Open air or closed back headset?

Open air or closed back headset?

Open air or closed back headset?

Thread started by HydroxZ <3 on Saturday, 4:05pm March 26th with 4 replies. Views: 1,031

HydroxZ <3

251 posts

4:05pm Mar 26th 16

I have looked around, done some reading because I am in the market for a new headset, I have tried to do some research between Open air and closed back headsets. But the question I want to ask is, what is better in terms of playing fps games such as FPS games i.e CS:GO

Here are the 2 headsets I am looking at getting

Open air: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/34018/audio-technica-ath-adg1x-open-air-gaming-headset

Closed back: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/34017/audio-technica-ath-ag1x-closed-back-gaming-headset

To be completely honest, the Open air headset looks better, but I know looks aren't everything, if someone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated cheers.

[SPOILER=SPOILER: Click to view]The only notable difference between the models below are the microphone pattern type

Open air: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/25385/audio-technica-ath-adg1-open-air-gaming-headset

Closed back: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/25384/audio-technica-ath-ag1-closed-back-gaming-headset[/SPOILER]

winm8

488 posts

5:11pm Mar 26th 16

I have the AG1x now and they're amazing.

In general, unless you LAN a lot or have a noisy environment around you, you should get the open back pair.

AXN

1,479 posts

6:54pm Mar 26th 16

Who needs headphones when you have codehook? (jk)

Open - better for soundstage, gives more air and instrument separation to the sound, better imaging and directional implementation.

Closed - better low end, less sound leakage, less sound stage.

HydroxZ <3

251 posts

7:05pm Mar 26th 16


Who needs headphones when you have codehook? (jk)

Open - better for soundstage, gives more air and instrument separation to the sound, better imaging and directional implementation.

Closed - better low end, less sound leakage, less sound stage.

Quote from AXN on the 26th of March 2016
You having a laugh fam?

Nah cheers man, thinking I'll try a pair of open air headphones (first time) I really don't plan on playing at lans anytime soon because my days of playing in teams are pushed aside for now and lans don't seem worth atm for casual teams

Cheers fellas

l_w_88

6,678 posts

12:24am Mar 31st 16

Definitely open.