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Who said that?
I think the point people here were trying to make was that the PC 3xx headphones are of lower quality than many other Sennheiser headphones, so people were saying they'd just stick with those and use a clip-on mic.
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Sennheiser finally figured that PC gamers will buy mediocre headphones at outrageous prices.

I've purchased Sennheiser headphones for $25 and they're still better than many headphones that sell for double. For all we know this headset may be extremely good. Remember that Sennheiser was initially well known for making high quality microphones. Styling was never their strong suit though, which I couldn't care less because I want comfort and quality.
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I was on my way home listening to my local news radio station and a university professor, who did a unofficial survey, made a really good point.

He said young people these days get their music more or less from YouTube and the quality varies tremendously. They have no clue what is hi-fi or low-fi like previous generations of kids who grew up during the analogue era. Many of the portable media players they use come with craptastic earbuds so there is no way for them to measure what is quality sound from everything else.

That is why headphones like "Beats" and "Gamer 99.1 Ultra Surround Sound omgbbqsauce" headphones sell so well. The younger generation are simply uninformed, they just don't know what is hi-fi or low-fi. As long as you give them something that is bassy and makes sound they'll think it's heaven.
 
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post #83 of 87
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

I was on my way home listening to my local news radio station and a university professor, who did a unofficial survey, made a really good point.
He said young people these days get their music more or less from YouTube and the quality varies tremendously. They have no clue what is hi-fi or low-fi like previous generations of kids who grew up during the analogue era. Many of the portable media players they use come with craptastic earbuds so there is no way for them to measure what is quality sound from everything else.
That is why headphones like "Beats" and "Gamer 99.1 Ultra Surround Sound omgbbqsauce" headphones sell so well. The younger generation are simply uninformed, they just don't know what is hi-fi or low-fi. As long as you give them something that is bassy and makes sound they'll think it's heaven.

I can vouch for this. I saw my niece and her friends do this to get Dubstep/R&B for their iPhones. They are college age as well.

I tried to impress upon her how sites like Beatport release superior audio files, but all she wanted was a free version to listen to in the car with her friends.

I can also vouch that most of my friends don't give two cares about audio quality. Much less tell the difference. I have had a couple say their 5.1 Xbox 360 Turtle Beach Wireless Gaming headsets sound better than AD-700s with a Azuzentech Forte.

I distinctly heard nothing but crackling from their headsets, but who am I to tell someone what they think.
Edited by BeerPowered - 8/15/12 at 8:00pm
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Would love to get a good set of headphones + clip on mic but...

Well they don't really sell affordable clip-on's in NZ anymore

So the 310's are midly relative to my interests
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post #85 of 87
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Would love to get a good set of headphones + clip on mic but...
Well they don't really sell affordable clip-on's in NZ anymore
So the 310's are midly relative to my interests

You can be confident that Sennheiser makes some of the best mics on the planet, because Sennheiser first started making mics, not headphones.
 
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

I was on my way home listening to my local news radio station and a university professor, who did a unofficial survey, made a really good point.
He said young people these days get their music more or less from YouTube and the quality varies tremendously. They have no clue what is hi-fi or low-fi like previous generations of kids who grew up during the analogue era. Many of the portable media players they use come with craptastic earbuds so there is no way for them to measure what is quality sound from everything else.
That is why headphones like "Beats" and "Gamer 99.1 Ultra Surround Sound omgbbqsauce" headphones sell so well. The younger generation are simply uninformed, they just don't know what is hi-fi or low-fi. As long as you give them something that is bassy and makes sound they'll think it's heaven.
I can vouch for this. I saw my niece and her friends do this to get Dubstep/R&B for their iPhones. They are college age as well.
I tried to impress upon her how sites like Beatport release superior audio files, but all she wanted was a free version to listen to in the car with her friends.
I can also vouch that most of my friends don't give two cares about audio quality. Much less tell the difference. I have had a couple say their 5.1 Xbox 360 Turtle Beach Wireless Gaming headsets sound better than AD-700s with a Azuzentech Forte.
I distinctly heard nothing but crackling from their headsets, but who am I to tell someone what they think.

Its sad really that there are so few people that care about good audio. I don't know if I qualify as a analog generation guy (I'm 24). I can remember using C-tapes on a sony walkman when I was a wee kid but for most of my life its been CD's and later MP3's and now a very very slow move to lossless files. I always face palm when someone comes and tells me how awesome there $50 surround Logicrap speakers sound.
    
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I'll stick with my ATH-M50s and clip on mic. And when I do want that gimmicky virtual surround then it's all Xonar DG with the dolby headphone and even an amp all for only $20. Use my headphones for everything... gaming, music, recording, mixing. I do like Sennheiser though. Used them in the past. My roomate had HD280's. A/B'ed them with my M50s and liked the audio technica better.

If you actually have music mixed in 5.1 surround and use the dolby headphone it's pretty incredible. Like listening to the song for the first time even if you've heard the stereo version a thousand times.
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