Need to bring this awesome thread back from the grave
Well I have a few legit questions. The wife finally let me upgrade my receiver and I got one with Dolby Headphone. So now my I am thinking about buying the Senn HD-555's and selling my Tritton's. What's the general consensus on the 555's? I have read through a good bit of the thread and followed it for awhile, but I was leaning towards "gaming" headphones then.
It's not that I am un-happy or do not like the tritton's, but I think there is something better out there for me. I have not tested them much with many sources other than 360 gaming with Guitar Hero3, COD4 and Halo3. Personally the Tritton's sound like crap to me in Guitar Hero3. They are really nice in Halo and COD4 but I still struggle with certain aspects of how they seem to work. They also tend to make my ears hot and seem heavy to me.(although I am not sure as I have never really worn headphones) Also the rumble for bass, such a double edged sword. A really cool feature but there needs to be dedicated bass too ( I think thats why GH3 blows with these) Just one other little issue is no dedicated line volume. You have to get up and turn the main unit down OR adjust all the speakers to a new level. Not a big deal BUT its an issue and I find myself messing with all the speaker settings for every game I have played with them.
SO there you have it, a little rant/review with my question about getting some quality cans. I have NEVER owned a nice pair of stereo headphones. I have a pair of Sony (i bought a at least 6-7 years ago for like 30 bucks for a stereo I had at the Fire Academy)
I am just not sure what to expect. I am pretty sure I can get the Sennheiser's for around $100 bucks and I already bought the receiver and it will be here shortly. I guess I am just looking for that last push to buy the HD-555's (the 595's out of my budget and I read that a few people don't think they are worth the 80-100 more)
I didn't post this to bash the Tritton's either, they are very nice and do well with most things I have tried them with. I need to try a dvd or 2 also but I wanted mainly for gaming. They are well made also, I just think my expectations were set way too high and with a new receiver coming the gears got turning in the head about the dolby headphone. Thanks and hope I didn't ramble too much.
Edit:One other thing I wanted to ask was about the open design. How much sound is leaked or how much will it bother others around me?