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HD558 / Corsair 1300 / HyperX Cloud II

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Who is the best for gaming and music?

I'm not a huge audio person but Sennheiser has a great reputation as an audio company. I would look at reviews though. MKBHD, Hardware Canucks, and of course LTT are all great sources for this kind of information.

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HD558 are audiophile headphones, Corsair and Hyperx are gaming headsets. If you don't need the mic go for the HD558, they are far better headphones than the others.

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a lot better?

 

Yeah quite a bit. Gaming headsets are just overpriced af, you don't get much value for the money. Keep in mind that the HD558 are Open-back headphones, so if sound leak might be a problem for you, or if you play in a noisy environment you might be better off with some closed back models (ATH m30/m50/m50x).

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Lets just ignore the Corsair because it's a sadface gaming headset and this is an audio subforum.

 

As to Cloud vs HD558; I expect the Cloud to have more bass extension to most people's ears, but otherwise a smaller soundstage and less resolution.

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HD558 better than HyperX so? 

 

Maybe. If you need isolation or deep(er) bass extension, the cloud may be a better choice for you.

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