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I have a set of 598's with an AntLion modmic. Work great, but I find that I'm wanting some more isolation while gaming since my kids can get rather rowdy.


So I decided to try sennheiser's game zero. These things sound terrible. very tinny and almost no bass. Remove the jack, and plug in my 598's and there is my luxurious sound.

Is that really how these things are?

Reading the specs online everything says that they both have 50 ohms impedance.


Edit:
I wonder if someone might have returned a G4me Zero in the box of a Game Zero since the older model is 150ohms
Interestingly enough looking at unboxing videos the cables have a velcro tie and mine had the typical black twist tie.
They look pristine however.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 8/12/17 at 3:42pm
     
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Ohms has nothing to do with sound quality, though matching the headphones impedance (ohms) rating to that of an amplifier will get you the intenced volume lever.

You want to compare the frequency response curves to get an idea of how they differ sound quality wise.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Ohms has nothing to do with sound quality, though matching the headphones impedance (ohms) rating to that of an amplifier will get you the intenced volume lever.

You want to compare the frequency response curves to get an idea of how they differ sound quality wise.

Can't seem to find response curves on them and there are differing opinions on what the Game Zero's on based on.

The sound difference is unreal though. I can't believe all the rave reviews could be that far off.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

I have a set of 598's with an AntLion modmic. Work great, but I find that I'm wanting some more isolation while gaming since my kids can get rather rowdy.


So I decided to try sennheiser's game zero. These things sound terrible. very tinny and almost no bass. Remove the jack, and plug in my 598's and there is my luxurious sound.

Is that really how these things are?

Reading the specs online everything says that they both have 50 ohms impedance.


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I wonder if someone might have returned a G4me Zero in the box of a Game Zero since the older model is 150ohms
Interestingly enough looking at unboxing videos the cables have a velcro tie and mine had the typical black twist tie.
They look pristine however.

Like bill said, impedance has nothing to do with audio quality.

And yes, the game 0s suck.

If you want better isloation and better sound quality, return the game 0s, sell the 598s and buy a pair of used denon AH-D5000s.

They sound very open for closed back headphones. They are not perfectly sealed headphones, so they will leak audio a little bit, but that is also what allows them to sound open.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Like bill said, impedance has nothing to do with audio quality.

And yes, the game 0s suck.

If you want better isloation and better sound quality, return the game 0s, sell the 598s and buy a pair of used denon AH-D5000s.

They sound very open for closed back headphones. They are not perfectly sealed headphones, so they will leak audio a little bit, but that is also what allows them to sound open.


Any recommendations that are slightly easier to come by unused?
     
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