Cards/Xonar_DGX/





    Thanks for the help, i don't know a lot of audio things.
     
  2. pbui44
    What you are looking for in a detachable microphone is a modmic or something like that here:

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/259-9612469-7057561?k=modmic

    Also, consider the Sennheiser HD598SR or AKG K702 as well for an open-back (quiet environments):

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B06WL...ords=hd598&dpPl=1&dpID=41drm5ee2-L&ref=plSrch

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B001R...words=k702&dpPl=1&dpID=51n80jtCLLL&ref=plSrch

    or a Sennheiser HD598CS or AKG K550 MKII for a closed-back (more noisy environments):

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B01JP...ords=hd598&dpPl=1&dpID=41u-ozaJQ2L&ref=plSrch

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B016O...words=k550&dpPl=1&dpID=51Uti6-c-dL&ref=plSrch

    Sennheisers are best for the detachable cable (K702 cable is detachable, K550 MKII cable probably is not detachable), extra-large soundstage, and best comfort of the four choices. AKGs are best for professional recording environments, professional programming environments, and have the largest soundstages of the four choices. Of course, it is up to your preferences, types of use, and listening environments on what you should choose.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  3. FullBlownEargasam
    I have the game zero (closed back) and the Hyper x cloud 2. The zeros have much more detail in the highs and mids but the hyper x has much more punch and low end. Hope that helps a bit.
     
  4. PurpleAngel Contributor
    For FPS gaming (and best value), I would say to get the HD559 and a Modmic.
    Save even more and buy a used Sennheiser HD558 and the Modmic.
    The Asus Xonar DGX is a very decent sound card, for it's $40 price, and can decently drive 150-Ohm headphones (150-Ohm or less).
    Is it worth it to replace the Xonar DGX........most I would spend for a sound card, to drive the Sennheiser HD558/HD559 is maybe around $100 (like a used Asus Xonar Essence STX card?).
    Even a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z sound card (used $65) is really about good enough for use with the HD558/HD559, for a bang for the buck sound card.
     
  5. fanto88
    So, after a bit, i choose this configuration:

    HD559 : https://www.amazon.it/Sennheiser-HD...&ie=UTF8&qid=1526539423&sr=1-1&keywords=hd559
    6.3 to 3.5 jack connector(not sure if this one is correct): https://www.amazon.it/Homelink-pres...523&sr=1-3&keywords=adattatore+jack+6.3+a+3.5
    V-Moda BoomPro : https://www.amazon.it/V-MODA-BoomPr...ie=UTF8&qid=1526537304&sr=1-4&keywords=modmic
    For a total of: 140€

    That's inside the price range and i think i would get a good quality, right? Is that better than the "Already-Made" HyperX Cloud Revoler S sound/audio positioning?

    For the sound card, would i really notice difference between DGX and the Sound Blaster Z sound? Not only for the quality of the audio itself, but i'm talking even for the audio positioning, that's an important factor for me.
    I used the DGX for a while now, and i can understand where the sound come from, but if you guys think that the Blaster Z/or other suggestion would give me better experience of audio positioning and better quality i could see if i can pay another 70€ for it.

    PS: I'm used to have 2 audio control on my actually headset, one for change the game audio and one for change the chat audio like discord, etc. Would it be possible to do that even on the hd559? I saw that the V-Moda has a volume changer, is that for all the audio or only that chat one?
     
  6. PurpleAngel Contributor
  7. fanto88
    I didn't understand the cable you posted. I can remove the cable that come with headphone that is 6.3 in the end and just put that one into the headphone that is 3.5 at the end?
     
  8. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Yes.
     
  9. fanto88
    Understood, thank you.



    My lasts questions are:



    For like 15€ more i can get myself a Samson METEOR MIC, is that better than V Boom Microphone?

    Which one of those 2 is better for not taking too much key sound? I have a blue switch keyboard, and i don't want to make too much noise with the keys.

    Will they take game audio 'cause HD559 are open back?
     
  10. PurpleAngel Contributor
    You might try posting these mic questions on this thread.
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/mad...check-latest-updates-section.534479/page-2681
     
  11. fanto88
    Sorry, didn't know this wasn't the right place to ask!

    I think we could close this topic, i took my decision.

    HD 559 with the Foam Mod, now i just need to choose the correct microphone for it, but that's another question!
    Thank you all for the help!
     
  12. PurpleAngel Contributor
    This thread is the right place to ask.
    and the Mad gaming thread is a nice brain pool for gaming help.
     

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