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Do you use desktop speakers or headset for gaming?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Jun 13, 2012.

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Do you use desktop speakers or headset for gaming?

Poll closed Jul 25, 2012.
  1. Desktop speakers

    2,822 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. Headset

    2,538 vote(s)
    39.5%
  3. External home audio system

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    16.5%
  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I use real "boutique" speakers.

    They are superior for offering a flat response, excellent stereo positioning, and tight accurate bass. I've tried nearly every computer speaker out there on the market, and they all sound very thin and "reedy", and those that offer subwoofers, for the most part, lack mid-range punch.

    Of course, I also connect my guitar to my PC, and mid-range frequencies are EXACTLY where the guitar sits....so it's very easy to notice a lack of frequency response for me personally.

    I have four of these for main speakers(left/right front, left/right rear):

    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/as-b2-overview/

    Plus one of these for a center channel:

    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/as-c1-overview/

    Plus 2 of these subs:

    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/as-p4000-overview/

    And two of these for side surround:

    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/ws-60-overview/

    Plus this 7.2 channel amp:

    http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audi..._u/?mode=model#list=within&mode=paging&page=1

    I think it's pretty obvious to see how my $5k home audio system for my PC is superior to any PC-centric set.


    :pimp:
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  2. jmcslob

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    I use Desktop Speakers and Headphones...and I use desktop Speakers as my my home audio system as they are plugged into my 4 HTPC's I also use the TV speakers but LCD TV's tend to have crappy no bass speakers and I use both headphones and desktop speakers for my gaming Pc's

    Sometimes you need to be able to really hear the game you're playing but you don't want to disturb the entire household so headphones are great for that.
    As for the speakers on the HTPC's movies tend to suck without bass and with little to no bass with the LCD speakers you tend to want want the additional bass they give you...but if you're watching non-Sci~Fi TV the Tv's speakers will do.
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  3. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Speakers haven't been on since I got my headset for use with vent.
    Corsair Wireless 2000
    Very nice. Just wish there was a PTT button on the headset for when I walk away from the keyboard.
  4. majestic12

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    Have a soundcard, external DAC, and receiver hooked up to my system. The speakers get used when casually listening to music, otherwise it's silence or headphones.
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    Speakers, 5.1 surround, logitech x530
  6. Drone

    Drone

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    Sometimes headphones sometimes speakers. So I'm not voting.
  7. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Both, but usually headset. I switch to Klipsch when I need to be reminded I'm alive (and it isn't the middle of the night). XD

    Not voting because of that.
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    T3RM1N4L D0GM4

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    Gaming setup: Xonar DG + Ozone Attack headphone
    GEneral setup: Xonar DG + Denon stereo amp + 3-way near field RCF speaker

    :rocks:
  9. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I use my speakers occasionally, but most of the time I use my Sennheiser HD650 headphones with a clip-on mic. So I guess "neither" would be my vote.
    Really, you just can't beat a pair of high-end HEADPHONES(not "headset", most headsets sound like garbage and the ones that don't are either insanely overpriced or sound as good as a pair of headphones that cost half or less of the price). You can pick up a damn good clip-on mic for ~$10. Pair that with a great pair of headphones for ~$80 and you've got both bases covered and it'll sound better than that $150 headset.
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  10. MasterInvader

    MasterInvader

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    For gaming, only headphones

    SteelSeries Siberia V2 :rockout:
  11. Maban

    Maban

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    Logitech Z506 for me. They aren't the greatest but they were a great price.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I've been using Z-5500's since 2008 now.
    To be honest I can't compare with any high end head-set because I never owned one.

    I have to get a good head set though, and it's somewhat of an urgent issue, since I got pc and speakers in the bedroom...

    The husband doesn't really enjoy getting FUS-RO-DAH'd out of deep sleep at 2:30 AM.
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  13. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I lol'd hard.
  14. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    Hi Fi is the only way for me.. I like quality sound and headphones or computer speakers don't do.
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    Sasqui

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    I have a Klpisch 4.1 system... does that count as desktop or home audio???

    Oh and I also have a 5.1 system for my TV listening pleasure.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use a headset for gaming and when I listen to music my computer is hooked up through my Yamaha reciever which is connected to my Acustic Research M4 Holo speakers.
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    I use Headset, for the same price-quality ratio, headset is more superior at least for now. i haven't find any desktop/multimedia speaker that give same performance as headset at the same price range.
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  19. Melvis

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    Turtle beach PX21's is all you need ;)


    At home i use my 7yr old creative 2.1 desktop speakers with my logitech webcam for mic lol.

    While at LAN's i use my new PX21's
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  20. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

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    HD 598 on my Titanium HD. Every time I try putting together a 2.1 set it's just not adding up to a reasonable expense. The bookshelfs are high enough, but the cheap stereo amps all have some short coming, like not being cheap or sucking ass, and then the sub... there's like a handful of ones not insanely expensive that are excellent, only they're still really freaking expensive, and the best always seem to be ultra rare and hard to find for sale.
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    Gjohnst4 New Member

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    Well, either my 2.1 speaker....5.1 headset....LCD-2 audiofile headset...or floor standers and sub. Depends on the situation? :toast:
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    I mostly use my home audio 5.1 setup with HDMI to the receiver. It's nice for telling where enemies are in games that support 5.1 audio. The only time I use voice is if I'm playing an MMO. Then I use a very cheap single-ear clip-on headset connected to the onboard audio and only send voice to it.

    If it's late at night and I want it loud, then I'll put on my Denon AH-D5000's, connected to my Schiit Asgard amp and HRT MusicStreamer II+ DAC. Sometimes I use them during the day too, just because they generally sound better and a lot of the games I play either don't support 5.1 or don't really need it.
  23. ThE_MaD_ShOt

    ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    I use 2 sets of 2.1 speakers. SO it's like 4.2 lol
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    burtram

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    I use an amp with bookshelf speakers. I don't think I will ever go pack to "computer speakers".
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    DOM

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    There's no option for both :p speakers and headphones

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