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*TPU's Gaming Headphone/Headset Thread*

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Kursah, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. El_Mayo

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    Which headphones should I purchase?

    I had a pair of Sony XB300s but they broke
    So I want to upgrade my headphones :)
    I want something with either similar or better

    My first thought was the XB500s, but I don't think my xb300s had a very nicely balanced sound. The bass was perfect but not enough trebleee, so now I'm thinking of buying either Sony MDR V700s or Sennheiser HD 215s. My budget is £50-£80.
    Over ear OR in ear headphones :)
     
  2. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

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    Get a pair of JVC HARX700
     
  3. Ra97oR

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    Are you looking to use them mainly for gaming or for music? Quite a few different choices for music use with different sound signatures.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146672

    I however recommend the AD700 no matter for gaming or music at this price. It is bass light compared to the XB500 but have great soundstaging and details for its price. It is slightly above £80, at £87 on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B000CMS0XU/?tag=tec053-21
     
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    oki as far as i can see no one has reviewed the siberiav2 from steelseries right? Im SO close to pressing the purchase button but i wanna know if anyone here in the thread loves them as much as i think. i dont normally read reviews from sites because they tend to be either lovers or haters depending on their relationship with the manufacturer. User opinions = win!
     
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    I haven't heard it personally, but from most the sites that reviews them seems to be just computer hardware sites, lacking experience on better headphones. If you haven't heard anything better, you are going to say it is the best headphones you have ever heard, just like the Monster Beats crowd. Also, sound is very personal. Some likes detailed and fast phones, some like them with lots of bass.
     
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    Never heard one either, but if the reviews are to be trusted (and scaled according to other "gaming headsets"), I think its quite a good buy. Sure, you will get better sounds from other similarly priced headphones, but the integrated mic can be a big plus. I know I like my HS800's detachable mic at least. And the difference between that and its next competitor (in the headset category at least) should be unnoticeable if you are not using good audio outs.
     
  8. Mussels

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    odd request, i'm looking for headphones for my iphone 4 with good music quality, AND a built in mic for calls that doesnt suck.


    help me TPU-wan kenobi, i'm too lazy to google and read thousands of pages of biased reviews on this one.
     
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    How much are you willing to spend Mussels?
     
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    In Ears allowed?
     
  11. Mussels

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    in ears preferred, and to answer the question above maybe $100 Au?
     
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    Anyone here using a Razer Carcharias?
     
  13. Frederik S Staff

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    I do not know any Au shops, but the Klipsch S4i is around $100 and is a good set. Ultimate Ears 500vi are also quite good for the price.
     
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    Mussels, when you don't mention budget, I was going to recommend the klipsch x10i,
    Its very good, but I personally prefer the mic-less ER4P from it,

    For 100au, you can grab S4i, UE500vi, or if you're lucky, you can grab a second hand UE700vi,
     
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    I have a question about headsets: How many of them have mute buttons? I am totally in the dark about headsets but I do know that I want a mute button.

    EDIT: I'm going all in: I want a headset for talking. I will not game with them, but I might listen to some music with them. However I will talk alot. Any recommendations?
     
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    i use a playstation 2 USB headset with a single earpiece and the mic, and it has volume control and a mute button on the cord. costs about $5-$10


    not very good for music, but you can always listen to music via speakers while you use them (as i do)
     
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    I currently run the Psyko Audio 5.1 headset and am growing disenchanted with audio quality and sound leakage, not to mention feedback between the drivers and the microphone. But of course, directionality of sound is absolutely great with these.

    So I am looking for something better. I am willing to sacrifice some directionality for greatly improved sound quality and insulation. Oh, and my soundcard is the Auzentech Prelude X-Fi, which puts out very high sound quality. Any suggestions?

    I'm willing to pay, say, $200 or so, or perhaps a tad more, depending on the quality...
     
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    just for gaming? music tastes? comfort and isolation an issue?
     
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    Yeah the headset is only for gaming. My music style is the various kinds of techno and electronica only, but I won't be listening to music on them. Comfort is important. Isolation of the outside from my sound is also important, although I would rather not be too insulated from the sounds outside, if that makes any sense. Like hearing the door ring when the UPS lady brings my computer parts. Well, actually she knocks on the door, and the dogs get into a barking fit, so I have to be able to hear that LOL.
     
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    the Denon D2000 seems a good fit

    $225 slow ship

    http://www.etronics.com/p-37434-den...2E2026212E6620253938363A3835793636373D333A313
     
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    i can recommend you for the HD598/558 + clip on mic.

    sound wise, it will beat the PC360 straightaway.
     
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    Have you checked out Razer Moray+?
     
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  25. AhokZYashA

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    Razer Moray+ sounds quite good, but i think 100AU is still a bit much for them.

    i think UE600vi should be your best bet
     

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