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Looking for a pair of headphones that sound good for gaming, and music.

Things I need/want:
- Quite a bit of bass.
- Clarity.
- Good for gaming.
- Excellent for music.
- Comfortable?


I'm open to any suggestions, really wanting to get a good pair to match up with my Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card.

Thanks guys, don't let me down! tongue.gif
 
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Which Sound Blaster X-Fi exactly?

Beyerdynamic DT770 250 Ohm if your card can drive them, hands down.
     
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HI HERE is something that may help thumb.gif
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Which Sound Blaster X-Fi exactly?
Beyerdynamic DT770 250 Ohm if your card can drive them, hands down.

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music.

I'll look into those, thanks!
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HI HERE is something that may help thumb.gif

Already read it, which is why I'm making a thread. One person, personal opinion, that's cool. But I'd rather have multiple opinions from my fellow overclock community with vast opinions and suggestions vs one. Thanks though.
 
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Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music.
I'll look into those, thanks!
Already read it, which is why I'm making a thread. One person, personal opinion, that's cool. But I'd rather have multiple opinions from my fellow overclock community with vast opinions and suggestions vs one. Thanks though.

Simca will probably post in here with some great opinions, so I'll just post his guide that'll give you a general idea of where you stand (not to be religiously followed) smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music.
I'll look into those, thanks!
Already read it, which is why I'm making a thread. One person, personal opinion, that's cool. But I'd rather have multiple opinions from my fellow overclock community with vast opinions and suggestions vs one. Thanks though.

Simca will probably post in here with some great opinions, so I'll just post his guide that'll give you a general idea of where you stand (not to be religiously followed) smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

Seems like it would be a good read, thanks! Although, I'm kind of wanting personal opinions and experiences. I'm not much of a gamer anymore really, mostly music, lossless/flac formats. Good bass and clarity is a must. Games aren't as important as they used to be, but I still want to enjoy them. I watch a lot of movies too, so if they handle that, even better!

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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post

Seems like it would be a good read, thanks! Although, I'm kind of wanting personal opinions and experiences. I'm not much of a gamer anymore really, mostly music, lossless/flac formats. Good bass and clarity is a must. Games aren't as important as they used to be, but I still want to enjoy them. I watch a lot of movies too, so if they handle that, even better!
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He personally tested all of those and many more tongue.gif Yeah, I still vote DT770.
     
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What's your budget?

$200-$250.
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He personally tested all of those and many more tongue.gif Yeah, I still vote DT770.

Oh, haha. Well, those do look nice. I'll keep them in mind. thumb.gif
 
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My Bose QC15 are pretty amazing. Great bass, noise cancelling. They are $275 though. =/
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