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Poll Results: Xonar DX or TITANIUM FATAL1TY PRO

 
  • 78% (18)
    Xonar DX
  • 21% (5)
    TITANIUM FATAL1TY PRO
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post #21 of 25
oh god razer...
deathadder and viper - the only 2 things razers ever done well
blackwidow - they did acceptable if you got a good one.

everything else of theirs is marketing first prettyness 2nd sponsers 3rd and quality last
heck i'd argue the blackwidow fits with that that too, they kinda have the inherent quality with the mechanical switches though, pretty difficult to screw that up (unless you're newegg)

to name just a few brands that come to mind for being better for gaming than razer

logitech (yeah they're that bad)
steelseries
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denon
audio technica
sennheiser
beyerdynamic
ultrasone
AKG
JVC
fischer audio
sony
shure
fanny wang (and i only say that because un dr dre branded beats won't get me flamed...and the names hilarious, but yeah basically dre clones)


and to put into perspective that list. these are the companies that DONT have better than razer for gaming
tritton
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grado



even seperated out the mass marketed stuff for you, yeah theres a total of one brand of decent headphone that doesn't exceed razer in gaming quality.

heres the bests

cheap - JVC HARX700
not so cheap - JVC HARX 900 , shure SRH440
carcharias priced - audio technica ad700, ultrasone 450, sennheiser 555, shure srh880
past carcharias price - almost all stuff by audio technica, denon, ultrasone, sennheiser, shure, beyerdynamic or AKG
though to be a little more specific and not waaaay rediculous prices, AKG 701, beyerdynamic DT880/990/770 all variations and ultrasone HFI 780, though theres dozens more,




and DX vs -generic word to pretend is better- -sponser to pretend to be better- -generic word to pretend to be better than basic model- creative soundcard is no battle at all, DX wins
and thats despite the pricing being in the same zone as the FAAAR superior STX card which comes with an amplifier onboard too!


Seriously people stop falling into marketing traps and do some research on purchases.
Edited by kyle-reece - 5/31/11 at 5:41pm
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post #22 of 25
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+1 kyle:

what do you think of the Sennheiser 280's?
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post #23 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgolden View Post
+1 kyle:

what do you think of the Sennheiser 280's?
I own Sennheiser 280s and I couldn't be happier. I also bought them at Best Buy, so they're probably in stock at your local store. Good headphones for the money, and will work well in conjunction with a sound card.
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post #24 of 25
Pretty sure I said this before, but the Sennheiser 280s are not for gaming. If you're using them for gaming look elsewhere.
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post #25 of 25
I'm upgrading from the headset you were previously looking at. If your not a total audiophile, you would be fairly pleased with the headset. Extremely comfortable, mic has good pick up (definitely not good at filtering out back ground noise though, friends complain when my TV is a volume of 12 or 15 in the back ground and I can't even hear it that well), will last quite some time. But, even if you aren't an audiophile, why settle for the Carcharias when you can get some thing so much better for right around the same price? Just past their price is the ATH-AD700 headphones, pick those up for $92.67 from newegg or amazon (originally amazon has them listed at $90 because that is beach audio or beach something selling them, but one guy bought the AD's from them and it wasn't the import edition and he just thought it didn't sound right, so make sure to buy it from Amazon them selves or new egg) along with a $12 zalman clip on mic if you wanna chat on games and a $25 Asus Xonar DG sound card (depending on your budget and remaining PCI slots on your computer) and you would have a killer audio set up. I almost hear only positive about the AD700's, especially for gaming. They have a massive sound stage (credit to Simca by the way for teaching me most of this and their open ear design helps with the sound stage and audio quality which creates better positioning for cues such as foot steps and grenades "tinging" as they hit the ground near you, and they are renown for being extremely comfortable. Like the only down side I've been told about the AD700's is that they are a little bass light compared to the A700's or other brands (I'll make a few comments on those for you in a sec) and that makes other head phones a little better for the music I listen to, rock and metal. Now if your into classical/jazzy/harmonic types of music, then that most likely isn't a down side to you. Now the A700's (no D, just an A) are the closed back counterparts of the AD's, the close back gives more bass but subtracts from the sound stage, and they are a little pricier at around $117 compared to $92 for the AD's. Really what you want to make sure you give us and take into consideration are two things; Primary use for the head phones - Gaming or music? And your taste in music - Bass heavy music like Dubstep? Bass medium music like metal (I'd consider metal bass medium, isn't that right, since the music really doesn't have near as much bass as dubstep and such?)? Or bass light music like classical/jazz/etc.?
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