[SOLVED] Best thing i can get with 470 Euro?

jhonny_cs5

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So i have 470euros to spend in a headphones
I play videogames (fps games too) and listen music

what is the best thing i can get? (I dont have mixamp or soundcard)
 

anort3

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So you'll need a decent source like a soundcard. A good soundcard will have stereo mode for music and virtual surround for gaming or you could buy an external amp/DAC combo. I'm not sure about prices in Europe or even where to look but the $100 USD range will get you a decent soundcard or a decent external amp/DAC.

Again I'm not sure about prices in Europe.

The Massdrop HD58X Jubilee is a great headphone for the price and they have it in their EU collection.

https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones-eu

Also the Sennheiser HD599 is worth considering. The 58X is probably better for music and the 599 is probably better for gaming but they're both great headphones.

They also have the Massdrop x AKG K7XX in the EU collection ( also a red one if you look on the site ). The huge soundstage and precise imaging is great for gaming but you will need an amp to get them loud:

https://drop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones-eu

The AKG K712 Pro is an upgrade to the K7XX. Also needs an amp.

If the Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro is in your budget it should be the first choice. Imaging is better than anything I've heard under $1000. The DT990s are popular among gamers ( and quite a bit cheaper ) and you may like them but I find the DT770, 880 and 990 to be very bright and almost painful in some situations.
 
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anort3

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So you'll need a decent source like a soundcard. A good soundcard will have stereo mode for music and virtual surround for gaming or you could buy an external amp/DAC combo. I'm not sure about prices in Europe or even where to look but the $100 USD range will get you a decent soundcard or a decent external amp/DAC.

Again I'm not sure about prices in Europe.

The Massdrop HD58X Jubilee is a great headphone for the price and they have it in their EU collection.

https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones-eu

Also the Sennheiser HD599 is worth considering. The 58X is probably better for music and the 599 is probably better for gaming but they're both great headphones.

They also have the Massdrop x AKG K7XX in the EU collection ( also a red one if you look on the site ). The huge soundstage and precise imaging is great for gaming but you will need an amp to get them loud:

https://drop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones-eu

The AKG K712 Pro is an upgrade to the K7XX. Also needs an amp.

If the Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro is in your budget it should be the first choice. Imaging is better than anything I've heard under $1000. The DT990s are popular among gamers ( and quite a bit cheaper ) and you may like them but I find the DT770, 880 and 990 to be very bright and almost painful in some situations.
 
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jhonny_cs5

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Thank you a lot for the reply
You know some good amp/soundcard?
What about the gaming series of sennheiser (gsp 600, game one/zero) ?

and the amp gsx 1000? It is good?

The sennheiser HD600/650 is worth? And ill need an amp or soundcard for them?
the AKG K712 Pro is the second best option of that suggestions you did, right? I was thinking about him plus the gsx 1000...

I can buy the Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro, but it will end my budget, and l would have no amp...

and there is my mother board:
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z370-AORUS-Gaming-7-rev-10#kf
It actually has a dac, but idk if it is good
 
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anort3

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Your motherboard has an ESS Saber DAC built in. That's going to be quite good for onboard. It also has support for SoundBlaster 720 which should give you the audio modes I mentioned above. Virtual surround for gaming and entertainment and stereo for music.

It does not mention a headphone amp but I'd think it has at least something basic and will probably drive all the headphones I listed above. If you're looking for something a step above traditional MidFi staples like the HD600/650 then the 1990 Pro is the way to go. I own all 3 and although I still use the 600 and 650, the 1990 Pro is on another level and like I said above imaging is just SO precise and that makes it excellent for gaming.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy3gfOm8kRE
 

jhonny_cs5

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Nice!!
I was scared of not getting full potential of dt 1990 with no amps or soundcards.
Do you think my MB will handle it?
If yes, im going for it
 

anort3

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Absolute full potential? Probably not. But easily enough to recommend you buy them. If you love the 1990s and want to take them up a level they will respond to and scale with a better source that you can always add later.

In my opinion you always buy a good headphone or speaker first and then scale the source up. I've only had the 1990s a few months but I've had them long enough to get past that 'new thing so I like it' stage and I love them. Especially with the Analytical pads.
 
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