Philips SHP9500 vs Sennheiser HD 558
Trying to decide....I play competitive games like Counter Strike and I listen to metal / rock. I like a decent amount of bass.
What do ?
I love them, but the pads get dusty real fast.
I can only recommend this headset for movies/gaming for extended hours because they are comfortable as fuck to wear and you won't get listener fatigue. Decent bass? Not really. That's what Sony MDRs are for.
If you want to be awesome like me, you will add Earforce DSS for sweet surround sound. /g/ never mentions this for some odd reason.
I have 518s, but they're fairly similar to the 558 and 598. Personally I prefer the Philips, perhaps not as much bass (I wouldn't call it a huge difference) but they sound better overall, they're more open (some people say that helps for games), and they're ridiculously comfortable.
too poor for good headphones? awww too bad that you will never know how music is supposed to sound :^)
>in stereo headphones
I hope you don't seriously think this does anything
Currently saving for the HD700. Bass isn't as important to me as OP.
I didn't believe it either until I tried it. After all, how can you get surround from just 2 speakers? But someone posted here awhile ago something that made sense. "How many ears do you have? How many eardrums do you have in each ear?".
Is it better than an actual surround sound system? Not really. But if you're on a budget and want movie/gaming in surround, or you're stuck with roommates or a cheap apartment and don't want piss off anyone, it's a fucking God send.
Upboat for 558 because comfier than the inside of your waifus butthole.
They do have fairly neutral sound though so if you like it a little boomier or whatever, install Equalizer APO and set it up however you like.