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I've always been a headset guy just because of how they provide headphones/microphone all in one, but I want to finally hear the potential of my sound card and my speakers (Logi X-530s) definitely can't push the sound the card's capable of. I'd get new speakers but about 90% of the time I'm using my headset anyways, so that'd be nonsensical.

I definitely want something more focused towards music listening (I listen to just about every genre), but primarily electronic genres like ambient trance, house, progressive house, dubstep, etc.

I'm looking for suggestions and reasoning behind the suggestions as well!

I'll probably be picking up a separate microphone as well, so suggestions for those are welcome also!

Price Range: around $100

Thanks !

Edit: I'd be open to suggestions for a headset that is capable of headphone-quality sound! I was looking into the TurtleBeach Z6a's but really couldn't find many reviews.
Edited by meeps - 8/13/11 at 1:36pm
post #2 of 12
If you have a look at some of the sticky threads you'll find quite a few reasources on choosing headphones.

I'm a big Sennheiser fanboy, so I'd suggest trying out some Sennheisers that are within your pricerange. I primarily listen to electronic music as well, and they're great for it.
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I bought the ATH-M50 about a week ago. I don't game much and bought them for music only - very happy
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Sennheiser hd 555
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Try the audio technica a700 for music. The ad700 are open and supposedly better for gaming.


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Originally Posted by meeps View Post
Edit: I'd be open to suggestions for a headset that is capable of headphone-quality sound! I was looking into the TurtleBeach Z6a's but really couldn't find many reviews.
You don't want to buy the Turtle Beach headset...They have horrible quality, and you want to take advantage of your sound card.

What kind of music do you listen to? Is it more balanced, or bass heavy?

Read this, explains why you shouldn't ever buy a headset. Take it with a grain of salt though, meant to be funny

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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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If you have a look at some of the sticky threads you'll find quite a few reasources on choosing headphones.

I'm a big Sennheiser fanboy, so I'd suggest trying out some Sennheisers that are within your pricerange. I primarily listen to electronic music as well, and they're great for it.
See, I always felt Sennheisers were more classical music oriented.

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See, I always felt Sennheisers were more classical music oriented.

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They are..isn't hard to beat my 650s for electronic music in almost any other brand.
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They are..isn't hard to beat my 650s for electronic music in almost any other brand.
Yeah, my HD600 doesn't hold a candle against my Ultrasone when it comes to electronic.

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