Originally Posted by Narzon
That's not the point. There two "sides" here are those with experience and those with ignorance. There's nothing wrong with being ignorant, only when you aren't willing to learn. We (those with audio experience) are being called "elitists" and "audio nazis", but those insults aren't warranted. We're not advising against these products because we're jerks, we want others to spend their money as best they can. Many of us wasted hundreds of dollars on gimmicky "gaming headsets" like this, and we want to prevent others from making those mistakes. It's not like there are two different camps of headphones (music vs. gaming), audio fidelity is audio fidelity. The best "gaming" headphones are the ones with the largest soundstages and the most balanced sound.
In afraid I have to agree with you.
In the end headphones strive, well reputable ones, for a true flat sound so that the sound reproduction is accurate. And when I say accurate I mean the true scientific definition as well, the ability to reproduce that sound over and over again. Yes some of you may say that its all about preference, but most of the people telling you not to buy headphones like these have a different approach. Its not so much mocking, but rather an invitation to learn about something everyone can benefit from.
Just a little bit of research will show how products like these are aimed at people who don't really care what they're listening to, or care what they're listening but don't know better. Most headphone manufacturers like Bose, monster, and now razer, use extremely low grade parts resulting in terrible reproduction and muddy tones. We tell you this not because its some superiority complex but because we're tired of people falling for it around the world. This pair is some 180 bucks, you can find a pair that actually sounds pretty decent for that much without the false promise of a 7,1 experience.
What becomes irritating however is when people who clearly have no idea what they're talking about stand up and refute you just for the sake of it. This is where, in the words of another poster, the thread doesn't end well.
Sent from my HTC Incredible SEdited by Razultull - 8/20/11 at 1:21am