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When it comes to new video game technology, graphics are usually the focus. That’s sure to be the case as the game industry gears up for the launches of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft next Xbox for fall 2013. But a large part of any entertainment experience is sound. With video games, sound is especially important as surround technology can actually help players hear which direction enemies are coming from. There’s a reason pro gamers where those headphones when they’re at eSports events and when they’re alone at home. Headphones fully immerse gamers in these virtual worlds. Below are five great ways to hear the best games of 2012 and beyond.

Apparently you need to spend $300 on "Surround sound gaming" wireless headsets? With poor soundstages and uncomfortable designs. Sigh.

*UPDATE*
If you're looking for something within your budget that is better, check out this very in-depth guide here.
Edited by mylilpony - 12/25/12 at 10:18am
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LoL totally not a whore article.
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you have got to be kidding......

I stopped looking as soon as I saw Beats by Dre...
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Those are all horrible!!! The ONLY good thing about the astro gaming headset, is the included amp with dolby headphone. THATS IT! Thats why its ONLY available as a bundle in the U.S.
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Grado Labs SR80i: http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php?item=ec27f1750be96023333af0dfe546af44

Probably better sounding than everything in that article.
 
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Maybe for music, but not gaming. K/Q701 and AD700 are the best for gaming.
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And here I thought forbes had good gaming coverage.
 
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lol

Wonder what they've been paid to advertise those.
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I just got a pair of Logitech G930's and I love them. I never knew gaming was supposed to sound this good. Grabbed them for 90 bucks.

I know some audiophile will tell me they suck, but I don't care they sound great to me. Opened my eyes to spending money on sound. Im sure as I progress I will invest in better "cans" and a card. But these surround gaming headsets is amazing for now. Except I disagree with the beats statement, I tried a pair and they sounded like regular headphones to me. Sucks Dr.Dre likes ripping people off.
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