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Alright I recently got a set of G35s and the positioning of the audio is really good and the mids and highs sound pretty good. Gaming sounds nice on it but I like to listen to music while I game and the music just sounded plain awful. I know it's not the source because I tried several and even cd quality and it makes me sad. I enjoy a generous amount of bass (got 2x 12's in my car and used to a powered sub on pretty much everything else). I have been looking at the ath a700's, and they look nice. I would really like to continue with surround sound because I can hear the positioning in the G35s and it is a nice feature. Also, my soundcard is a SB Titanium xifi and it feels like a waste to use a USB headset (even though its super convenient). My budget is fairly flexible, I don't think I'll pay more than the 100 or so you can get the A700s for a stereo set, but I would pay more for a really nice surround set.

Thanks for any help, it was so nice to get help in the keyboard forums, this board is awesome!
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Get some stereo cans, surround head sets usually have crap for quality because of the multiple tiny and underpowered drivers required. I've used both and it's no contest. Stereo headphones using CMSS3D is way, way better for gaming and the sound quality is much better.
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You bought a gaming headset expecting good music quality. What did you expect?

A700's and a clip-on or desk mic would fit your bill.
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You bought a gaming headset expecting good music quality. What did you expect?

A700's and a clip-on or desk mic would fit your bill.

G35s are actually pretty decent when you disable the surround sound effect

OP, have you considered this? Some audiophiles give the G35s some credit when the surround sound effects are disabled.

A700s might get you lack luster bass. But an equililzer should help you out in that department. If you want to keep your positioning audio effects then grab an x-fi chip to go with them.

I'd also suggest you stay away from the zalman. It is quite the lack luster mic unless you are in a completely quiet room. A desktop mic should do the trick.
Edited by Domino - 12/28/11 at 2:20pm
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Alright so I guess I'll try the ADH A700s, now I gotta find a mic. A clip on one ought work ok, you don't have to clip it to your shirt do you? Because I like to play shirtless..... (who doesn't, right??) Always had a headset with a built-in mic so sorry if its a dumb question... Would prefer not to break the bank in a mic, have seen the modmic suggested elsewhere, any other ideas?

And I'm sorry I thought a 100$ headset that retails @ 150 would have distortion free sound?

Thanks !!
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G35s are actually pretty decent when you disable the surround sound effect
OP, have you considered this? Some audiophiles give the G35s some credit when the surround sound effects are disabled.
A700s might get you lack luster bass. But an equililzer should help you out in that department. If you want to keep your positioning audio effects then grab an x-fi chip to go with them.
I'd also suggest you stay away from the zalman. It is quite the lack luster mic unless you are in a completely quiet room. A desktop mic should do the trick.

I have G930s, wireless g35 in essence, but I didn't get them for music. They do sound wonderful when the Advanced EQ is set though. Mic quality could be better, but the surround takes up all the bandwidth so mic quality had to be sacrificed.

OP: Any mic with true noise canceling should do fine. Where you clip it is up to you, as long as it registers your voice.
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Alright so I guess I'll try the ADH A700s, now I gotta find a mic. A clip on one ought work ok, you don't have to clip it to your shirt do you? Because I like to play shirtless..... (who doesn't, right??) Always had a headset with a built-in mic so sorry if its a dumb question... Would prefer not to break the bank in a mic, have seen the modmic suggested elsewhere, any other ideas?
And I'm sorry I thought a 100$ headset that retails @ 150 would have distortion free sound?
Thanks !!

I used to clip mine to the headphone cord, right where it meets the ear cup. In the end I didn't like having a separate mic and headphones, so I relented and bought a stereo headset (Razer Cacharias) and the mic was way better and more convenient than a clip-on. If you want a head set, you might check out the Sennheiser PC 350 or 360, seems to be the only headset that audiophiles like at all.
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The pc 350 is in my price range and looks really nice, don't see a huge mess of difference to the 360 (it's specs are different and I see it's open air.) I guess I gotta do some research on these, wonder if anybody has tried corsair's headsets or the steelseries? Guess I got more research to do!

Anybody else game in the nude with a clip on mic? Just wonder how well it works dangling around....
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