Headphones for Gaming

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Fuzzmundo, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Fuzzmundo

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    I want to be able to play the PS3 & XBOX 360 at night without waking up the rest of the house & also without the need to mute the volume so I though a pair of headphones would be the best move.

    It is a bedroom set up so I currently do not have an amp so the headphones will probably be connected to the tv.

    I read in another thread the Sennheiser 202 were suggested however the HD 203 are available for the same price.

    I want some decent sounding headphones, not too concerned about the mic which is why I was looking at headphones rather than the gaming sets such as the turtle beach.

    What would you suggest? Any other headphones recommended?
     
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    Anyone got any suggestions?
     
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    I have just bought Soundblaster Recon 3D Omega which can operate on PC, Mac, Xbox and PS3 via USB. Most reviews seem very positive. I will let you know how they are tomorrow after they arrive. RRP is £210 gadgets and games are doing them for £170.00
     
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    Hey, funny you ask 'cause I am looking for exactly the same thing.........:smashin:

    Been doing some research this morning and I've got my list down to the following:

    Audio Technica ATH-AD700
    Ultrasone HFI 580
    Sennheiser HD518

    Also read on a site that the above are great for gaming as they have wide soundstage and a good range without the all too powerful bass.

    Personally, I may go for the Audio Technica as the reviews are just that bit better.
     
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    Had my eye on these. I googled 'gadgets and games' for the £170 offer. Unfortunately could not find the site :mad:

    :lease: kindly provide the website as the discount may sway me towards them.

    The Beyerdynamic dt 880 pro 250 ohms or Audio Technica M50 are my other considered options.
     
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    The DT880 are semi open-back, they leak a lot.

    I have the DT770 Pro/80 Ohm, they're the business ;) - I had the 32 Ohm flavour prior and the 80 Ohm version is bassier, which is preferable for gaming. It really helps immerse you during those 'Epic' moments! :)
     
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    What sort of gaming do you do?
    Because if it's multi player/competitive gaming, Id recommend Astro A40's. I know you said about not wanting a "set" but I picked up a pair of these for myself, and honestly, they are brilliant. The sound clarity is good, easy to pinpoint enemies. However the bass isn't that good on these headphones. But I think these turn out to be so good because of the mixamp. It is so useful, It hooks up to my Xbox, computer and iPhone without ever needing to switch a cable. I have control over the voice/game balance which is amazing. No need to fiddle around with in game settings.

    If its more cinematic/single player gaming i don't know what to recommend, you wont need to distinguish where your enemies are. You'd just want to hear the Roars of the Dragons and explosions of the bombs. :D

    Also, im no "reviewer" nor am I a "pro in the field", just giving my opinion. :)

    -Ell.
     
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    The DT770 Pro/80's are a comfort king, super powered bass...it makes you feel the explosions really nice. Definitely a fun headphone.
     

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