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post #1 of 11
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Okay guys, i need some help.

I currently own Steel series Siberia v2 usb headset (i dont use the usb part, lol) and I have an xfi xtreme gamer sound card.

What I want is to have a better headset that I can game with on PC/PS3.

Should I nab a good amp to go along with this, something like the fiio e7 or e9?
Edited by xD3aDPooLx - 8/14/11 at 11:39pm
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post #2 of 11
depends on budget and what you get.
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i have a semi open budget. around 400-500
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Hmm i suggest heading down to head-fi cos they have tested or owned a lot more cans than most and can better advise you hehe
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...f-gaming-sound
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post #6 of 11
Since its purely for gaming I would suggest ATH-AD700+Clip on Zalman mic. Shouldn't cost you more than $100 while giving you the best performance for the price (better than what you have now by far).

If you want a headset headset, then get the PC360. Mayyybe you should update your soundcard with something like titanium HD.

Read this, lots of side by side reviews. Top contenders ended up being (he used astro mixamp):
K701

HD598

PC360

AD700
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...olby-headphone
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post #7 of 11
I have an astro MIXAMP and while it does increase the quality of game. Its nice to have a toslink hookup and etc. I find the extra cords/money would be better spent in something a little more noticeable eg, video cards. I really tried to justify spending 300$ on a mic+amp and stuff, but in the end its not THAT much better then my g930.

If your dead set on it, an ASTRO MIXAMP + A40/A30 seem to be a premium as they come in gaming audio. Although i'm not recommending it.

People even seem to love your current headset with the MIXAMP.
Edited by invena - 8/15/11 at 6:42am
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post #8 of 11
get the Ultrasone 550pro for headphones , those are amazing
    
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get the Ultrasone 550pro for headphones , those are amazing
Bought them a few days ago open box online for $99. Will prob post a review soon.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trog View Post
Hmm i suggest heading down to head-fi cos they have tested or owned a lot more cans than most and can better advise you hehe
It is time for OC members to make a guide for gamers.
Lots of gamers around.
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