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I am looking for headphones for my sig rig. I have a few conditions / questions.

I am currently using the HD202 headphones with the onboard sound.

Here are the issues im running into
First, i would like to stay with sennheiser.
So many headphones out there i dont know what to look for
I do 80% gaming, 20% music and movies
Would like open-air headphones (if it meets my other requirements) and be directional. (Hear where bullets are being shot from)
I am not against wireless, i was looking at the RS180's actually.
Also looking at the HD598
Is it worth me upgrading my HD202's?
I have only a pci 1x slot available if you suggest me getting a sound card.
Or should i keep what i have

Budget: $100 on sound card if i need. (About to scoop up a X-Fi Titanium)
Around $200 on headphones.
Edited by Krud - 7/28/11 at 12:08pm
    
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post #2 of 26
-- $90
Xonar Essence ST - $200

/thread.
post #3 of 26
If you want Sennheiser, get HD555/595s with a Titanium HD soundcard. Higher than that would be the HD600 and 650, which require a decent amount of power to drive them and are out of your budget.
post #4 of 26
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Thanks, just got the Sennheiser HD595 for 100 bucks and HD Titanium for 50. Seems like a good deal to me!
    
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post #5 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krud View Post
Thanks, just got the Sennheiser HD595 for 100 bucks and HD Titanium for 50. Seems like a good deal to me!
Where in the world did you get a Titanium HD for $50?
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post #6 of 26
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Mispoken, X-Fi Titanium
    
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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krud View Post
Mispoken, X-Fi Titanium
The Titanium HD would push those headphones a lot better. Imo the one you picked up is just too weak. I've tried both and the Titanium HD doesn't distort like the X-Fi Titanium.
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post #8 of 26
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humm, well maybe ill do some more buying, thanks
    
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post #9 of 26
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Ordered from newegg, $125.00.
Now to get rid of the non-HD one. I Should be able to get my 50 back from someone.
    
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post #10 of 26
Keep that other sound card so you can compare it to the HD.
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