Superlux HD668B Headphones Gaming Experience
Headphones are a very personal choice to many people due to the variety of music styles and sound taste that each person encounters satisfying. In this section we will only discuss how the Superlux HD668B Headphones perform in a gaming environment, if you want to see the section regarding a more broad test we recommend you skip to the next page.
To get an enjoyable experience out of the Superlux HD668B Headphones you do not need to have a very expensive setup or the most expensive DAC available in the market. You could easily power the Superlux HD668B Headphones from your on-board audio or a portable device such as your phone or iPod, but for our gaming test we decided to use both an Audioengine D1 USB DAC and the on-board audio from our Gigabyte Z87N motherboard which has a Realtek AC892 audio chipset.
Here is a list of the games that we tested with these headphones:
- Battlefield 4
- Skyrim – The Elder Scrolls
- Dead Space 3
- Arma 3
So here came the moment of truth, did the Taiwanese Superlux HD668B Headphones managed to impress us? The answer is yes. As we anticipated, the semi-open acoustic design really allow the drivers to create a great sense of space, even without using an external DAC. While playing Hawken and Battlefield 4 it was really easy to spot explosions and enemies. We did see a slight improvement by using the Audioengine D1 DAC as it pushed the 50 mm drivers to deliver a more accurate sound quality, specially in the low frequency range were all the explosions and intergalactic robot fighting occurs. The Superlux HD668B Headphones deliver a very tight bass, however it is a bit aggressive but not enough to disturb the rest of the spectrum.
One cool feature about Dead Space 3 is the implementation of a very real sound environment. The ship through which the main story takes place creaks and gives the player an even more eerie experience, a setting that is almost perfect to test the capabilities of the Superlux 668B Headphones.Starting with vocals in the game, the Superlux 668B Headphones bring the mids right were they belong. Although the vocals are not heavy like in premium headphones, they lie right in place to deliver a satisfying voice without emphasizing sibilance. Other environment noises are also delivered in a effortless and beautiful manner, something you would expect out of headphones priced way above our test subject.
So far, these headphones have showed that it is possible to deliver a good gaming experience for less than $50. It could be argued that they perform better than some of the other “premium” options.