Thanks for your reply, and extensive work on other treads.
I was reading this morning the extensive list and questions on your “guide” about gaming stuff and it was quite a load of information that I’m still processing. But everything is on point as usual with your comments, again thanks for your time and your knowledge.
I have a last question for you. Forgetting the “gaming” side of things, I love a wide soundstage in music (I think like a lot of people, but I don’t have many music enthusiast friends so …). I think that I should just forget about the gaming part and fully focus on finding a great pair of headphone (after all as Crinacle say, headphones don’t make you better).
So currently my list after all that debate :
But this one is a bit too much gaming focus in my eyes and I am a bit worried that this would be detrimental to actual music and everyday use, but the cheapest. ( 140€ in Belgium from Bayer directly)
- DT 880 (250 or 600 ohm) + JDS lab atom
My only concern with this one is the peak on the high end. They seem quite sturdy and well-made, as the majority of Bayer to be honest (sorry that’s why I don’t look too much on Sennheiser since they are quite plastic for me). But the price is quite steep compared to the others… But I would have an AMP after that.
(350€ for the combo Bayer directly + Amazon for the amp)
Yes, I know but dam these look soo good and seem like a good upgrade if we put aside the gaming no? And if I’m not miss understanding these don’t need an amp. There seem to be pretty new and I don’t see a lot of reviews about them, or they are pretty mixed reviews.
(245€ in Belgium from Amazon)
Yes, it’s a closed-back, but that doesn’t matter too much for me. The soundstage is a bit narrower if I understand correctly, but the reviews on it are quite good too. A bit more V shape and better bass than the 900 pro x, or at least that’s what I understood from the reviews.
(245€ in Belgium from Amazon)
It’s a bit over my budget, but could be a container for a future upgrade (350€ here on amazon), and should need a DAC/AMP to fully use his power right?
On the range of a planar like the Sundara, but at a much more affordable price (200€), but I don’t really know what I could get from a planar. I really don’t have dig enough in the planar space and don’t even know what I would need to drive that type of headset.
I should add that I don’t have any DAC/AMP at the moment, but the more I dig into this hobby the more I think I should get a decent one (combo or stack), but currently, I don’t have the budget except if it’s absolutely needed. My motherboard has the Realtek® ALC1220 Codec, and this is quite limiting in ohm.
On this side of things, The easier combo to get in a reasonable budget (250€) :
- JDS lab atom amp+
- Topping D10s
Since all the Shiit stuff is not available in Europe sadly (at the moment at least)
And on a side note, would the tygr benefit from a DAC ? and would they be drivable with my onboard audio (Realtek® ALC1220)? I have heard that they are a bit hard to drive for a 32ohm.
If you could provide me one last time with your wisdom I would be quite grateful.
PS: sorry for my English, this is my second language and I’m only a student
Edit: rereading this post, I see that I kinda under-grade the tygr, but I think that I’m leaning toward them in the end. Seems like they could provide a good soundstage, imaging, bass response, and pleasant V shape.