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Originally Posted by bojinglebells;13442582 
Unless the game is built specifically to provide excellent positional audio over 2.0 headphones (there are not many that do) Creative's CMSS-3D on the X-Fi is better than Dolby Headphone for mixing surround sources with HRTFs over 2.0 headphones, at least for gaming.

Even though I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that BF3 is supposed to innovate with its sound engine for headphone positional audio, if games are a priority I'd still stick with an X-Fi card unless you're going to be playing BF3 exclusively (although I wouldn't go for an ASUS card unless I could verify what I think I'm remembering about BF3 sound to be true)

Can you get the Audio Technica ATH-AD700's? They can be found for under $100 here in the states, and they're supposed to be amongst the best at providing superior sound positioning for gaming. They're not a headset so you'd need a clip-on mic.

The AD700's are at least $200 :/

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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter;13442693 
My sons just got a pair of Samson SR850 for $50.
Well made and comfortable, with great sound, picking up Zalmen mics later if they need it.

A bit more expensive over here, but could be a winner.
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What about the SteelSeries Siberia V2?

Built-in volume control and mic on/off switch can be useful. The cord breaks away from an extension so it can be used for portable players. And the mic also can retract into the unit for use on the go as well.

Its a very light weight headset and one of the most comfortable headsets I've ever worn, I could wear for hours on end without any sort of fatigue.

Sound quality is probably about on par if not a bit above what it costs.

If the price is right (it should be under $100), go for the analog only version, the version that comes with a USB sound card is needlessly expensive because the USB soundcard is complete garbage, although its otherwise the same product.
Edited by bojinglebells - 5/9/11 at 2:19pm
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Reviving this.

I've decided to go for the Creative X-Fi Titanium.

I can choose between:
Samson RH600 - $80
Samson SR850 - $80
Siberia V2 - $100
JVC HA-RX900 - $110
Sennheiser HD 555 - $150
Sennheiser HD 595 - $195
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 - $220

What do you think?
Edited by B!0HaZard - 5/22/11 at 4:00pm
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For headphones. Xonar DG. Unless you got a set of 300ohm headsets

BC2 you need to switch off all mixing done by the soundcard it will mess it up
Edited by Spooony - 5/22/11 at 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13602121 
For headphones. Xonar DG. Unless you got a set of 300ohm headsets

BC2 you need to switch off all mixing done by the soundcard it will mess it up

Even if you don't turn on the DSP effects done by the sound card, the CMedia DSP just isn't going to cut it for playing BC2 IME.
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For headphones. Xonar DG. Unless you got a set of 300ohm headsets

BC2 you need to switch off all mixing done by the soundcard it will mess it up
I don't want a PCI card.
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Even if you don't turn on the DSP effects done by the sound card, the CMedia DSP just isn't going to cut it for playing BC2 IME.

Wut? confused.gif
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siberia V2 is quite a safe bet for gaming
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I would get the HD555's at 70 dollars cheaper than the AD700s. Look up modification guides and you basically have HD595s. Cheapest/best performance price ratio.

If you want to spend HALF of that for a "Good" gaming headset, the Samson RH600 are also pretty solid from what I hear.

I'm not too familiar with Denmarkian prices, but it seems that 1 Demark dollar is 2USD almost. With a bit of variance.

So 40USD is an RH600, 80 USD is a HD555 and idk what happened to the AD700s, but they're slightly overpriced in your country. They should have been around 185ish.
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I just picked up a set of ATH-AD700s. While I always thought I had a huge head it seems they are not big enough to comfortably fill out the AD700s. They are still comfortable as hell but it's something to think about. If you move your head a lot when gaming you're going to notice it slipping down.

I also want to know how you like the Creative X-Fi Titanium as I was thinking of the same EXACT choices as you are, between the DX and the X-Fi Titanium.
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Originally Posted by Simca;13607920 
I would get the HD555's at 70 dollars cheaper than the AD700s. Look up modification guides and you basically have HD595s. Cheapest/best performance price ratio.

If you want to spend HALF of that for a "Good" gaming headset, the Samson RH600 are also pretty solid from what I hear.

I'm not too familiar with Denmarkian prices, but it seems that 1 Demark dollar is 2USD almost. With a bit of variance.

So 40USD is an RH600, 80 USD is a HD555 and idk what happened to the AD700s, but they're slightly overpriced in your country. They should have been around 185ish.
Actually, it's called Danish kroner (Danish crowns directly translated, DKK is easier for you Americans) wink.gif And yes, we pay about 2-3 times as much for audio gear. Those are actually British and German prices (with some mad shipping prices), the products don't exist on the Danish market (except the HD 595). I had to import my Meelec M9's from Germany too to even get those.

And yeah, I wasn't going for the AD700's, bit too pricy.
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