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Currently using Siberia V2 with the USB soundcard and recently using the onboard HD driver, not sure what's better(?)

Anyway, I prefer a headSet for obvious reasons, I'm on TS3/mumble a lot.

I find the Siberia uncomfortable and feel the performance isn't so good. I was using Roccat Kave real 5.1 headset few months back and it's in game FPS sounding positioning was 10 times better.. Too bad it was extremely heavy and caused constant headaches..

What's there that could compare to them in sound and being more comfortable?
It needs to be closed headset, have large ear cups and durable as possible.
PC-350?
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250ohm ( is it the MMX 300/qpad headset without mic?) if no, what version of the 770s is equal to the mmx 300? Be certain of this)

It's going to be used for competitive FPS gaming only so please recommend me one by my needs and not the usual A700 Zalman mic hfgl comments

If you have answers for all of my thoughts here it'll be greatly appreciated

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Add: I'm not planning on getting a soundcard as I think it's not needed for pure gaming.. So if the headphone requires amp or stuff to work at its best rather not recommend me!
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I would suggest getting a cheap sound card like the Asus Xonar DGX because the addition of an amp as well as a better digital-to-analog converter should improve the accuracy of sound positioning and give a better dynamic range (ex. foot steps in FPS games will be heard much easier). There is no way that the DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm will sound good straight out of onboard sound, it needs more power since the resistance will lower it. How much are you looking to spend total?

Edit: The AKG 701 have good bass quality and they're fairly neutral with a large sound stage, which should make them very good for gaming. They are 62 Ohm with 105 dB sensitivity so they should do okay without an amp, but the sound would improve significantly with one. I've never heard them, but I've read reviews about them and soundstage/imaging are great quality. I can't suggest any headsets, since I don't use them. I hear people rave about Turtle Beaches and the wired USB ones come with a small amp, but if you're okay with a seperate mic a high quality pair of headphones will blow a headset away.
Edited by Diablosbud - 1/31/13 at 12:43am
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The MMX 300 uses USB sound card and they should sound amazing :/ not sure about the ohm there
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That actually really looks like a good option, it should have good bass and it's a USB headset so you won't have to worry about the Ohm rating because it's self-powering. If it were me I would still take the AKG Q701 since they are open and have a much larger sound stage and are very neutral with tight, quick bass. Apparently (read here http://www.head-fi.org/t/516600/senn-pc360-v-beyer-mmx300), there are two versions of the MMX 300, one which is bass heavy which may distract you from the game and one which has a more balanced sound signature. If you don't really use the mic frequently I would suggest getting an Asus Xonar DGX and AKG Q701 combo, but I have a feeling you'll be satisfied either way. Beyerdynamic makes high quality headphones, particularly with regards to hot treble and deep, detailed bass. That thread I posted also talks about a Sennheiser headset so you should look into that as well. Good luck finding something you like biggrin.gif.
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That actually really looks like a good option, it should have good bass and it's a USB headset so you won't have to worry about the Ohm rating because it's self-powering. If it were me I would still take the AKG Q701 since they are open and have a much larger sound stage and are very neutral with tight, quick bass. Apparently (read here http://www.head-fi.org/t/516600/senn-pc360-v-beyer-mmx300), there are two versions of the MMX 300, one which is bass heavy which may distract you from the game and one which has a more balanced sound signature. If you don't really use the mic frequently I would suggest getting an Asus Xonar DGX and AKG Q701 combo, but I have a feeling you'll be satisfied either way. Beyerdynamic makes high quality headphones, particularly with regards to hot treble and deep, detailed bass. That thread I posted also talks about a Sennheiser headset so you should look into that as well. Good luck finding something you like biggrin.gif.

I actually own the Q701s and I can tell you that they would definitely work, but they would not work well. You have to willing to invest in them to get them to reach their full potential.........but when they do reach their full potential, IMO they kick the crap out of the sennheiser HD800s.

If anything I would actually say to go with the audio technica ATH-A900x and a modmic. They are closed headphones, so the sound stage won't be as great as the Q701s, but they are a LOT easier to drive, so plugging them into on board shouldn't be an issue (it isn't an issue for me at least).
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Q701s have a horrific headband; very uncomfortable. Amazing sound when you have the right equipment, but they are painful for extended periods of times.
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I actually own the Q701s and I can tell you that they would definitely work, but they would not work well. You have to willing to invest in them to get them to reach their full potential.........but when they do reach their full potential, IMO they kick the crap out of the sennheiser HD800s.

If anything I would actually say to go with the audio technica ATH-A900x and a modmic. They are closed headphones, so the sound stage won't be as great as the Q701s, but they are a LOT easier to drive, so plugging them into on board shouldn't be an issue (it isn't an issue for me at least).
I've never heard them, I'm a Grado and Sennheiser fan. But I'm going off of what I've heard. Yeah I've heard a lot of mixed opinions about them, it must depend upon the upstream gear.
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Do you think it would be a waste to get pc350 or 360 without soundcard?

It's rly hard cuz if you don't want to spend much on audio you have to get the worst equipment? I mean lets say I can afford beyerdynamic 880 or something then it would feel weird to use them with on board, if you do buy a soundcard you have to get much worse headphones ..:/

I just want an upgrade from my siberia in terms of positioning and all regarding FPS games. So how would the pc 350-360 compare to this on onboard? Or what would be a very good headphone that wouldn't feel like a waste without mega soundcard amp etc. I'm not interested in buying something and not being able to utilize its potentional,.
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I have a pc360 so I am interested if it would sound better having a sound card... It is plugged into an asus rampage iv gene which is supposed to have good sound.. Also what sound card is the best
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