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Hey All,

Currently looking to upgrade from my Tritton AX720s. Headset used primarily for gaming. I like the idea of a 7.1 set but most people will agree its a gimmick. Should I hold out for these - http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en/features - ? If not what would you recommend.

Need advice from someone who really knows what they are talking about when it comes to quality because I don't.

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You can take a look at the Sennheiser PC350/360. Nice soundstage and very accurate.
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Expert advice would be 1. don't get a headset and 2. don't fall for 5.1/7.1 gimmicks. Stereo can sound much better. Now I'm just going to guess you have a budget of $150 since the Tritton AX 720 is about $130. First off, sell those. Gawd I can't tell you how aweful headsets sound after trying out some properly made headphones. First off, you could either get the AD700, A700, ATH-M50 (difference between "s" and no "s" model is the cable. No sound quality difference). Maybe get a nice sound card to amp these with some spare cash. For gaming, you want good soundstage and if you really like explosions, bass. I think the AD700, A700, and ATH-M50 all lack bass (I don't know but I'm pretty sure I've heard that they do), but have a good soundstage so you'll have to ask somebody else for some good headphones. If you have $200, The AKG K702/701's are nice but you need a proper amp to drive those. Some also find them uncomfortable because of the headband which has bumps all over it. It's bass is a bit weak but that's because it's an open headphone.
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I think the AD700, A700, and ATH-M50 all lack bass (I don't know but I'm pretty sure I've heard that they do), but have a good soundstage so you'll have to ask somebody else for some good headphones.
If you decide to go this route, the M50's bass is not good for accuracy and soundstage sucks. They are good for music, but for games is a no no.
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If you decide to go this route, the M50's bass is not good for accuracy and soundstage sucks. They are good for music, but for games is a no no.
Music PC what is your definitive gaming headset recommendation for under 180 dollars?
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Hey All,

Currently looking to upgrade from my Tritton AX720s. Headset used primarily for gaming. I like the idea of a 7.1 set but most people will agree its a gimmick. Should I hold out for these - http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en/features - ? If not what would you recommend.

Need advice from someone who really knows what they are talking about when it comes to quality because I don't.

Thanks
So relieved you are getting rid of those Trittons and not buying those Razers, those are some of the worst headsets on the market.

I personally own the AD700's and I can vouch for their great soundstage and sound positioning. They are open, so you are going to have sound leakage and weak bass though. Its up to you.
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i bought the ATH-A700 myself because i wanted closed headphones with some bass.

the bass is very enjoyable, i had earbuds before this and i have to tell you it is lightyears ahead on the quality of the sound. the bass is enough, not going to break any eardrums anytime soon, but good for that thump you look for.

for gaming it is amazing. a lot of people say the soundstage is smaller on the A700 because it isn't open, i wouldn't know as they are pretty large for myself. i could hear a helicopter taking off pretty far from my current position in BF3. it was ridiculous how crisp it sounded as i saw it take off from the distance.

all in all i would recommend the ATH-AD700 for you as people said already it is amazing for gaming, and if its better than the closed version of what i have, then WOW it'll be overkill for gaming.
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Do you want headphones or a headset? Because the Sennheiser PC360 is within your budget of $180.



For $180, though, I think you'll be better off getting a headphone like the Ultrasone PRO 550 or Sennheiser HD558 (one's closed-backed and the other's open-backed...depends on the type of sound signature you want) and then adding a sound card like the Xonar DG. Altogether, it should be around $180 and you should get great sound quality for the money.





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i need to order from circuitcity.com for reason not important so they have to be available there....i would get the pc360s but they are 295 there : (
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