>buying headphones for gaming
-Shure SRH440 120$ CND
-Audio-Technica ATH-M50 165$ CND
or is there a better "best bang for your buck" sort of deal?
also, post your battlestation
Depends anon, do you value sound quality or surround more?
Pic related are amazing sound quality, easily worth way more than their price, but no surround.
Sennheiser HD series is always a good bet if you're willing to drop 120-150 ameribucks on it, whatever the conversion rate is. I got a pair, comfy, good sound quality, easy foam mod to make the sound quality great.
There are probably better price-performance ratio headphones, but I have a massive head and they're some of the only ones that actually stretch enough to fit and don't clamp down.
>being this pleb
do you just buy any console too? any video game?
If you're gonna bother with headphones, you might as well drop a bit of dough on some good ones since you'll be using them a lot and cheap ones will break every month.
I've had my ATH-M50's for almost 5 years, only thing I needed to replace really was the ear pads.
Quality set of cans. You might be able to find the non "X" version for cheaper. I got mine for $100.
if you already have a mic, go for "incase sonic" headphones. Theyre hard to find, but sound great and are the most comfortable headphones Ive ever owned. Suede and memory foam in the pads.
i have a big head and most circumaural headphones hurt my ears over time, so comfort is a big deal for me
Would you really listen all day to your computer sounds with that shit?
You obviously have never used a good pair of headphones then.
I have beyerdynamic DT990 Pro's 250ohm and their pretty good for gaming. I dont think i could go back to closed back headphones.
ATH M50's are in my experience uncomfortable to wear for any extended period of time due to being tight, heavy, and closed. Sound quality is good though. I ended up sending them back and buying some HD 558's and I'm much more comfortable with them. your mileage may vary though.
What a fucking faggot. Do you not know how good the sound is on those cans? Who cares if they have a cheap pointless mic attached. For the price, you can't really get better quality, unless you want something faggy like 7.1 or whatever other gimmick makes your "serious" dick hard.
Not using any amp at the moment, but i do want to get one. Most people seem to say that it's fine without one.
It does sound pretty weak when i use them on my laptop though, which is why i'l eventually get an amp.
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 for anything that has bass.
M50s are bad for the price. What's your budget OP?
But anon, my cheap ass 5 Euro pieces of shit that I'm passing the time till I buy a legit set have a braided cable, it's a pointless fucking gimmick and I've seen people not buy products because
>no braided cable, no buy
I unno, they work just fine for me. I hear a sound, I turn around.
The only real first person immersive game I've used them on is STALKER though.
So usually all I hear is
AHH NUUUU CHEEKI BREEKI IV DAMKE from all directions
They're closed headphones, which means that they isolate sound very well. If you're using the M50s while on the subway, for example, then a lot of the noise will be blocked out
However, soundstages require the headphones to be open, or not isolating sound, in order to actually be, you know, good
The M50's are really good for the price though
I'd recommend the Sennheiser 558s. It's a little out of the price range of the M50s, but you also get a great soundstage and the headphones are balanced better for gaming.
I'm currently using Sennheiser 598s, love em
Too bad that they don't come in a less elegant model though, the wood accents probably drive up the price by like $30
Just be warned, the sound might be better these days, but the materials they are using, especially for the cushions are way inferior to before. Not too big of a deal, I mean they don't use materials that aren't comfortable, but you will need to adjust.
>closed headphones for gaming
>closed headphones for listening to music
>actually wearing uncomfortable studio oriented closed heaphones while at home for no particular reason
for listening to music these shitty plastic things beat the fuck out of your closed 100$ pea soup cans
Anyway, those overlooked shure are a better deal than the overpriced m50s if you can get them for a bit less
>Audio Technically no bass
Decent taste but I'll be getting this in the black/blue finish.
I hate nigger bass too m8, but those things have absolutely fuck all. Here's the superior sub $100 pair with accurate bass and everything else.
Especially if you power em'.
Looking slick, anon. NZXT masterrace.
Yepp, it's gotten fucking outstanding reviews across the board. The only possible issue is cooling but we'll see.
Also going full shill with the Kraken x61.
I hope they don't let me down.
There's your problem you dummy, don't use shitty onboard ever. Buy a decent dac.
They are killers for large ears like mine, but once you get used to it, it lightens up. Planning on buying more comfy-oriented open for long-sessions soon.
No cooling issues. 3 120mm fans in front. 1 140mm fan in back for exhaust. 2 additional fans on water cooler for exhaust. I use a 240mm Corsair H100i. No space issues. Still around 2CM of headroom between cooler+fans and RAM slots on a standard ATX mobo.
I bought a pair of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 couple months ago and i'm really loving them. Granted I've never really owned any decent audio equipment in the past, but I'd buy these again in a heatbeat
I've been using these since march and they're pretty good. They sounded pretty poor out of the box, but once I broke them in they sounded fantastic, just the right amount of bass and fantastic soundstage. Plus those ear pads are comfy as fuck.
I've had one of these since June. It's easily one of the best purchases I've made in the past few years. Don't listen to faggots who talk shit about it, it's the best headset that's out right now. You'll need an amp/DAC/amplified sound card, though.
One more thing. The NZXT LEDs (at least at launch) were faulty. Mine got really dim. Just something unfortunate. Haven't gone to any lengths to fix it because I'm lazy. Modular PSUs can be a little bit of a hassle to install but obviously that doesn't really matter in the end. Recommend that you get your hands on a SATA cable that has a FLAT end for your SSD. If you don't have one I'm sure getting one will be no problem. It's possible to connect it with a 90 degree connector but you really gotta bend it (hard to get in but once it's in it should be fine)
Depending on the length of your EPS connector you may have to end up routing it in the front instead of the back. Maybe under the small area between the PCIe slot and the back of the case. I had this issue with an old PSU (Seasonic S12II 620).
Lastly, there is one weird square female connector in the back on the fan controller. I could never figure out what it was for, but don't stress over it. So long as you got a MOLEX connected to the fan controller it should receive power just fine and work.
Also the stock fans are just fine. No need to spend on noctuas unless you really want to go overkill. The water cooler is also fine with the included fans I'm sure. Radiators are typically louder than fans. I keep my fans at 700RPM and have them set to crank up to 1100RPM when not idle. I run SLI GTX 780's too. No heat issues. Using all stock fans.
5&1/4 bays are getting phased out anon.
If you need disc support, I rec' this:
Sort of costly given how cheap blu-ray players are. But it's small and gets the job done. you could always nig-rig a 5 and quarter with a simple /diy/ job tohugh.
You can get Sony ma900 for that price OP.
Get some of that soundstage these m50 faggots dont know about.
I know they carry them in every ballin Sony store
Don't get the 598s unless you are autistic about how they look. I personally love mine, but I'll be the first to admit they're basically remodeled 558s. Their frequency response is nearly identical, but the 558s are ridiculously cheaper at 117 vs 200 on amazon right now.
I typically have company over so I went with 598s because I love how they look and so does everyone else. They're not worth the price alone.
Fuck man. Why must people hate physical copies of things.
I rarely see them posted, so I'll mention the urbanears plattans and zinkens. The plattans are wonderfully light with excellently accurate sound reproduction, and the zinkens have the DJ-style swivel cups and a flippable cable for hooking up to either standard size headphone connector, with thumpy bass that doesn't overpower the mids and highs.
I bought these a year ago and my cat decided to chew on the nub near the connector ruining them forever, not sure if I want to buy the same pair or try something new.
They were kind of hurtful to wear for long periods of time since I have a big head/big ears
also decent 10$< mics I can tape to my headphones?
Oh, and current battlestation to bolster the ranks. Still need wall art for this room, and the pic doesn't include the lovely Corsair K70 I got this weekend.
It's builder's beige. My camera sucks a fat one, so it has terrible color repro. I might go a little darker on them when i repaint.
The couch was a curbside find. Ugly as balls, but the center table makes it perfect for vidya. Eventually I'll buy a new couch, but it's on the priority list below
A bit messy. Camera made everything in the picture fucking yellow for some reason but too lazy to take another.
Also the reason I use this old wrist wrest on my mousepad is because this stupid ass fucking G502 is actually pretty uncomfortable over long periods of time without it. Fuck all the reviewers who said it was fucking comfy.
the devil herself
I bought this a while ago and I was not very happy with it. It had to be right next to mouth for any sound to be clear and not muffled
this thing sounds astonishingly good, just velcro dot it to the side of the headphones. here's the soundcloud from the image: https://soundcloud.com/mictest1-2/xtymictest
For a budget rig I stuck it on the side of a pair of koss portapros, they give a great sense of space and being open backed they don't muffle the sound of your own voice, which I find really disconcerting otherwise.