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post #2001 of 5049
Im looking to buy new headset as my second pair of fatalities died after six months...

I realized what kind of crap all the gaming headsets are, so i decided to go with good headphones and use the zalman clip mic on the cord. (budget can't afford anything better)

I have three options where to buy from:
http://www.jimms.fi/listaa/763/order/price/asc
http://www.silentrig.com/category/104/kuulokkeet
http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/catalog/6157c/Kuulokkeet-Sankakuulokkeet

I can't find any of the recommended cans there.
I do 50% fps gaming, mostly counter-strike, DayZ and ARMA, and 50% music
I sometimes do over 10h gaming nights (DayZ is addictive with friends) and LAN parties so comfort is a big factor, I have medium sized ears.
I listen to a lot of DnB music so i need bass to them also.
My budget is 50-60€ but i can go higher if it's truly worth it.
Thanks! thumb.gif
post #2002 of 5049
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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

Im looking to buy new headset as my second pair of fatalities died after six months...

I realized what kind of crap all the gaming headsets are, so i decided to go with good headphones and use the zalman clip mic on the cord. (budget can't afford anything better)

I have three options where to buy from:
http://www.jimms.fi/listaa/763/order/price/asc
http://www.silentrig.com/category/104/kuulokkeet
http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/catalog/6157c/Kuulokkeet-Sankakuulokkeet

I can't find any of the recommended cans there.
I do 50% fps gaming, mostly counter-strike, DayZ and ARMA, and 50% music
I sometimes do over 10h gaming nights (DayZ is addictive with friends) and LAN parties so comfort is a big factor, I have medium sized ears.
I listen to a lot of DnB music so i need bass to them also.
My budget is 50-60€ but i can go higher if it's truly worth it.
Thanks! thumb.gif

Based on this site: http://www.silentrig.com/category/104/kuulokkeet

I'd recommend the AKG K701 if you can afford it, you will of course need a decent soundcard or an external DAC+amp.
If not, go with the Sennheiser HD558. I'd assume you want open cans since you do most of your gaming on FPS like you say.

IF that is still too expensive, the Samson SR850 is a popular budget headphone.
post #2003 of 5049
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

Based on this site: http://www.silentrig.com/category/104/kuulokkeet

I'd recommend the AKG K701 if you can afford it, you will of course need a decent soundcard or an external DAC+amp.
If not, go with the Sennheiser HD558. I'd assume you want open cans since you do most of your gaming on FPS like you say.

IF that is still too expensive, the Samson SR850 is a popular budget headphone.

Both are like 3 times my budget...
Oh nvm gonna go with the samson sr850, Just my price range smile.gif
Edited by EPiiKK - 3/5/13 at 1:05pm
post #2004 of 5049
Although price wise bee, earphones cost more than headphones, generally speaking for quality/performance for buck
post #2005 of 5049
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Although price wise bee, earphones cost more than headphones, generally speaking for quality/performance for buck
I'm sorry, I don't understand what you just said.
post #2006 of 5049
I think he is talking about in ear monitors.
    
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post #2007 of 5049
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I'm sorry, I don't understand what you just said.

earphones, that have extra drivers - ie W3 vs W1 get ridiculously expensive very fast.
Whereas with headphones, it usually is the technology used within the headphones.

Long story short - earphones jump up in price very fast whereas headphones don't

Don't get me wrong headphones are more expensive than earphones (high-end) but I fail to see why one would pay that much (I'm speaking over £1500)
post #2008 of 5049
I don't like IEM. I haven't tried any customs but I have tried some pretty expensive universals and I don't think they're on par at all with flagship headphones.
    
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I don't like IEM. I haven't tried any customs but I have tried some pretty expensive universals and I don't think they're on par at all with flagship headphones.

Well, I agree, but would you take a big set of headphones on the train, whilst on a cycle ride etc?
usually the answer is no - although some on head-fi seem to think the XB700's & XB1000's are portable.

Anyway - IEM's for me have always been convenient. I pocket (in a pouch) my PFE232's and I'm always in love when I listen to them.
I couldn't see myself carrying around my beloved D2K's without them breaking in under a week or so
post #2010 of 5049
no but i'm into home audio only.

i'm not into portable audio. my local HiFi stores sell car and marine audio. i'm not into that either. I like HiFi listening rooms and home theaters redface.gif
    
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