Sennheiser HD 660, HE-500, or HE-400i for gaming?
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I am seeking some advice regarding headphones. I am looking for a comfortable pair of balanced headphones to be paired with the Jotunheim.
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Rhamnetin
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May 30, 2018
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HE-500 slaughters all of those other headphones in every single department minus comfort and build quality. It's a gem considering how hard it is to find and how good it sounds. Though it seems to have a worthy successor in the HiFiMan Sundara.
All 3 are bad choices if you're just gaming on them though, as was the Jotunheim.
May 30, 2018
Cashy
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May 19, 2018
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660s are surprisingly way different than 650s for gaming. 660s are suited to gaming more than 650s.
May 19, 2018
ElectronicVices
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May 18, 2018
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I love my HE-500 but the comfort might get to you if you will be in for some long sessions. It's also a less than ideal soundstage presentation for gaming IMO. I've not heard the 660 yet but I didn't think the HD650's were great for gaming. If gaming is your primary aim you may want to look outside of these three. I use a Phillips X2 with a Vmoda Boompro mic, it's super easy to drive, comfortable and has a decent soundstage. A little more low end response than competitive FPS players may want but I enjoy it.
May 18, 2018
born2relax
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May 19, 2018
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I am using an AT2035 with the UX2 for voice, just need headphones for optimal comfort and sound
May 19, 2018
ElectronicVices
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May 19, 2018
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I doubt you will find anyone taking hifiman over sennheiser for comfort purposes. I've owned two Hifiman over-ear headphones and they definitely rank quite low in comfort. My HD650 however ranks quite high on the comfort front. I just think the 500 sounds better than the 650 for most genres. Keep in mind the 500 is best enjoyed with roughly a 1 watt or so of power.
May 19, 2018
JonnyModena
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May 18, 2018
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I own the HE-400i. I do not own the Senn HD 660 but i do own the Senn HD 598, which is a lesser quality headphone than the HE-400i for most smooth listening purposes. With that being said, I exclusively play video games with the Senn HD 598. They are brighter and louder un-amped, which adds to the game effects. They also have a wider sound stage than the unamped HE-400i. Amped, however, the 400i is almost impossible to beat for both music and gaming.
May 18, 2018
born2relax
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May 18, 2018
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thank you, I am either going to go with the 6xx or 660s
May 18, 2018
Juka
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May 16, 2018
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None of those come with balanced cables. For gaming and comfort, go for the Senns
May 16, 2018