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Read title ^^ i live at home so im thinking headphones would be a nice option and good ones under 100? wireless if possible, that is if they dont ruin quality, thanks!
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What exactly do you mean by 2.1 plus bass? 2.1 already means 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer channel.

Anyways I highly prefer speakers to headphones for both gaming and music listening, I hardly ever use my headphones (I am using them right now though lol) but the ones I have are very nice, Koss UR40, they cost about $40 and are extremely comfortable and sound nice, as far as 2.1 speakers go there are none better than the Klipsch Promedia 2.1, I have a set of those for my AMD X2 rig and they are regarded as the best PC 2.1 speakers by most.
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Best 2.1 would be the M-Audio DX4 studiophile 2.1 set. I think he just wants a set of nice headphones though.
    
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Well i live at home, and i think an xfi and a nic pair of headphones would be cool, wireless if possible, that way I wont wake anyone up with the sound of a grendade going off lmao
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post #5 of 15
100$ headphones are better than 100$ speakers... but this won't make a difference if your sound card isn't up to snuff (didn't check what you had before posting.)

Go with headphones for better sound.

P.S. don't go with wireless unless you're willing to pay a large premium for equivalent sound. Besides, many good headphones come with long cables.
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Thanks whats a good brand? plantronics or the sein something? Link please
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I personaly like Logitech. I got mine for $30 at Best Buy and they work great for me.
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This + This = Gaming Ownage.
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Nice stuff! I heard the icemat thing breaks after a few months like everyone said that in the black one reviews.
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post #10 of 15
I use a pair of Sennheiser HD555's and a X-Fi Xtrememusic and it absolutly dominates my $100 Creative 2.1 system. I get a much better soundstage with movies/music/gaming. In order to get the deep bass outta my speakers I gotta crank it, with being in a townhome the neighbors wouldnt appreciate.

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