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I'm just not sure what makes people blatantly disregard what he asked in his original post and recommend something else. He said gaming headset, not a separate headphone/mic combination.
Because headphones are so much better it's hard to believe until you pull the trigger and make the switch. They convinced me to switch from headsets to my Harx 900 andi couldnt be happier
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post #12 of 34
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I'm just not sure what makes people blatantly disregard what he asked in his original post and recommend something else. He said gaming headset, not a separate headphone/mic combination.
It's a public forum, we can suggest what we like, and if he sees better advice then he can use it, get the sand out of your cooter and go cry someplace else.
post #13 of 34
This is why I stay away from the audio forum section.

OP asks for one thing, elitist audiophobes suggest other that will run way over budget with a soundcard (Which is needed to make your new headphones sound good).

Other person suggests something that the OP wanted but audiophobes flame him for suggesting it.

That's what happens 80% of the time here.
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post #14 of 34
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This is why I stay away from the audio forum section.

OP asks for one thing, elitist audiophobes suggest other that will run way over budget with a soundcard (Which is needed to make your new headphones sound good).

Other person suggests something that the OP wanted but audiophobes flame him for suggesting it.

That's what happens 80% of the time here.
..No.
AD700s are infinitely better than any gaming headsets. All gaming headsets and overpriced ripoffs. We recommend seperate combos because they're a much better value. They aren't out of budget, even without a sound card they'd sound better. There is nothing elitist about wanting the best quality for your budget.
If someone recommends something, and it's a terrible idea, it's our job to point that out. That's not "flaming".

P.S.

None of us are scared of Audio.
Edited by Narzon - 7/18/11 at 12:37pm
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
I'm just not sure what makes people blatantly disregard what he asked in his original post and recommend something else. He said gaming headset, not a separate headphone/mic combination.
Most people want a headset to begin with because they don't yet know that headphones are a ridiculously better value. It's our job to inform the OP of said value.

If the OP was asking for the best Monster cable, we would recommend him/her to avoid Monster products and save their money.

The idea that keeping the OP informed is somehow wrong is ridiculous. Get out.
post #16 of 34

If you need a gaming headset and are unwilling to go with a headphone + clip-on mic combo, the SteelSeries Siberia V2 like someone mentioned previously is a good suggestion. It fits comfortably from what I've been told and sound quality isn't too shabby.

Another suggestion I would make is the AKG GHS-1.



AKG is a company that makes audiophile-grade headphones, so the sound quality from these should be excellent. The only bad thing I've heard about these is that they rest on your ears instead of around them, which may be uncomfortable to some people.
Edited by decimator - 7/18/11 at 12:39pm
post #17 of 34
AD700 = $92+$4 shipping
Zalman Clip on Mic = $9 + free shipping.
Total cost = $105

Seems like you went over budget to me.

Yes it is $5, but the OP is on a budget that doesn't mean disregard it, he put a budget there for a reason.

Plus if you factor in a sound card the total would be around $200 dollars.
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post #18 of 34
G35 Stereo Headset. Surround is a gimmick on headsets anyways, at least in my opinion. I've used this headset for years and it's comfortable and durable with a great quality microphone.

However, I only used this headset for microphone chat and sent all my game sounds through my speakers.
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
AD700 = $92+$4 shipping
Zalman Clip on Mic = $9 + free shipping.
Total cost = $105

Seems like you went over budget to me.

Yes it is $5, but the OP is on a budget that doesn't mean disregard it, he put a budget there for a reason.

Plus if you factor in a sound card the total would be around $200 dollars.


Ugh. First of all, some people have Amazon prime, which allows free shipping. Second, $92 is the suggested new price. You can get it for $80 refurb'd. Third, 99% of people can go $5 over budget.

You don't need a sound card for the AD700s to be night and day better than any gaming headset, but if you do get one, the Xonar DG is perfect and only $25.

No one here needs your contradictory non-advice.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post
G35 Stereo Headset. Surround is a gimmick on headsets anyways, at least in my opinion. I've used this headset for years and it's comfortable and durable with a great quality microphone.

However, I only used this headset for microphone chat and sent all my game sounds through my speakers.
Why would you spend extra money on a 7.1 virtual headset.. to use it for stereo?
No.
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