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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking wireless gaming headset or headphones (can add mod mic) that let outside noise through and let me also connect them with bluetooth to mobile devices. I would assume that for low latency gaming headphones with some kind of dongle is preferred. I currently have Hyper X Cloud 2 headset that easily allow me to listen my wife and game at same time but these are wired.

 

Price and quality are secondary if it just fit my specs :)

 

 

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I mean, any cheap bluetooth headset is going to let outside noise in. Check to see what Corsair, Sennhesier, or Klipsch might have (I'm not 100% up to date on headphones theses days).

 

I guess I'm a little confused though. You said you want to hear your wife while gaming? I'm going to assume that's a typo and explain how you can NOT hear her while gaming. Clean the dishes, sweep the floors, make the bed, but make sure to leave a little mess so she doesn't get suspicious. Leave your phone near her so if she calls she'll know why you didn't answer. Then you're going to want to get expensive traveling headphones, you know, the kind that look like earmuffs and turn them babies up. Detatch your gaming room from the house and lock that bitch up tight. Jam the door with a chair just to be safe. Dig yourself a moat and fill it with gators and DONT build a bridge. Then remember you forgot to clean up the table after dinner and she gonna come scream at you anyways. Sorry bro, no way around it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I actually like hearing my girlfriend, she has great stories. Unfortunately every gaming headset seems to be closed back by desing and without listening it is impossible determine how well does closed back headphones bleed in (wich in my case is desired feature). So I would really much appreciate 1st hand experience.

 

Thanks BigDamn for trying to cheer me up though!

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Hey man you can make almost any headohine bluetooth using a Bluetooth adapter using something like a fiio ubtr. I use it for my iems. And grab a pair of HD 58x which are great for gaming music and are also open back. It uses aptx and Bluetooth 4.1 which is pretty decent latency wise. 


 

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My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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7 hours ago, AntsaK2 said:

I actually like hearing my girlfriend, she has great stories. Unfortunately every gaming headset seems to be closed back by desing and without listening it is impossible determine how well does closed back headphones bleed in (wich in my case is desired feature). So I would really much appreciate 1st hand experience.

 

Thanks BigDamn for trying to cheer me up though!

Damn! She sounds like a keeper.

 

Found these from Sennhesier, they're wireless and open back (hard combo to find) but you'll need the ModMic or something for voice. You can also check these out if you want better sound quality.


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Most over-ear headphones will cut a fair amount of noise. On ear headphones (while less comfortable to me at least) will let in a bit more ambient sound. Ideally, you'd have open back headphones. I have AKG K7XX which let me hear things around me shockingly clearly despite being big over-ear headphones. I haven't really tried any wireless headphones recently, but looking for an open back design may be the way to go.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank You all for your answers.

 

I am currently thinking of SteelSeries Artis Pro Wireless which acording to Rtings.com are great for gaming and suck for noise cancellation. So they could be great for me and my intimate relationship.

 

https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/steelseries/arctis-pro-wireless

 

However do you guys know can I use those headphones with bluetooth on my laptop without the included dock? That would be pretty cumbersome on the go.

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13 hours ago, AntsaK2 said:

Thank You all for your answers.

 

I am currently thinking of SteelSeries Artis Pro Wireless which acording to Rtings.com are great for gaming and suck for noise cancellation. So they could be great for me and my intimate relationship.

 

https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/steelseries/arctis-pro-wireless

 

However do you guys know can I use those headphones with bluetooth on my laptop without the included dock? That would be pretty cumbersome on the go.

You will not be as happy with the sound quality, your much better off going with something from a more Audio focused brand such as the Sennheiser's suggested above by @BigDamn.   There are a few exceptions when it comes to gaming brands but ultimately your going to get more for your money with a reputable audio brand.   

 

Edit: I have tried the RS series at bestbuy one time and they are very comfortable, good features and sound quality.  The 185's are very expensive but you can see more of the line up on the site here: https://en-ca.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, Tz000 said:

You will not be as happy with the sound quality, your much better off going with something from a more Audio focused brand such as the Sennheiser's suggested above by @BigDamn.   There are a few exceptions when it comes to gaming brands but ultimately your going to get more for your money with a reputable audio brand.   

 

Edit: I have tried the RS series at bestbuy one time and they are very comfortable, good features and sound quality.  The 185's are very expensive but you can see more of the line up on the site here: https://en-ca.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones

 

 

 

 

You are totally right and I actually have RS220 my self, but there is a huge annoyance that I have get up on couch or bed to start RS's dock to get headphones on. And also there is no bluetooth so I am pretty sure that Steelseries will be ok for me.

 

As I mentioned on OP I am currently gaming with Hyper X Cloud 2 which let me hear my surroundings pretty well. However on the Rtings review with Steelseries they mention that these let noise through even more than Hyper X's. So I hope that one man's trash can be other ones treasure.

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7 hours ago, AntsaK2 said:

You are totally right and I actually have RS220 my self, but there is a huge annoyance that I have get up on couch or bed to start RS's dock to get headphones on. And also there is no bluetooth so I am pretty sure that Steelseries will be ok for me.

 

As I mentioned on OP I am currently gaming with Hyper X Cloud 2 which let me hear my surroundings pretty well. However on the Rtings review with Steelseries they mention that these let noise through even more than Hyper X's. So I hope that one man's trash can be other ones treasure.

Here's to hoping I mean lot of people love he m50x but it's definitely my trash can


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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On 3/18/2019 at 8:53 AM, AntsaK2 said:

So they could be great for me and my intimate relationship.

This is refreshing to hear.

I built a detached shed in the garden to game in, I leave for it quickly after dinner. 

I then return when my gorgeous wife and wonderful daughter are fast asleep.

But thats what 15 plus years of being married does to a man!


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On 3/17/2019 at 9:01 PM, AntsaK2 said:

I actually like hearing my girlfriend, she has great stories. Unfortunately every gaming headset seems to be closed back by desing and without listening it is impossible determine how well does closed back headphones bleed in (wich in my case is desired feature). So I would really much appreciate 1st hand experience.

 

Thanks BigDamn for trying to cheer me up though! 

You must be lucky to have a good story-teller girlfriend.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, pearson said:

You must be lucky to have a good story-teller girlfriend.

Dude, I am the luckiest guy in the world :)

 

But still it little bothers me how the market sometimes follows trends so blindly. Many people really like open back headphones overall but not a single one headset for gaming is open back design.

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On 3/20/2019 at 2:34 AM, AntsaK2 said:

Dude, I am the luckiest guy in the world :)

 

But still it little bothers me how the market sometimes follows trends so blindly. Many people really like open back headphones overall but not a single one headset for gaming is open back design.

Corsair and Sennheiser make open back headsets


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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