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I currently have Beats Studios. (are they known to be good among the audiophile community?) But I'm looking for good gaming headphones for SC2 mainly and perhaps some other games and also music. I looked into the Razer Banshees and heard not such good things about them. I like them because they say StarCraft II on them and because of the APM lighting system, but I heard that they are very low in sound quality. Should I
  1. Sell my Beats to get Banshees
  2. Keep Beats and then get Banshees
  3. Sell Beats and get other heatset
  4. Keep Beats and get other headset

How much would Beats sell for?
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It sells the beats or else it gets the hose again.

Buy yourself some Audio Technica A700 or A900's and invest in a decent sound card (either Xonar or Creative).

Research the forums. The beats are junk by most peoples standards.

Edit: Also, stay away from headsets as well. Just get yourself a Zalman clipon. Exact same mic quality as my G930's...and the clipon is only like $10.
Edited by waldoh74 - 8/1/11 at 2:28pm
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a700 has my vote as well. anything with a game logo, "gaming" company logo, or beats logo on it is auto-trash.

Sorry its just true. There is no such thing as gaming audio. just gaming marketing. Do you want to pay for the hype and marketing jargon of "gaming" or trendy headphones or the SQ of real headphones?
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It sells the beats or else it gets the hose again.

Buy yourself some Audio Technica A700 or A900's and invest in a decent sound card (either Xonar or Creative).

Research the forums. The beats are junk by most peoples standards.

Edit: Also, stay away from headsets as well. Just get yourself a Zalman clipon. Exact same mic quality as my G930's...and the clipon is only like $10.
I don't exactly have the money for a sound card, I still need an aftermarket cooler.

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a700 has my vote as well. anything with a game logo, "gaming" company logo, or beats logo on it is auto-trash.

Sorry its just true. There is no such thing as gaming audio. just gaming marketing. Do you want to pay for the hype or the SQ?
Agreed but how much would Beats sell for?

And I'll also be using these headphones w/ my iPhone.
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If you bought A700's and a decent soundcard, you will still be well under what you paid for for a pair of beats studios (approx $100 less than MSRP). No idea what they sell for. If they are in good shape, prob try craigs list for $50/$75 cheaper than new. No reason why you wont be able to use these headphones with your iphone. Although it is a waste in term of quality. Once you hear the difference of good headphones + soundard, your iphone IS going to sound terrible by comparison. If you are looking at reviews, stick to this site, people here will not turn you wrong. Stay away from the reviews on amazon.
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post #6 of 14
I have the Megladons and they are garbage! Don't bother, get some ADH700s you will be happy you did!

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post #7 of 14
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If you bought A700's and a decent soundcard, you will still be well under what you paid for for a pair of beats studios (approx $100 less than MSRP). No idea what they sell for. If they are in good shape, prob try craigs list for $50/$75 cheaper than new. No reason why you wont be able to use these headphones with your iphone. Although it is a waste in term of quality. Once you hear the difference of good headphones + soundard, your iphone IS going to sound terrible by comparison. If you are looking at reviews, stick to this site, people here will not turn you wrong. Stay away from the reviews on amazon.
Like I said, I don't have money for a Sound Card. I have about 100 dollars before selling my beats. I also need a new CPU cooler and mobo so Sound Card can come after everything else.
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post #8 of 14
AD700s/A700s will still be the worthwhile investment regardless. Just pick it up down the road.
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post #9 of 14
From personal experience, the Banshees are pretty bad, even when it comes to "gaming headsets". They light up with APM or something.. that's it. Not even that comfortable.
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I own buds that I bought for £3 that top beats in sound quality 100fold.

Get a real pair of headphones, Audio Technica AD700, JVC HARX900, Sennheiser HD595

If I had to chose, get the Banshee, at least you're not slaving your dignity away to some greedy company dedicated solely to overselling $3 of plastic and a speaker from a cereal box. They're still not as good as the aforementioned headphones at all, and that DOES mean you should buy one of the aforementioned ones instead, but because I know you're the sort of person who's closed minded enough to buy Beats in the first place, you won't listen to this advice at all.

Prove me wrong.
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