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What do you guys think?
No USB. Only 3.5mm connectors.

My Medusa NX is an absolute piece of junk. The amount of times I have had to repair it due to random rattling noises or broken audio channels is astounding. Worst build quality I have ever seen.
The surround is crap. I'm hoping a decent headset will have more noticeable surround.
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 10/23/12 at 6:49pm
post #2 of 18
For what?

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Gaming.
I don't see much in the realm of surround headphones on there
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There's a reason for that. Most headsets for surround sound are garbage, and you'd be far better off getting a "real" pair of headphones and just using something like dolby headphone to simulate the surround effect. There are halfway decent headsets made by Sennheiser and the like, but you'd be better off getting a good quality pair of headphones with a large soundstage and using an external mic.
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I would say for gaming my Audio Techica ATH-AD700 have a great sound stage, but I have little else to compare them to. Also they are lacking in the low-end (which is actually not bad for FPS IMO). Add a $10 clip-on mic from Zalman from Amazon and you have a pretty decent setup for under $100.

Over that price range and I would not know where to start. Also keep in mind that my setup is great for games like multiplayer games like CS, BF, etc. where it might not be as good for immersing yourself into a single play game.
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Thread Starter 
I'm really looking for the most accurate surround. Whether that is virtual or "true" surround, I'm not too sure. It's just good to be able to pinpoint enemies etc.
Sound quality is obviously a concern, but I am no audiophile so I would trade a little quality for accuracy here.
Accuracy and build quality. I have ferrets that like to push things off my desk so they may suffer some occasional falls..

Bastards.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'm seeing a lot of hate floating around for "true" surround headsets. Am I really just being a gullible consumer here?
I tried virtual surround in stereo mode (via Creative Audio Control Panel) and it just sounded... off. I'm not sure if Realtek's version just sucks, or if I just wasn't used to it yet.
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 10/24/12 at 5:36am
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eek.gifapplaud.gif You have ferrets!? I love ferrets.... biggrin.gif Do they smell bad like everyone says they do?

Haha I know I just derailed the topic, but I'm genuinely curious.

On topic: I would agree with the other guys about getting headphones that are good and THEN a dedicated desktop Mic. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

I'm seeing a lot of hate floating around for "true" surround headsets. Am I really just being a gullible consumer here?

It is bias/preference.


I have HFI-580s and AD-700, my buddy has 7.1 Trittons. I can tell the difference, he can't. He prefers his trittons. I have another buddy who thinks the world of his turtlebeach headset.



Short and sweet don't listen to anyone, listen to your ears. Hit up a guitar center, Best buy, micro center etc and test them out for yourself.

Not everyone is able to hear the difference.
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