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  1. fezteh New Member

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    im willing to shell out around 300 dollars for it and so was wondering which headset do you for say... mw3 is the best one for around $300 thanks:toast:
     
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    With mic or without?

    Steelseries Siberia V2 will always get my recommendation, PC350/PC360 is also good if you have a bit more budget.

    If you are willing to go without a built in mic, then the number of options you have become so numerous that I cannot really recommend one, it becomes a personal choice.
     
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    The best headsets at the moment are Sennheiser PC360 and Beyerdynamic MMX300s. But you could get either the 32 ohm Beyerdynamic DT770s instead, the Audio-technica AD700s. Sennheiser HD555/595s are also good for gaming and are down in price due to the release of the 558/598s.
     
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    can these be used for console games like xbox ps3?
     
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    you need to buy a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter and a splitter (3.5mm female to RCA male). check your other thread.
     
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    for the sub-$300 range i highly recommend the Roccat Kave 5.1 surround sound headset.
    (available around $100)

    great positional audio, high quality, very comfortable, competitive price!

    check this review:
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/roccat_kave_5_1_headset_review/1

    Amazon has them 'in stock' for $109+free shipping
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004M17DC6/?tag=tec06d-20

    have owned mine over a year and still love it!

    note: i have had over a dozen 5.1 headsets ...
    Turtle beach, Razer, Sennheiser, Tritton, SteelSeries, Zalman...
    Roccat are superior in every aspect!
    (Sennheiser are good... but not worth double/triple the price of comparable units.)

    Regardless of brand or style... AVOID USB HEADSETS!
    for the same money you get better sound quality from 3.5mm and hardware audio.
     
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    fyi i just bought a steel series 7h and really am not that impressed with it. i cant recommend it. I was also led to believe it was 7.1 but really its stereo
     
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    Most if not all "7.1/5.1" headset are simply stereo headphone with a bad DSP simulating surround sound with two sub-par headphone drivers.

    Get some real hifi headphones, they are made to create a great soundstage and have far better sound.

    For 300USD, a Audio Technica AD700 + Asus Essence ST/STX is simply unbeatable.
     
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