First of all, thanks for the reply.
are you still wanting to make use of the v-moda boom pro?
I mostly game by myself so I don’t really have to use the V-Moda mic, so if it really widens the variety of headphones you could suggest, I could just use the 9500s when gaming with friends.
I highly suggest you get an amp/dac unit
I guess if it could fit the 200$ bar, or slightly over (around 220$ total), including the headphones I could get it, if it’s worth it.
By balanced do you mean neutral?
Sorry, I guess I got the terminology all wrong, I’m pretty new to all of this “audiophile” stuff, as I’ve been using headsets my whole life. Let’s just say I’m open to all suggestions, and I’ll research the matter further when I get some suggestions to compare and watch reviews on.
Fidelios are awful for competitive gaming but great for casual while shp9500 is better for competitive gaming and not so grand for casual gaming.
Could you further explain the reason behind this? I mostly play FPS games (usually Battlefield franchise), so soundstage and imaging would be my most critical features in a headphone. I don’t really care about bass, but I do like the “fun” part of it.
58x jubilee on the other hand is a very neutral sounding headphone with a fairly average size soundstage and good imaging it’s a very jack of all trades headphone and can fit just about anywhere and in any genre in my opinion due to it’s natural neutrality as is customary of the Sennheiser house sound in most cases the only downside really is that you may find yourself wanting a bit more out of the headphone as the signature can be seen as boring to some as it’s not super bassy or bright for that matter.
So I guess 58x wouldn’t really fit my need due to lacking in the soundstage department? I wish I could actually try some of these to get more of a feeling for what exactly I’m looking for, but unfortunately the whole headphone-craze never got to Israel. 99% of the products here are either gaming headsets or low priced closed-back headphones.
If it helps, I was absolutely amazed by the sound quality of the SHP9500 as I’ve never heard any open-backs beforehand. So I’m very uneducated and will probably enjoy most headphones you’ll suggest.
The 990s are very sharp on their treble so the SS sound of vocals or cymbals or other annunciations can be found very uncomfortable for some or even in some cases painful.
My hearing is very sensitive to high frequencies, it really annoys me, so as far as I understand, the DT990 is a no-go either.
Never thought I would be so hard choosing headphones haha.