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Which option should I choose?

nToxik

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I recommend the Sennheiser Game One open-back headset. I have used these for a number of years now. I find the mic to be excellent, the sound good and they are comfortable (nice foam ear cushions) to wear. I just plug these directly into the front ports on my case. I know they would even sound better and have more bass if I used them with a DAC/AMP.


I have also owned the Sennheiser Game Zero closed-back headset and I did not like it. The bass was muffled because it is closed back and the closed-back design along with the leatherette ear cushions caused my ears to get hot and sweat. They got uncomfortable after lengthy sessions. I will never use closed-back designed headsets again.
 

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I have HyperX for games and ATH-M50x for music
 

Bond007

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I recommend the Sennheiser Game One open-back headset. I have used these for a number of years now. I find the mic to be excellent, the sound good and they are comfortable (nice foam ear cushions) to wear. I just plug these directly into the front ports on my case. I know they would even sound better and have more bass if I used them with a DAC/AMP.


I have also owned the Sennheiser Game Zero closed-back headset and I did not like it. The bass was muffled because it is closed back and the closed-back design along with the leatherette ear cushions caused my ears to get hot and sweat. They got uncomfortable after lengthy sessions. I will never use closed-back designed headsets again.

Do they go on sale that cheap?
 

Lysrin

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I don't think the Senns would go below $150, especially once you add taxes in. I have never seen any that low.
 

BookOfElie

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If you were to use headphone purely for gaming, positional audio, soundstage etc, does virtual surround actually work or are you better off with a decent dac/amp and open back headphones?
 

Lysrin

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IMO the latter. I have always found positional audio in headphones to sound like a gimmick to my ears. Two ears, two speakers makes more sense to me, and the soundscape from the good set of open headphones is great.
 

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