Originally Posted by pjladyfox
After looking for places that had the ROCCAT headset I found this one:
Medusa NX 5.1 Gaming Headset - $108.95
Looks like they slimmed down the original Medusa's which were pretty decent just VERY heavy and tended to slip off your head alot. Just wished to add one more to the pot so to speak. ^_^
I finally got my 5.1 set. After researching thoroughly, I couldn't justify spending close to $200 to make sure I get some decent stuff, stuff
I would almost certainly damage/destroy in under a year, so I got a set of these:
Product Link: http://www.gstar.com.tw/pro-02.htm#hp650
The specs are not bad. I got the "Niko" North American branded version (nearly identical to the one in the photo, aside from a logo). It comes with a external amplifier that has a 9V into-the-wall adapter, none of that USB amplifier junk. Also, it supports true 5.1 via separate analog jacks, again none of that USB stuff.
The best of all, I got it brand new and sealed for $22 shipped! (The reason why is below
)The sound is great, bass is awesome, especially if I use FlexBass option on my Xonar D1 card. I mean, just great! I was expecting trash for the money I paid, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Problem is, that G-Star's main North American distributor, Niko Electronics, closed their doors last year, so there is no support and you can forget about RMA. That's why they were cheap I guess, everyone is getting rid of Niko branded stock due to possible legal liabilities.
However, a great time to pick up some great headphones for cheap. Their loss, our gain?