Is this good for gaming?

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Ho1y
62
Nov 6, 2019
Yes, they are good for games. Just buy something else that you can use to break so that you don't slam these against the wall/floor when you get mad (like I did).
carson-wright
53
Oct 4, 2019
As somebody with a large head, the fit to begin with was absolutely unbearable for long sessions gaming. However I've now had them for about three months and putting them on is like putting my hand in a glove, albeit still a fairly tight one. Even though they're still tight though, they've conformed to my head and I can now game for extended periods with it on with no problem. As for the sound performance in game, it is truly exceptional. Previously my gaming "headphones" were a set of Steelseries Arctic 3's and honestly after upgrading I was blown away by the difference in sound quality.
carson-wright
53
May 12, 2020
I can only speak from experience with the Sennheisers, however, if you want a speaker like experience, I can't imagine it gets closer than this
chris_december
49
May 12, 2020
Might sound like a noob question. But do you prefer gaming w speakers or headphones?
fancypantalons
41
Oct 4, 2019
For those remarking on the tight fit, this is absolutely fixable with a little careful flexing of the band, particularly near where it attaches to the headphones. I also stored mine stretched over the arm of my couch for a little while, which both stretches the band and helps soften the earcups by compressing them. They're now very comfortable and I wear them for hours at a time while gaming and watching TV.
ang98320
0
Oct 4, 2019
Due to its fairly easy nature to drive, its good for even unamp'd computers; however, as previously mentioned, they clamp fairly tightly, and are personally uncomfortable to wear for more than two or so hours at a time. Bass-y nature provides good sound for shooters, but lacks a good soundstage for more ambient games
SpaceCadet24
443
Oct 3, 2019
I would suppose so but I don't play computer games with or without headphones. These are rather tight and I would think you'd want something more comfortable and with better soundstage like the Beyerdynamic DT990.
annasoh323
96
Oct 4, 2019
I agree the Beyer DT990 is great for gaming. The soundstage will often feel wider than the HD58X to me. I think it has to do with the more pronounced V-shape. I can interchangeably use the HD58X, AKG K7XX, and DT990 Pro for games and not feel I'm missing anything sonically.
Narq
818
Oct 3, 2019
These are perfect for gaming! The frequency response can handle the lowest lows and the highest highs and everything in between. More importantly, they have an excellent soundstage, so you can greatly localize where things are around you. Finally, MOST importantly, they are extremely comfortable. The clamping force is a bit tight on big heads during break-in, but over time, these feel so good on the ears, without causing fatigue over many hours of gameplay- both in comfort and in sound (no brash/harsh mids or highs). I'm a huge fanboy of the 58X and cannot recommend them enough for gamers. The price to quality ratio is unbeatable.
TeknoDoc
0
Sep 18, 2020
Hope you'll respond soon.. I really want your opinion on whether I should buy the HD58X or HE4XX... I would use it for everything but mainly gaming, so I do care alot about sound stage and imaging
Narq
818
Sep 18, 2020
Funny you ask this now. Just last night, I had to take off the HiFiman because positional sounds were all screwed up. Things in front of me sounded like they were behind me. So, no more HE4xx gaming for me!
avaneeded
67
Oct 3, 2019
depends on what you are looking for, if you want something more like positional audio or whatever it's called you are probably better off with a set that includes a surround sound dac (like a lot of gaming sets do) but if you are only into the quality of the sound, these are good for that
tecky1kanobe
35
Oct 3, 2019
These are very good for gaming where you need to pin point event locations. I’ve used them on Xbox and PC. I use an Antlion mod mic with these and they are my favorite set to use while gaming. Don’t change the ear pads or cable though, it will not help improve anything I’ve tried both.
AndresPonce
0
May 30, 2020
Hi, just ordered the same setup, hd58x and AntLion ModMic for playing on my Xbox one. How do you connect them to the console? I have the Elite controller and was thinking about connecting them directly into it using a 3,5 mm y splitter. :)
tecky1kanobe
35
May 30, 2020
You need a headphone and mic to headset adapter. It will have two female ends, one for headphones and one for mic. Those will combine to one 4 pole male end that plugs into a controller. Make sure the ends are labeled as the are similar looking adapters that just split the stereo sound and will not work for what you want
Soham1255
367
Oct 3, 2019
It is excellent for gaming. I have been using these headphones for the past few months and the soundstage is great for its price. Hence with that, you could easily pinpoint the source of gunfire in say, CS:GO or any FPS games that you might play.
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Soham1255
367
May 24, 2020
Sorry for the late reply. To answer your question, YES this definitely fits the bill as a gaming device! In fact I use this personally for gaming everyday. The only thing lacking in these headphones is a mic. But you could always fix that with a ModMic USB like I did and that made it one of the best gaming headsets at this price point in my humble opinion.
chris_december
49
May 24, 2020
Thank you.
Blue5688
29
Oct 3, 2019
Yes, they have a very nice and large sound stage and sound amazing.