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post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by lb_felipe;13319193 
Iceman23, for me, HD 800 is the way? Does Essence drive it (300 Ohms)?

Those are open back and no. HD800s will sound terrible on a soundcard, you need a separate amp for that.
post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by 7ranslucen7;13319233 
Those are open back and no. HD800s will sound terrible on a soundcard, you need a separate amp for that.

Yes, a soundcard would not do these justice. If you are looking at a gaming only setup I would look at much lower priced headphones. These are the #1 dynamic driver HP in production atm (arguably).

Oh and totally forgot about the closed back requirement, sorry about that. Do they need to be closed? Open back phones usually provide a much better sound stage.
post #13 of 44
Thread Starter 
7ranslucen7, thanks.

I do not want a amp because the Essence already has one. Besides, it would be more a cost.

My question then is other: What is the best headphone for that games to be driven by that audio card?

I am sorry for bad english. Google translation is a pain for me.
post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by lb_felipe;13319285 
7ranslucen7, thanks.

I do not want a amp because the Essence already has one. Besides, it would be more a cost.

My question then is other: What is the best headphone for that games to be driven by that audio card?

I am sorry for bad english. Google translation is a pain for me.

I currently have the HD800's and I can tell you that they are awful plugged directly to the sound card. I am running mine through a Woo Audio amp. They are, without a doubt, the best cans I have ever owned. However, since you are wanting closed back, I can't recommend them.
post #15 of 44
Thread Starter 
Iceman23, please recommend me an excelent hp, it can be open or close, whetever.

Budget is not object at a first moment.
post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by lb_felipe;13319285 
7ranslucen7, thanks.

I do not want a amp because the Essence already has one. Besides, it would be more a cost.

My question then is other: What is the best headphone for that games to be driven by that audio card?

I am sorry for bad english. Google translation is a pain for me.

Don't worry, we can understand you just fine. If you're sticking to the sound card, I definitely wouldn't go as far as the D7000. Ultrasone 900 is a good bet, or D2000. As plus, both will sound great with music too. Sadly there aren't as many good options in the closed back market as compared to open back.

EDIT: Just saw your post. Like I said before, HD800 is the best you can find as far as soundstage goes. But you will NEED an amp. Nearly all higher priced headphones will require an amp to sound their best (or even sound good at all). The exceptions are the Denons which have very high sensitivity and 32 ohm impedance.
Edited by Iceman23 - 4/29/11 at 9:11am
post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by lb_felipe;13319285 
7ranslucen7, thanks.

I do not want a amp because the Essence already has one. Besides, it would be more a cost.

My question then is other: What is the best headphone for that games to be driven by that audio card?

I am sorry for bad english. Google translation is a pain for me.

For games? Denon D1100. I can't think of any other headphones other than

Ultrasone 900> DT 770 > ATH M50

but I wouldn't suggest those for games over the D1100, DT 770 needs some proper amping for good SS
post #18 of 44
If you are just using them for gaming, I would get the Audio Technica A700's. Save some coin and put the money elsewhere. The A700's will be more than enough for your gaming habit.
post #19 of 44
Thread Starter 
Moltar, actually I am inclined to change my choise on hp back. I would prefer a closed back because it isolates the sound, but the priority is the experience and quality.
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by lb_felipe;13319370 
Moltar, actually I am inclined to change my choise on hp back. I would prefer a closed back because it isolates the sound, but the priority is the experience and quality.

If you can go with open back, and they are STRICTLY for gaming, I wouldn't buy anything else than the Audio Technica AD700. Surprisingly nothing really beats them for gaming, and you can find them for a very reasonable price. Plus, they will work fine directly from your soundcard.
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