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so i have owned your classic gaming headsets with mics and they hurt my ears after long gaming sessions so i was wondering if anyone knew of a headset with a larger then normal ear cushion that wont press down on my ears and hurt them or one of those fur ear cushions.

i found some headsets with fur cushions but they have no mic

appreciate all the help i can get thanks
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Nice cans + clip on or a desk mic? that way you get comfort and sound quality but still have the mic your need.

Do you have a sound card or are you using on board?
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on board why?
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on board why?
Everything will sound significantly better with a soundcard. Even a soundcard as cheap as the Asus Xonar DG (~$25).

My advice is to go with open cans, they will be much better for gaming and don't put as much pressure on your ears. What is your budget? Audio Technica ATH-AD700s are one of the best for under $100. Add in a clip-on mic, and you'll be set.
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Most every one here is going to recommend you some headphones with great audio quality but usually lack a mic, if your not much of an audiophile or are fine with the audio your getting from gaming headsets, one of the most comfortable headsets in that category is the Razer Carcharias. I have it and I have gamed for 14 hours with it on and never felt a thing, it's truly a wonder. Lol Clear mic too, but it picks up noise from your room if there is any. For example, occasionally while talking on skype to some friends of mine I'll leave and go play rock band on the drums and come back to find out I was kicked from the conversation because they heard my drums and the music from my TV. Mute button on the in-line volume control easily fixes problems like that though ^_^

But, if you'd also like an upgrade in comfort AND audio quality, The AD700's will deliver. They are an open ear designed head set though, and some people dislike this because it lacks bass for gaming. Their closed back counterpart, the A700 (no D, just A) is a little more expensive, but from what I have heard provides better audio for gaming. Pair one of those up with a zalman clip on mic for $12 and an Asus Xonar DG or the DS sound card and you'll be set. Really depends on your budget though
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JVC HA-RX900s are big and really comfortable..
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I use Audio Technica ATH-M50s with velour ear pads. Sounds amazing, and ultra comfortable for long gaming sessions, or listening to music from my iPod.
     
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Everything will sound significantly better with a soundcard. Even a soundcard as cheap as the Asus Xonar DG (~$25).

My advice is to go with open cans, they will be much better for gaming and don't put as much pressure on your ears. What is your budget? Audio Technica ATH-AD700s are one of the best for under $100. Add in a clip-on mic, and you'll be set.
I can't agree more. And keep in mind I'm using onboard until I scrap up enough money to get a soundcard.

These cans blow my old headphones with mic out of the water. No comparison.
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Originally Posted by rivaldog View Post
Most every one here is going to recommend you some headphones with great audio quality but usually lack a mic, if your not much of an audiophile or are fine with the audio your getting from gaming headsets, one of the most comfortable headsets in that category is the Razer Carcharias. I have it and I have gamed for 14 hours with it on and never felt a thing, it's truly a wonder. Lol

But, if you'd also like an upgrade in audio quality AND comfort, The AD700's will deliver. They are an open ear designed head set though, and some people dislike this because it lacks bass for gaming. Their closed back counterpart, the A700 (no D, just A) is a little more expensive, but from what I have heard provides better audio for gaming. Pair one of those up with a zalman clip on mic for $12 and an Asus Xonar DG or the DS sound cards and you'll be set. Really depends on your budget though
Open cans are generally better than closed cans for gaming.
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Open cans are generally better than closed cans for gaming.

Aggggh. I've been told different. Some one needs to make a thread - Open Cans vs. Closed for Gaming. Foot steps and audio positioning/clarity need to be taken into consideration. I wanna know what's gonna give me better foot steps and allow me to hear from which way those foot steps are coming as well as bullets and what direction they are flying at me from.
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