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    Default Need suggestion on Sennheiser HD 558 for gaming

    I usually play games with 5.1 sound system but now i need a good headphone to play games at night. my budget is low so i have decided this one. does anyone have personal experience with this headphone? is it good for gaming? i have read some reviews and no doubt it is a good headphone but i didnt find any recommendation for gaming. any help will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    I usually play games with 5.1 sound system but now i need a good headphone to play games at night. my budget is low so i have decided this one. does anyone have personal experience with this headphone? is it good for gaming? i have read some reviews and no doubt it is a good headphone but i didnt find any recommendation for gaming. any help will be appreciated.
    I once used a Senn HD 202. It was quite good but a word of advice: If you are looking for HP with Bass Senns are not for you.


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    Bhaiya the 558 is regard as one of the best for gaming because of it's huge airy sound stage, it's my dream HP. Once you pair it with an ample sound card(enough power), it should be fantastic. Go for it!

    Btw how much is it going to cost? I have my eyes on it for two whole years lol, never got to buy one because of the price. I used a 558 here in BD, and the imaging is very big, shouldn't be any trouble for FPS games which require accurate positioning and casual games are no problem either. Bass maybe lacking, but you can fix that to a certain amount with EQ, and I doubt you need bass that much.

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    @dipanzan ,
    thank you for your reply. i will be buying from amazon.com. i will get it around end of february (ordered witcher 3 and some other staffs). price might be around 120 dollar according to amazon site. i have a very old xonar d2x which will power this or by onboard sound card of gigabyte motherboard. one thing i am worried about is the impedence of 558 is 50 ohms which i dont think d2x can deliver. i am neither a big fan of fps games or bass but directional audio is the thing i dont want to miss. bass is the main reason i cant play at night (z5500 is a monster). currently playing alien isolation with CAL and it is not satisfactory. it's a great relief that i can rely on this headphone.

    @Rawkill , thank you for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    @dipanzan ,
    thank you for your reply. i will be buying from amazon.com. i will get it around end of february (ordered witcher 3 and some other staffs). price might be around 120 dollar according to amazon site. i have a very old xonar d2x which will power this or by onboard sound card of gigabyte motherboard. one thing i am worried about is the impedence of 558 is 50 ohms which i dont think d2x can deliver. i am neither a big fan of fps games or bass but directional audio is the thing i dont want to miss. bass is the main reason i cant play at night (z5500 is a monster). currently playing alien isolation with CAL and it is not satisfactory. it's a great relief that i can rely on this headphone.

    @Rawkill , thank you for your reply.
    The D2X is built specifically for 5.1 speakers. Headphones wont benefit much from that card. BTW are you selling your Z5500 :3 ? if so gimme a knock.

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    My knowledge about HPs are very limited so I might not be of much help. DEEPONZON can help you better. In the mean time readd this review. Guy has 558 with a D2X.

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    http://www.head-fi.org/t/540173/sennheiser-hd558-impressions-review


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    The D2X is built specifically for 5.1 speakers. Headphones wont benefit much from that card. BTW are you selling your Z5500 :3 ? if so gimme a knock.

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    My knowledge about HPs are very limited so I might not be of much help. DEEPONZON can help you better. In the mean time readd this review. Guy has 558 with a D2X.

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    http://www.head-fi.org/t/540173/senn...essions-review


    i wont sell z5500. i have an intention to mod it (replacing the surrounds with q acoustics, full black color and if i get an electric engineer with good sound knowledge then reduce the bass from circuitry). need to save money for these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    @dipanzan ,
    thank you for your reply. i will be buying from amazon.com. i will get it around end of february (ordered witcher 3 and some other staffs). price might be around 120 dollar according to amazon site. i have a very old xonar d2x which will power this or by onboard sound card of gigabyte motherboard. one thing i am worried about is the impedence of 558 is 50 ohms which i dont think d2x can deliver. i am neither a big fan of fps games or bass but directional audio is the thing i dont want to miss. bass is the main reason i cant play at night (z5500 is a monster). currently playing alien isolation with CAL and it is not satisfactory. it's a great relief that i can rely on this headphone.

    @Rawkill , thank you for your reply.
    The DAC is enough for a 558, if you still feel it's lacking buy a separate amp. Or better yet buy a something like the FiiO and you are set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    The DAC is enough for a 558, if you still feel it's lacking buy a separate amp. Or better yet buy a something like the FiiO and you are set.
    d2x dac (i think it is texus instruments) is ok for speakers i think. but i dont get good sound from CAL with this. i mean it is good but may be i am expecting more from cal.

    i had a plan to buy cambridge audio dacmagic 100 for using as external dac. i even found it hell lot of cheaper in richersounds.com but unfortunately time and fund wasnt in favour of me. i hope to buy it someday. but i would really like a buy a tiny desktop size 5.1 receiver/amp so that i can make a custom sound system for my desktop.

    reading this dont take me as a audiophile or expert in sound. z5500 is still good enough for me.

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    btw my asus xonar d2x becomes very hot after long hours of use. (almost hot as a graphics card). is it normal?

    any idea @Rawkill ?

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    A $110 headphone with 50 impedance does not need a very good DAC. By high impedance, you would mean a 200-600 ohms headphone and those are mostly for studio.

    If you want quality bass, I would go with a separate sound system with amp and speakers, which will beat any computer sound system (as in logitechs)

    Currently I have this separate subwoofer. Extremely good at its price.

    http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...m_campaign=pla

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    d2x dac (i think it is texus instruments) is ok for speakers i think. but i dont get good sound from CAL with this. i mean it is good but may be i am expecting more from cal.

    i had a plan to buy cambridge audio dacmagic 100 for using as external dac. i even found it hell lot of cheaper in richersounds.com but unfortunately time and fund wasnt in favour of me. i hope to buy it someday. but i would really like a buy a tiny desktop size 5.1 receiver/amp so that i can make a custom sound system for my desktop.

    reading this dont take me as a audiophile or expert in sound. z5500 is still good enough for me.

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    btw my asus xonar d2x becomes very hot after long hours of use. (almost hot as a graphics card). is it normal?

    any idea @Rawkill ?
    I don't know about you but I have the same case with my current HP(Presonus HD7 same thing as a Superlux 668). Even though it's a low impedance HP, it still doesn't sound full if I don't use the built in amp of my DGx. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    btw my asus xonar d2x becomes very hot after long hours of use. (almost hot as a graphics card). is it normal?

    any idea @Rawkill ?
    Sheeeeeeat never bothered to check temps of the sound card so I dont know. Man now you are worrying me. Let me see if I can find something.

    Browsed through some forums. Most of them are saying sound cards becoming hot is not a problem and many of them have their Sound cards between their GFX cards in SLI/Xfire. Maybe you are SLIing that is why sound cards temps are high ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    btw my asus xonar d2x becomes very hot after long hours of use. (almost hot as a graphics card). is it normal?
    I didn't have a xonar card, but my Titanium HD used to get very hot too. And now it's dead, not sure if it is related to heating though. Also, never checked the temp when the card was new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    Sheeeeeeat never bothered to check temps of the sound card so I dont know. Man now you are worrying me. Let me see if I can find something.

    Browsed through some forums. Most of them are saying sound cards becoming hot is not a problem and many of them have their Sound cards between their GFX cards in SLI/Xfire. Maybe you are SLIing that is why sound cards temps are high ?
    SC gets hot. i have experienced it with both x-fi gamer and xonar but now it seems too much hot. my sc is not sitting between two graphics cards. it is sitting below both of them. so it shouldnt be a problem. what aaz_swapnil said is now worrying me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    A $110 headphone with 50 impedance does not need a very good DAC. By high impedance, you would mean a 200-600 ohms headphone and those are mostly for studio.

    If you want quality bass, I would go with a separate sound system with amp and speakers, which will beat any computer sound system (as in logitechs)

    Currently I have this separate subwoofer. Extremely good at its price.

    http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...m_campaign=pla
    how do you connect your woofer to your pc? i mean directly to your sound card or through a receiver?
    i have a separate sound system with tannoy speakers and onkyo receiver. i use it with my htpc. if i give it 8/10 then z5500 will get 5/10. that is so good!! bass is not over the top and low, mids are crystal clear. i cant connect it to my pc because it is in separate room and the receiver is huge and weighs a ton. do you know any tiny size desktop amp for 5.1 system?

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    You can use the audioengine desktop amp. Little bit expensive but extremely small. I have subwoofer analogue connection from my bookshelf speakers. My subwoofer is self powered and so I do not need a separate amps to drive them.

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    how do you connect your woofer to your pc? i mean directly to your sound card or through a receiver?
    i have a separate sound system with tannoy speakers and onkyo receiver. i use it with my htpc. if i give it 8/10 then z5500 will get 5/10. that is so good!! bass is not over the top and low, mids are crystal clear. i cant connect it to my pc because it is in separate room and the receiver is huge and weighs a ton. do you know any tiny size desktop amp for 5.1 system?
    check this. Probably one of the most handy amps but a little bit pricey.

    http://audioengineusa.com/Store/N22-...udio-Amplifier

    Another brand I know about is the Topping brands. Some of their products are good.

    http://www.parts-express.com/topping...25wpc--310-334

    http://www.parts-express.com/topping...25wpc--310-324

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    @dipanzan , got a chance to buy beyer 770 instead of 558. should i take it? i mean does it worth the extra 120 dollars? i will use it mostly for night gaming and movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    @dipanzan , got a chance to buy beyer 770 instead of 558. should i take it? i mean does it worth the extra 120 dollars? i will use it mostly for night gaming and movie.
    Bhaiya I got to demo the 990 from Beyer and they were really comfy. The 770 from Beyer is an absolute legend, and is regarded as one of the best HPs for the money. There's no doubting it's soundstage, and you'll have a delight when gaming with it. And it's also really nice for movies from what I've gathered. The one thing you should note that these maybe harder to drive if you get a high impedance version, and will require a separate amp.

    About the 558, this might seem biased as I've been eyeing this HP from 2011, and only got to buy the 598 which I'll receive in January. I used a friend's 558, although the pads were worn, they were really comfortable, I had no problem distinguishing sounds in CSGO, and it has a huge soundstage btw. It should also be really nice for CSGO(or any game with positional awareness). One thing i can say about the 770 vs the 558 is that the 770 should have more bass in general and movies with explosions/games should be more immersing.

    The sound from the 558 might sound richer and some genres will sound really nice and they are not that hard to drive. I'm just basing this from my experience with the 990 vs the 558, so take this with a grain of salt.

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    ^ many thanks dipanzan. i was actually thinking that as well. cause without a proper amp there is no benefit of having 770. hmm i think i will stick with 558 then.

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