As happy as I am with my Sennheiser 58x headphones, I’ve been wanting a pair that I will use exclusively inside with my computer for mixed use of gaming and music. I want sound quality to be the most important and for gaming, the imaging just needs to be good enough for me to hear what is going on around me position wise. I am looking to spend around ~$600 all said and done, but I can stretch a hundred or so if something is really compelling.
This is less important and can be disregarded if compromising on the sound quality, but it would be nice to have something that complements my 58x and gives me another type of sound. So for me, it would be nice to go planar with a bit larger of a soundstage than my 58x, which feels very intimate. Semi-open/closed is a bonus, but not required.
My Current Shortlist
- Fostex T60RP Argons Mod [Semi-Open, Planar] $455
- DROP + DAN CLARK Aeon Open X [Open, Planar] $499.00
- SendyAudio Aiva [Open, Planar] $479.00
- Neumann NDH20 [Closed, Dynamic] $499.99
- Focal Elex [Open, Dynamic] $600.00
- Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO [Open, Dynamic] $533.90
- Sennheiser HD 660S [Open, Dynamic] $468.99
Feel free to make any recommendations on the above or other headphones that I haven’t included. Thanks!