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Cexyjoe

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I'd skip the Loki personally, but for FPS games plus a great all arounder I would go with HE-4XX. i run my HE-4XX with my magni 3 on high gain around noon - 100 volume set in windows connected to modi3
I play on ps4 though so I was just gonna have it connected optical and then have the modi connected to the Magni and then play ?
 

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I play on ps4 though so I was just gonna have it connected optical and then have the modi connected to the Magni and then play ?

yeah optical from PS4 works great too
 

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Awesome ! So HE-4XX With Magni And modi would be a perfect setup the. ?

Let me play some FPS games tonight with my Magni 3 and Modi 3 + HE-4XX, HD58X, and AKG K7xx - I'll report back tomorrow.

all 3 are excellent in their own right just fyi. but let me check on FPS just to be certain. I own all of them already.
 
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The only thing I use at the PC are wireless headsets.... every time I'd get up t take a bio or grab a snackie, I'd have my head twisted around, standing up with the wire bringing me up short. Been an audiophile most of my life till last couple of years. Never was much for headphones, but late night gaming keeps everybody up. My son had a $300+ pair of Senns and he yanked out the cables and rather than let me fix, he sent out for a repair. While they were gone cupla weeks he used a G930 wireless one and got so used to it that he bought one of his own and the Senn's basically sit there unless he's laying in bed. There's too many differnces inw hat people are looking for but ya can't go wrong with Senn's for fidelity ... and except fr the stoopid LEDs on the 933's, they're one of the best bargains out there. I won't use wireless KBs / mice but will never have another wired headset.
 

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Let me play some FPS games tonight with my Magni 3 and Modi 3 + HE-4XX, HD58X, and AKG K7xx - I'll report back tomorrow.

all 3 are excellent in their own right just fyi. but let me check on FPS just to be certain. I own all of them already.
Please do :)
 

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Let me play some FPS games tonight with my Magni 3 and Modi 3 + HE-4XX, HD58X, and AKG K7xx - I'll report back tomorrow.

all 3 are excellent in their own right just fyi. but let me check on FPS just to be certain. I own all of them already.
Were you able to check them out ?
 
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The only thing I use at the PC are wireless headsets.... every time I'd get up t take a bio or grab a snackie, I'd have my head twisted around, standing up with the wire bringing me up short. Been an audiophile most of my life till last couple of years. Never was much for headphones, but late night gaming keeps everybody up. My son had a $300+ pair of Senns and he yanked out the cables and rather than let me fix, he sent out for a repair. While they were gone cupla weeks he used a G930 wireless one and got so used to it that he bought one of his own and the Senn's basically sit there unless he's laying in bed. There's too many differnces inw hat people are looking for but ya can't go wrong with Senn's for fidelity ... and except fr the stoopid LEDs on the 933's, they're one of the best bargains out there. I won't use wireless KBs / mice but will never have another wired headset.

I have difficulties finding some decent rf headphones...all I find are bluetooth, and I'm not happy with that
 

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Did you have time to try all three and see which was better for FPS ?

Sorry I forgot to report back! HD58X was best for gaming and music actually, I like them better than the HD6XX/HD650/HD600 as well. the HD58X really has its own sound signature, lot of people say it sounds close to a HD660S but with more sub bass... so yeah I probably am retiring from the hobby this year, been loving my HD58X for awhile now. might ask my parents for some Dekoni sheepskin pads for them for my next bday
 

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So the jubilee over then both ? Alright I’ll look into it. What does those pads do for it
 

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So the jubilee over then both ? Alright I’ll look into it. What does those pads do for it

I have no idea yet that is like a year away still before I look into replacement pads, but stock pads will wear out in around 1-2 years, so I just want a spare set of earpads. Dekoni measures everything so I trust them to not mess up the sound on it.

Yep, the Jubilee is pretty special headphone. Needs an amp though if you don't already own one, I recommend magni 3 and modi 3. that is what I am using. honestly even my schiit lyr 3 didn't sound all that much better than my magni 3.
 
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Depending on your budget, but here's my top two:

1. Sennheiser HD280PRO - great frequency, sound, and comfortable
2. Shure SRH1540 - with a higher price, but very lightweight and comfortable, and sound is just amazing.

Anyway, for other great headphones here's an article I saw with a great list: https://whoishuman.io/best-studio-headphones/. A selection for studio headphones, but that what makes their quality topnotch.
 

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I can't really say I've invested any amount of money significant enough to be labelled an "audiophile", but IMO the Audio Technica ATH-M40X and Beyerdynamic DT770 are two very good choices if you like a reasonably balanced sound without breaking the bank. Both will be rather "unremarkable" if you come from bass-heavy gaming headsets, but you might soon find that music will quickly usurp gaming as your top priority, without the usual edgy Razer or Steelseries soundprofile raping your ears with bass. M40X is more balanced (and pleasant IMO) than the M50X that everyone and their grandmother has.

I have the stock velour pads on the DT770, which are comfortable enough. The DT990 might be a better choice if you are solely after home use, as the open-back can actually afford it some measure of "soundstage" as opposed to closed headphones like the DT770 or M40X. As for the M40X, they are my preferred portable listening method; I put a pair of custom ZMF cowhide pads on them and they are incredibly comfortable, especially for the mobile use for which I use the M40X.
 
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This what has happened to me. I’ve become a junky. Monoliths argons fostex sennheiser akg and Audio-Technica . I’m making my own cables now. Modding them, it doesn’t end. My favs are my argons and m1060c that are modded to open backs with custoM headband. For gaming the akg k7xx are the best I think
 
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I LOVE the AD700 for gaming especially FPS, lots of soundstage, easy to drive, and super comfortable BUT no bass, very little. I have the original pink ones. I also have Q701 which was such a great neutral headset it was hard to upgrade from them. I knew I always wanted the HE400's but can never afford them, then I got the HE4XX FANTASTIC upgrade as I was wanting some bass with my soundstage. The AD700 is still the best with soundstage. The best all-rounder to me has to be the HE4XX, but you lose a bit of soundstage, but these cans are fantastic. Most comfortable AD700 easy, best details Q701. that's just me though

the HD58X I heard were also pretty amazing, I would go for those and save some money
 
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I feel the same, I’ve got the ad700 for gaming but the k7xx was a step up from those. My he4xx are great specially after a pad swap. The m1060c blew those away in every aspect. I got the 58x just to see what the hype was and now those are my portables. I like my modded fostex t50s so much that when I found out about the argons, I bought the txo massdrop and sent them to modhouse to mod. Worth every penny and with a good amp they are also great for gaming. They have amazing sound stage for a closed back headphone. It’s really become an addiction. Between headphones and amps and dacs it’s never ending. One day I will find my end game combo but not anytime soon.
 
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