[SOLVED] Advice on getting better headphones for gaming than Hyper X Cloud 2. Could be non "gaming" ones that can be used for games .

samuelromanocoen12

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Hello, I recently found myself wanting a better headset than my current HyperX Cloud 2.
I don't mind if they look good as long as they have what I mention later in the post, I don't need them to be "gaming" since I've found out that usually gaming headphones are not as good on audio quality as non gaming ones, I've seen Sennheiser .
I do not require the microphone since I already have one so if it's one that can be removed or just don't have it at all I would appreciate it. I mainly use my headphones for gaming and listening to music, also I want it to be Over-ear (ears inside ear pads if I understand) just like the HyperX is and closed-back (that others can't hear what I say) since I'm close to my mic, also if it could wired it would be a plus but not required. My budget is 190 usd. I don't know much about sound quality and audio so sorry if I missed any details. Any help that I can get I would really like it. Thanks in advance guys and girls :D
 
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anort3

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$190? The Sennheiser HD599 if it's under $150.

The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee at $160.

The Philips Fidelio X2 HR at $150

The Sennheiser HD560S at $199.

The M50X is hot garbage. Comfort is 2/10 at best and it has bloated bass that bleeds into the mids.

The SHP9500 is decent but has no bass.
 

hang-the-9

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An open backed headphone is not likely to leak sound into the mic unless you have it on very loud.

Keep in mind "better" and gaming vs headphones without a mic really only applies to you and how you like it to sound. I have a few "gaming" headsets that I think sound good, including a HyperX Cloud set. Cooler Master MH751 are good for music not just gaming, also own a set of those. A few others like the Sennheiser sets are also good and are pretty much the same as their normal headphones with a mic attached.

SHP9500 as above are a great set for the price, and would sound very different from the Clouds. They are probably the cheapest good headphone I would recommend, amazing comfort and very good audio quality.
 

anort3

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$190? The Sennheiser HD599 if it's under $150.

The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee at $160.

The Philips Fidelio X2 HR at $150

The Sennheiser HD560S at $199.

The M50X is hot garbage. Comfort is 2/10 at best and it has bloated bass that bleeds into the mids.

The SHP9500 is decent but has no bass.
 

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