Hi guys, wondering if you can help me chosing headphones here. There is so many different opinions and reviews about the various high end headphones when it comes to using them for competative fps gaming, so much so that I am finding it difficult to decide which ones to purchase.
I am in Australia, so we cannot return them once we purchase them unfortunately, unlike other countires where you are allowed to return or exchange them, so I really need to make a good choice.
After many hours of researching, I have narrowed it down to the two below:
-DT 1990 Pro, they seem to have the most consistent reviews for FPS gaming. They have the least negative reviews about them hence why I have it at the top of my list.
-AD2000x, once again, they seem to be regarded pretty highly with fps gaming without many if any, negative reviews. All though, I havent been able to find many reviews at all about them.
-HD 800S too expensive, in Australia they are 4x the price of the DT1990 pro, so I am not going there.
Will be powered with a Schiit Hell 2e, or something similar. Main priority is imaging accuracy for footsteps, soundstage and ingame sound quality. No movies or music listening required.
I am coming from Hyper X cloud Revolver S, which in my opinion have been great for gaming. I have no trouble detecting direction of foot steps in PUBG, and I like the openenss sound to them even though they are closed back. But they are old headphones and wouldnt mind something better if I can find it. And it was getting difficult to seperate close footstep sounds when there was gunfire within 100m ingame player distance.
I tried the Arctis Nova Pro due to the raving reviews online about them, and was immediately dissapointed and annoyed with that purchase becuae I hated them upon use. Mostly because of the tiny sound stage! Yes it had good imaging, but i totally hated the small soundstage, sound felt like it was coming inside my head, it actually made me sick. Maybe I am not use to that sort of sound, but I tried hard for 2 weeks of use, to get accustomed to them for the sake of not being mad at myself for wasting the money on them! But I just couldnt bear myself to like them even after 2 weeks of use and tweaking. So I got rid of them.