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internetsandman wrote:I'm looking at upgrading my headphones and I'm looking at the $650 price tag of the Sennheiser 650's, and I'm wondering if they produce sound quality to match their premium price tag
I want to use these for gaming as well as listening to music, and I've read that some headphones are better for some than others, whether they be open or closed designs among other things. My current headphones are a closed design, and open is apparently better for music but I haven't heard a definitive word on their quality for gaming (positional audio is important).
My current sound card is a Xonar STX, so I know I have decent enough hardware to get the most out of my headphones, I just wonder if ones such as this would be a worthwhile upgrade
TheEmrys wrote:I'd be hard pressed to say they are going to be significantly better than Beats by Dre Pro at $400 or the Sennheiser 595's at $200. There is going to be some seriously diminishing returns with audio. Personally, I'd lean to the older 595's but Beats definitely have a cool-factor to them. They are powered by battery, and when it goes down you are sound-less. The 595's run... shoot, $150 now?
morphine wrote:Did someone just seriously say "Dr Dre Beats" and "headphones" in the same sentence?
WP, KR, and ST were unanimous in calling these the best dynamic headphones they’ve ever heard. “The only ones with which I have ever been physically or sonically comfortable,” says KR. “Sennheiser has kept all of the qualities that made the HD 580 among the best of its breed, and in several areas has even managed to better it impressively,” according to WP. Says ST, “The magic of the HD 600s is their midrange—a purity of tone, especially when driven by tubes, that is quite special.” Astonishingly transparent when driven in balanced mode by a HeadRoom BlockHead, found J-10 in July 2002.