Recommendations for over-ear, closed AND open headphones for gaming PC only

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by super kermit, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. super kermit

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    Must be

    Closed-back - it is for home so sound leakage is an issue when gf around
    Open-back - for when I am home alone
    Replaceable cable preferred
    Budget - $250 US per headset
    Looks mean nothing
    Microphone not needed, I can always add wireless mod mics later

    So I need TWO pairs - one open one closed

    THINKING

    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250ohm
    AGK K7xx(massdrop) / K702
    Sennheiser HD6xx(massdrop) / HD650
    Beyerdynamic DT 990 250ohm
    Philips Audio Fidelio X2HR Over-Ear Open-Air Headphone 50mm Drivers
    Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X
    HiFiman HE4XX (massdrop/drop)

    Using Soundblaster X7 for amplifier etc. -

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Dimensions
    130.0 x 150.0 x 147.0 mm (5.1" x 5.9" x 5.8")
    Audio Technology
    SB-Axx1™
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
    127dB (DAC)
    Platform
    USB 2.0, Bluetooth, USB 1.1, USB 3.0, Line-In
    Connectivity Options (Main)
    microUSB
    Microphone :
    Built-in Stereo Mic
    1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In
    Line / Optical :
    1 x RCA Aux/Line In
    1 x TOSLINK Optical In
    1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
    Speaker :
    2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R)
    1 x ⅛″ (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out
    1 x ⅛″ (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out
    1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out
    Headphone :
    1 x ⅛″ (3.5mm)Headphone Out
    1 x ¼″ (6.3mm)Headphone Out
    1 x Type A USB Host Port - Device Audio Stream & Charging
    Max Channel Output
    5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified
    Audio Technologies
    SBX Pro Studio
    Microphone
    Microphone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser
    Supported Operating Systems
    Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows Vista®, Mac OS X v10.6.8 and above, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
    Audio Fidelity
    Up to 24-bit / 192kHz
     
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    super kermit

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    grabbed the HD650 and the DT770
     
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    I have got some HD600s that I wouldn't expose to SFX but do game with some Grado SR80s. That said, they will be some amazing gaming phones - nice one. :leet:

    I also have some Sennheiser HD280 pros for monitoring work. I would guess you could hear a pin drop from one side of UT3's Facing Worlds towers to the other.
     
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    super kermit

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    This is what I went with.

    Soundblaster AE-7 for PC
    Soundblaster X3 for HTPC and another X3 for the Denon amp

    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250ohm
    Sennheiser HD6xx(massdrop) / HD650
    HiFiman HE4XX (massdrop/drop)
     

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