Such a great community you have here.
I am currently in the market for a headphone for 100% competitive FPS gaming. I am currently playing a lot of Call of Duty 4 and I would like a headphone that gives the best advantage at picking up sound cues such as footsteps. I already have a headphone for entertainment, so I am primarily only looking for competitive advantage with these new cans,
From my research it appears that I am after a headphone with:
Narrow/medium soundstage (certainly not HUGE)
Excellent imaging/separation (to precisely figure out direction of vital sound cues)
Not bass heavy (Things like explosions are not important and can perhaps distract away from footsteps)
Great mid performance and lower treble performance (I believe these are good for footsteps and to a lesser extent enemy reloading sounds, etc)
I have narrowed down my options to
sennheiser hd58x jubilee
beyerdynamic dt990 pro
beyerdynamic dt1990 pro
It would be great if someone could help me pick between these? Or perhaps suggest some better suited one for my needs. My budget is anywhere up to $500
I am aware that the first two are much cheaper than the last two, and would be happy to go for either of them over the last two if the difference is very minimal.
I apologise if I have posted any inaccuracies here, up until a week ago I didnt know the first thing about audiophile headphones.
Looking forward to hear your suggestions, thanks!