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I just noticed that the Sennheiser PC360 is $130 nowadays. Drop everything else and grab one. Neutral sound, good positioning, decent soundstage, good comfort – on par with HD598 for those who are familiar with it. Basically you could say that the PC360 is the headset version of the HD5xx line. Not as good as HD598, but not much worse either.
You think these are good [link] or you suggest the game ones? And then obviously the astro mixamp pro tr
The Sennheiser PC 360 is currently on sale in my Country (Link)
I was considering buying the hyperx Cloud until I found out about this Deal. Whats holding me back is the 40 euro they'd cost more for me and often reported durability issues of the 360s mic from the reviews. Another point is that im probably better off with separate mic and headphones for 100 bucks but im not sure if thats the case for the hyperx cloud too.
Im by no means audiophile (yet), so Im mostly looking for build quality in terms of durability and wearing comfort since Im wearing glasses and seeming to have a big head. At least my current 230 (which I wouldnt buy again) had a very high clamping force to my head.
I'd really appreciate if someone could help me decide if its worth the 40 euro extra :)
Sennheiser all the way if you value quality over brightly colored plastic.
At your price point I'd recommend these
Thanks for your input :) I'm gonna order them and give them a try with onboard audio (MSI Gaming 5 Z97) - should be fine to drive those headphones. I may pick up a the E10K eventually though, even if it's for the convenience of the volume dial.
I'm assuming you have these headphones?
Headsets are for a different audience
Headsets are nearly all from a "gamer" brand and have no focus on audio quality. It stems from the Xbox 360, and the entire existence of headsets is really the fault of the 360, as they had to make specific headsets to function on 360 due to its weird mic system, and this eventually spawned into PC offshoots to where we are today with loads of crappy "gamer" headsets, and then all the original far better regular headphones from proper audio companies.
Of course Sennheiser and other real audio companies do make headsets, but even then, they don't offer any/ almost any open backed models, and they're usually overpriced.
>So by saying that open-back doesn't exist, do you mean that open-back headsets don't exist?
Indeed pretty much. There are actually a couple around that I forgot even existed, but they are few and far between, and NONE of the ones listed are.
There are some headphones with inline mics but they're not really suitable to PC.
You're far better off with separate headphones and a mic, headsets really aren't intended for PC, the only reason they exist is marketing.
As far as I know this is the only open backed headset
it's just a pair of old Sennheiser 555's with a mic stuck on as far as I know, completely outclassed by the 598s and now 559/579/599s. Sennheiser's open backed 5xx models had almost no bass back then, even the 598s had very little, and the 5x5 series had even less.