I am looking for a headphone since my old one got a broken cable and I think it is time that my ears can enjoy life aswell. My experience is kind of limited with mostly cheap headsets or ones related towards gaming. I had: A hyper cloud x 2, Senheizer ( don’t know which one) and those are the ones i can recall. I looked around in my area, but apperantly people in the European Union don’t like good music so i don’t have any shops to test or try headphones. After watching many videos i’m still unsure of what to buy. That’s why i want your help.
Flexible, but since it is my first ’ real’ headphone I kind of want a good one. I was thinking around the 500, but can go higher if that improves the quality significantly. With Dac and amp It could go higher, but it mostly depends on what it gets me. All together i was thinking of max 700.
- Detachable cable
- Over ear
- Closed back
- Detachable earpads
Music taste and use
I game less and listen to music more and more, but i still hate getting shot in the back due to a lack of sound or placement of sound. So it is more music based, but able for fps gaming aswell. I have heard that planar magnetics preform high quality sound, but I have no idea if it is much better compard to other speakers.
I mostly play fps. In other genres i don’t really care about sound. So sound stage and precision are important if i am correct. For gaming I need a mic, but i don’t mind it being a stand alone or attachable.
I listen to a lot of different types of music, but I would, put it in 2 catagories:
- Metal : Sabaton, Powerwolf and metalica
- Idk how to formulate it, but it comes down to:
Zager & Evans - In the Year 2525
Alan Parsons Project - Old and Wise
I care the most about the vocals. I like to be immersed in the music and just listen to a person singing beautiful words in my ears.
Headphones options i have looked at
I am open for other suggestions. I looked at:
- T60RP I don’t know how much the sound leakage is and they are hard to drive
- dt 177x Go ( Not obtainable in EU)
- Status Audio CB-1 I am concerned about the build quality
- Oppo PM3 Isn’t sold anymore
- Audeze mobius, I am not really sold on wireless headsets, but maybe that’s just a irrational fear of mine, but apart from that they look okay.
- Focal eligia came out as the best option for me out of the Falenkor guide, It is 700 euro’s in the EU without dac and amp. So I fear it might be getting to expensive for me as beginner.
I have heard the dt 770 pro 32 ohm and i like the metal songs on it, but other than that I find it lacking in the vocal department and warmness and imerssiveness.
I don’t have one, I would like to try them and see if that improves the sound quality. I also heard about different profiles for gaming and music, but I don’t know much about it. I would prefer it if the dac/amp (solos or combo’s i don’t mind) can drive a wide range of headphones so i can use them for a long time.
I would love to get advice on what you recommend me to get. Why and what my options are. I would also appreciate advice in general about headphones, Dac and amps.
Any questions for more information are welcome aswell.
Thanks in Advance.