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I honestly don't know with ear buds that would be worth gaming with, but the buds I use are kickass with my sansa fuze. They are Meelec M9's, http://www.meelec.com/M9_Series_earphones_s/244.htm

For 19.99, they absolutely kick ass. I've had a few pair of skullcandy, jvc and noname buds...the M9's are by far the best I've used yet.

Though for behind the ear, Koss KSC75's are where it's at...look them up on head-fi. One of the most talked about headphones in it's class.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006B486K/?tag=tec06d-20

If he's using them for gaming only, have him consider a full-size headphone...while what I just suggested are good values in their class...the JVC HARX700's are pretty kickass in the closed full size headphone class also (check op)...and can generally be found at sub $40. Just some food for thought.

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I hate my M9's, though it might be because I'm used to my SRH440s and KSC75s

Oh and my EQ for music (for 2/3rd of the times) :

 

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Wow I love my M9's on my Fuze, they sound awesome...much better than all my other ear buds by far, though I've never spent more than 20-30 bucks on a set. EQ settings on my Fuze is less aggressive...as they are quite bass heavy. But they seem to carry a decent amount of detail and comfort that makes me feel very content for 20 bucks.

Though the KSC75's sure do kick ass...I'm just not a fan of on ear phones anymore. I've yet to try the Shures.

I will say I still love my D2000's, they are a rockin' set of phones. I still wanna try out some Grado's to get a feel for them, but open phones in my living situation isn't a good idea to keep the peace. I'm considering finishing the other resonance mods for the HARX700's..and if I could adapt a different set of pads to them cheap and easily I'd probably sell the D2000's.
 
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That EQ is for my SRH440. Bass is muddy and treble too high for the KSC75 or M9s with this EQ.

The SRH440s are very neutral, and are more focused on mids than on bass and treble. While I love them with a flat EQ, I love them more with this EQ :D

And this might sound like crazyness, but I prefer the apple earbuds to the M9s

I don't like wearing the ksc75s, but they sound so good for something portable that I use them anyways
 
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Winter is over, and the need of my WS70 is over now. I am still rather interested about the Westone 4 yet its no where to be found.

I am wondering if there is any TPUer going to the Head-Fi meet in UK?
 
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I have the Roccat Kaves....aside from the head band being a little uncomfy after a few hrs these things are fantastic.
 

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I'm just tossing this one in here:

The main use of headsets around me are 1) Skype, and 2) music. As in music recording and mixong and whatnot.

Are there headphones that are good for that, music creating?
 
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I use Ultrasone Pro 650 with Zalman mic.

Pro:
-This headset gives you very accurate sound reproduction.
-It's bass heavy so perfect for shooter.
-It's closed eared so the sound is not as airy.
-Long extension cord.
-Comes with an extra set of earpad.
-Comes with nice protective case.
-Good price for entry level audiophile headphone. $99 a while back.


Con:
-Being closed eared so sound stage is so so.
-Can get hot after a few hours of gaming.
-If you have crappy mp3 songs, this set will point that out rather quickly.
-Made of plastic
 
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Recent system change.
 

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I use Ultrasone Pro 650 with Zalman mic.

Pro:
-This headset gives you very accurate sound reproduction.
-It's bass heavy so perfect for shooter.
-It's closed eared so the sound is not as airy.
-Long extension cord.
-Comes with an extra set of earpad.
-Comes with nice protective case.
-Good price for entry level audiophile headphone. $99 a while back.


Con:
-Being closed eared so sound stage is so so.
-Can get hot after a few hours of gaming.
-If you have crappy mp3 songs, this set will point that out rather quickly.
-Made of plastic
They are €400 here. The Pro 550 are about €170 and 750 are €300. A tad bit too much.
 
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For my gaming and audio engineering I use a set of AKG K240/MKII's, along with an ebay headphone amp. They sound great and are nice and flat for studio use. Cost under $300 for everything, in CDN funds.
 
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I just picked up a pair of Sennheiser PC360 which are a popular choice with the Astro Mixamp (see here). I don't like the microphone because it's not detachable and it's rather large for above average quality. they sound great and I couldn't be happier.
 

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I just picked up a pair of Sennheiser PC360 which are a popular choice with the Astro Mixamp (see here). I don't like the microphone because it's not detachable and it's rather large for above average quality. they sound great and I couldn't be happier.
I have the pc 350 and ppl tell me they cant believe the mic clarity this thing gives off....

nice choice man!! :rockout:
 
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So someone I know wanted to get Monster Beats. Please to show me the chart which recommends various earphones at different pricepoints?
 
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So someone I know wanted to get Monster Beats. Please to show me the chart which recommends various earphones at different pricepoints?
They are definitively comfortable and sound great and the EQ appeals to most, but the price is just too damn high.
 

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They are definitively comfortable and sound great and the EQ appeals to most, but the price is just too damn high.
That is the whole point.
 
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They are €400 here. The Pro 550 are about €170 and 750 are €300. A tad bit too much.
Why not just get a set of HFI-680/780 they ought to be cheaper and perform almost the same except they are closed back headphones. I did a review of them a while back, you can find it under reviews on the front page.
 

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Looking for affordable headset.

I've been looking around recently and it is really hard to find a decent headset in my price range with all the mixed reviews I see and all the complaints. Hoping to get some answers here. My budget is $70.00, and I am looking for casting so it needs to be comfortable for a long span of time (2-5 hours straight) and it needs to have a nice sounding microphone. (I will be talking a lot)

I am looking forward to your suggestions! Thank you :)

P.S. I currently have been interested in the Razer Piranha for $54.99 because I heard the sound quality was good. Also the Plantronics GameCom 367 I heard packs a great punch for it's cheap price.
 
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Recently i was on the market for a new pair of headphones, my choises were extremely limited, I live in venezuela and i can't import because of a stupid law that limits the amount of money you can spend on the exterior, but well i had the choise of akg 412 , akg 99, sennheiser 201 and 202, and one pair of Kicker hp541 (o_O never new they made headphones), they were all my posibilities there were some denon but way of of my price range. so i read reviews and wached unboxings trying to see the build qualities and stuff, i never liked the akg design and those 2 dont really look like akg made them, they have a "cheap" feeling to me, so i was thinking of the 3 other, to my surprise the kicker had really great reviews also the sennheiser.
In the end i decided for the Kicker for the following reasons.

1. Dual male jack cable. so no worries for cables damage just buy another pair and done. also you could buy any pair you want.
2. Saw better reviews. really detailed.
3. Better design and sturdier looks (my opinion)

So here comes the pros and cons.
Pros:
1. No need for amps, god wen i first conected them i though o well im going to need am amp like many other headphones do but no to my surprise they are great without reaaaly loud.
2.Amazing sound, i've had skullcandy, panasonic, sony headphones, my brother have a steelseries siveria v1, but this pair tops them all, great bass really clear audio. I dont have and audio card yet but my brother have an xfi and man i really need a card the difference i huge.
3. Brings 2 cables, 1 of a meter long and the other one of 3 meters long.
4. Closed tipe.
5. Strong but not anoying grip.
6. Even though they are plastic, they are really sturdy and have a great build quality
7. 1 side cable only, Jack on the left earcup. no "v" tipe string.

Cons:
1. Leathery pads. They get warm but not hot.
2. Nothing else that i can think right now


Reference image.
Edit: 1 more pro.
 

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Are you open to the idea of using a clip on mic and a good headset?
 
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does anyone know a good cheap surround sound headset? It doesnt have to be true surround but i just want that if a grenade explodes behind me that I would hear it like that :p
 
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@Fourstaff: i dont like clip on i think they are not that good just because they grab all the noise arround. BUT i do use a stand mic, pointing directly at me, cristal clear sound and because its like that it only pics wats in front of it. i know its a weird combo but i like it better than clip on. Even though the mic doesnt get to 10 bucks its one of the best i've had. i had a clip on and prefer this one way better. I use skype daily. i speak with my dad that is not living in the country and with my friends to coordinte and game. (i reaaaally don like TS nor ventrilo, have had bad experiences with them. skype is easy and havent given me any prob.) and they say is way better too no distortions or noise.

On another topic im looking for a sound card but i can only find x-fis in my country. I could try to import another, i really want a asus xonar as i've read that they are better. what do you guys think.

Edit: Spelling checks :D (english is not my first language but i try to write as best as i can) :p
 
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They are €400 here. The Pro 550 are about €170 and 750 are €300. A tad bit too much.
You can get them on ebay for far less. The seller, like me, got them from Musician's Friends deal for cheap a while back.
 
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Memory 16GB DDR3 1600 Crucial Ballistix
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC
Storage 1- WD 500GB 1- Samsung F2 1.5TB 1- Crucial M4 128GB SSD 1-256GB ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3 SSD
Display(s) Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1920x1200 WideScreen LCD Monitor
Case Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
Power Supply Corsair HX 750W Gold
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
What are a good Gaming Headset for $25-50? I need to replace my Plantronics 377 set. The slider joint snapped. I thought about the Creative Fatal1ty ones and other but dont really know.