The State of Headphones vs Headset for Gaming/Movies in 2020?
The last time I invested in headphones for gaming/movies was in 2012. At that time I had considered getting a high end headset, but all the research I did (including these forums) told me that the much better investment was headphones with an attachable mic. Essentially the case seemed to be that even the best headsets at that time were a compromise option that could not compare to good headphones. I ended up with the Beyerdynamic DT 990, FiiO E11 amp, and a modmic from antlion.
I use the above exclusively with my PC and I've now decided I would like a headphone set up for my PS4 in the living room. 8 years is a long time for anything tech related, so I want to know if the situation has changed in regards to headsets vs headphones + attachable mic. I looked into headsets and it seems like the Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless, the HyperX Cloud Orbit S-Gaming, or the Audez Mobius are the top of the line. Are these quality products or would I still be better off just get headphones and an antlion wireless modmic?
If Headphones + attachable MIC is still the way to go, does anyone have recommendations for ones that are better than the above 3 and in the ~500 dollar price range? If it's a significant upgrade from my DT 990 I might even grab a second pair to use with my PC as well.
Last edited by Megasabin; 06-17-2020 at 07:37 AM.