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What is the absolute best headset for gaming?

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So my G35 snapped, it's like the audio is still fine but I can't wear it.

I've had it for about like 8 months and before that I had a Soundblaster Arena (which sucked).

I usually play FPS games and music is also really important to me.

I have 500 dollars to spend but I'd rather not spend it all, I'd be fine spending like 300-400 but if it's really good I'd spend the 500

I was gonna wait for the Razer tiamat but I don't know when that's coming out.

Thanks for any help, but please respond fast, cuz I'm going to america in about 9 hours.
post #2 of 16
Sennhesier PC350

or Samson SR850/Audio Technica A700 + Zalman Clipon mic. (<$100 for headphone+mic)
    
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Sennheiser PC360 it is.
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The Audio Technica AD range. Very large soundstage, Good positional sound, weak bass means sound isnt muffled so that you can hear footsteps, comfortable.

Dont waste money on surround sound headsets, get yourself a good soundcard with some sort of vitual 3D software
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Originally Posted by bill4b0ngx View Post
Samson SR850/Audio Technica A700 + Zalman Clipon mic. (<$100 for headphone+mic)
This^. Headsets are overpriced for what you are really getting.
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lol, Damn

so it seems the pc360 is good for gaming, but the HD 558 is good for music....I might even end up buying both.

if anyone else has any more opinions please respond, thanks
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If they snapped then you can get them rma'ed on the limited hardware warranty (2yrs), as long as the audio still works they'll replace it for you. I've personally done this myself so they should replace it, unless you want a new headset
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If they snapped then you can get them rma'ed on the limited hardware warranty (2yrs), as long as the audio still works they'll replace it for you. I've personally done this myself so they should replace it, unless you want a new headset
I'm getting them replaced and giving them to someone for free, it's just that now that I have some money to spend I'd like to buy some new headphones.

would any of the headphones that don't use usb still be good if I don't have a soundcard?
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lol, Damn

so it seems the pc360 is good for gaming, but the HD 558 is good for music....I might even end up buying both.

if anyone else has any more opinions please respond, thanks


If you google on this issue, it seems like pc360 is a version of HD555/HD595 family with a mic. I am not sure if buying HD558 (an improved version of HD555) is justified if you already own PC360. I personally would buy HD558s with an external mic.
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I heard these were really great. Audiophile quality as well.

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