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So I purchased a Logitech G930 headset during Black Friday sales and holy cow, compared to my ATH-AD700's, the 930 sounds like utter crap. I can't even imagine what cheaper alternatives may sound like. Also, the "7.1 surround sound" was horrendous and didn't really give me any better sense of positioning than CMSS 3D.

Never switching from quality cans again.

On a side note, is there a more comfortable pair of cans than the 700s? I've yet to find anything as comfortable for long gaming sessions but would love to hear others opinions.
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So I purchased a Logitech G930 headset during Black Friday sales and holy cow, compared to my ATH-AD700's, the 930 sounds like utter crap. I can't even imagine what cheaper alternatives may sound like. Also, the "7.1 surround sound" was horrendous and didn't really give me any better sense of positioning than CMSS 3D.
Never switching from quality cans again.
On a side note, is there a more comfortable pair of cans than the 700s? I've yet to find anything as comfortable for long gaming sessions but would love to hear others opinions.

anything that is open back with a velour headband and ear pads like Sennheiser HD5xx, Beyerdynamic DTxxx.
    
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I forget I have my 595s on after 30 seconds and usually try to leave my desk with them still on. So yeah, Sennheiser 5xx series is pretty comfortable.
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I have owned two pairs of Sennheisers, hd2xx and hd5xx, forgot which ones. I've worn both for extended periods with out any discomfort. I'm talking about 8+ hours a day sometimes. No problems. I do have a large head. And some people say I have small ears...
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post #5 of 26
Klipsch Image One's are the most comfortable headphones i've ever owned. But they may not fit someone with large ears. Also they have great sound quality although the lows are slightly overexaggerated .
    
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post #6 of 26
I used a Koss Headset at my school. Great mids and decent highs, no bass at all. Extremely comfortable. Like wearing a pillow on your ears. But if you're an audiophile at all, stay away.

They were so comfortable that I brought a pair to my job at college and use them for 5 hours at a time at the IT help desk where I work. smile.gif Good for casual music use and hearing human voices and responding. Not much else though.

My USB Microsoft LifeChat headset on the other hand, gets a solid 3/10 for sound quality. puke.gif Do not want for music listening.
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post #7 of 26
You should change the Title, to "You guys weren't kidding about lack of headset quality thumb.gif

I had the logitech G35's once, they sounded rubbish, alrights lows, but terrible mids and highs. Not to mention that if you turned them up too loud, they'd cut out mad.gif
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I'm probably one of the few people that like the G930s, lol. Sound quality isn't fantastic but I wouldn't say utter crap. Prefer both my Sennheisers over them for pure audio quality but I do really enjoy the G930s for their purpose.
 
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It's virtual surround sound. I'm more interested with how people compare hi end headphones to gaming headphones with 5.1 or 7.1 physical drivers. (3 or 4 drivers in each ear.)
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post

Also, the "7.1 surround sound" was horrendous and didn't really give me any better sense of positioning than CMSS 3D.
The G930 has two drivers and uses virtual surround sound, as iEATu noted.
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On a side note, is there a more comfortable pair of cans than the 700s? I've yet to find anything as comfortable for long gaming sessions but would love to hear others opinions.
Sennheiser HD800s. They have a high K/D on your wallet though.
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I'm more interested with how people compare hi end headphones to gaming headphones with 5.1 or 7.1 physical drivers. (3 or 4 drivers in each ear.)
SQ of gaming headphones suck compared to high end headphones. I found multi-driver headphones to have useable placement once I got used to the odd spacing. For instance some will place the center channel right on your nose. Some people have problems with the general HRTF that CMSS3D and Dolby use, but they work well with my ears so I found better placement with 2 drivers. You can get a personalized HRTF if you want to drop the cash on a Smyth Realizer.
Edited by Draygonn - 11/28/12 at 1:03am
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