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I am wondering how good these cans are for GAMING compared to the Jubilees. I am not going to be using any dac/amps to power them for my desktop. I am also looking to use these while playing my PS4.
without amp/dac, Jubilee much better because it is easier to drive.
These aren't for gaming. They're for music. Grab something cheap on Amazon for gaming.
i would not agree with assimilator702 aegument that certain headphones are not for gaming and only for music.
if you want gaming might be worth checking out Audeze Mobius. Though they are still tuning it and in prototype stage still, go check it out at indigogo $269 I think atm. I got one mainly because it is a portable closed back planar (as well as some casual gaming) but they are active headphones (meaning they won't benefit/need a dac/amp)
I have the hd556 as gaming headphones and they are the best things iv ever used got my 6xx yesterday but haven't used them to game just yet as I'm burning them in while I'm at work will give you an update later when I get home only thing I'll say is though on a ps4 they will sound underwhelming unless yout have amp for it I play on pc so getting dac/amps are easier
I have not used them on my PS4 as I got them only a week ago but for gaming they are great. I would not buy them for that purpose as the audio quality is a lot less noticeable while playing games but they are still a great pair of cans for just about anything if you already own them. The Jubilees are far easier to drive so they will drain your PS4 controller battery a lot less but it won't be enough that it makes a difference unless you time your controller batteries. If you need a gaming headset I suggest something like the HyperX Cloud II over these because they have a built in mic usable with the PS4. If you do, for some odd reason, decide to get these regardless of all the advice against it you NEED to have a dac/amp or at the very least a strong dac to make the most of these.
Headphones sound great even without the dac/amp but pluged into my room mates ps4 they sound dead and lifeless can't hear bass and everything is super flat but crisp but on my desktop they come to life so in your case I'd recommend going for the jubilee's if your planning on using with the ps4 as much as your desktop but be warned once you use hifi headphones for gaming you will never buy a headset again I gave my roommate my hd558's and he's gonna throw away his logitech artemis spectrums and buy good open back headphones and stand alone mic for gaming just after 1 hour using my old cans
You don't have to agree with me. These are reference class headphones. The fidelity of games is no where near the level of recorded music. You might benefit from a good sounding pair of cans but not something at this level . Sweating all over a pair of cans of this quality is a sin in my book.