Any audiophile (even babby tier) robot here?
I've got some money to spend, and I'm planning to purchase this combo, is this a good idea/deal or am I cucking myself?
I mostly need it for rock/metal/alternative music and CSGO
You'll probably want to get a separate headset for gaming all together. Especially if you play a lot.
There is no reason to use your music headphones for something other than music. You want to prevent as much wear as possible.
>you don't really need it
Looks like we're standing amongst a genius!
I'm a vinyl fag so I can't help you too much but I did a little research and found this one
seems pretty popular. It also seems a little more desktop friendly.
I am so hurt. How did you know "faggot" was my trigger word?
Getting a good amp to last you a while is probably a good decision. It might be better to buy the amp now and just wait a little longer for the headphones.
You won't need to upgrade your amp as quickly if you purchase something a little beefier.
PC so far, but I can afford an FiiO E10K
>Preferred type of headphone
>Open or closed
probably open, because the drawbacks don't matter to me
here's a list, but no bully
some budget superflux
I don't know where bose means $10. But if you can get bose headphones for $10 than please show me where. I could make a fortune reselling those.
Also if $10 is "really low budget" to you then you should probably stick with your basic bestbuy stuff.
I'm very fond of Grado cans myself, I have a pair of PS1000, RS1 and SR80's. I'd recommend the SR80 or the SR60's, they sound very nice and they do just as well without anything in between, the cushions might get a tad uncomfortable over very long sessions (nothing that kills tho), but you can get "the big cushions" from grado if you want to, they're comfier and will provide a little more soundstage. Small cushion grado work really well with rock music btw.
yeah but isn't the main difference between 770 and 990 is that one is open and one is closed?
aren't they cost the same? isn't open always better, especially for audio positioning (csgo) ?
I'm also useing superflux cheapo-halfopen headphones
I'm pretty content with them
Out of curiousity, with which audiofiles and what music would you hear a noteable difference?
I see a huge jump when listeing to FLAC compared to MP3 but I've never noticed any real difference between my Superfluxs playing FLAC of say Punk/Rock/Jazz/HipHop/Rap and Classic compared to the over 200 Euroshekles worth Sennheisers my friend uses.
Are my ears just fucked to hard allready? When do you notice the biggest differences in headphone-gear?
Honestly, for 99 percent of people, a good pair of mid range headphones from $170-240 and a good quality sound card are more then enough.
Once you start delving into > $400 dollar headphones and > $400 dollar amps you start wading into the law of diminishing returns and you are just wasting your money, might as well buy 250 dollar HDMI cables
call me a pleb, but when you have to pay more than twice the price for gear that classifies as "audiophile"-gear I get the feeling that it's mostly the need for feeling special, social status and autosuggestion that makes you "see" a difference.
It's like those fucks who keep telling me to buy a designer handmade Kiteboard because it's like rideing a cloud, when in reality the board will not make you ride a tat better if you're shit.
Fuck it, I stay pleb with my Superflux listeing to FLAC enjoying myself. My ears are probably fucked anyway due to all the concerts I went to.
And I know you're going to say "blah blah wasting your money blah blah not actually any better" but it's the same reason people spend thousands of dollars on comic books or dump $3000 into a PC. If you don't think it's worth it then you don't understand why it's worth it and probably never will.
>tfw have this dac and fell for the meme50x shilling
at least its better than skullcandy which was my last pair
That's not at all what I was going to say so perhaps try assuming less shit from just a few words.
What I was going to say is that differences in sound exists in stuff that isn't that expensive either and can be discussed just like expensive stuff.
The issue was more that people were referring to "audiophile" quality stuff as products in the $200 range. Yes there absolutely differences in quality from products of all ranges, that doesn't excuse that fact that people were genuinely discussing entry level Sennheisers as "audiophile" products.
Also I find it silly that you ask specifically what I view to be the entry of audiophile equipment and then instantly turn around and say "Lol I wasn't even trying to talk about audiophile stuff you're stupid for responding to my question honestly."
When you are rich it does not matter and very high-end components, custom water cooling, custom case, etc. adds up very quickly. Not all enthusiasts build PCs like that to say, "Look at me!" Some build them for the sheer power, because they enjoy using everything to its limit. They know it will eventually become obsolete, but that is inevitable, due to it happens to everything.
tl;dr: People like what they like. Everyone is different.
I've got modded 558s, so they're, allegedly, pretty close to the 598s.
On that note, I really recommend the 598s if the open back isn't an issue because they're very comfortable for long listens and the sound quality is great for the money.