Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Best bang for my buck when it comes to PC headphones?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best bang for my buck when it comes to PC headphones?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm looking at getting some nice headphones for my computer. I already have X230 speakers, which are great, but I want some headphones for when I'm really into a game and want more immersion. I would just get 5.1 speakers, but they wouldn't work due to how my room and PC are set up.

Anyways, here is what I'm looking for:

reasonable price; note that I will likely pick these off ebay so I nice pair of $80 headphones I might find otherwise too expensive may be $50 on ebay
surround sound?; I heard some headphones actually have built in surround sound
good quality!; I hate crappy quality speakers, so I'm looking for good, crisp quality and deep, strong bass
comfort; it's gotta be like they aren't on me unless they are very comfortable that they actually feel nice...

Anyways, hoping I can find something good!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
SO mainly for gaming and not music?
Black Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2500k @ 4.2ghz MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX580 1.5GB 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac XL 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2500k @ 4.2ghz MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX580 1.5GB 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac XL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
you may be able to find a good deal on some Senn HD280 cans which would be good.

Icemat Siberias are decent and in your price range

Grado SR60's would be good, but not really for gaming.

AKG k81dj's can be had for $55 on ebay, they're better then the grados, but not the best for gaming.
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hmm I think I would be using them more for gaming... But I do listen to a lot of music. Hard to say. I would rather have them work for gaming more than music, put it that way.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post

AKG k81dj's can be had for $55 on ebay, they're better then the grados, but not the best for gaming.
Payed 70 for mine new off headroom. Just picked up this Creative Labs Xmod External Soundcard/Amp and geez did it help alot
Black Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2500k @ 4.2ghz MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX580 1.5GB 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac XL 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2500k @ 4.2ghz MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX580 1.5GB 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac XL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hmm are those Icemat Siberia's surround? I really want a pair of headphones that allow me to hear what's around me/behind me, but I can't pay like $150 for some of those higher end ones. But Siberia's are nicely priced, and would be perfect if they are surround...
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
iberias are not 'surround' sound headphones. they are standard 2 channel.

other good picks would be some of these if you can find them:

Koss A130
Koss A250

Koss doesn't make them anymore, and over the summer they sold all their new, old stock on ebay for insane prices. New they were $200 and $250 respectively. I got my 130's new from the Koss ebay store for about $30 and I just got my 250's today used from head-fi for $60. For the money they can't be beat and especially the 250's compete with headphones in the $250-400 range.
Search head-fi and ebay, you just might get lucky
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
There are always the medusa 5.1's.

They're $100, I know you said it's out of your range, but I'm just telling you your options if you want to save up:

http://www.medusa-usa.com/
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Can anyone vouch for the ZALMAN Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" ZM-RS6Fheadphones? I think I could get them for a good price, but don't have much time to decide. Are they quality? They don't have to be top of the line, but I'm just looking for comfortably, good quality 5.1 that will actually help me identify where fire is coming from in games.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 4.05GHz Asus P5WD2-E Premium BFG 7900 GTX OC 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB +80GB +30GB Vista Premium Dell E207WFP 20.1" Wide G15 
PowerMouse
HEC Power 475 MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Without a doubt... Siberia by icemat. Can get them on sale on buy.com
Or the steelsounds fro a little more cash, but either pair are actually among the best for gaming headsets...
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Best bang for my buck when it comes to PC headphones?