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Hello everyone, I have lately been thinking of getting a new headset, but read around some to find out it's better to just get a good set of headphones and a clip on mic. At first I was looking at the Astro headsets, but if I am going to spend $250 I might as well get something that is well worth the money. I am currently using Razer Carcharias and have to have the sound turn all the way up just to get decent sound out of them.

I don't game as much as I use to, but that could change again. I don't play many competitive games where I need very accurate sounds. Mostly Starcraft 2, League of Legends, and some other random games. I mainly listen to very bass heavy music like hip-hop/dubstep. I use headphones for 8-10 hours a day so I need something can be used for those long periods of time.

TLDR.
Budget: 250-300
Type: 60/40 Music/Games, bassy preferred
Usage: 8-10 Hours daily. Comfort needed.
post #2 of 6
IMO, you're not a gamer in the sense that we'd recommend you a gaming FPS headset/headphones. You like to enjoy the music in said games, rather than get positional cues. You'll want a Xonar DG/DX and the rest on headphones.

You could try the Xonar DG and 80 ohm DT770s. I'm not sure if Ultrasones are comfortable for extended gameplay, so maybe RallyMaster or someone that owns them can tell you if they're comfortable enough to be recommended.
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My Ultrasone is comfortable enough to wear for a long period of time unless you're in a really hot room, then it gets to be impossible like pretty much all closed headphones. I wore mine at a LAN party on Friday night and had no issues with heat but I was definitely in an office building in open cubicles gaming with co-workers.
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If you don't game much, don't get a headset. I would get the Sennheiser hd650s. I see them go on sale for close to $300 sometimes. They're good with all types of music.
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
If you don't game much, don't get a headset. I would get the Sennheiser hd650s. I see them go on sale for close to $300 sometimes. They're good with all types of music.
Those will also need an amplifier to reach its full potential.
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post #6 of 6
In that price range I say definitely go with the Denon AH-D2000. Super comfortable and sound fantastic.
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