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*TPU's Gaming Headphone/Headset Thread*

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

  1. Fourstaff

    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Well people use nice headphones to game too, so I am not sure why you are getting a bit jumpy :D
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    i use Sony MDR-XD200 HI-FI Headphones for gaming.
    they aren't the best but they are good, they could have more bass but they are very comfortable(but agly). They have great dynamic range and cinema like sound, as well as rocking with virtual surround such as Raptr 3D making them great for gaming but no mic as they are hi-fi headphones.
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    I just got the: Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath Unboxing + ...

    Before I have had Koenig and a lot of different head-sets. For gaming and music, this is the best head-set I have had in my life. I love the 8 hour battery time and the sound in general.

    The range could be better between walls, but I can go to my toilet and still skype if I like... lol

    It futures:

    This headset features some of Creative's top of the line features such as 50mm drivers, a steel core headband, wireless functionality, and much more!

    - NOTE: I was totally biased by the name as well haha.

    This is how it looks on the RIG: http://i48.tinypic.com/15mjjom.jpg
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    newegg has the JVC-HAXR-700s and HARX900's on sale for over 40% off
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    To test headsets fairly and properly, one must turn off any EQ?
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    I do not have the EQ activated on my settings though, but since it is part of the "headset" would it be cheating?
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    Preferably, but here is where waters get muddy. For example, headset A gets you what you want with EQ, but untouched headset B gives you a better sound than headset A. However, with EQ headset B cannot match the EQ'ed headset A. Which one would you want?

    I personally test everything against my unamped iPod, that is the device I use most of the time. Anything above ~$150 and the iPod hits the wall, so its completely useless for me to get anything better than that, even if I have tried (and appreciated) better setups.
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    If you do your listening on the pc, use EQ but not pre configured settings, you have to tune it to what you want out of the headphones. I use foobar with real bass exciter and EQ with flacs and 320 kbps mp3s to test headphones
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    Am I the only one with the Wrath headset? I am very interested in hearing other peoples thoughts on it.
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    Just picked up a CM Storm Sirus S 5.1 Surround Sound Headset today. After reading a few reviews about how great they were I choose them over the Corsair 1500 Vengeance 7.1 and Roccat Kave 5.1.

    Give me some time and I'll report back about them.
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    I had the same headset, sent them back for a refund, they were much to quiet sounding even on max sound. :/
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    L4D2 amazing...:rockout: Had to turn it down
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    I have an Asus RoG Headset and it's pretty good for just about anything... pretty decent all around cans...
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    Means your source isn't powerful enough, a better sound card or an amp would fix that
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    PC gaming headset?

    Sorry if this has been covered in another thread but I've been looking at some headsets to buy for my PC and I need help. :) I've googled about recommendations and I'm overwhelmed at how many different options there were!

    One big question I have - USB headset or 3.5mm with a sound card? I'm looking for a good surround effect mostly but sound quality is important too.

    Budget doesn't matter too much, but around $250 would be a nice spot. Willing to pay more if the price justifies it! :laugh:

    Would love some advice and recommendations! Thanks!
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    Derp. Didn't see this thread. Sorry!

    Thanks for the recommendation! Do USB headsets provide better positional audio then? I've tried one and it was pretty great but I'm curious if sound cards do any better?
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    My Sennheiser 360 G4ME is working very well, and is around $210 if you can find it on special. I think regular is around $300.
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    No not really. Not from my experience anyway. Sound cards are definitely better for sound quality, but not sure about positioning.
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    Thanks for the heads up! Sounds like a good one.

    Sound quality is important too. :) I was looking at the Razer Tiamat 7.1 as well. Would that be good paired with a Xonar DS?
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    astro gaming makes a really nice (if not a bit overpriced) gaming headset. i have the a40 with the amp and it sounds very good.

    http://www.astrogaming.com/
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    Upon further reading, it seems like the Sennheiser PC 360 + Astro MixAmp or a Xonar sound card seems like the best bet. Now the question is, which? :laugh:
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    I use an Auzentech Prelude X-Fi, which is probably better than a Xonar, and has a headphone amp integrated.
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