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*TPU's Gaming Headphone/Headset Thread*

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

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    Hello everyone, need opinions and advice.
    Was looking at new headphones to buy and I was looking at AKG Q701 and the new steelseries siberia elite. Now the reason the gaming headphones are in there is because I love my ad700 but at the same time I wish I had an all in one sort of headset so I wont have to buy a separate mic and what not. Reasons for the q701, tried them at a friends house and my god so good.

    Q&A

    1.Do you play lots of games
    God yes....GOD yes

    2.DO you listen to a lot of music
    see question 1

    3.DO you watch a lot of movies
    see question 2

    4 whats your budget
    good question, as long as it sounds amazing and I can play it with my astro mixamp on a ps4, pc, etc. 200 is my budget less is always best, q701 is an exception cause they are amazing even with out an amp

    so advice is welcomed, wait for steelseries elite nice all in one or q701 buy a separate mic (I already have a zalman clip). both look amazing!
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    Get Q701 and forget about waiting
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    Well, I have started to become more of a competitive gamer...again, do you think the q701 will just be amazing for gaming? I only bought the mixamp because to be honest the a40's just suck so much and I didn't want them at all but the fact that hit had a detachable mic mad me wonder. Hearing them at school was SO full of bass they are practically beats by dre (ew).
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    Well, I'm hunting for a new headset again. My Senn PC333s broke on me. Wire in the headband somewhere. They have the same drivers as the 360s, but 100 bucks cheaper, so I knew they had to cut corners somewhere. Not sure I like the open air design of the 360s, but people say the bass is better as a result. Only thing is, they are on sale for 100 off right now, and no money right now, and at regular 299 price I can't afford them. Is there anything lower priced that has the sound range of the Senns, for music ect? It has to be a headset, but I need music to sound half decent on them too.
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    Gaming headsets are cheap crap. Get some good cans like Beyerdynamic or Sens and use a mod mic.

    I final;ly got the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros and they sound sexy. he he. Can't wait to get an amp/DAC and they will sound even more sexy.
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    Hmmm, okay, what kind of mic? Like pull the one from my old Senns? Yeah, I guess that could work. Whats a good headphone for say around 200? If I have to spend more, I probably will....
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    Looking at some nice AKGs here as well... still seeing 300 as pretty much minimum for a decent set. Arg.....
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    My beyers was 170 off ebay.
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    DT770 pro, but I can't find them in the list :wtf:
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    I'm looking at the Beyer DT860s right now actually... 5hz-35khz reponse, I like 'em! Also on sale for 100 off.... dam I need a cheque....
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    Just got the Koss ProDj100, which sound great, but am still awaiting the earpads that I'm going to mod them with. They should be here tomorrow. Cans and pads cost $73 USD total with free shipping.

    If I were to invest in something more robust I'd probably consider the Beyer DT-990 Pro or 770 Pro, which can be had for $150-$160. Amazon has them at that price. They're an authorized Beyer dealer too, and cover them with their return policy.

    Having a hard time getting used to these fixed coiled cords though, miss my Senn 555 replaceable straight cord. For now I am storing the cans via placing them on my Apt's fire alarm speaker near the ceiling with a small weight on the plug to stretch out the cord.

    Despite what Mussles said, my 555s sometimes had horrible positional audio. There were times the sounds behind me sounded in front, like in Far Cry's Catacombs level. I also hated the speaker baffle wedge, which was uncomfortable on my ear.

    My only frustration right now is not being able to successfully re-install Razer's Surround software after trying it out with my Senn HD 201s. I followed Razer's tech support on how to re-install it and still it just hangs on the update page saying the software is updated, but the Surround software and it's codec aren't even installed.

    I mentioned that others on the Steam forum were having the same problem and he dismissed it as if it were a trivial few. He also told me the wrong path to delete the logs and profile info from, then denied it. He claims he escalated it to upper tech support, but I'm doubting I'll even get any response.
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    Hmm, well I'm glad I have a month to decide this. I guess these will be my big xmas present to myself. I'm starting to get a lot more into music, and you need good headphones to hear it right.... I see sets for 799+ I would kill for.
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    Make sure you get the 80 ohm version
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    I'm holding out for the DT860, that's going to be my xmas present..... if the 990 drops 200, I'll get that....
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    Dam, just found some more reviews... looks like the DT770 Pro is the one to get if I can, but probably won't be able to. I'll watch NCIX over the next month, hopefully.....
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    Sony mdr-xb300 here. Got them fo r free with a christmas special prizes lottery ticket.
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    http://www.headfonia.com/tokyo-headphone-festival-2013-autumn/4/

    those Sennheiser acoustic engineers really knew what they were doing in 1993.
    remixedcat says thanks.
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    don't spend $425 on a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 32 ohm. the 600 ohm model is the one you want.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=81349&vpn=483966&manufacture=Beyerdynamic&promoid=1360

    what kind of music do you listen to?
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    Don't spend that much money on a 600ohm model if you don't have something powerful to drive it. Plenty of other good stuff exist at far lower price, for example the Sennheiser 5xx line.
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