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i just got the turtle beach px21 headset sometime over 30 days ago, i don't remember, they are broken, rma process is not moving, turtle beach blatantly sucks, they were great while they lasted, they did not have 7.1 surround, but they had awesome bass, great sound quality(compared to my usual 10$ headphones) you see, if anyone has mass effect 2 they know that the theme music has deep bass and high treble, well, i didn't until i got these, i didn't hear the bass and the treble sounded like a bee buzzing, i can NOT go back to that, but i want something to replace those turtle beach headphones, i have been looking but i do not know how to find any good ones, how to tell whether they are good or what, i mean i really do not know how i played games the way i did, but i want to know what is out there, how much i really need to spend, my requirements are that it needs to be 3.5mm jack compatible, have a mic attached(headset, duh!), have mic and chat volumes, 7.1 surround, be comfortable, and not be outrageously priced
post #2 of 20
If you want high quality sound, you don't want a gaming headset. My recommendation is to buy some nice headphones and then an additional clip on microphone (you can get a pretty good one for about $10).

So now the only question left is, how much do you want to spend?
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it depends, if is really that good up to 100$, if, and only if, it is that worth it, but i really want to spend around 60$ maybe more......
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Gaming wise:

HD555s / AD700s + Clip On from Zalman is kinda popular for gaming.
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meh.... are you sure that those are worth it? i really think it should have 7.1 surround sound at that price, as well as a volume control, i mean it seems like there should be more
Edited by phantasmor - 5/31/11 at 7:47pm
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i am mainly wondering about sound positioning, and being able to hear where the sound is coming from, you can do that with straight up stereo headphones, but at that price point i am wondering about games as well as movies, i like deep bass with high treble and being able to hear the sound as intended, but i must say 5.1 is great(i have the speakers set up now) so if i can get 7.1 and be able to have a better experience with headphones, that should be required at that price point
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Originally Posted by phantasmor;13706466 
meh.... are you sure that those are worth it? i really think it should have 7.1 surround sound at that price, as well as a volume control, i mean it seems like there should be more

7.1 is just a gimmick. I am using the HD 555's > Titanium HD, and I can tell you in CSS, my flick shot is insane now because I can tell exactly where everyone is. They are lacking in bass though, so if that's what you're looking for, go with the A700's. They're a great gaming set of cans. People usually go with the HD 555's or the AD700's for gaming, but you can't really go wrong either way.
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Originally Posted by bovice163;13707424 
7.1 is just a gimmick. I am using the HD 555's > Titanium HD, and I can tell you in CSS, my flick shot is insane now because I can tell exactly where everyone is. They are lacking in bass though, so if that's what you're looking for, go with the A700's. They're a great gaming set of cans. People usually go with the HD 555's or the AD700's for gaming, but you can't really go wrong either way.

i just want headphones with thumping bass in the appropriate spots as well as great treble, along with being able to accurately place sounds directionally, and having crisp clear sound, and a wide sound stage as i keep hearing in these headset reviews, i still haven't found one that i can say will have me pressing the buy button any time soon, especially with the price these are going for, i have to 100% convinced before i buy something

also, i was wondering, would a sound card do the same as a mix amp
Edited by phantasmor - 6/1/11 at 9:46am
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hey, new question i did some looking and found that the HD 555s are Sennheiser HD 555s and i found the Sennheiser PC350 it is a "gaming" headset, which people have said are bad but the reviews and Sennheiser's website say that the Sennheiser PC350 is the same as the Sennheiser HD 595 which i assume is better than the HD 555, and i was wondering if anyone could recommend whether or not to go with these, because they have a microphone, headset volume, and mic mute, which makes me happy, but does having these features detract from the headphones? i do not see how it could, but i am wondering, if i can get these, i want to, because i am looking at 119$ price tag on ebay for a brand new set, but i am also wondering if someone can steer me in a less expensive direction, something of equal quality, with similar features, closed back design(I LOVE BASS I WANT BASS) it doesn't HAVE to have a volume control or a mic, but that would be a plus, i can but a mic and a mix amp type thing, which i hope someone has some insight into as well

thanks to everyone so far, steering me in this direction, i will rep+ everyone now and anyone else that helps me reach my journey's end
Edited by phantasmor - 6/2/11 at 9:25pm
post #10 of 20
I'm not an expert so don't quote me (inb4quote), but the AD700's rock for gaming and have pretty good bass. Also the Senn 555's are good. It all depends, also the Zalman clip-on mic is popular. Also stay away from anything with the marketing word 'gaming/gamer' in it.
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