I’m wanting to get open back headphones for gaming because from what I can tell they should be better than my current Momentum Wireless 2.0s. I game on PC and PS4, plugging straight into the motherboard and controller respectively. I play equal amounts FPS (Apex Legends, CoD Warzone, Battlefront 2) and single player (Red Dead Redemption, The Last of Us, God of War). I want to prioritise the FPS games though and have headphones with better positioning etc (I can always use my current headphones for single player). I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve narrowed down a list of headphones which are all more or less the same price where I live, and they are all in stock (I’m in the UK and we have virtually no stock of anything compared to the US). These are all around £115 ($160), give or take £10. I will have an AMP. I need help picking which would be best for my use case:
- Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO
- Philips SHP9500/00
- Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
- AKG K702
Just some further information that may help any and all advice:
Like I said above, I want to play on both PC and PS4 (and PS5 in like 10 years time when scalpers all move onto the next generation), so I’ve decided to get the Sound BlasterX G6 AMP. This is because it’s portable and has an easy set up and useful chat features (and even more importantly is £70/$100 and is in stock). I think it should be able to power the DT 990 Pro if you guys think that’s the best choice but I’m open to suggestion. I’m not getting the Zen Dac or anything along that line because I’d like to upgrade my entire set up in a couple years time if my interest in HiFi continues. I use a ModMic. I’m not bothered about music for these as much because I enjoy my current headphones, they’re great for my casual listening. I think that’s everything, sorry it’s a lot to read. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: extra added in