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Owen_Electric 2 months ago

Budget is around $250, refurbished from something like eBay is acceptable to lower the price. I love great sound quality, but my friend has a pair of Astro A50s and they have average sound, and the mic sounds like a potato on the other end. They are extremely comfortable on the upside. These are around $350 brand new, and I feel like I am running into a dead end asking for so much at $250. Ideas?

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slkipp 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Massdrop X Sennhieser PC37X

Owen_Electric submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Is there a wireless version of this?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

No.

Evil_Paroxysm 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

PC37X/Game Ones and then pick up a used/refurbed Sennheiser GSX1000. The combo will obliterate your friends A50s.

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I don't think the GSX1000 is required to obliterate the A50

an SR850 or K52 obliterates the A50.

Owen_Electric submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Is the amp required? Or is it just for the surround sound?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The GSX1000 has a variety of features. But it really comes down to how good your onboard audio solution is as a DAC, and to some extend it's ability to perform as a headphone amp. The GSX1000 is a $200+ device.

I don't personally care about surround sound, and if I had to choose a DAC, or DAC/AMP combo, I'd go for either a Fiio E10K; or a Schiit Stack at, or under that $200 mark. Though, the not-yet-released Topping DX3Pro seems to be a serious contender (if it's priced right.)

The Sennheiser gaming headphones shouldn't need a separate discrete amp, unless you really have ****** onboard audio.

Owen_Electric submitter 1 point 2 months ago

I have the ASUS Strix Z370 Gaming-e mobo, I am guessing it's got some decent audio, but will it be fine for the headset?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

should be, yes.

TheShadowGuy 1 point 2 months ago

Sennheiser PC37X or their Game series.

If you aren't averse to getting a Modmic or something, you have a lot more options.