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post #41 of 87
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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post

"Phenomenal" is relative.

Yes, you've just discovered that what I said was my opinion, making it relative. For $99, the Turtle Beach HPA2's were perfect for my needs. I won't spend hundreds on headphones because I use them mostly for gaming. That being said, I've used Sennheisers before, and they were awesome. But they are too much money; it's as simple as that.
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post #42 of 87
It should be obvious why they're doing this - because "gaming headsets" advertise far better.

Tell me what will attract the attention of most clueless gamers:

1) Open circumaural headphones with outstanding accuracy and clarity.
2) AWESOME 7.1 SURROUND GAMING HEADSET WHICH IS AWESOME FOR GAMING!

Obviously the second one.

Sennheiser basically gawked at how much money companies like Razer and Logitech were making from their plastic "gaming" headsets and decided they wanted some of easy gamer pocket money.

Can't really blame them.

Not saying all gamers are stupid (especially us OCN guys) but MOST gamers really have no clue about audio/hwardware/etc and just want something that plugs into their XBox and works.
Edited by Tippy - 8/13/12 at 5:13pm
post #43 of 87
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

the only difference between USB and PCIE is the bandwidth and latency, audio doesn't need that much bandwidth/latency. USB and PCIE are both DIGITAL, means USB can carry audio just as good as PCIE. what matters here is the DAC/AMP, not the connection interface.

I have a Fiio E7 and an Azuzentech Forte and I can confirm the USB Audio sounds just as good as PCIE.
post #44 of 87
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

Zalman clip on mics are crap. Don't know why anyone suggests them on this site.
They work fine, and I've yet to have a problem with one.
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post #45 of 87
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A USB soundcard should perform exactly the same as a "real" (by which I assume you mean PCI-E) soundcard if they both have the same specifications. Why? Because USB is just a means for component(s) to connect to other components, the same as PCI-E.

That's theoretically though, which unfortunately never happens. USB 3.0 closes that gap, but I'm not sure of what kind of bandwidth a soundcard needs/uses or latency etc.

What I mean is that these USB speakers or headsets entirely by-pass anything internal sound card. Not an actual USB sound csrd (like for Laptops). I should have been clearer tongue.gif
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post #46 of 87
I'll take a good pair of stereo headphones instead thanks.
    
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post #47 of 87
I just combine my HD 515 with some crappy Trust headset hanging around my neck. Works like a charm.
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YES! Thank you senheiser thank you!
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post #49 of 87
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What makes this better than some decent headphones + clip on mic in the same price range?

-The fact you don't have to clip on a mic....
-7.1 surround instead of 5.1
post #50 of 87
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

Zalman clip on mics are crap. Don't know why anyone suggests them on this site.

They have worked much better than any mic on a headset I've ever owned to date.
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