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What are the main feature's to look for when it come's to headphone's on the PC?

Is there any brand of headphones to stay away from? or even absolute go to brands?

I am looking for something which is a good value for money setup.

Thanks for help.
post #2 of 11
There are lots of features, but what exactly do you want to use them for.

Tell us this and we can give a better reccomendation.
     
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What are the main feature's to look for when it come's to headphone's on the PC?
Not trying to troll or anything, but what's up with the apostrophe bombardment?
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Not trying to troll or anything, but what's up with the apostrophe bombardment?
Fair one, although OP is an Aus, you are from the US. I expect nothing but poor English from the OP, and no rights to comment by an American. There is no such thing as American English. There is only one English and that is the Queens' English!!

Back on topic..............
     
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Fair one, although OP is an Aus, you are from the US. I expect nothing but poor English from the OP, and no rights to comment by an American. There is no such thing as American English. There is only one English and that is the Queens' English!!

Back on topic..............
Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. His not being American is what surprised me. Sad to admit........

EDIT: Notice that I didn't split my infinitives.
Edited by returned4good - 11/3/11 at 4:14am
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very sorry about my grammar skills

Was never good at English at school

Maths was my strong lesson, ten digits and only 4 things to do with them.

But the headphones will be used mainly for gaming and a little music listening, sorry for the delay in replying, had to take my sister home.
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very sorry about my grammar skills

Was never good at English at school

Maths was my strong lesson, ten digits and only 4 things to do with them.

But the headphones will be used mainly for gaming and a little music listening, sorry for the delay in replying, had to take my sister home.
Just poking a little fun. Didn't mean to hijack the thread.
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Choice for "Place of purchase" will be:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php

or

http://www.mwave.com.au/

it is all good, I have a mate who loves to pick on me for my grammar and spelling skill's or lack of
post #9 of 11
I'm no expert, but if you're going to use your headphones mainly for gaming, you should look for headphones with good soundstaging, and most likely some good noise isolation as well...BUT! The most important question by far, is...how much are you willing to spend on a pair of headphones?

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-headsets.html

This is a pretty good guide, giving a basic rundown on things to avoid, things to look for, etc in a pair of headphones. Not too sure on how up to date the headphone reviews are though, but you can still get a general idea of what you want by following this guide.

One thing I should mention is that the prices shown are in $US. Also, I am currently waiting for a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50s, which is said to have quite the booming bass, which is great right now since I'm going through a Drum & Bass phase. Other than that, good luck, and happy hunting!
Edited by beegeehost - 11/3/11 at 5:21am
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Never seen that guide before..... bookmarked. Easy answer to many threads in the future!
     
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