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How would this build be?

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cg...source=froogle

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020

I've been using some plantronics for like 4 years. They still work fine but They hurt my ears because the padding is **** and they're all tearing apart now. Any advice would be great. I mostly game. Not really listening to music unless i'm on my speakers but that's mainly because my current headphones hurt.
Edited by exzacklyright - 7/30/11 at 5:45pm
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The first ones seem great from the reviews and stats.
They should sound amazing for gaming, but it has no mic.
Do you need a mic?

I have no opinion on the sound card but Asus always makes good product.
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post #3 of 21
M50's will definitely do you justice, would be my suggestion over the 700s if you're wanting bass in that price range. I'd take a look at a few other places though, I've seen them around $100.
post #4 of 21
I'd rather go the Audio Technica AD700 if you want to game.
post #5 of 21
From just personal experience money =/= quality.

I purchased the Turtle Beach (Garbage I know) Earforce PX5 for around $200 and was highly upset with the quality and amount of headache to get a good sound configuration so I went with the next best thing, the Logitech G35 headphones and boy do I love them!!! For the price, being around $80 USD, and overall quality of the sound and performance of the headset I don't think it can be beat.

I highly HIGHLY recommend the Logitech G35 headphones, you won't be sorry!

Good luck though, always fun shopping for new things!
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post #6 of 21
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For the price, being around $80 USD, and overall quality of the sound and performance of the headset I don't think it can be beat.
It can be pretty easily. The M50 are great phones, especially for bass-heavy music, but aren't often touted as being super "comfortable", nor great for gaming. They have a limited soundstage.
The AD700s would be a better idea.
post #7 of 21
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It can be pretty easily. The M50 are great phones, especially for bass-heavy music, but aren't often touted as being super "comfortable", nor great for gaming. They have a limited soundstage.
The AD700s would be a better idea.
Which are better. The open air or closed back?
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post #8 of 21
Open back for sound stage (gaming). Close back limits it.
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post #9 of 21
Now, Im not a full blown Audiophile, But I would recommend the JVC HA-RX700 or RX900s + a Mic over the M50 or AD700 any day. Both(And the sennheiser HD555s) are over-recommended and arent nearly the kill all headphones people seem to think they are. Especially the AD700s which, while having great definition and soundstage, have pitiful bass. Like, sickeningly pathetic bass.
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post #10 of 21
If the AD700 headphones were packed with bass, then you would lose positionality in games and have a smaller sound stage. Heavy bass muddies mids and highs. --------> Think BEATS BY DRE anything
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