So I have been on an audio journey over the past few months and tried a lot of headphones for gaming and daily music listening. Currently I own the following:
- Beyerdynamic T1 2nd gen
- Audeze LCD-GX
- Hifiman Ananda
Others I have tried:
- 1990 pro
- Tygr 300r
- AKG K702
- Fidelio X2
- A few more not worth mentioning
All that to be said, I have been playing a lot of Warzone and other games where I feel like knowing verticality in positioning is just as important as horizontal position. I primarily gamed with the T1 but felt it was more challenging to distinguish footsteps above and below than with the Ananda and GX. I think at this point I’m willing to put my T1s away as I find the other 2 to be more competent in gaming (at least to my ears).
So to the question, is there something technically about a headphone that would improve vertical positioning? Size of the driver? Or are there other headphones that you would recommended over what I currently have for this type of directional audio? I know the HD800S is supposed to be king and I would be willing to try it but I’m also curious if it has good vertical positional accuracy? Thanks!