I am wondering what the “best” closed back headphones people would recommend for mainly FPS gaming (general use/music secondary) for around $400ish. I do understand due to the nature of closed back, they are not ideal for gaming.
For context I will be using a THX AAA 789 and Drop grace SDAC balanced.
All headphones I currently own currently:
- Fostex T60
- Harmonicdyne Zeus
- Hifiman 4XX
- sennheiser 6XX
- Sony XM3
I purchased a Hyper X cloud orbit S on sale for around $180 (have not opened them yet and was thinking about returning them) and was wondering if these would be sufficient or good enough. I also realize the imaging and detail on the both the Sundaras and Zeus are more than perfect for gaming, but they are very open. I guess Ideally it would be something with similar detail and imaging to both the Sundaras or Zeus but closed back, sound signature would be somewhat secondary.
All that to say should I keep or return the cloud orbits? Mod the T60’s for Argon (will do that eventually regardless but lead time is insane from what I heard) or was even thinking about getting the Dan Clark Aeon X closed back. I guess as an aside would the cloud orbit S be worse than the T60s?
TLDR: Recommendations for a closed back with similar detail and imaging to Zeus or Sundaras for FPS gaming.