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Hi people...

I would like to buy a Gaming Headset but been honest I don't have a clue which one are good for Gaming.

Can someone help about it?

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A lot of people including myself are going to recommend audiophile/studio grade headphones with a clip on mic.

What is your price range?
 

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A lot of people including myself are going to recommend audiophile/studio grade headphones with a clip on mic.

What is your price range?
300 euro
 

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Sennheisser PC360 G4ME or PC 350 SE. I have PC 350 SE, and they are fantastic. Well within your budget.
 
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Logitech G-35 7.1 surround sound Headset.
Already convinced 3 of my rl friends to not have any other headset for gaming anymore the 7.1 really allows you to locate your enemy's.
 

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very nice,
well if i have to spend a little bit more that wouldnt be a problem.
 

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I really love surround sound and out of all the headsets iv had I really love my roccat Kave (3.5mm) but I did consider a pair of audio technica M50x with a clip on mic. But I need the surround sound more.
 
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That is one hell of a price range. haha

I'd definitely recommend a nice pair of headphones with a clip on mic.

Picking a pair of headphones can be a crazy ride and a bit of a pain in the ass.
If you don't want to bother with the pain in the ass of looking around and reading very objective views/reviews I'd recommend what Cadveca said and get the Sennheiser PC350 or PC360.

Now if you want to spend the time and pick out a nice set of headphones your going to want to do a lot of reading.
A good place to start would be http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad...ide-update-10-15-2014-beyerdynamic-t51i-added
and maybe http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

Techpowerup also has some headphones reviews in the review section.

I'll put in my very objective opinion and recommend the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro 80ohm. I love everything about them. Sound, Comfort, Build, Quality, etc.
Some other very popular ones are Sennheiser HD598 and Audio Technica ath-m50x. I'd say those 2 seem the most popular.

When it comes to a mic, I'd recommend the Zalman clip on mic or the AntLion mod mic.
 
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You'll probably hear it from someone else or read on it, but the Beyerdynamic DT770's 80 ohm is probably the best for that price range. They have some fantastic imaging, letting you know where things are coming from. I've been using them for a solid several years and have come to appreciate what they offer.

Nothing against the other headphones mentioned, but the Beyerdynamics come from an audiophile heritage. They are primarily built to sound good (something they deliver in spades). They additionally have one of the best sound stages and imaging you could buy at that price range. Secondly, they have a better build quality. Leather, metal, velour... These are all premium materials that will make the headphones last for a long time. The housing is a tough plastic, meant to make the DT770s light. That's a pro, though I personally don't particularly care for it.

Some notes:
They're comfortable
80 ohm drivers will be manageable for your PC to run without a dedicated sound card
Closed headphones, sound will not come in our out. This is either pro or con, but you should know they're exceptionally good at sound cancelling
Great bass. You'll hear it fairly prominently. With proper hardware, you'll feel it too.
They're about twice as expensive as any of the "gaming" headphones from Logitech, Razer, etc. etc. Quite a premium, but they approach audiophile grade territory. To me it was worth it.
No microphone, though the Zalman clip on mic that goes for fairly cheap is fantastic. It sounds as good as the Blue Snowball that I bought to replace it. Immediately suffered buyers remorse because that Zalman mic still kicks ass.

Hope that helps. You can't go wrong so long as you go with one of the recommended headphones that's been reviewed and attested for.
 
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My current addiction...

http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k612-pro-reference-studio-headphones

These sound great, and won't put you over you price range. Just throw on a clip on mic. You can digital surround for gaming if that's what you want through your mobo drivers or soundcard.

edit: Just noticed you build. If I'm correct, your Asus Mobo can do positional audio. A good set headphones is the way to go.
 

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Kingston HyperX Cloud are currently all the rage - Ive only heard great things about that headset and they dont break the bank either. was considering a pair myself but im waiting for some Philips Fidelio X1's to drop in price.
 
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don't buy a clip on microphone.

Blue Snowball, Samson GoMic and Audio Technica ATR2500 only cost $50 and sound so much better than a headset.

any $250 headphone from Philips, Sennheiser or AKG will do.
 
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Thanks guys for all replies.
all headphones that you recommended are very good and for this reason it is not so easy to decide between one or the other.

Can some of you tell if the
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.7 Dolby 7.1 Surround-Sound-Gaming it's a good headphone?

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Thanks guys for all replies.
all headphones that you recommended are very good and for this reason it is not so easy to decide between one or the other.

Can some of you tell if the
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.7 Dolby 7.1 Surround-Sound-Gaming it's a good headphone?

Cheers

headphones is the way to go.

http://www.richard-banks.org/2010/03/new-gadget-blue-snowball-microphone.html

scroll to the bottom and play the recording. people use these microphones for gaming and doing voice overs on Youtube.
 
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Logitech G-35 7.1 surround sound Headset.
Already convinced 3 of my rl friends to not have any other headset for gaming anymore the 7.1 really allows you to locate your enemy's.

You mean your virtual enemies found using virtual surround shift?

Modern games use situation based sound files. This is how you can get positional audio natively without needing any sort of Dolby surround or pseudo 5.1 and 7.1 setups.
What you should be concerned with is sound stage properties of the headphones themselves.
 

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You mean your virtual enemies found using virtual surround shift?

Modern games use situation based sound files. This is how you can get positional audio natively without needing any sort of Dolby surround or pseudo 5.1 and 7.1 setups.
What you should be concerned with is sound stage properties of the headphones themselves.

But no comments about the Mad Catz headphone?
 
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it's a gaming headset.
 
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I won't argue that 'gaming' headsets are terrible, because they are not. I loved my Fatal1ty HS800s and they rocked for years. But thanks to people like Bumblebee, I now understand I can appreciate high quality listening on digital devices.

You can get a great pair of introductory audiophile cans for not much more than these 'surround' headsets. Then just tack on a little pin microphone(until you find something more suitable) and you're done.

The key is in picking a pair that doesn't require an external amplifier (if you're trying to save costs).
 

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I won't argue that 'gaming' headsets are terrible, because they are not. I loved my Fatal1ty HS800s and they rocked for years. But thanks to people like Bumblebee, I now understand I can appreciate high quality listening on digital devices.

You can get a great pair of introductory audiophile cans for not much more than these 'surround' headsets. Then just tack on a little pin microphone(until you find something more suitable) and you're done.

The key is in picking a pair that doesn't require an external amplifier (if you're trying to save costs).

But as you know one has a mic the other does not. That's mean going for headphone I have to buy a mic separately.

Obviously the headphones offer better quality.
 
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mics are pretty cheap though. You can pick up a desktop mic for a few bucks that would get you by. Gaming headsets get the job done and if you don't know any better you may even think some of them totally rock. Until you listen through a good set of headphones. Then you realize you should have spent your money differently.

I have a few sets of audiophile headphones but I won't lie...I have a gaming headset too and love it. In fact while on my PC, XBone or PS4 I'm usually using my wireless gaming headset; the Sony Pulse Elite. Very good headset with outstanding mic.

But still it doesn't compete with any of my headphones.
 

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First of all do not buy the surround sound headphones, they do not work. Get a set of decent headphones and get a microphone on the side instead. The DT770s are good, but you could just as well get the Takstart 80Pros which are cheaper and sound better to my ears. These are also available with a permanent microphone sold by QPAD, I covered them here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/QPAD/QH-90/

Since your budget is quite high you could also be looking at getting some really high-end headphones used and with a dedicated DAC and headphone amplifier.
 
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I play in cs 1.6 on quite high level, one of the amx admins on the server, and using this one for precision gaming:
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before i used PX 100 Sennheiser, but these one`s are better for me, screenshot of equalizer:
 
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+1 for the Snowball, I'm using the slightly better one of the two in the range, and it's the best domestic consumer condenser mic available. Coupled with a Sennheiser headset (I'm using a set of the HD series ones), all audio will be damn flawless. Personally for me the HyperX Cloud headset is getting far too much publicity, kinda like Beats Audio. They just aren't that great.

If you wanna get a bit more swanky, look at the Grado RS2's. I've dabbled with a pair, mighty clear, and mighty light too. Not cheap however.

Also, don't buy surround sound headsets if you're actually serious, stereo headsets are superior for sound placement.

(As a rule of thumb, if your peripheral has the word "gaming" in it, it's probably not that great)
 
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How about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1(there is a model with closed back if you prefer it) ? I have the entry level audio technica ones (m30) and they sound amazing , those are at your budget and they seem masterpiece but i didnt test them , check them though :D
 

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