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Looking for a new headset, please give me some suggestions, I'am looking for one that can block outside noise so I dont hear my PC fans
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IMO, the Sennheiser PC-360 is the best headset you can buy. It's worth every penny, and leagues better than the morass of average headsets in the $100 price range. If you can't get the PC-360, the 350 is also very good (and a little cheaper).
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IMO, the Sennheiser PC-360 is the best headset you can buy. It's worth every penny, and leagues better than the morass of average headsets in the $100 price range. If you can't get the PC-360, the 350 is also very good (and a little cheaper).

But does it block outside noise??
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But does it block outside noise??

no, not really.



How important is blocking out noise to you? Is it the primary concern? If so, forget full sized cans and get some IEMs.

If it's a balance between noise isolation and soundstage and/or bass, you need full sized closed cans with nice thick padding and a tight fit.
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no, not really.
How important is blocking out noise to you? Is it the primary concern? If so, forget full sized cans and get some IEMs.
If it's a balance between noise isolation and soundstage and/or bass, you need full sized closed cans with nice thick padding and a tight fit.

My computer is on my desk right next to my ear, the fans are loud and annoying and when im not listening to anything I dont want to hear the fans, right now I have Roccat Kaves but they are too heavy and give me a headache I just want good light gaming headset that can block out some noise, I was thinking of 7h`s but I heard the micro usb breaks within a month
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My computer is on my desk right next to my ear, the fans are loud and annoying and when im not listening to anything I dont want to hear the fans, right now I have Roccat Kaves but they are too heavy and give me a headache I just want good light gaming headset that can block out some noise, I was thinking of 7h`s but I heard the micro usb breaks within a month

The PC360 is an open ear headphone, meaning it will let noise in.
The 350 on the other hand, has a close build. Are they sound proof? No. But they will drastically cut down on the amount of background noise you hear.
    
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Look for closed cans if you want some isolation. None of them will completely isolate 100% though.
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I would personally recommend the top two and i'v been hearing good things about the new razer headphones also don't get the PC - 360 since there open ( that said they are a good headset) . That said without you specifying a budget its hard to make a recommendation each of those headsets are for different price brackets.

Beyerdynamic mmx 300
PC - 350
Razer new BF3 headphones - http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Review/309023,razer-blackshark-headset-review---boo-ya.aspx

or you could get a set of closed cans and a clip on mic off course. But i would not recommend a desktop mic since if you pc is that noise it will pick up most of the noise.

off course you could always just turn down the fans or replace them!

If you want a Really high end noise isolating headset get an aviation headset!
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If your gaming you should use open cans (doesn't block noise) instead of closed cans (blocks noise). Open cans provide a better sound stage which is important when your gaming.

The ath-ad700 and ath-ad900 are known for having one of the best (if not the best) soundstages. The ath-ad700 lacks bass, if that that's a deal breaker I'd recommend getting the ath-ad900 it's a more complete headset.
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If your gaming you should use open cans (doesn't block noise) instead of closed cans (blocks noise). Open cans provide a better sound stage which is important when your gaming.
The ath-ad700 and ath-ad900 are known for having one of the best (if not the best) soundstages. The ath-ad700 lacks bass, if that that's a deal breaker I'd recommend getting the ath-ad900 it's a more complete headset.

The number of people here who can't read is simply amazing.




That said, there is one good thing to take from this otherwise useless post. Take a look at the a-700x. Not the ad-700, not the a-700, but the a-700x.

They may not have quite the soundstage of the ad-900, but they're close, and with isolation.
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