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Ragingboar 4 months ago

I'm looking for some Sennheiser cans with an awesome soundstage. Need to be open back obviously.

Thanks for the help.

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ItsJustTurtles 1 point 4 months ago

game ones i have them rn with a mayflower amp and dac and they sound amazing (they are a headset if thats a deal breaker though)

RazerZ 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Budget?

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 4 months ago

$1000 in peripherals mouse , cans, keyboard and display. So maybe $200 or $300.

RazerZ 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

There are the HD 600 and HD 650 in that price range but they need a good amp and DAC to pair with which takes it out of budget.

The HD 558 would be worth looking at and sounds just like the HD 598. Goes on sale at Best Buy for $80 often.

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 4 months ago

Oh, btw forgot to mention this earlier, I will be using the cans solely for gaming.

kazini 1 point 4 months ago

just ordered a pair of hd 558's on best buy, they're on sale right now for 79.99 and are great headphones at that price.

aether_tech 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Look into the Sennheiser PC 363D, very comfortable headset, with a good mic. And the sound is very good. Also one of the most comfortable things I've ever put over my ears.

Combined with my Xonar DX in my gaming rig, it sounds fantastic.

The PC 363D does come with a little DAC - just not a great one. But its' still miles better than realtek onboard stuff.

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 4 months ago

I've heard some samples of the PC 363d mic and it sounds pretty close to the human voice. (unlike most headsets) I am considering those or cans and a regular mic such as, the Blue Yeti Pro depends on cost.

aether_tech 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Sadly, the 363 is like $150-200 365 days a year. I managed to pick mine up for $110 during this last black friday sale from an Ebay seller I've bought from a few times (Best Offer).

The Mic is great, it took a bit of fiddling to get working right on my computer but once I did, it was ... great.

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 4 months ago

Why are the g4me cans praised so much the mic quality isn't very good, even if every other part is.

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 3 months ago

I'm looking into the Sennheiser HD700 and 800, which one would be better for gaming?

I may have answered my own question as far as price, due to the 800s being $1000, not really willing to spend that much on just for gaming.

RazerZ 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

HD 800 no doubt. But the HD 700 is Sennheiser's worst high end headphone. It has a treble peak that makes cymbals sound like white noise and definitely not for everyone.

Also if it's just for gaming I wouldn't spend so much for a pair of headphones, the audio quality on most games (even popular ones like GTA 5) is lackluster. Something like a HD 558 would be more than enough and are plug and play, where the ones you mentioned are not (need an amplifier and DAC to go with).

Ragingboar submitter 1 point 3 months ago

I have some other options that are cheaper, thanks for the enlightening comment.