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post #1 of 38
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I made a thread earlier where I asked for a good 5.1 system, but the cost for a non-gaming 5.1 system was too much for me. So I've decided to get a good pair of surround sound headphones with the budget that I had set aside for the speakers.

I have a creative x-fi titanium HD, which has 2 RCA ports and 2 optical ports + headphone & mic ports, for those that don't know. I need a pair of 5.1 (or higher) headphones that will be compatible with this sound card.

I listen to FLAC and 320kbps mp3 audio. I watch bluray movies encoded with FLAC audio. I play a bunch of games that use EAX. I will be playing a lot of BF3, lotro and Skyrim. That's my typical usage scenario.

What should I get?

EDIT: I forgot to mention, I'm currently using the JVC HA-RX900 as my primary set of headphones, just fyi.
Edited by txtsd - 10/26/11 at 3:35pm
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post #2 of 38
No such thing as 5.1 headphones.

A pair of quality stereo cans are much superior.
 
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post #3 of 38
A pair of 2 channel HiFi headphones at the same price point would dominate the "5.1" headphones.
 
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post #4 of 38
5.1 = One subwoofer = one ear full of bass on a "5.1" headphone.
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post #5 of 38
Just get a good pair of stereo headphones like Sennheiser, bose and etc and just use THX TruStudio Pro your sound card has and you will get better sound then a true 5.1 headset.

And your sound card is meant for Stereo headphones since it only has one headset plug in.
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post #6 of 38
There isn't true 5-1 headphones. That would mean having 2 micro drivers in a small head cup. which would kill the bass.Your best bet is to get quality studio headphones or try ultrasones s logic technology.
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post #7 of 38
+1 decent stereo wired cans and even non demanding cans benefit even with a less than high end headphone amp hehe
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post #8 of 38
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Ok, so I should go with stereo. Suggest me the best Sennheiser or Bose or whatever you guys feel is superior within my budget
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post #9 of 38
For $400 you can pick up a used HD650 with change left.
 
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post #10 of 38
Actually i just read about the Razer Tiamat, i'm not into headsets too much i like regular speakers but this one caught my attention because it said its true 7.1. Well seems like it is, it does have 7 micro drivers on each ear. Take a look, pretty cool imo.

http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en
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