What do you think of Sennheiser HD 559

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Hello my old pair of headsets broke and I need a new one what do you think of Sennheiser HD 559 I found them on sale at 85$ .I'm gonna use them to play FPS games . I can get hyperx cloud 2 at the same price+-20$.What do you think i should buy.
 

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not "will" but "could" with high possibility for all headphones above 32 Ohm.
Some boards do better then the others.
I would try using the on-board sound first and if the sound quality and/or loudness is really bad then buy something to make it better.
It is best to try first before spending more money.
 
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Currently i have an asus rog gl 552 vx laptop
 

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HD 559 is a 50 Ohm headphone.
Most of on-board soundcard will not be strong enough to push it properly but you can try using your on-board soundcard.
If it can not go loud enough for you, you can then consider getting an extra soundcard or DAC with proper power.
 
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It doesn't need to go too loud ,I'm gonna buy a new pc in few months just waiting for GPU prices to go down,so i might get a DAC than. btw any ideea how good the HD 559 are at hearing footsteps and how realistic the sound is in video games.
 

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No only about loudness.
If the amp part is not strong enough, certain frequencies might perhaps already un-hearable.

I have the HD559 should be good for gaming too. Yes, I do not have any experience with it but it should not be that far different to my HD599.
 
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So i can use them without an amp only the sound quality will be a bit worse.
 

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not "will" but "could" with high possibility for all headphones above 32 Ohm.
Some boards do better then the others.
I would try using the on-board sound first and if the sound quality and/or loudness is really bad then buy something to make it better.
It is best to try first before spending more money.
 
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