I posted a while ago and I was looking for a good pair of headphones and an dac/amp to use for my gaming setup. I ended up getting the Sennheiser Massdrop HD 58X Jubilee and a Schiit Fulla 3. They were amazing and I loved the sound they produced. However, I found the 58Xs very uncomfortable. They are very tight and (this is hard to explain in words, but) they touched my ears in a very annoying way. A way that bothered me very much. So much I couldn’t stand wearing them for more than a few minutes at a time. Because of these problems, I sold the headphones on eBay.
I recently bought the headphones that were also recommended to me the last time I asked. I got the Philips SHP9500. Again, these headphones sound great, but I also find these uncomfortable. They are extremely loose and touch my ears in the same way the 58Xs. So I am thinking of returning these and trying another pair, but that is where I need your help.
I am looking for a pair of headphones, preferable open back (but it does not matter too much), that is great for competitive fps, like Call of Duty, but also submerses me in games like Red Dead Redemption or Jedi Fallen Order. I will be using these headphones on PC through my Schiit Fulla 3 (I believe the website says this can push up to 300 ohms, but I could be misreading the spec sheet). I would like to stay under $200 if possible.
- Uses: ~40% Competitive Shooters (Mainly Call of Duty)
~40% Other games (RDR2, Jedi Fallen Order, Civ VI etc.)
~20% Other tasks (Watching YouTube, movies, playing games like Among Us or Papers Please where audio is not that important, chatting on discord)
- Type: Open back preferred but not required
- Budget: $200
- Location: US
- Notes: I do not need/want a microphone attached to the headphones, but if you believe that the best pair of headphones for me has a microphone attached, please mention them.
Please recommend headphones you think would fit my situation. Do not worry about your personal experience with comfort because all heads are different. Any headphones that fit my description and you recommend will be fine, I will try comfort for myself. Also, I am looking to buy headphones new, so if they are sold out or no longer made and I have to buy them through eBay or something, I am not too interested.
Let me know if you have any questions.