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Hi guysRecently I decided to get a new pair of headphones and after asking in some nadechworld.com and making some research I liked the Sennheiser HD 598, the closed back version, and the Beyerdynamic DT 770, but i have to decide between one of those. So, which one would you recommend for gaming? I usually play CS:GO, in case that matter. Also, i have a few questions:In case I choose the DT 770, which version would you recommend me to get: 32, 80 or 250 ohm?The HD 598 open back headphone is better than the closed back?Would i need an amp with any of these headphone? I”d like to mention that I am currently using an Asus Xonar DX soundcard.Hope u guys can help me, I have never been into audio that”s why I”ve got a lot of questions.
the hd598cs is still fairly new so finding opinions comparing it to other headphones is a little hit or miss currently. my understanding of it however is that it has less soundstage than the hd598 while a bit more bass. i cannot say how quality compares but i”m thinking its in the hd518/558/598 region as far as general sound properties and quality. overall the hd598 would likely be called superior over the hd598cs (just like the ad500x is over the a500x) because soundstage is generally something people are after for gaming. however, it all comes down to preference as i can enjoy myself just fine on one of the smallest soundstage headphones out there, the m50.with that said, the hd598/hd598c (and 518/558) are a whole different sound of headphone than the dt770. the 5xx series is more neutral and laid back (a bit slow) which makes them a good jack of all trades master of none and good for listening to for hours. some love this about them while others may find them boring. the dt770 (and dt990 and to some small extent but in a more limited way the dt880) are the opposite. the 770 and 990 especially have prominent treble which is fairly bright and detailed. this means that while they are very detailed and articulate sounding some people may find them fatiguing. also, they are v-shaped instead of neutral so push bass and treble with recessed mids. while this is more exciting sounding its also further from neutral and thus not 100% true to recordings if you care. while the 770 and 990 have good bass the 770 takes the cake and is capable of sub-level bass (like the m50). often people either love or hate one side or the other and if you dont like one you often like the other when talking about the beyer dts vs the senn hd 5xxs.if only comparing the 598 with 598cs, for gaming i”d suggest open back 589 over the closed back unless you want a bit more isolation.the 598 is easy to drive. unless you have a very poor amp then no amp is needed usually. the 770 can generally be powered from decent soundcards as well but to get the most out of the bass response a strong soundcard (z or similar) or at least a budget amp (some start at about 50 bucks) is suggested. not that you absolutely need one for the 32 or 80 models. if you have crappy sound and get buzzing, distortion, etc then i would get a soundcard or dac/amp regardless to fix that issue if you had it.the xonar dx soundcard is a good option as it has the dac of the stx. it doesnt have a very strong amp on it though so i”m not sure if you would get 100% out of the 770 (you may be missing out on some bass) while the 598 should be fine. one good thing is that the dx pairs well with headphone amps since it doesnt output a very strong signal so you will have less distortion. the dx also supports virtual surround.so, 598 or 770? depends on your preferences. one is a neutral laid back can, the other is a v-shaped detailed can. the dt880 is a bit more similar and has less edge on treble, not as much bass and a little more neutral sound than the dt990.