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I have not tried the ones you have posted, but I have the Tritton AX Pro's. Like the other post states, the surround is spot on. Playing BF3 I can hear where the sounds are coming from and turn to face. I dont really notice them being heavy, all though I am a pretty big guy. I didnt like the in-line sound controls, they felt bulky and get warm. The over-all fit was good for me though. I recently wrote a review for my head-set and gave them 3.5/5 stars. The sound quality and adjustments are 5/5 best I have ever had (15+ years of gaming) but, the are made out of plastic and the first week I had them I stepped on the cord while getting up and the top split. It popped right back together with no ill effects, but for $150+ they should use better materials (maybe screws, not pop pins, or better yet aluminum not plastic).

If you are one of those people that are extremely careful with your toys, then these would last you awhile. I myself have been described on numerous occasions as a "Bull in a china shop," so I have concerns about the longevity of this set.
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Best surround sound comes from headphones and a Creative sound card with CMSS-3D. Don't waste your money on the G35/G930 as they are the worst gaming headphones you can buy. A Sennheiser HD201 (Costs $15) and a XtremeGamer sound card ($30) together completely annihilate the G35 and G930 in terms of sound quality and sound stage. If the G35/G930's were around $25 then I would easily recommend them, but not at $100+.

By the way, try listening to some music with G930's. You will start to laugh at how bad they sound. I have heard better midrange on airline headphones than on the G930.

Also, can someone with knowledge actually come in this thread? Please don't make this guy buy some disgusting Logitech, Turtle Beach, or Tritton headset which are extremely overpriced.
post #13 of 58
Will I get flamed if I recommend a AD700? Sure its without a mic, but for sound quality/soundstage/comfort, it blows everything anyone has recommended. You can get a mic for like 20 dollars if you really need it.

USB headsets just aint worth it in any aspect tbh. the 5.1 and 7.1 thing is really marketing, I use my M50s (not designed for gaming), but its directioning is very good, even though its not "5.1" the AD700, I dont own, but have tried and the positional directioning is a LOT better, but you do lose quite a bit of bass. The soundstage will blow your mind as well.
    
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Will I get flamed if I recommend a AD700? Sure its without a mic, but for sound quality/soundstage/comfort, it blows everything anyone has recommended. You can get a mic for like 20 dollars if you really need it.
USB headsets just aint worth it in any aspect tbh. the 5.1 and 7.1 thing is really marketing, I use my M50s (not designed for gaming), but its directioning is very good, even though its not "5.1" the AD700, I dont own, but have tried and the positional directioning is a LOT better, but you do lose quite a bit of bass. The soundstage will blow your mind as well.

Finally, someone recommending something good!

The AD700's and a decent creative sound card with CMSS-3D will have the best sound stage out there. They will make even those $200+ gaming headsets sound like garbage.

I actually just sold my AD700 last week because I wanted to move to something more expensive. I can easily say that the AD700's are the best gaming headphones under $150 though.
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Will I get flamed if I recommend a AD700? Sure its without a mic, but for sound quality/soundstage/comfort, it blows everything anyone has recommended. You can get a mic for like 20 dollars if you really need it.

USB headsets just aint worth it in any aspect tbh. the 5.1 and 7.1 thing is really marketing, I use my M50s (not designed for gaming), but its directioning is very good, even though its not "5.1" the AD700, I dont own, but have tried and the positional directioning is a LOT better, but you do lose quite a bit of bass. The soundstage will blow your mind as well.

Flamed?!, you should get congratulations, for giving the best recommendation so far. For those who still really think they need more than 2 speakers for a perfect positional directioning, I recommend listening to holosounds, just type "Virtual Barber Shop" on youtube, close your eyes and, "try to relax" if you can.
While gaming headsets are absolute gimmick, not all "multiple speakers" are bad, I have the Shure SE535 which have 3 speakers with a tinny crossover on each side, amazing IEM's.
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Best surround sound comes from headphones and a Creative sound card with CMSS-3D. Don't waste your money on the G35/G930 as they are the worst gaming headphones you can buy. A Sennheiser HD201 (Costs $15) and a XtremeGamer sound card ($30) together completely annihilate the G35 and G930 in terms of sound quality and sound stage. If the G35/G930's were around $25 then I would easily recommend them, but not at $100+.
By the way, try listening to some music with G930's. You will start to laugh at how bad they sound. I have heard better midrange on airline headphones than on the G930.
Also, can someone with knowledge actually come in this thread? Please don't make this guy buy some disgusting Logitech, Turtle Beach, or Tritton headset which are extremely overpriced.


Well I dont want to be the one doing the "flaming" but..... I am looking for a headSET. and I'm not really interested in how it sounds with music.

It seems to me that a head set with multiple speakers will beat out something that doesn't and uses software instead. (reason I suspect the Logitec USB headsets are so poor)

the Sennheiser HD201 look like they'd be great for music and travel. and are also ($30) according to their website and the "XtremeGamer sound card " is out of stock and from a quick google search they can cost up to $70 and $100 = to price of "true 5.1" where did you get your prices please link, because at the prices i found its overpriced for virtual surround sound.
     
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Best surround sound comes from headphones and a Creative sound card with CMSS-3D. Don't waste your money on the G35/G930 as they are the worst gaming headphones you can buy. A Sennheiser HD201 (Costs $15) and a XtremeGamer sound card ($30) together completely annihilate the G35 and G930 in terms of sound quality and sound stage. If the G35/G930's were around $25 then I would easily recommend them, but not at $100+.
By the way, try listening to some music with G930's. You will start to laugh at how bad they sound. I have heard better midrange on airline headphones than on the G930.
Also, can someone with knowledge actually come in this thread? Please don't make this guy buy some disgusting Logitech, Turtle Beach, or Tritton headset which are extremely overpriced.


Well I dont want to be the one doing the "flaming" but..... I am looking for a headSET. and I'm not really interested in how it sounds with music.

It seems to me that a head set with multiple speakers will beat out something that doesn't and uses software instead. (reason I suspect the Logitec USB headsets are so poor)

the Sennheiser HD201 look like they'd be great for music and travel. and are also ($30) according to their website and the "XtremeGamer sound card " is out of stock and from a quick google search they can cost up to $70 and $100 = to price of "true 5.1" where did you get your prices please link, because at the prices i found its overpriced for virtual surround sound.

In that case go ahead and buy one of those extremely overpriced gaming headsets. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

When you finally listen to real headphones with a real sound card you will see the mistake you made.

And AD700's with an XtremeGamer will give you the best gaming performance under $150.

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It seems to me that a head set with multiple speakers will beat out something that doesn't and uses software instead.
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It seems to me that a head set with multiple speakers will beat out something that doesn't and uses software instead.

How do you fit 4 speakers into a single cup on a headset (front, side, rear, sub on a 7.1 headset)? You use tiny 20 mm drivers. In comparison, the AD700 has a 53 mm driver. There are huge differences in the quality of sound these drivers produce and for example the AD700 will not only have far superior non-surround sound quality, they'll also produce fairly accurate virtual surround. You'd be amazed at how real it can sound. Sure, sound quality takes a hit, but even stereo has really nice sound positioning and virtual surround can improve that some.
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Flamed?!, you should get congratulations, for giving the best recommendation so far. For those who still really think they need more than 2 speakers for a perfect positional directioning, I recommend listening to holosounds, just type "Virtual Barber Shop" on youtube, close your eyes and, "try to relax" if you can.
While gaming headsets are absolute gimmick, not all "multiple speakers" are bad, I have the Shure SE535 which have 3 speakers with a tinny crossover on each side, amazing IEM's.

please don't use binaural recordings as a reason for why surround sound headsets are overpriced as it's a bad reason due to binaural recordings are made for headphones only. I dislike it when people do this. Multiple driver in-ears work completely different from 'true' surround sound headsets. You are basically using an apple to describe why one type of pear is better than another.

Also driver size has nothing to do with how well it does for gaming.
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