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So, im going to buy a new headset for me.
It would be nice if you guys help me (please ;D), cause im not so familiar with headphones and stuff.

I need it for gaming/movies/music!

So... Ill make some questions, if you can can answer... Thanks

Is that the USB version of the Siberia v2 ? The one that comes with Audiocard (click for the link)

Whats the difference between the first one and this one ? (click for link)

And last, can you recommend me Headsets (audio+voice) (Max 120$)

Sorry if I spelled something wrong, I don't speak english.. Thanks you all!
Edited by Llyr - 8/6/11 at 6:11pm
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Headsets are divided into different categories. The most popular tends to be highly over-exagerated Bass. Peeps will tend to say, if I they don't hear the BOOM BOOM, then the headset sucks. Others will say, if the Mic doesn't pickup a pin needle being dropped on your desk, then it sucks. Then some will say if the ear cushions don't practically massage their fat ears, then they suck. And then, you'll get the occasional snot-nosed punk who wants all three of those attributes, under $50.

IMO, I am very picky about natural sound. (Some call it "neatral" sound) This is when you listen to an album, lets say, and you hear what the artists originally intended for you to hear. Not what your headset wants you to hear.

Having said that, the best for natural sound, from personal experience, are the Corsair HS1A. Not the USB version. Now if you were to go to Newegg, lets say, you will see a ton of negative reviews on that product. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if some fellow OCN posters start flaming me for even recommending those. The number one complaint seems to be the lack of Bass. Peeps wanna hear the BOOMS and BANGS. So if you're into to that "theatre" experience, stay as far away from these headphones as you possibly can, heh. Perhaps some of the Creative headsets would be more to your liking.

(I don't only use mine to game though, I record a lot of tracks via electric and acoustic guitar.)

...Before I start to ramble on further... what kind of sound are you looking for?



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Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk View Post
Headsets are divided into different categories. The most popular tends to be highly over-exagerated Bass. Peeps will tend to say, if I they don't hear the BOOM BOOM, then the headset sucks. Others will say, if the Mic doesn't pickup a pin needle being dropped on your desk, then it sucks. Then some will say if the ear cushions don't practically massage their fat ears, then they suck. And then, you'll get the occasional snot-nosed punk who wants all three of those attributes, under $50.

IMO, I am very picky about natural sound. (Some call it "neatral" sound) This is when you listen to an album, lets say, and you hear what the artists originally intended for you to hear. Not what your headset wants you to hear.

Having said that, the best for natural sound, from personal experience, are the Corsair HS1A. Not the USB version. Now if you were to go to Newegg, lets say, you will see a ton of negative reviews on that product. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if some fellow OCN posters start flaming me for even recommending those. The number one complaint seems to be the lack of Bass. Peeps wanna hear the BOOMS and BANGS. So if you're I to that "theatre" experience, stay as far away from these headphones as you possibly can, heh. Perhaps some of the Creative headsets would be more to your liking.

(I don't only use mine to game though, I record a lot of tracks via electric and acoustic guitar.)

...Before I start to ramble on further... what kind of sound are you looking for?



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As im not from US or other countries, I dont have much choice... I'm looking for headset for gaming, but yeah, music and movies too.
If youre asking what do I listen, I'd say I hear various types of music.
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post #4 of 12
Where are you from....

Guessing you have onboard sound?
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Meant to be funny, so don't take this too harshly

Quote:
HORRIBLE
GAMING
HEADSETS


Hey, it seems you have started a thread asking for help buying headsets so you can talk to your guild while you play WoW. This is a helpful guide to bluntly state some of the finer points.

Let me get this out of the way quickly, straight up NEVER BUY A HEADSET. You may be asking, "Why?!" since virtually every uneducated fool has one. Well good thing I'm here, so I can teach you up.

Headsets are inherently a horrible idea because they combine piss poor headphones with a piss poor microphone and cost significantly more then they would cost separately, and I stress the significant part, its a joke. Not only do you get worse quality for the price, but because you are combining garbage parts with cheap wiring they are much more likely to break, and when they do, are harder to fix.

What you do want: A set of good headphones (depends on your budget), and a cheap desk mic. Personally, and many others on this forum will support this, I have the ATH AD700's. Great set of all around phones, perfect for listening to music and playing video games. They got decent bump, nothing that will blow you away, but their sound stage is incredible. They are open air though, so they do have some leakage.

Surround Sound... Since you have asked for headset help, it is also very likely that one of your criteria is that the headset you get recommended be Surround Sound because you think that will improve your piss poor kdr. First things first, you suck, accept that you are terrible at FPS games and move on. nothing will help that, no matter how much money you throw at it, I will always whoop that ass. But secondly, while the fact that it won't make you better is irrelevant, what is relevant is that fact that actual surround sound in headphones (putting multiple cheap drivers, all less then a half an inch from your ear) is only a gimmick, and a poor one at that. Not just a "oh it costs a lot and isn't that good" kind of gimmick. It actually adds NOTHING to your experience, gives you surround sound that can be less accurate then virtual surround sound with 2.0 headphones, and gives you significantly worse sound quality for the price, since you have very cheap drivers (there are 7 of them), and a cheap brand

If you still aren't convinced...lol go buy a razer, fatality, logitech, steelseries, turtle beach, etc and everytime you pick up those pieces of garbage I hope you are reminded of my post and your asinine decision.

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post #6 of 12
Somehow I knew you were going to be someone else's quote as a response to the poster. Rather than simply tell him your opinion as if he were a person.

It is a shame really.
post #7 of 12

I'm going to go with Amazon, since they do shipping internationally. Lets go from cheap to expensive:

As for a microphone, this one will never fail you



Now the headphones:
- Cheap, decent, gets the job done

Now, while skipping a large amount of headphones I'm sure I will get burned for, I'm going to the ones that most everyone will recommend to you:
- This is the most recommended set of headphones on OCN and are the best bang for buck choice. These are open air and leak sound.
- These are also highly praised headphones due to their enormous sound stage. They are also open air and will leak sound.
- I have these and the only reason for picking them over the others above is that they are bassier and don't leak sound.

I hope this was informative. I am in no way and expert and only give this advice with the best intentions.
Edited by thumbhammer - 8/6/11 at 10:26pm
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Meant to be funny, so don't take this too harshly
I hate to drag this off topic, but can you actually prove you wrote that? The quote you use is a slightly re-worded copy of a pic that's been circulating Head-Fi, with your name stuck to the end of it. If it really was you, I apologize, but you must understand it looks pretty dishonest from my end.
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I've had the AudioTechnica AD700's for a couple years now, and I can say that they are very nice headphones for the money.
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Where are you from....

Guessing you have onboard sound?
Yeah I have onboard sound, and where I live things are WAY more expensive
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