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Are these good for gaming? I've seen from the reviews saying it isn't that bassy for hearing footsteps and what not.
Open back headphones are great for gaming, because the large Soundstage allows you to hear footsteps and direction better. They're also super clear and have great separation.
The sound on the 6XX is a bit on the warmer side, so no, I won't recommend it for gaming (and especially if you're into competitive gaming, these won't serve you well at all). It might be better to get an HD 598 for your gaming needs. I also happen to own an Astro A50, and regardless of what others might say, they function impeccably well for hearing footsteps and small noises. The bass is also fairly intense on the A50.
I'd say, you should get the 6XX if you're primarily interested in listening to lossless music.
I own a pair of senheieser game one's so I understand how they work but I'm not sure if it's worth the upgrade. I haven't seen anyone say if it was good or not for gaming. All the reviews say they are alright but don't got much bass.
They definitely don't have as much bass comparatively, but it isn't as if they are lacking, it's just a lot tighter. The real issue is the amount of power needed to drive them is more than what most people have in their everyday setups. If you already have a Sennheiser gaming headset, these probably wouldn't offer a whole lot more. Though good for music if you have a good DAC/AMP!
Alright thanks @TekkamanRain and @Cyphre for the info. I do play games competitively and my current headset works fine just wanted something that was all around good for music, games and occasionally movies/tv.
These cans are designed to be neutral in the reproduction of sound, that's why the Sennheiser HD series cans are engineered and marketed that way.
You can always color the sound to your liking through a graphic equalizer in between the source and the headphones, we have remember that listening pleasure is purely subjective and not objective here.
There is no such thing as an audiophile expert, whoever claims to be that, turn the other way and tun like hell!