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post #21 of 83
well i got these senn's for purely gaming and movies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826109153

funny thing is i didn't even know about the free Mp3 player like 1g is gonna make me a happy camper. i tried these a day b4 i bought them my neighbor uses them to watch tv and play his ps3, i tried them while playing cod4 and i was like i listened to some music with them too which of course sounded way way better than my sony cheapo $20 cans...
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post #22 of 83
i use the A700's and i think they are just great!

if you use one of those high end grados, dont you have to buy an amp in order to get its full potential out?

i say, since you mainly game, go for the cheaper headphones, because i will doubt u will notice a difference.. :S
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well i got these senn's for purely gaming and movies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826109153

funny thing is i didn't even know about the free Mp3 player like 1g is gonna make me a happy camper. i tried these a day b4 i bought them my neighbor uses them to watch tv and play his ps3, i tried them while playing cod4 and i was like i listened to some music with them too which of course sounded way way better than my sony cheapo $20 cans...
I was leaning towards open cans for music and gaming (or as I said one for music and one for gaming). I'm not sure.

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i use the A700's and i think they are just great!

if you use one of those high end grados, dont you have to buy an amp in order to get its full potential out?

i say, since you mainly game, go for the cheaper headphones, because i will doubt u will notice a difference.. :S
Certain headphones benefit from amps more than others, not sure.

For gaming, yes I want some good headphones that probably cheaper, and get a separate "music" pair. Is this the best way to go?
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Certain headphones benefit from amps more than others, not sure.

For gaming, yes I want some good headphones that probably cheaper, and get a separate "music" pair. Is this the best way to go?
So long as you're willing to spend the money, having two pairs of headphones specialized for different applications would definitely be beneficial.

All headphones can benefit from an amp, but there are particular ones that seem more responsive to the type of amp that you use with them.

As for open vs. closed, it's really what you prefer. Some of my absolute favorite pairs of headphones are closed. I will say that there are many more affordable open cans that carry plenty of value (as opposed to fewer closed), hence the reason Grado has been so successful for the past 20 years.
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So long as you're willing to spend the money, having two pairs of headphones specialized for different applications would definitely be beneficial.

All headphones can benefit from an amp, but there are particular ones that seem more responsive to the type of amp that you use with them.

As for open vs. closed, it's really what you prefer. Some of my absolute favorite pairs of headphones are closed. I will say that there are many more affordable open cans that carry plenty of value (as opposed to fewer closed), hence the reason Grado has been so successful for the past 20 years.
Which headphones would you recommend for a gaming set and music set? Are open or closed headphones better for gaming?
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closed headphones are great for gaming because they close out more sound, and usually have more bass impact... (gunshots and xplosions) and with less sound from other sources u can focus more on the game...

in terms of best music headphones thats very dependant on your budget... and personal preferences...
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closed headphones are great for gaming because they close out more sound, and usually have more bass impact... (gunshots and xplosions) and with less sound from other sources u can focus more on the game...
that's why after 45mins of reading reviews and the diff in headphone i decided to get 2. i knew there was a big diff between open and close.
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post #28 of 83
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So do you think a combination of Grado SR60/80 (prob SR80) and some cheaper closed headphones for gaming would be ideal? Which closed ones would you recommend?
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So do you think a combination of Grado SR60/80 (prob SR80) and some cheaper closed headphones for gaming would be ideal? Which closed ones would you recommend?
I still think that you might be better off just getting some all around cans like the 80ohm DT770, though you MIGHT need an amp for that. I see no reason in having two pairs of decent headphones when you can have one pair of very good headphones. As much as I love the SR60, I have to say that it doesn't do nearly as well as I'd like it for baroque/classical/romantic. Plus, some people may find the Grados fatiguing. But considering that the SR60s are so cheap, you can very feasibly get something like the DT770 for gaming and general listening, and later try out the Grados.
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post #30 of 83
Closed headphones:
ATH A700s
Beyer DT770m/80 ohms
AKG K81 DJ
and a bunch more out there... I'd probably say try for the DT770s... look on ebay
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