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I want a good pair of headphones to pair up with a clip-on microphone. I will be playing mostly competitive FPS and RTS, and would like good directional audio, and a pair of headphones that makes me feel alive when I let my AK-47 rip in CS. I also listen to lighter rock and alternative music, like Linkin Park, Greenday and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, so keep that in mind also... I will be getting a good dedicated sound card later on down the road so no need to worry... I am not a real audiophile by any means, but I can tell crap from quality audio and I want something that shows great quality and a low price point ($50-$75)... Is the Xonar DS worth the price over the DG?
Edited by stinky - 7/19/11 at 10:57pm
post #2 of 11
JVC HARX700, HARX900. Good bass, comfortable, and affordable.
post #3 of 11
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Cool! Also... Which would be the better option out of the 2? And what would be a better option for them; Asus Xonar DS/DG?
post #4 of 11
as for a headphones , i dont know if you can afford the AD700 , those are amazing for gaming sadly its 80-90 $

As for a sound card , i think upgrading to the DS is pointless unless you are into OP-AMP swapping.
I think the DG will serve you well having a headphone AMP
if you want real upgrading you should aim for the Titanium HD or Xonar ST/X , or at least a Xonar DX or X-Fi Titanium
    
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I owned a Xonar DS briefly, but honestly I have no real feedback on a comparison of the DS/DG, other than the fact that the DS sounded minutely better than the integrated audio on my motherboard.

As for the HARX700 vs. HARX900, some reviews have claimed that the HARX700 actually has better bass than the HARX900, and is cheaper as well.
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I would not recommend the AD700's. I had a pair and sent them back to newegg I disliked them so much. No bass at all and way too over the top highs. I currently have some Ultrasones for gaming and I couldn't be happier with them!
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the AD700 requires time to "break in" but i personally wouldnt go for them at all... the ath-a700 (not open-back version) is a fantastic headphone.

the best would be the beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80 ohm. but definitely give the ath-a700 a listen. maybe order from amazon and just send it back if you dont like it. i bet you will, though.

edit: sorry, still above your price range... eff. i really liked my ath-a700 cans.
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post #9 of 11
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I'm actually thinking of getting some Asus Xonar DG's with some Samson SR-850's as I heard only good things from Simica about them and the extra bass will benefit my music and I actually don't mind a bit of bass in my games as the AK-47 sounds a little meatier
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The Samson SR850 should be a good choice.
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