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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 #41 of 97
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
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
+1. Headphones can't pound into my chest like a 12" sub can.
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post #42 of 97
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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.
Actually it was the SFX of a gun turent mod I was using and the Sound FX level being maxed in UT3. I was standing between two gun turrents I placed on spot on the map. I didnt realize it was hurting my ears. my Sound card volume was the same volume I alway used And was low .So it wasnt that. I forgot that UT3 in game volume gets loud,But that Minigun option for the turrent had louder volume then any of the other turrent modes. the Turrent was part of a mod that was ported over to UT3 from UT2k4. The Minigun Turrent had a loud High Freq sound.

It donly effected my right ears but it slighty and depends on how I feel or what I eat then the hum will change volume. Tho I got used to it so it dont really bother me. But now a days I Keep the in game Volume settings at their defaults.
Edited by admflameberg - 5/12/11 at 1:50pm
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post #43 of 97
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
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.
Yup, sorry folks, but there is no matching the location awareness you get with some quality headphones. Speakers are for movie/TV watching. I can hear an enemy and virtually snap my crosshair to their head, regardless of where they are relative to me.
    
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post #44 of 97
Headphones FTW
I always wear headphones
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post #45 of 97
I game with my genius speakers !! They're pretty cool
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post #46 of 97
Speakers > headphones. I have like $80 speakers and $20 headphones. I only use the headset for when I play a game with my friends and need to communicate.
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post #47 of 97
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Speakers > headphones. I have like $80 speakers and $20 headphones. I only use the headset for when I play a game with my friends and need to communicate.
Why even do that? Get a USB headset so you can use your speakers AND talk to your friends. Ventrilo/Teamspeak/Mumble/etc. have settings that let you set voice output through USB while letting all your other sound output through your sound card.

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post #48 of 97
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Why even do that? Get a USB headset so you can use your speakers AND talk to your friends.

Amazon.com: Logitech PlayStation 3 Vantage USB Headset: Video Games
Uhh, doesn't that create a feedback loop?
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post #49 of 97
Always. (1) I don't like to bother others with my sounds from gaming, and (2) when I play a multiplayer FPS like TF2, I'm always on the lookout (i.e. hearout) for approaching enemies, so headphones are a must.
    
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I wear pants when I game, does it count?
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