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New headphones - upgrading from G4me Zero

Hi LTT's!
Currently using a 2014/15 Sennheiser G4me Zero (closed back) headset.

Looking to upgrade this to something more HI-FI-ish headphones and some external mic.
Bascially looking for upgrade suggestions, usage is music/gaming (50/50).


Considering I dont really have any preferences (that I know of yet) and music taste ranges all over the different genres, country, rock, electronic, pop etc.I'm quite unsure what to take a look at.
It'll obviously be for desktop use, so an amplifier might be needed (or a dac?)
-Soft budget of ~300€ (~352$)
-Purchasable in Europe (Denmark)

-Budget must include amp if preferred, but not dac or mic.


Already been looking at the different Beyerdynamics 770, 880, 990's etc, but not having listened, kind of being a blind buy, I figured I'd get suggestions first :)

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Is this mostly for music or gaming?


CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:32 gig G.Skill Neo GPU: RTX 3070 Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 500 gig WD blue SSD x1 500 gig 860 evo SSD x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:750W Focus G Cooling:be quite! dark rock pro 4Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 ---> Liquid spark DAC---> monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark/Liquid Platinum---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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As stated its around 50/50 usage - but they'll be used as an allrounder for both. Im thinking music, since I dont do any FPS gaming where footsteps etc is needed.

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9 minutes ago, gedefims said:

As stated its around 50/50 usage - but they'll be used as an allrounder for both. Im thinking music, since I dont do any FPS gaming where footsteps etc is needed.

ifi zen dac/amp combo with DT 990 pro and a modmic uni or something similar.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)


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DT770s are cool for gaming. Nice strong bass and the soundstage is pretty decent for what it is. I’ve been using mine very often for like 2 years and they’re still like new. Beyerdynamic Pro line is built to last. 

I demoed the open-back G4me headphones when I was looking at options and I really don’t know if you’d be satisfied with the change. DT770 is good, but imo not the big jump you’d want from an expensive upgrade. 

I’d really recommend trying to demo some headphones (dunno how that works with Covid). Beyerdynamic has a ‘house sound’ with a treble spike which gets to some people. Rather go to some trouble to demo than to buy something and be disappointed. 

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