Why weren’t you impressed by the WH1000XM3 and the NC700?I wonder if you wonderful fellows can chime in with some of your wisdom. I am looking for a fantastic set of wireless closed back headies for all occasions to be used mainly for office ,commute (bus/train) and travel. My reference is my senny HD598's with a fiio e10k 2. yes its not super audiophile grade, but it works.
I've read shitton of reviews and all of them say The Sony WH-1000 XM3 is the best, well i tried those and i am not impressed.
so far my list is:
Sony WH-1000 XM3
Sennheiser Momentum 3
Sennheiser PCX 550 II
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 (new version of the PX that is being released in a couple of weeks)
Reviews say the B&W PX have the best sound quality so i'm definitely leaning towards the PX7 at the moment. Never been a fan of Bose sound signature. Any recommendations?
So I have the over ear Momentum 2.0 wired and they produce a very nice sound for me. Not hugely detailed like the HD598 or HD800, but very enjoyable and easy to listen to.Haven't tried any if the momentum wireless but I did like the sound and comfort of the momentum on ear wired cans for what that's worth.
Haven't tried any of the Bose, i just wasn't blown away by the Sony's, all the reviews have hyped it up to be the best thing since sliced bread, so maybe i was just expecting more. They still are super comfortable and offer good sound.Why weren’t you impressed by the WH1000XM3 and the NC700?
I like WhatHifi - they focus on all products and not just the super high end.
Well that changes a lot. Can upgrade my 598's at the same time, for the same price as some of the others. Amazing deal actually, pity its out of stock now.Though I think Drop has 400$ bundle for the XM3 and HD6XX so compromise?
Thanks Maxim! I’m getting settled. It’s been a week now in the UK and it’s really not bad.The studio version of dr dre beats are decent but thats about the only one - hope you doing well jolly!
It’s a great mid tier gaming headset. Punches way above its RRP. It’s clean and well tuned for gaming with a superb bass response, the bass is not over exaggerated like a typical gaming headset. Best mic in the business as well. So for R2500 it’s an excellent deal. I’ve been spoilt with the 800S, the difference is night and day, so that’s why I let it go. But I wanted to hear for myself - very happy I did.What did you make of it?
I think this will be the same story over and over again with any gaming headphones.It’s a great mid tier gaming headset. Punches way above its RRP. It’s clean and well tuned for gaming with a superb bass response, the bass is not over exaggerated like a typical gaming headset. Best mic in the business as well. So for R2500 it’s an excellent deal. I’ve been spoilt with the 800S, the difference is night and day, so that’s why I let it go. But I wanted to hear for myself - very happy I did.
I was once of the opinion that SQ and an "audiophile" headset is largely insignificant when it comes to gaming. After fairly extensive testing, I can confirm (for me anyway) that it actually makes a pretty significant difference. Gaming headsets I've compared to the 800S and 650: Astro A50 gen 2 and 3, Astro A10, Arctis 7, Razer Tiamat 7.1, Sennheiser PC350, Logitech G Pro X, currently testing an Arctis 7 Pro + GameDAC (which seems to be the best of the bunch, which is most likely attributed to the GameDAC's ESS9018).I think this will be the same story over and over again with any gaming headphones.
They are tune so specifically for gaming that it just sounds weird.
From HD800 and Stax, I tried the GSP 600. Footsteps, shots, sound effects are forward while everything takes a backseat. When I tried listening music on the GSP600, the experience was surreal.
HD800 is a happy medium between gaming and music. I don’t think gaming headset can match that.
The DragonFly Cobalt is on my bucket list for my phone to headphone setup. Pity it’s a touch expensive
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