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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 #51 of 97
I prefer surround sound to headphones. But headphones are nice especially if you are in an environment when you need to keep the volume low in order to not disturb other people.
    
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post #52 of 97
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
I used to, but then I got hit with a bad case of tinnitus (never ending ear ringing).

Since then, I avoid headphones at all costs, regardless of their volume.
since my first trip to Iraq, i've had tinnitus and hearing loss, so i have to wear headphones because it's the only way i can clearly hear the game. if i have it loud enough i don't need to though.

plus the fan on the video card plus my exhaust fan on the case are pretty loud which require headphones..
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post #53 of 97
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Uhh, doesn't that create a feedback loop?
Not at all, those have pretty decent noise cancellation. I play BC2 all the time on voice chat and have no issues with that, however I hear PLENTY of other folks' gameplay that have the other kinds of headsets. I mean, sure, occasionally if an obnoxious character voice comes on (like when I play Mario Kart Wii with my friends online, lol) they'll hear it, but it's not bothersome. I usually find even cheaper ones like the Dynexx brand Best Buy carries or Cyber Acoustics. I've gone through a few because my only complaint is that their wire gets cut up real easy with office chairs.
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post #54 of 97
I would have to go with "Sometimes".
post #55 of 97
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Only when people are sleeping, then when they wake up I let them enjoy the sounds of a battlefield
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Not at all, those have pretty decent noise cancellation. I play BC2 all the time on voice chat and have no issues with that, however I hear PLENTY of other folks' gameplay that have the other kinds of headsets. I mean, sure, occasionally if an obnoxious character voice comes on (like when I play Mario Kart Wii with my friends online, lol) they'll hear it, but it's not bothersome. I usually find even cheaper ones like the Dynexx brand Best Buy carries or Cyber Acoustics. I've gone through a few because my only complaint is that their wire gets cut up real easy with office chairs.
that's why I went wireless
post #56 of 97
All the time, second my PC goes on my headphones are on.
    
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post #57 of 97
My Fiances computer sit back to back with mine. She has a speaker setup with 2 satellites and a sub. I wear my headphones when I play so that her music from all her facebook games don't prevent me from hear the "catfishes" trying to sneak up behind me.

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post #58 of 97
I used to wear them all the time but now I only wear them if I am in ts or vent.
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post #59 of 97
I really enjoy the immersion my modified JVC HA-RX900 headphones give and do use them at times (when I don't want to disturb my wife or when it's too late to pump up my speakers like I like to). When I can, though, I stick to my Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 systems (I use two, one for front and one for rear, with a centre speaker extra on the front one to make up my 5.2 surround).
    
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post #60 of 97
I've had tinnitus for the last 20 years (too many practice sessions within 10 feet of a 100 watt Marshall half stack, concerts, and loud factory work) so I don't wear them. I have all my sound coming through a 600 watt pioneer receiver, 2 Acoustic Research bookshelf speakers and 3 pioneer surround sound speakers for 5.1 ( usually just use the 2 AR speakers for gaming though).
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