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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. theJesus

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    I use those for my rear L/R, paired with a CS1 Series II center, a PSW10 sub and KRK RP5's for the front L/R. Sounds great.
     
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    Yeah, same here. I'd like a pair of audio technica phones but I just don't see the need in it.
     
  3. Doc41

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    Both, i have an old 5.1 creative and i love the surround when i game buuut i often get yelled at to turn it down so now i mostly use headphones.
     
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    There are 2 options missing:
    - I use Speakers and Headphones
    - I use Home Audio and Headphones

    i normally would have chosen the second, but had to shoose home audio system instead
     
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    ive a bit of an odd setup ive Xfi onboard sound, set to 5.1 but configured for 4, and two stereo amps ,a kenwood and a cambridge audio powering mission733i front towers and some eltax shit towers for rears, sounds quite good though i do want a pro logic amp and maybe a sub though its plenty bassy:D

    no headphones here at all, theirs be, just me to moan or not;)
     
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    Depends if I'm playing a multiplayer game in which I want to use a mic. Use speakers for anything that I don't have to talk to others.
     
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    Headphones+mic is generally a far better and more cost effective solution than headset, and conspicuous by its absence in this poll.
     
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    I use both Desktop Speakers and Headset, even tho i voted for Desktop Speakers. few years back i used to use all three Home Audio, Desktop Speakers and Headset
     
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    I used Receiver + speakers but then I bought good headphones which have better overall sound quality, so now I use them instead.
     
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    I think the results so far should serve as a revelation for gaming peripherals designers.
     
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    Anytime I'm not using a mic I use speakers, with a mic I use headphones or earphones.
    That said I don't uses "gaming" headsets or speakers, generally ones made for music.
     
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    Always Dekstop Speaker...
    I have ear problem, and my ears will get very hard pain if I use a headset more than 1 hrs.

    medical reason, why I never use headset right now.

    and I'm working at recording studio, using a Headset to monitoring..wauh it never cross in my mind.
    better to use KRK Rokit or Esi nearfield
     
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    I use headphones because the Wife typically doesn't want to listen to my games. I've been very satisfied with my Senheiser HD 280 Pro for everything, games, video, and music.
     
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    Both but these Cambridge Soundworks is the best thing I've ever heard for a PC
    [​IMG]
     
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    HOLY CRAP!!!!!

    I used to have the 2.1 version of this when I was a kid. Dad gave them to me when he went to full-on hardcore speakers. From what I remember they sounded pretty darn good. I think I might still have them around somewhere in the garage. -.- I hope they still work! :O
     
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    Can "both" be an option? lol..
    I just don't get why anyone would want in game chat or coms going through their surround sound and cluttering up game sound..
    I like them to be independent.

    PS: A trick to not have to wear your headset on your ears.
    Just turn the volume up to max and put them around your neck.
     
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    I use these...
    [​IMG]
    13 yrs old and still sounds nice ;)
     
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    Desktop Speakers.

    4 or 5 years ago I bought Logitech's Z-5500 ( 5.1 ) with an X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Sound Card. I've transferred both on 3 PCs. It was the best investment I ever did on PC parts generally.

    Nothing else keeps going for so long. Whether it is CPU, GPU or even HDD... I still enjoy top-quality sound on games, movies etc. I gave 500€ back then, but...
     
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    External home audio system if I'm solo, headset if I'm on TS.
     
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    I will use Desktop Speakers
     
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    I use both actually, but prefer Desktop Speakers. I have 2 logitech sets atm. The X540 5.1 SS 45 watt system and a z623 2.1 200 watt system (hooked up to tv, but when i put the pc on the tv and use hdmi sound it goes to the z623s) I use a headset only for mic purposes as the set sits on my neck. I would like to find a decent clip on mic so i can get rid of my headset.
     
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    Err all of the above. Depends on the game/situation

    Headset: ASUS Vulcans when I want noise but not want to wake people up or for position critical sounds in multiplayer FPS games..

    Desktop speakers: Sonos Pure DAB/iPhone Dock when the kids are away.

    External: 7.1 home cinema system when the neighbours are out or they've ticked me off.
     
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    if I'm playing single-player, then speakers (2.1 is good enough for me)
    if I'm playing an MMO or multiplayer, then a headset for voice chat.
     

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