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Hey guys. Wife said I could get a new pair of cans for Christmas, so I'm looking into something nice.

I'm currently looking at the HD598 and PC360. The PC360 has a built in mic which I like because I will be gaming a lot with the headphones and it is currently cheaper than a pair of HD598s.

Requirements
Open sound stage
Good for gaming
Excellent sound quality for all types of music
Neutralish sound signature

I don't want extreme bass heavy headphones because that is horrible for gaming, however I do like bassy music, so the AD700 won't' fly.

After looking on MLE's guide, these seem to be good price to performance ratio headphones for gaming, and I'd like to stick around their price range. Unless a pair of 250 heapdhones will completely blow me away for gaming, I'd rather stick to the sub-200 range.

What do I have now? I have Turtle Beach HPA2's, Psyko Audio Krypton's, and Superlux HD681's.

What do I have as audio equipment? onboard sound on ASUS Maximus VI Hero, Creative Extigy, Harmon Kardon AVR65

Plans for the future? Well, I want a dedicated dolby headphone controller like the Astro Mixamp or similar, possible a sound card, and amp to make the cans really shine.

I welcome all suggestions on what dolby headphone controller and amp I should use with these cans or the cans you suggest.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to help. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 4
I had a cheaper Turtle Beach set and I just can't use them again after getting my Senn 598. It's am amazing set of headphones. Great soundstage and for me there's enough bass to get the point across without overpowering everything else. I just have a clip-on mic I use for voice chat sessions for WoW raids and I'm good to go. They're also the most comfortable set of headphones I've tried. The other reason I'd recommend them over the 360 is the mic. Should the 360s mic break it looks kind of silly to have a 2nd mic around with a built in mic on your headphones.

That's my $.02
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Wifes Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Zen CPU (Prefer 6-8 cores @ >4.0ghz Premium Asus AM4 motherboard most likely. Nvidia 16gb HBM2 1080 (when available) Nvidia 16gb HBM2 1080 (when available) 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
GTX 750ti  Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ... Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ... Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung MZ-M5E1T0BW  Samsung MZ-M5E1T0BW  Caviar Black 2tb LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Cryorig R1 Ultimate Noctua industrial 2000rpm Noctua industrial 2000rpm Noctua industrial 2000rpm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Kryonaut TIM Sunbeamtech PL-RS-6 Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Windows 10 Pro Acer 37.5 3840x1600 21:9 monitor (with gsync if... 
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Qnix QX2710 ViewSonic 20" LED monitor Logitech Orion g810 EVGA 1200w 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
CaseLabs Mercury S8 Razer Mamba tournament Edition Gustard X20U DAC Level 2 modded Shure 1840 open back headphone 
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NAD M22 Stereo Power Amplifier ARX A2rx-c bookshelf speakers Schiit Magni 2 Uber Headphone Amp Mr. Speakers Ether Open Back Headphone 
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Okay. scratch that. WIfe gave me a bigger budget. Now I'm looking into the AKG Q701. I know those need to be amped, so a suggestion for amps for those would be awesome.
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I'm looking at the objective o2 because it has a neutral sound signature, which I think will accent the q701's well for gaming.

Oh, and I'll be using the creative extigy or turtle beach dss for Dolby headphone or cmss. I'll play around with both and see which one I like better for positional audio.
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