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I'm currently in Australia, we have an extremely limited range of headphones (mostly just gaming headsets) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a pair of headphones. I would like a headset better, but I heard you get better value for money if you buy one with no microphone. I'll mostly be gaming and listening to bass music such as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b6nVrshf68. Currently I'm borrowing a DT 234 pro, anyone heard of it? Also, it might help to note that I'll be using the onboard sound card of the Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard, anyone had experiences with it?
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Edited by zombiekiller222 - 1/8/12 at 5:54pm
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The only headphones we don't get AFAIK are Grado's - we get Alessandro's (re-badged and slightly tweaked Grado's) instead. Our range is fine. Although some local prices are pretty rubbish compared to the US, that's the same for everything really.

Yup, you heard right about headsets generally being poor value for money compared to headphones. That extra mic attached comes at a premium price for some reason.

Onboard sound generally isn't that great. Never had experience with your particular board, but I think it's pretty safe to assume a dedicated sound card or external DAC will be better.

How much do you value positional audio in games (as in being able to tell exactly where sounds are coming from relative to you in games, like hearing enemy footsteps in FPS games)? If this isn't much of a concern for you, I'd recommend Sony XB-500's - these have a lot of bass, but it's good quality.
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Jvc RX700's, are they available on Au? you can also buy a clip on mic.
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