What Headphones Does JackSepticEye Use? 2020 Edition

JackSepticEye Headphones

JackSepticEye is another incredibly successful YouTube content creator.

He is best known for his Let's Play content where he provides walkthroughs of video games. He is best known for his energetic commentary style and green hair. At present, his YouTube channel has over 6 billion views with 15 million subscribers.

Note - I've updated this post on February 2019 - it's now completely up to date!

This makes it the 30th most subscribed channel on YouTube. 

Some of his most popular series are The Escapists, Subnautica, The Sims 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, Skate 3, and Undertale. He starts all his videos with an energetic "Top of the mornin' to ya laddies! My name is Jacksepticeye!"

He is also known for having a gentle side, dying his hair for charity along with Markiplier. 

JackSepticEye has similar popularity as PewDiePie and Markiplier. It's safe to say that he has over 1 million dollars in revenue to play with.

Many of you will be wondering what headphones he uses in his videos. You can check out the video below and see that he is using the Philips X2HR Fidelio headphones along with the Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphones


The Headphones JackSepticEye Uses

Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black
  • High Resolution audio with 50mm high power drivers
  • Acoustic open-back design
  • High Resolution audio with 50mm high power drivers
  • Acoustic open-back design
  • Breathable velour cushions
  • Memory foam ear pads

The first thing you should notice about these headphones is they are open-backed. This will result in a significantly different listening experience compared to the more conventional closed-backed headphones.

The open nature of these headphones allows sound to be released from the headphones instead of being trapped within the drivers.

Giving the sound a way out leads to a more open and airy listening experience. The user generally feels the sound is wider and can typically pick up more detail. 

You should note that you will not get any ​sound isolation from open-backed headphones. This won't be an issue if you are using these headphones in a quiet environment, but your listening experience will be drastically reduced if you have any background noise.

I just checked recently to make sure he is still using the same headphones - and he is! Take a look in the video below. 

They will also leak noise like crazy, so they might not be the best headphones to use if you are within close proximity to anyone needing silence. 

If you are not familiar with Philips you'll be glad to know that they are one of the most well-respected manufacturers of headphones and have been known to produce some of the best headphones on the market.

These headphones will be particularly good for mixing and mastering music or listening to your favorite tracks. In terms of gaming, they will give you high-definition audio and an extremely comfortable listening experience.

You will be able to wear these headphones for hours, which is crucial for gaming. 

They do, however, lack other features that you should be looking for in gaming headphones. 

  • Not wireless
  • No microphone
  • Not surround sound 

It's up to you if you are willing to live without any of these features. However, we do recommend considering some actual gaming specific headphones (such as the Astro A50 Wireless) to get the most out of your headphones.

The surround sound will allow you to hear all of the game's audio output (sometimes giving you a tactical advantage depending on the game you are playing).

Having a built in mic is a necessity for easily chatting to your teammates (it also saves you the additional cost of buying a microphone). 

A set of wireless headphones also saves you the headache of your headphone cable becoming tangled, or you running over it with your chair. Wireless headphones also give you the freedom to move around the room while still being connected to your computer or gaming device. 

The Philips headphones are designed to give you a flat frequency response. This is useful for mixing and mastering but isn't ideal for gaming. You should really be looking for a headphone with a boosted low-end response to get the most out of your game. 

Bottom Line: While I do love these headphones they are not the best headphones for gaming in my opinion. 


What He Uses For Vive Play

You may have also seen him wearing another set of headphones - these are the Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System.

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Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System
  • Closed back, circumaural headphone system with excellent digital wireless audio transmission delivering range up to 30 meters(100-foot). Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • High-quality Sennheiser transducers and a selectable Bass Boost mode for exceptional sound. Max. sound pressure level 106 dB at 1kHz, 3% THD. Signal-to-noise ratio - typ. 85 dBA at 1 Vrms . Frequency response - 18 - 21,000 Hz

These are decent headphones - they are best known for being the best wireless headphones for T.V.

I'd still recommend going with the Philips over these if you are looking for a quality set of headphones. Unless you want something that is wireless that won't have any latency whatsoever.

That's the problem with other wireless headphones, if they don't have Bluetooth with the aptX codec then they will be useless as gaming headphones. The latency will be so bad it will negatively impact your game play.

I don't really have anything negative to say about these headphones. Just go read the reviews on Amazon for yourself to see how popular they are. 

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.

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