Best open-back headphones for gaming | Dot Esports

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Headphone choice can have a major impact on the user’s gaming experience.Closed-back headphones are the most common choice whereas open-back headphones are less popular, but both have their advantages. Closed-back headphones offer isolated sound in a private listening environment. Open-back headphones don’t confine the sound and have a more realistic experience. The difference between open-back headphones and closed-back headphones is down to audio quality. Open-back headphones lack the plastic cover on the back of the earpiece and allow for more airflow. This changes the way music, games, and voice chat sound. With closed-back headphones, the sound is trapped and directed at the wearer’s ear. Open-back headphones lack that protective shell. Listings describe them as having a more realistic listening experience.The downside to a more open, in-the-room listening experience is sound leaking. Closed-headphones keep the audio personal and limited to the listener. Open-back headphones will broadcast your game and voice chat to the entire room. This isn’t a problem if you’re alone, but if you live with other people, this may be an issue. Depending on your microphone setup, it may also pick up any leaked sound. Open-back headsets tend to be marketed towards …

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