I am honestly in a weird predicament at the moment, I figured I should upgrade to a more clear and competitive-geared pair of headphones but I am honestly lost in this sea of different brands, price brackets, open/closed back… you guys get the idea.
I have a pair of Logitech G PRO X headphones that failed on me which were really good for hearing quieter sound signatures because of the closed back nature but they lacked the clarity that my Sennheiser HD 598 had.
My biggest issues with my HD 598 was that my cat chewed through the cable and I could just buy a new one but I figured it was high time to start thinking about getting away from the other issues I had with the headphones. I had to turn up the volume to hear anything subtle which in turn made the lows almost punch too hard in some games and the highs pierce my eardrums in others. This was most apparent in games like Apex Legends with the highs and Modern Warfare with the lows. I’d also like to mention in MW that there are sound options that allow for the audio mix to boost highs, I used it and it still seems to feel too muddy. I don’t know if it’s because of not using an external audio solution but I’ve come to the conclusion that I have 2 routes to go down;
- I buy a new pair of headphones that sound good and can also be improved further with a DAC/AMP later down the road (perhaps all in one go if possible), my budget being under $200 CAD but if need be I can stretch it to 250
- I have a Sennheiser HD 598 so I could just get a new cable and invest in a DAC like the Fulla Schitt 3 or something that produces a neutral tone. Or perhaps someone could recommend me a good bang for buck DAC/AMP to pair with a semi-budget pair of cans!
I’m new to this world of high quality audio so I hope someone can help me learn a thing or two! Thank you for reading :))