why do you want me to see if i can add the beyerdynamic dt 770 pro or the dt 990 pro to my listMy initial feeling is the AT ATH-M50x. These are the only ones that I have heard of before. I know they're good professional headphones.
Please see if you can add the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro and/or Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro to your list.
Let me do a little research and get back to you.
idk whichever ones are better for competitive gamingDo you want/need open, semi-open, or closed back headphones?
Professional Monitor Headphones
Audiophile Open-air Headphones
Sennheiser HD 598
AKG K240 MKII
Professional Studio Headphones
I don't have a DAC/AMPIDK either...
I'm just going to recommend very good headphones, period.
Out of the ones you mentioned, the Sennheiser HD 598 stand out as the best.
Open back, means, a wide and airy soundstage, which is better for most things, but people around you will hear them.
Also, a big part of your audio experience is dependant on the DAC/AMP you are using.
A totally flat response, is one that doesn't sweeten the audio in any way. It reproduces sound as accurately as possible, and as close to the original engineer's designed sound. That could be a good thing for competitive gaming, although, there are no promises.
For that reason, I mentioned the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. They are open-back, clinically accurate, studio headphones, designed for audio mastering and such.
I get it, you would like to have an edge, hear the other guy first, and all that. And good headphones might do that for you.
The 80ohm DT770s are generally loved. They're my ~$150 recommendation when someone needs a closed back rock and roll/EDM headphone.I can't say for sure about the 990s either, what I have, what I could afford at the time, are the 770s, which sound great to me...
I've heard a LOT about the 600s and 650s...hoping to try them out soon.
So you would recommend the Sennheiser hd 598 headphones for what I'm using them forGraph comparisons.... Who measured it and with what equipment. This makes a HUGE difference. 598s aren't exaggerated anywhere. They're quite tame. I use mine as daily drivers ( wearing them now ) and for gaming. They have better soundstage than either the 600 or 650 and imaging is very precise. They're also so comfortable you forget you're wearing anything. 598s are also really good for almost all music.
Will I need a amp/dac with the Sennheiser hd 598Sennheiser headphones are completely modular and snap apart. You don't even need any tools. So when the earpads wear out in a few years you buy new ones, snap them in and have new feeling headphones again. Same with any part should it break, down to and including the drivers.
Sorry but I looked on Amazon and I found the 598s in the ivory color but I also found the 598sr what's the difference other than the price and could you link me the ones you have like is there a difference in the soundstageOut of the 4 choices you listed in the OP yes. The 598s would be my recommendation for gaming. Did you watch the review of the 599s I posted above? The 598 and 599 are almost identical.