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Hey, I am interested in using these headphones on my computer and I am curious if anyone has experience with them for gaming? Additionally I would like to mount a mod mic and I’m curious if anyone has experience good or bad with trying to mount to the mesh sides?
just go get the pc37x, also from senn. perfect for gaming.
If they are anything like the HD650, which by all the reviews they appear to be very similar then they will be great for gaming.
Your statements are basically completely wrong.
I don't know why you said they have no soundstage because that is simply not true. The HD6xx family are renowned for having a large and accurate soundstage.
The HD600 and HD650 do not have an analytical sound at all, they are smooth with a slightly rolled off treble. The exact opposite of an analytical sound.
I would make the argument that the only issue with using these as a gaming headset is that they aren't analytical enough. having clean pronounced treble helps you hear enemy footsteps and catch small detail in a games soundscape.
Regardless, I use a pair of HD650's with a modmic 5 for gaming on a daily basis and have been very pleased with the performance. So much so that I purchased the HD58X to replace my HD650 as my daily gaming headset. Hopefully the slight treble bump of the HD58X makes them just a bit better.
I'm an old-school gamer, and back in the day you gained a serious edge over competitors with audio cues in games like Doom2, Quake 1/2/3, Team Fortress, the original Rainbow 6 and Counterstrike. The open back natural airy insanely accurate soundstage will trigger something in your brain to give you an extremely heightened sense of sound origin. Hard to explain until you hear it for yourself and then compare with other headphones. People thought I hacked being able to track sound through walls so easily and I would get banned from random pubbing servers all the time. In the mid-late 90s and well into the 2000s ,I was preaching the 580 upgrade was the single best hardware gaming upgrade you could do for casual and competitive gaming alone.
I was using them unamplified, but with high enough PC+game volume it was perfect enough for gaming although a bit on the softer side in a noisy lan tournament environment. You won't have that problem with the lower impedance. Even without amplification, the 3d spatial separation was light-years over any other headphones of the time and i'm positive that edge carries over into this day and age with the 58X.
I don't have experience with a modmic mount on a 580, but I've had friends with 600s and they mounted just fine. Good luck to you!
I've had a modmic 5 on my HD650s for 6 months. I use it everyday and have had no issues with the mount or with the mic. With the slightly brighter tuning of the HD58X they will be even better for gaming.
The 650 has the most congested soundstage I've heard in a phone. The 5 series actually has better soundstage and imaging from my experience, and I believe this is actually the feedback from most consumers. 5xx or 8xx for gaming, 6xx for music.
The 650's soundstage is far from congested. However, I do agree that the 5xx lineup, specifically the 598's are great for gaming.