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Hey guys could you recommend me a good pair of headphones for the $150 price range, it will be used mainly for gaming.
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HD555 or AD700.

For $150 I would get a AD700, a Creative XtremeGamer (since you are using onboard sound), and a Logitech desk microphone.

Or if you want horrible sound quality and just want something that looks cool get one of those USB Razer headsets.
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HD555 or AD700.
Creative XtremeGamer (since you are using onboard sound), and a Logitech desk microphone.
Doesn't onboard sound cut it nowadays?
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Doesn't onboard sound cut it nowadays?
Never has, never will. I went from Onboard to a cheap 7 year old Creative sound card which I found for $10 and the sound difference was phenomenal.

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Never has, never will. I went from Onboard to a cheap 7 year old Creative sound card which I found for $10 and the sound difference was phenomenal.
Are these any good?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Asus-Xona...item588dde212d
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It's not as good as a Creative XtremeGamer for gaming and it's about twice the price.
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Doesn't onboard sound cut it nowadays?
Lol, that made my morning. Sorry, I didn't think anyone still thought that.

I haven't heard these but they have plenty of good reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104399

Now I'm sure you could pick up some good Hi-Fi headphones and stick a cheap Zalman mic on there and get a good experience but that almost feels like cheating.

What about those Logitech G930s? Wireless, looks good, not overly flashy, comfortable, comes with the mic, expensive enough to know it won't sound crappy but not prohibitively expensive. I think I would read through the reviews and make a decision on them if I were you.
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Now I'm sure you could pick up some good Hi-Fi headphones and stick a cheap Zalman mic on there and get a good experience but that almost feels like cheating.
How is that like cheating? I have a similar setup w/ my stupid over price noise cancelling headphones, and a cheapy cyber acoustics mic i clip to the cord. Seems to work well for me.
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How is that like cheating? I have a similar setup w/ my stupid over price noise cancelling headphones, and a cheapy cyber acoustics mic i clip to the cord. Seems to work well for me.
Too easy, anyone can recommend headphones and through the mic in but then you got two cords

The real challenge here to recommend a good sounding headset!
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