Best headphones for P870KM1?

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  1. mebcitadel

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    Going to order a P870KM1 soon. I was considering the Hyper X Cloud Revolvers or maybe the Sennheiser 363D. I will be doing mostly gaming but I also like to listen to music and watch movies. I realize the sennheiser are open back. That's ok. What are the best headsets available for this laptop and it's DAC?
     
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    Coffee Lake1 models based on Z370 chipsets (desktop CPUs) are coming late of November


    Soon will have new series and offer new CFL1 mobo. CFL1 supports 6core /12 Treads cpus - doesn't support current 7xxx series




    Mobile CFL models are coming around Feb/18 CFL2 based on Z390 are coming around Sept /18






    DO NOT BUY AS OF NOW
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. With that being said, what headphones should I look into?

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    Most gaming headsets are ill-suited for critical listening, especially if your music collection consists of high-quality audio files. You may wish to consider a proper set of headphones then an Antlion ModMic to serve as your microphone. You haven't stated your budget, which is important as to what is worth recommending.
     
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    You can do hours & hours of research in forums, websites, etc on this topic. When you look at all of those opinions as a whole, they will generally fall into 3 recommendations:

    1) Buy a single USB headset for <$100. Kingston HyperX Cloud 2. It's a USB-based computer headset, with decent audio & mic quality for its price. It's good for gaming, and "good enough" for music & audio if you haven't gone into audiophile-level territory before. Benefit here is it's a dead-simple, relatively cheap purchase with good bang-for-your-buck. Drawback is that you can do much better if you're willing to spend more money.

    2) Buy entry level audiophile-grade headphones, with an add-on mic. Probably run you about $200. Most popular recommendation here is the Audio Technica ATH-M50x and the Antlion ModMic. Benefit here is that you get freedom of choice on the headphones (price & audio quality), if you intend to use the headphones for other things like listening to music. Drawback is having to deal with an add-on mic (and its cable).

    3) Buy a higher-end gaming headset that uses 3.5mm audio plugs (not USB). Runs you about $200. The rule here is "buy your audio gear from a company that makes audio gear." Do NOT buy audio gear from companies that make gaming peripherals (Logitech, Corsair, Kingston, Astro, Razer, Steelseries, etc).

    This option is where you find headsets from Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Audio Technica. If you want a dead-simple recommendation here, Sennheiser G4ME One. Excellent audio quality, mic quality. Benefit here is excellent audio & mic quality, with emphasis on sound clarity & soundstage (the two most important factors if you intend to use any kind of virutalized surround sound).



    My advice is that if you can afford ~$180, just buy the Sennheiser G4ME Ones and be done with it. It's got top-notch audio & mic quality, and has "headset" features such as integrated volume control, and a well-designed mic-mute feature. Those are things you don't get with Option #2 (separate headphones + mic), and will give you far better audio quality than Option #1.
     
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    If you have the budget to go that far I would recommend the Sennheiser HD360 and a modmic.
     
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    Gaming headphones are real heavy on the bass (cos explosions is why).
     
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    wow, you're a real genius!
     
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    What is up with you and your smart-ass remarks? I don't like your whiney attitude towards me as of late and I don't think it's helping you or anyone else here.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
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    Maybe try making any useful post in your life.... just once...


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