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Do you use desktop speakers or headset for gaming?

Do you use desktop speakers or headset for gaming?

  • Desktop speakers

    Votes: 2,822 43.9%
  • Headset

    Votes: 2,538 39.5%
  • External home audio system

    Votes: 1,061 16.5%

  • Total voters
    6,421
  • Poll closed .
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#76
I am with you there...Sub coming shortly...
Polk M30 Series 2...absolutely amazing.

Cans are broken currently otherwise I would use those at night...
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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#78
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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#79
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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#80
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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#81
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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#82
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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#83
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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#84
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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#85
I think the results so far should serve as a revelation for gaming peripherals designers.
 
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#86
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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#87
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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#88
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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#89
Both but these Cambridge Soundworks is the best thing I've ever heard for a PC
 
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#92
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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#93
I use these...

13 yrs old and still sounds nice ;)
 
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#95
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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#96
External home audio system if I'm solo, headset if I'm on TS.
 
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#98
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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#99
Err all of the above. Depends on the game/situation

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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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