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Poll Results: Do you were headphones when playing FPS

 
  • 55% (168)
    Always
  • 30% (92)
    Sometimes
  • 8% (25)
    Never
  • 6% (19)
    One time I wore headphones and they hurt my ears and then I was sad.
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post #31 of 97
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Originally Posted by admflameberg View Post
I prefer to use audiophile grade headphones for every thing. Tho I have minor Tinnitus High Freq hum but that was do to my own fault couple of months ago.
I seriously doubt that proper open headphones will do any kind of damage on reasonable volumes. As long as you can barely hear the mouse button click you're okay and I'm gonna take a guess that you can raise the volume at least 50% above that point with zero consequences.

It's the crappy earbuds that get you, they leak sound like crazy and when you're on the bus or just on the street you simply have to crank the volume all the way up. Just use good IEMs with fairly strong noise reduction and you'll never feel the need to raise the volume ever again.
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post #32 of 97
I recently got the Logitech G35 headset and I think its amazing for gaming. Cool surround sound(ish) with pretty solid subwoofer. Didnt know how big those 80mm rounds actually were until I heard them through the g35.

So yeah, I do now!

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post #33 of 97
Yes, I wear headphones for gaming and movies. Speakers are only used for casual listening.

It's so damn obvious when people are using speakers in multiplayer games. I can't count how many times a person is just walking around in CS:S and didn't hear the footsteps of the enemy behind them with a knife. But most people tend to sacrifice detail for convenience these days anyway.
    
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post #34 of 97
Mostly when my fiance want to watch TV
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post #35 of 97
I have a 1 year old, and a wife who goes to bed early. I only get to play games at night. I am always wearing headphones regardless of the type of game I am playing.
post #36 of 97
Sennheiser HD555's. From the day I got them a couple years ago, I've never used speakers since.
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post #37 of 97
Apartment Complex.. nuff said
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post #38 of 97
Negative. The only time I use headphones is when I need to watch....certain movies...when other people are in the house.
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post #39 of 97
Only if it's in the evening and I don't want to be loud.
Nothing beats a sub shaking the floor from a shotgun blast or explosion though
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post #40 of 97
Always. Small apartment, puppy, girlfriend who works from home, young kids upstairs (not ours) and no desk space for decent speakers. Put that together and headphones become a must, even during the day.
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