|YukonTrooper ||May 11, 2010 03:05 PM |
Originally Posted by Full Speed
Yeah, I'm looking at some Grado headphones now actually. They seem like a better option for the kind of thing I'm looking for.
EDIT: I'm leaning towards the Grado SR80i.
Grado headphones aren't the best for gaming, and for music they're best suited to rock. They have fast transients, tight bass, good highs and a very forward midrange. However, they lack good soundstage, which is important for gaming. You don't need a huge soundstage, but a decent soundstage makes games sound more convincing. I have the SR225's and they're my least favorite for gaming.
My favorite headphones for gaming (and I have a lot) are the Denon AH-D2000's and Audio-Technica ATH-AD900's. I prefer the AD900's slightly more for gaming and the D2000's slightly more for a wider variety of music.
I'm also a huge fan of the CMSS 3D technology found on X-Fi cards. For the games it works well with, it works really, really well.