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Ok so reading across the web people that do seem to be happy with Surround Sound Headphones are plauged with a good many people that claim its just a gimmick and perfer using Stereo Headphones coupled with a good Soundcard that mimics the Surround Sound.

Is that what yall suggest for gaming and music listening?

In that case whats a good Stereo Headset for a price range around $100?

EDIT:

I'm actually thinking about one of these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...eadphone_Technology_CA-HS1.html?tl=g39c51s408

or

http://www.airetechit.co.uk/e-shop/products.php?13892&currency=USD
using 5.1 headphones will surely give you exact surround, better surround than stereo headphones, even the best ones, but surround "5.1" headphones have one major weakness, they have to compromise most of the sound quality to get multiple drivers just to make that surround sound.
 
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Well I ended up buying this.

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless H...

Currently trying to get it to work.

I can't get any sound out of it for some reason. I have to leave for work soon, but its a little discomforting.

I have the optical cable plugged into the out of my Motherboard and then its going in to the Wireless dock. The headphones are paired so I'm not sure whats wrong.

Default in sound is the optical port I'm using.

Also my PC won't install drivers for it :(

Hope I can get it working when I get back. Probably toss in my X fi card to use with it.

If anyone has this and knows whats wrong PM me please.

EDIT: Tried it with my PS3 same thing. I'm thinking its the crappy optical cable they gave me. I'll try another when I get back from work.
 
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Not so much as gaming headphones, but after Head-Fi London meet, I have (pretty sure I have) finally heard all the high-end headphones in production today.

There is a few highlight as in the Head-Direct HE-4 is simply underwhelming compared to their higher end counterpart, where it's mids is a real let down to me.

Head Direct HE-6 didn't wow me either with its dark presentation which contribute to a lower preserved detailed level compared to the HE5-LE which I quite like.

LCD-2 is a beast of a phone, I could say it excel on all front BUT in soundstage, which it just lacking. If the soundstage could have been better, it will be my future phone.

Going back in time, listening to the second batch AKG K1000 did surprise me with its great presentation and it have more bass than I expected. The bass impact is there for sure and mid is very sweet and airy. Great for vocals, it does sounds a lot like my AD1000PRM though.
 
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i love the synergy of AMB Gamma2 > Burson HA-160D > Silver Dragon V3 > LCD2..

the bass is very clear, detailed, fast, and very ideal for rock..

and dont ask how it games,

COD-MW2 on it is awesome..
 
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Not so much as gaming headphones, but after Head-Fi London meet, I have (pretty sure I have) finally heard all the high-end headphones in production today.

There is a few highlight as in the Head-Direct HE-4 is simply underwhelming compared to their higher end counterpart, where it's mids is a real let down to me.

Head Direct HE-6 didn't wow me either with its dark presentation which contribute to a lower preserved detailed level compared to the HE5-LE which I quite like.

LCD-2 is a beast of a phone, I could say it excel on all front BUT in soundstage, which it just lacking. If the soundstage could have been better, it will be my future phone.

Going back in time, listening to the second batch AKG K1000 did surprise me with its great presentation and it have more bass than I expected. The bass impact is there for sure and mid is very sweet and airy. Great for vocals, it does sounds a lot like my AD1000PRM though.
What amplifier did you hear the HE-6s on, the ones I have here are brighter than the HE-5LEs with stock cable.
 
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I love my Shure 440's, but I'm thinking of perhaps upgrading... Problem that I have with my 440s:

1) the metal (driver?) thing inside the earcups presses against my ears and after 1 hour I have MASSIVE pains, I have a fix for this however, and that is to stuff tissues around the earcups, which gives a much more comfortable feel AND improves soundstage, but brings problem #2

2) Because of the tissues, there is a lot more heat inside the earcups, so hot ears is unpleasant.

3) The headband is not very comfortable. Something like the Beats' headband would be godly :D but anything better than the current would do.

4) sound is of good quality, but it could be better :p Perhaps it is time I get more 'fun' headphones? idk if I'll like it more than the more neutral sound of the Shure's though. I do add a small U shape in my sound card's EQ

5) My earcups are all scratched and have small rips

Should I just buy Shure 840 earcups and be done with it? Or should I save up for new headphones :/
 
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What amplifier did you hear the HE-6s on, the ones I have here are brighter than the HE-5LEs with stock cable.
Used the Schiit Lyr and Head-Direct EF5.
 
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Well sorry for double posting, just grabbed a pair of W5000. Initial impression is rather positive, it sounded better than what I was heard from a pair of W5000 before (amp pairing maybe?)

Overall its a more all round phone than the PRM or the AD2000, but doesn't do rock as well as they do so.
 
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Hey guys im looking for a equivalent version of the Audio Technica AD700 headphones. Preferably low in price and something with a single cord, and low profile.
Any suggestions? and I was looking at the Sony extra bass line since they are cheap but I have no experience on them
 
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Hey guys im looking for a equivalent version of the Audio Technica AD700 headphones. Preferably low in price and something with a single cord, and low profile.
Any suggestions? and I was looking at the Sony extra bass line since they are cheap but I have no experience on them
Look at the JVC HARX line of headphones. They are not as good as the more expensive Audio-technicas but they can hold their own.
 
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Look at the JVC HARX line of headphones. They are not as good as the more expensive Audio-technicas but they can hold their own.
some of the ones I've seen dont have that much of a low profile, I guess I was looking more of something more like beats by dre. how its sleek etc.
 
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There is a model in the HARX line that is quite sleek.
 
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RX300 and RX 500 are smaller... else you gotta look at HA-S series, the HA-M series is not made, nor is the HA-X

Dr.dre beats are expensive like macs cause they are beautiful :)
 
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have you tried the headphones though ? SO DARN COMFORTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL AND SLICK
I see a lot of them around my area, but most of the time the Beats are hanging around the neck rather than on the ears, and from that I concluded that the Beats either sound bad or is uncomfortable. Since that you said they are rather comfortable, it must mean they sound very bad. Would probably consider them at half price and I am a bass junkie, but since that I am not and there are never discounts, Beats is out of my list.
 
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naa they sound great as well, and have a decent amount of bass. They just sound like 80~100$ ish headphones nothing more

I'm actually talking about the Monster Beats studio (300$) btw, not the Beats solo.

They require batteries LOL I did not know that
 

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naa they sound great as well, and have a decent amount of bass. They just sound like 80~100$ ish headphones nothing more

I'm actually talking about the Monster Beats studio (300$) btw, not the Beats solo.

They require batteries LOL I did not know that
Studios are noise cancelling, and they are actually half decent. Its just a pity you can get something better at that price point.
 
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for 300 you can get the HD25 which is miles better..


HE6 is very bright and very heavy to drive..
i love that headphone..
 
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My A2000X just arrived, it is quickly becoming one of my top 5 headphones. It's just like a HD800 but less bright. They are seriously pretty too.





On the issue of Monster Beats *sign*, they are one of the most ugly and worse built headphones I even touched, the sound is terrible for the price. They just sounds like one of those seriously bass heavy headphones with slightly better clarity.
 
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thats sweeett..

im rocking my ER4P now..
and its soo great
 
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Ah, the ER4P. Although I preferred the ER4S though. Having a good setup with portable amp really does make a different.

I run Sony Hybrid retipped and pure silver reabled TF10 with iBasso D2+ (D12 sounds even better with it though) and custom low profile pure silver LOD with iPod Touch 64GB. I am rather happy with its sound.

 

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Saw a guy wearing Monster Beats Solo Justin Bieber edition just now. He needs to be castrated.