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AD700s for me.
    
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Derp with the people who are just audio elitist and actually have no clue what they are talking about.

The G35 is a solid USB headset. It is comparable to the JVC HARX900/700 where they offer better sound-stage but less lower-mid range.

Watch out though, just like headphones, you can find a lot of garbage ones in the 50-100 dollar range that aren't worth picking up.
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.. Some cheaper cans that I think would satisfy you are the Superlux HD668B's. These are great cans for the money and the reviews for it are stellar.

Amazon.com: Superlux HD668B Semi-Open Professional Studio Standard Headphones 98 dB SPL, 1mW: Electronics
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killer headphones.. http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd668b/

better/cheaper seller... http://www.greenflymusicsupply.com/s...nes-p4076.html
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Yeah, these are great. I knew about Green Fly Music Supply, but was hesitant to link them here because I'm unsure of them as a retailer. I know that an eBay seller named audiohipster is an authorized dealer of Superlux products and he's got a 100% feedback rating. He also says he'll price-match, so I think maybe it would be a good idea to link him to the Green Fly site and then just buy from him at Green Fly's price.
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Derp with the people who are just audio elitist and actually have no clue what they are talking about.

The G35 is a solid USB headset. It is comparable to the JVC HARX900/700 where they offer better sound-stage but less lower-mid range.

Watch out though, just like headphones, you can find a lot of garbage ones in the 50-100 dollar range that aren't worth picking up.
"Derp"?
"Audio Elitists"?
G35 is a solid headset.. but not for its retail price. There is nothing "elitist" about wanting the best sound for your money. How anyone can bring "elitism" into recommending JVCs, I can't understand.
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"Derp"?
"Audio Elitists"?
G35 is a solid headset.. but not for its retail price. There is nothing "elitist" about wanting the best sound for your money. How anyone can bring "elitism" into recommending JVCs, I can't understand.
LOL, this. Do you know what audio elitists recommend? Look up the Sennheiser Orpheus .
post #37 of 44
wow...I leave for a while and people are recommending steelseries and turtle beach...typical ocn lol
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wow...I leave for a while and people are recommending steelseries and turtle beach...typical ocn lol
It's not so black and white as "HEADPHONES + CLIP-ON MICROPHONE DERP" (I'll concede that most of the time it is, but not in this instance). The OP wants good directional audio for FPS games, so that rules out closed-back cans. He's already looking at the AD700's, but getting those and a clip-on mic will run him over $100. A SteelSeries Siberia V2 headset, while the sound quality on the whole won't be as good as the AD700's, still has a pretty wide soundstage for good positional audio. Also, there's a retractable microphone built into the earcup. With the sale going on at SteelSeries right now, a V2 can be bought for $63 (before shipping) while the AD700 + mic combo, as mentioned before, will be over $100. It's up to him whether the sizable price premium for the AD700's is worth it.

And judging from his posts, he's not considering the Superlux HD668B's that I recommended him. These headphones + a clip-on mic will probably cost about the same as the Siberia V2's.
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Ok. I think I'll keep using my logitech quickcam 9000's mic because it seems to work well in game. I'm going to go with the AD700's based on the numerous recommendations here and on gotfrag specifically regarding soundstage. Thanks everyone. +rep
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OP, i understand what you mean with that chart. the larger dynamic range provided by good soundcards & headphones works against what you are trying to achieve..

see if you can get that same effect with any headphone by enabling "Loudness Equalization" to limit the volume variation between quiet and loud sounds

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