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My budget is going to be around $100-$150 (for both card and headphones). I'd like some recommendations for both $100 and $150.
(Oh and I'll be getting a clip on mic too)

I'll use them mainly for gaming (BC2 and ofc BF3).

Furthermore, the headphones/sound card have to be available in Canada. (It would be even more awesome if they're available at NCIX)

Questions (feel free to quote this!):

- why can't close-backed (noise isolating) headphones have the same soundstage as open-backed?
- what is an amp and do I really need one?
- which has priority, sound card or amp?
- how is the sound quality on the zalman mic?
- will routing the sound card through a keyboard pass through have an effect on sound quality?


Thanks!
Edited by EventHorizon - 8/13/11 at 12:28pm
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............bump?
post #3 of 8
Futureshop is going to be having a sale on headphones at 8pm EST.

Check out the HD558, at 125 I think that is quite the deal and fits right in your price range.

http://www.futureshop.ca/Catalog/Cat...y=PCheadphones
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post #4 of 8
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Even then, I won't have much money for a sound card.
post #5 of 8
ok the HD 428 is more in your price range and for 50 bux it's almost impossible to beat.
Hope this helps.
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post #6 of 8
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And if I don't buy from the sale? What options do I have then?
post #7 of 8
This is what you need
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=LOGITECH 80$
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=LOGITECH 150$

You dont need a sound card...

Or maybe you want something like this

http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=ASUS 250$ (soundcard with amp+ high quality headset)
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 8/13/11 at 4:46pm
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This is what you need
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=LOGITECH 80$
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=LOGITECH 150$

You dont need a sound card...

Or maybe you want something like this

http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=ASUS 250$ (soundcard with amp+ high quality headset)
INB4 ZOMGHEADPHONESCLIPONIZDABEST

Anyways I know a lot of you here recommend the HD555's and the AD700's but I can't find any sellers here in Canada.
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