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I think I posted an EQ earlier in this thread that you can try out. I completely had a brain fart when you said you had ATH-M50s. I was still thinking AD700s. Closed headphones are good, for LAN. But CS still had decent sound on my JVC RX700s back when I had them. Dmaster captures the essence of the M50s for gaming very concisely tongue.gif

If you're on the headphones setting in the game, switch to 2 speakers. Most people say it's the same, but I maintain that it isn't.


Oh ok will give that a try later, thanks
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So Shane, do you think that 2 speakers is better than headphone mode even with just headphones? I'd like to know the technical difference if there is one. I always assumed that the headphone setting was the way to go for directional, but if people swear by 2 speaker then I will have to try that out.

My reasoning is that headphones have a LOT less space to emulate direction, which actually makes it easier. More space means more necessary speakers, since sound is all relative. With that logic, I'm thinking that headphones have better directional sound then 2.1 speakers, but not as good as 7.1+ surround speakers. If the game setting "2 speakers" is for 2.1 systems, then the sound will not "translate" correctly through the headphones. But again this is all assumed and maybe it works for the better instead of worse.

Would love to hear what more people think.
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Back when I used to play Source, people used to swear by 2 speakers because it made the footsteps louder and oddly gave similar positional sound to headphones. The only thing is you'd have to adapt to it because footsteps would be a lot farther than expected and turn around a lot more often to get the sound proper.

As for me, I use headphones and I'm able to prefire through walls and such based on sound. But my sound isn't loud enough to prefire around corners. Not to mention my reaction time is deadly slow as a paltry 220-240 ms.
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Oh I see that kind of makes sense.

I will have to experiment with it more myself. 200+ ms :O Is that from playing on US servers from India? lol
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Audio Technica M50's are awful for gaming to be honest. There's too much way too much bass, and the sound stage is too small.

Well I can confirm that Open vs closed really makes a difference in regards to sound stage.
Coming from HD449 to 558 (modded) was like night and day (Yes I know the 558 is also twice the price of the HD449 XD).
M50 is excellent for music but I doubt you'll want a closed and kinda bassy pair of cans for CSGO.
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I would imagine something clinical like Sennheiser would be best for gaming.
Popular headphones like DT770 are too bassy.
I've been gaming with LCD-2 alot and its not the best, thats for sure lol.
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I would imagine something clinical like Sennheiser would be best for gaming.
Popular headphones like DT770 are too bassy.
I've been gaming with LCD-2 alot and its not the best, thats for sure lol.

Being a Sennheiser fanboy I recommend them greatly haha.
Either HD558 or 598 depending on your budget.

I also read that AD cans are great for gaming such as AD700.

I'm still burning my 558's but they do sound great should it be for gaming or music.
Even on a rockboxed sansa clip+!
They do not benefit much from amp, although they will sound a bit better for sure.
A xonar DGX or Soundblaster Z should be enough to power them for instance.
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I would imagine something clinical like Sennheiser would be best for gaming.
Popular headphones like DT770 are too bassy.
I've been gaming with LCD-2 alot and its not the best, thats for sure lol.

Teammate games with a DT990PRO on a Zero DAC. Slightly bassy for me, but works very well for CSGO.

Although I must mention he has Plantronic Gamecoms for LAN.

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@Bastard Wolf - The Senns are very easy to drive. In fact, my onboard can drive my HD555s. I wanted to upgrade to the 558s, but then didn't bother since it would be a sidegrade.
Edited by Shanenanigans - 3/19/14 at 12:31pm
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As for me, I use headphones and I'm able to prefire through walls and such based on sound. But my sound isn't loud enough to prefire around corners. Not to mention my reaction time is deadly slow as a paltry 220-240 ms.

lol thats not that slow really. mine is 270-300 depending. that is with proper sleep and everything.
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lol thats not that slow really. mine is 270-300 depending. that is with proper sleep and everything.

Use this as a benchmark. I just averaged 225ms on this try. I am tired, but yeah.

http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime/
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