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At the moment I have a superlux 668-B. These were my first proper headphones and I am still happy with them. But I would like to upgrade to some better ones. I will be using them mainly for gaming. I can always use my superlux for music. But lets say 75% gaming, 25% music. The headphones will be used in combination with a sound blaster Z
After looking around and mostly seeing what is available I came to 3 options.

- Audio Technica AD 700X
Buying them via Ebay, as they are just way to expensive to buy in European based shop. Price via Ebay would be 100 euro and I'm guessing import taxes will put it around 130 euro.

- Sennheiser HD558
I can get these for around 130 euro

- Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro (250 ohm)
Will set me back 135 euro.

I'm thinking the AD700x would be the best choice for me. Although, warranty and what not could be a hassle through ebay.
Just would like to know if it is indeed the best choice or if I'm overlooking another good set of headphones.
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At the moment I have a superlux 668-B. These were my first proper headphones and I am still happy with them. But I would like to upgrade to some better ones. I will be using them mainly for gaming. I can always use my superlux for music. But lets say 75% gaming, 25% music. The headphones will be used in combination with a sound blaster Z
After looking around and mostly seeing what is available I came to 3 options.

- Audio Technica AD 700X
Buying them via Ebay, as they are just way to expensive to buy in European based shop. Price via Ebay would be 100 euro and I'm guessing import taxes will put it around 130 euro.

- Sennheiser HD558
I can get these for around 130 euro

- Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro (250 ohm)
Will set me back 135 euro.

I'm thinking the AD700x would be the best choice for me. Although, warranty and what not could be a hassle through ebay.
Just would like to know if it is indeed the best choice or if I'm overlooking another good set of headphones.


Noooooooooo those HD558s or the DT990s would be a far better option. The AD-700x are way too bass light. The only thing the AD-700x does really well is gaming. They are great gaming headphones, but that is where they stop. They suck for music IMO.

The Sennheiser 558s sound like they would be right for you. They have a good balance between gaming and music.
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I can still use my 668-Bs for listening to music. I would buy them primarily for gaming.
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I bet once you got the 558's, you wouldn't even touch the 668-B's.
I vote for the 558's, they do both music and games really well and are SUPER comfortable.
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After some more reading and seeing the price on amazon.de. I bought the HD 598. It's only 30 euro's more than the HD558, so I thaught why not. Plus I like the looks of the 598 a lot more tongue.gif
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After some more reading and seeing the price on amazon.de. I bought the HD 598. It's only 30 euro's more than the HD558, so I thaught why not. Plus I like the looks of the 598 a lot more tongue.gif

There is nothing to be sorry about. They are very similar headphones. thumb.gif
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