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Seeking advice with future headphone purchase. suggestions?

Hola everyone! I am seeking some advice on future purchase.

I am a competitive player mainly in the FPS scene, I play a bunch of different ones but mainly Rainbow Six Siege.
 

I have used a few pair of headphones, 770, 990, 1990, T1 ( 2nd gen ) Logitech G pro & a handful of in-ears.

I run them all on my Modius - Asgard schiit stack & before that I ran them on my GOXLR interface.

I had to part ways with my 1990 and picked up the Beyerdynamic T1's which I must say I have not been super impressed with.
 

So I come to you to ask for advice, I see a lot of SHP9500 being mentioned, however difficult to get your hands on in EU ( willing to fish for some in NA and pay import if I have to )
Various Sennheiser 5xx variants / 800S ( super high end )

I am really just looking for some feedback/experiences/recommendations if anyone could be so kind -
the more the better, I am happy to read a longer paragraph if it means more information

TLDR:

Gaming headphone for FPS games ( competitively )
Can be run via high-end DAC/AMP
In a quiet room, sound leak/background noise is monitored/controlled.
Budget - no ceiling 

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my advice is get some noise cancelling headphones for peace and tranquility

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18 minutes ago, headphonequestions said:

Hola everyone! I am seeking some advice on future purchase.

I am a competitive player mainly in the FPS scene, I play a bunch of different ones but mainly Rainbow Six Siege.
 

I have used a few pair of headphones, 770, 990, 1990, T1 ( 2nd gen ) Logitech G pro & a handful of in-ears.

I run them all on my Modius - Asgard schiit stack & before that I ran them on my GOXLR interface.

I had to part ways with my 1990 and picked up the Beyerdynamic T1's which I must say I have not been super impressed with.
 

So I come to you to ask for advice, I see a lot of SHP9500 being mentioned, however difficult to get your hands on in EU ( willing to fish for some in NA and pay import if I have to )
Various Sennheiser 5xx variants / 800S ( super high end )

I am really just looking for some feedback/experiences/recommendations if anyone could be so kind -
the more the better, I am happy to read a longer paragraph if it means more information

TLDR:

Gaming headphone for FPS games ( competitively )
Can be run via high-end DAC/AMP
In a quiet room, sound leak/background noise is monitored/controlled.
Budget - no ceiling 

Fidelio X2HR's for a really really wide soundstage apparently, still decent imaging and good bass. (These can be bought on amazon.de or co.uk for about 150 euros)

HD 58X for a more vocal presentation and less bass. Great imaging but not that of a huge soundstage.

If you are up for planar magnetic, the HE 4XX's are good I've heard, not that good of a build quality. The HE 400i 2020's are supposed to be good as well. Sundaras are a better pick since the build is better and the sound is just more refined.

 

I've recommended these based off of reviews.

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🎧

Philips Fidelio X2HR as daily driver

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.

VR > Valve index kit

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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I mean if budget is unlimited, then HD800S just for the soundstage and imaging. I've personally not heard them but, that seems to be what they're known for.

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