I’ve been using a pair of Siberia v2’s for 3-4 years, and they finally decided to kick the bucket (the suspension gave up big time) after a long while of usage. Thus, I’ve decided to let myself fall into the unknown world of headphones and sound.
My experiences with headphones are extremely limited. Other than my V2, I’ve tried some HyperX Cloud I’s. I could hear more detail with them, but the higher sounds were… Less than enjoyable, for me. Furthermore, I felt like they were severely lacking in the lowers, but that might just be me. I’ve also tried some headphones of which I forget the model, but it was extremely cold/analytical, and I did not enjoy that.
I’m looking for some open-back, over-ear headphones, as I do not enjoy the feeling of being “closed off” from my surroundings (IEM’s are also off the table, as no matter the model or design, they always end up hurting or being uncomfortable after an hour or so), and they’ll be exclusively used at home for gaming (Vermintide 2 and Destiny 2, to name a couple), and mostly metal (like Winds and Insomnium), and Synth-wave music.
My budget for some headphones is about 300 USD (2000 DKK), but won’t mind at all if its a possibility to go under. Again, I’ve not delved much into headphones in the past, but I’m open to grabbing some headphones to eventually later down the road throw myself at amps and DAC’s to fully widen my horizons.
I’d prefer them to be dedicated headphones, as I’ll be buying a dedicated microphone later this year to complete the “auditory” part of my setup.
I am willing to test headphones, so any suggestion will likely get put on the list to go try them out at shops, if it is possible (and if it is possible to find them in Denmark, too).