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post #1 of 12
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I have never had a headset for gaming before. This is my first purchase with little research behind it.
What do you guys think of them for the price?

http://www.newegg.ca/Special/ShellSh...055-_-05062011
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This should be in the Sound Cards and Computer Audio forum but I can pitch in. For a bit more money, I think anyone will highly recommend you the JVC HA-RX700 headphones. A bit more and you can get the JVC HA-RX900 headphones like I did. They sound amazing, especially after you burn them in for about 100 hours. You can also modify them quite a bit using Dynamat sound-dampening mat to make them sound even cleaner with deeper bass. The sound stage on them is stunning for gaming. They certainly compete with my 5.2 surround speaker system as per positioning in First Person Shooter games.
    
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post #3 of 12
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My bad a Mod can move it. Doesn't seem like those models come with built in microphones unless i missed it.
I was just wondering if the ones I got are good quality for $20 or if I could get a SIGNIFICANTLY better pair for say 30 or 35 dollars.
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post #4 of 12
Fair enough that you want a microphone. As far as I know, there aren't any high quality audio headphones with a microphone. For your budget, I believe the JVC HA-RX700 fit well, but you would need a separate microphone. Clip-on ones are dirt cheap though and this compromise would lead to greatly increased audio quality so you'd be happier. That's just my opinion!

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post #5 of 12
Off topic:

Burn in is a myth. It's been discussed to death over at HeadFi.org. The long and the short of it is that it is antithetical to have an electronic device perform less than optimal brand new, then improve slightly over some period of "burn in" time, then naturally degrade over time as all electronics do.
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Moved for your convenience.
Might get a few more concentrated/useful responses from this subforum.
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post #7 of 12
Generally, we don`t recommend headsets with built in mics here.
Basically anything I say can be summed up in this guide.

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-headsets.html

Good luck OP. ALso, the HARX700`s are also recommended at head-fi.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Backfat View Post
Off topic:

Burn in is a myth. It's been discussed to death over at HeadFi.org. The long and the short of it is that it is antithetical to have an electronic device perform less than optimal brand new, then improve slightly over some period of "burn in" time, then naturally degrade over time as all electronics do.
I see what you mean and agree except for the definite audible difference I noticed on my JVC HA-RX900 after I stuck them under a pillow for four days straight, pumping Bassline music through them.
    
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post #9 of 12

There are good headphones with microphones attached:

. However, those do cost an arm and a leg so that isn't what you're looking for.

Most folks here will recommend that you obtain a headphone and a microphone simply because the headphone will be of higher quality than most of the "gaming" headsets you can find on the market for around the same price.

As for burn-in....hmm. I'm slightly torn on that one. There are headphones/earphones I have owned that sounded like complete crap prior to burn-in (Meelectronics M6 - extremely harsh, RX700 - bassless initially, RX900 - extremely bass heavy initially, etc.) but were much more agreeable after about 50 hours or so. However, there are other headphones that I have owned that have not changed a bit since I purchased them (HD595 - had more than 200 hours on these without a change at all, Ultrasone PRO550 - have used them for the past month or two without any noticeable change, JVC HA-DX3 - was harsh starting out and is still harsh). Burn-in exists but has varying degrees of effect depending on headphone.
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post #10 of 12
You already bought it so I'm not going to comment on it. All I have to say is enjoy it!
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