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fezteh

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im willing to shell out around 300 dollars for it and so was wondering which headset do you for say... mw3 is the best one for around $300 thanks:toast:
 

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With mic or without?

Steelseries Siberia V2 will always get my recommendation, PC350/PC360 is also good if you have a bit more budget.

If you are willing to go without a built in mic, then the number of options you have become so numerous that I cannot really recommend one, it becomes a personal choice.
 
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The best headsets at the moment are Sennheiser PC360 and Beyerdynamic MMX300s. But you could get either the 32 ohm Beyerdynamic DT770s instead, the Audio-technica AD700s. Sennheiser HD555/595s are also good for gaming and are down in price due to the release of the 558/598s.
 
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you need to buy a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter and a splitter (3.5mm female to RCA male). check your other thread.
 

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for the sub-$300 range i highly recommend the Roccat Kave 5.1 surround sound headset.
(available around $100)

great positional audio, high quality, very comfortable, competitive price!

check this review:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/roccat_kave_5_1_headset_review/1

Amazon has them 'in stock' for $109+free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004M17DC6/?tag=tec06d-20

have owned mine over a year and still love it!

note: i have had over a dozen 5.1 headsets ...
Turtle beach, Razer, Sennheiser, Tritton, SteelSeries, Zalman...
Roccat are superior in every aspect!
(Sennheiser are good... but not worth double/triple the price of comparable units.)

Regardless of brand or style... AVOID USB HEADSETS!
for the same money you get better sound quality from 3.5mm and hardware audio.
 
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fyi i just bought a steel series 7h and really am not that impressed with it. i cant recommend it. I was also led to believe it was 7.1 but really its stereo
 
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Most if not all "7.1/5.1" headset are simply stereo headphone with a bad DSP simulating surround sound with two sub-par headphone drivers.

Get some real hifi headphones, they are made to create a great soundstage and have far better sound.

For 300USD, a Audio Technica AD700 + Asus Essence ST/STX is simply unbeatable.
 

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Most if not all "7.1/5.1" headset are simply stereo headphone with a bad DSP simulating surround sound with two sub-par headphone drivers. /QUOTE]

not 'all'...

the Roccat Kave, Zalman, and a few others are 'true 5.1'...

6 speakers and 3ea 3.5mm mini jacks (front, center, rear)

again, avoid ALL usb headsets at it it only simulated surround sound.

make sure you are getting 3.5mm plugs (3ea = 1 for each channel front, center, and rear).
 
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Most if not all "7.1/5.1" headset are simply stereo headphone with a bad DSP simulating surround sound with two sub-par headphone drivers. /QUOTE]

not 'all'...

the Roccat Kave, Zalman, and a few others are 'true 5.1'...

6 speakers and 3ea 3.5mm mini jacks (front, center, rear)

again, avoid ALL usb headsets at it it only simulated surround sound.

make sure you are getting 3.5mm plugs (3ea = 1 for each channel front, center, and rear).
Therefore I said most. Also, the tiny drivers on those things are simply terrible sounding compared to a hi-fi headphone. Two big drivers, high quailty on headphones is what you need, with angling the soundstaging is just better than the multi-driver marketing plot.

Save for the Beyer MMX300 or Senn PC360 (their hi-fi headphones with mic) any headphones labelled with gaming is to be avoid at all cost.

Either take the advice or fall in to their marketing trap, your choice.