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Old 08-09-13, 03:22 PM
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No, hence I said MDR-V6

You dont really get into serious cans until you spend like 1K on a set of HD800s or LCD2s. The gap from 200-1000 is wasted money. You may as well buy 2 or 3 set of cans and a serious DAC/ AMP combo

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Old 08-09-13, 04:42 PM
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Open back do leak the sound out but also allow it in.

I have the DT770s and I can't talk with both cups on because with the game volume on, I can't hear my own voice at all really, which makes things very disorientating.

Got the DT990s yesterday, and they do sound very similar with music - only noticeable difference to an average user really is the open feel of them, but I do now think it's pretty important to get something open if you plan on using a mic and talking with them on.

Both of those sets are incredible for the price however, and you don't really need to spend all the way up to your budget of £250 to get a very nice sounding pair of headphones.

I'm currently using a Samson C01U mic, does the audio of the DT990s leak to the point where it might be picked up by my mic?
I love the idea of having an open back design but i don't want anything that will add more work to my audio/video editing.

As I've used the Sennheiser HD205's for years now, I'm a fan of their products and i was thinking of getting the HD558's have any of you used them and if so what are they like?
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Old 08-09-13, 05:04 PM
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I'm currently using a Samson C01U mic, does the audio of the DT990s leak to the point where it might be picked up by my mic?
I love the idea of having an open back design but i don't want anything that will add more work to my audio/video editing.

As I've used the Sennheiser HD205's for years now, I'm a fan of their products and i was thinking of getting the HD558's have any of you used them and if so what are they like?
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The DT990s/DT770s will be better and more comfortable than the HD558s. The cheap Sennheisers are very good as are a lot of their higher end ones, but mid-range they aren't as good as the Beyerdynamic offerings, or a few of the Audio-Technica ones.

As for your mic picking up the noise, it might do with proper recording. Not that much noise leaks from my DT990s to be honest, but I'm guessing if you're recording, the room will be near silent and so any noise is likely to be picked up. Because of that, you'd probably be better with the DT770s - or if you want to try to get the best of both worlds between gaming and music recording, the DT880s which are semi-open may be a better choice.

The DT770s are still great for gaming, don't get me wrong. It's probably more of me having a personal problem with them being closed. The DJs on most of the BBC radio stations use DT770s, and obviously they don't seem to have any problem with talking with them on, so it quite easily could just be me.

As an example:
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Old 08-09-13, 05:15 PM
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Posts merged - please use the edit button if you want to add more information in future.

The DT990s/DT770s will be better and more comfortable than the HD558s. The cheap Sennheisers are very good as are a lot of their higher end ones, but mid-range they aren't as good as the Beyerdynamic offerings, or a few of the Audio-Technica ones.

As for your mic picking up the noise, it might do with proper recording. Not that much noise leaks from my DT990s to be honest, but I'm guessing if you're recording, the room will be near silent and so any noise is likely to be picked up. Because of that, you'd probably be better with the DT770s - or if you want to try to get the best of both worlds between gaming and music recording, the DT880s which are semi-open may be a better choice.

The DT770s are still great for gaming, don't get me wrong. It's probably more of me having a personal problem with them being closed. The DJs on most of the BBC radio stations use DT770s, and obviously they don't seem to have any problem with talking with them on, so it quite easily could just be me.

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I think I will give the three DT's you have suggested a try and buy a STX card as well.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, hopefully I'l find something that suits me and is still affordable.
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Old 08-09-13, 05:16 PM
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A try?

Exploiting the Amazon return policy are we?
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Just to throw this out there open back will sound more natural than closed.
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A try?

Exploiting the Amazon return policy are we?
maybe.....
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Old 08-09-13, 06:07 PM
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maybe.....
Well I'd advise against doing that...

...not from a moral standpoint - just because you'll end up wanting to keep all 3
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