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I simply don't have the funds for a $300 set, and I'm sick of my really cheap headphones and mic. I use them a lot, and I like to listen to music. I know a $100 headset will still suck at music, but it will be miles better than what I have. I do a lot of online flying in my rof sim, so mic is important as well. I'd like thx/dolby support for games. I'm stuck with ncix.com Canada, and my first 2 picks are:

I would really like something like this, but it's expensive for me, it is worth it?
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?...manufacture=Turtle Beach Systems&promoid=1026

Otherwise I'd save some food money, and go with this:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?...000002&manufacture=Creative Labs&promoid=1026

Remember my budget, I don't really want to spend $100+, but if they work.....

If there's anything on ncix for $100-$150 that would be better for both gaming and music, I'm all ears.
 
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Ah, yes, I heard they were good, thanks!
 
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So does anyone think being able to use my digital out from my titanium to the turtle beaches at 48khz ect might not give me slightly better quality?
 

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Generally speaking, analog audio sounds better than digital. It also reduces the complexity of the speakers/headphones themselves because they don't need digital decoders.

The only advantage of digital is they can get more than one discreet audio signal in a cable. As such, they really only have an advantage in surround sound speakers but still, the quality is inferior.
 
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Really? So I should just get the Razers?
What about that Creative Labs set?
Edit: okay, I'm probably duhhh.. I'll get the Razers.
 
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The Creative alphas are awesome. Work really well. I'd go with thos or the Creative Sigma if you want a little better.
 
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Arrrg, now I know that.....
I can only get the Alphas, but they sure look interesting.
 
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how about at Amazon someone has them for 46.50 and might ship to Canada
 
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Too much trouble, I'll just get the Razers from ncix...
Edit: thanks for helping out guys!!
 
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Hey johnspack, if you could find a paid of Sennheiser PC 350s that would be ideal. I got lucky and snagged mine for $140 a little while back, but it's hard to find them at that price. If you get lucky, you'll be extremely happy with them.
 
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Sennheiser PC360 are a good choice. only thing I don't like is the microphone because it's large and can't be removed but other than that it's the only headset out of six I own that reproduces both music and games well.
 
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I forgot, no on the ear headphones, I don't want them. The Razors are still best.
 
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nope lol
 
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Well, guess all I'm left with are the Razors.
your not even looking at the right retailers. HiFi retailers will have models you can demo. I recommend seeing what is available to you locally. premium products demand premium prices.
 
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I live in a small town, in the middle of nowhere, in eastern BC Canada. Ncix is it for me!
 
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if there are no HiFi retailers available to you locally then I recommend you increase your budget and order something that comes highly recommended. I don't recommend any Turtle Beach products lol
 

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I was recently in the same situation as you - i was only on onboard sound so i decided to go with a xonar DG (cheap yet effective soundcard) and after A LOT of thinking, recommending and research i moved away from the gaming headset scene as so many people kept talking about it, so instead of going for a siberia v2 I went with the Sennheiser HD485's - I have never in my life been so pleased with the quality of sound I now have, but also the comfort! - I have a friend with the steel series siberia v2 which i was going to buy...i've gotta say the senns are far superior in both games and music they just dont have a mic. But again, most people prefer a desk mounted mic anyway.

I paid about the same price for the 485's that i would have spent on the siberia v2. that was my experience and i've never been happier.