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hey guys found this which I think might do the trick but need an honest opinion the bigbang 2 has onboard sound that is pretty good and THX quality do you think this will be boost compared to that?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=211&products_id=15882
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if you're after something a little more gaming orrientated, why not have a look at these --> http://ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemId=608427
the shipping is a little cheaper to sydney as opposed to PCCG.
plus I hear that their customer service is second to none ;-)
Cheers
Zane
Edit:
seems that these are one of the few items that we get cheaper than the states :-)
here are some reviews
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Wireless-Headset-GH0200/dp/B005KAK2FI

lol cheaper is a rarity! haha I love sound blaster I was tempted to go with this:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=211&products_id=15882
to kill 2 birds as they say but I always have loved soundblaster cards ever since I had my soundblaster 16 bit back in the day!

the other option is to pair these 2 up which I think would be awesome!! and give me an excuse to use at least one of my 51/4 bays on my gt lvl10! thumb.gif
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=211&products_id=19731
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1219&products_id=17455
any thoughts on this guys and is the awesomeness justified by the extra cost compared to the first option?
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Well the second option will sound better without question, as both of the products are much stronger. Is the increase worth your money is something only you can decide. The open design of the second pair would be my preference to the closed design of the second, as it gives better spatial perception for your ears, but the closed design will likely have stronger bass. It depends on what you're looking for.

However, not many people here will recommend you a headphone set with a mic, as they nearly always compromise on sound quality to fit the mic components. What do you really need a mic for?

Also, any headphones costing this much will need a soundcard to be able to properly drive them. Something like this would not sound good when listening to them on a tablet -- you'd want to get a second, weaker set to take with you with your tablet. Or, you can use an external headphone amp if you're just using your tablet around your house.

My recommendations are the ATH-AD900 or even better, the AKG K702/701 if you can find them cheap enough. I use the ATH-AD500 for portable listening, and they are about the upper limit for good sound with no soundcard/headphone amp.
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Well the second option will sound better without question, as both of the products are much stronger. Is the increase worth your money is something only you can decide. The open design of the second pair would be my preference to the closed design of the second, as it gives better spatial perception for your ears, but the closed design will likely have stronger bass. It depends on what you're looking for.
However, not many people here will recommend you a headphone set with a mic, as they nearly always compromise on sound quality to fit the mic components. What do you really need a mic for?
Also, any headphones costing this much will need a soundcard to be able to properly drive them. Something like this would not sound good when listening to them on a tablet -- you'd want to get a second, weaker set to take with you with your tablet. Or, you can use an external headphone amp if you're just using your tablet around your house.
My recommendations are the ATH-AD900 or even better, the AKG K702/701 if you can find them cheap enough. I use the ATH-AD500 for portable listening, and they are about the upper limit for good sound with no soundcard/headphone amp.

yeah I appreciate your advice the cost I can justify to myself if the performance boost is there so all good there! thumb.gif I am getting a free set of beats from work lol 400 dollar pieces of crap that will be OK for my tablet.
Haven't heard much about the sound performance from included mic usually meaning quality sacrifice thanks for the heads up. Cool so this setup sounds like it might be what I'm looking for! smile.gif
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=211&products_id=19731
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1219&products_id=17433
(and I just realized that the soundcard comes with a mic! YAY I love extras) haha
any compromises that anyone can point out as for the price it will cost I do want AWESOMENESS IN MY EARS!! biggrin.gif
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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRXD100-MDR-XD100-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0007N55NM
MASSIVE, good bass, good range. Super long cord

awesome by the sound of it and super cheap. thumb.gif but if I am willing to spend the extra cash I have to assume that the Sennheiser HD280 PRO Headphones will be significantly better right?
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Ha yes. They are definitely on the cheap side. But good bang for buck. I wish you luck
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Ha yes. They are definitely on the cheap side. But good bang for buck. I wish you luck

thanks bro! thumb.gif
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Just Headphones Beyerdynamic DT 440. Awesome set of cans, Near perfect frequency response 5-35000Hz good value for the money. Some real quality, you will notice the difference between 30$ headphones and these. Good for all music tastes and gaming, just no microphone, I personally have a table mic.

Someyoutube video about them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnnjKQ4G90U


http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT-440-Premium-Headphones/dp/B000Y04OSU
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The biggest problem with a good set of cans is that you'll never be satisfied with low-quality audio tracks again, because you can actually hear the difference.
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