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waddup peeps. So my turtle beach HPA2's died....AGAIN mad.gif so im looking for a new headset. From my exp the hpa2's sounded decent had good bass(when the subs did not asplode) but had really good directionality. before these i used zalman's old 5.1 fold up style headphones.

uses for headset
1:gaming and then some for pc of course biggrin.gif
2: a close 2nd is movies
3:i listen to some music on my pc but not much, when i do though its usually sum wub wub

So here is the list of what i need out of the headset.
1:must have mic, if it detaches great if not so be it as long as it can swing up out of the way
2: no usb BS i would like to hook it into my SB Xfi
3: i would prefer a inline amp, would not be against a separate purchased amp but if so which one
4: although i would like a true 5.1 headset i know that the choices are limited so im on the fence about this one
5: i like lots of bass to shake my eyeballs but at the same time not soo much that its all you hear

id like to keep it around 150$ or less, if its sold at best buy (in store or online) it would be great as i can likely get a employee discount since i work at their primary service center biggrin.gif

like i said im not totally against a 2 speaker headset but it just seems like some black voodoo how they can make 2 channel sound like 5.1

Thanks alot guys in advanced, tried to follow sticky post format for asking for advice.

oh and please dont flame me for working for best buy i hate them as much as anyone else thumb.gif
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this might be helpful to read:

http://www.overclock.net/t/368653/ocnhc-guide-to-gaming-headphones-headsets
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I love my dt 770 , just get a mic that attaches to it. zeimans? Sennheiser are normal good just need to see area code to see whats in stock .
remember most head phones need a good 150hours to break in. mine where harsh to ear when ioi 1st got them . Now they are lovely.
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Audio technica M50 and a mod mic. You won't find either at best buy....but that is because it is a poor store to shop for audio stuff.
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thanks a lot guys i will be looking into both the dt770 and the m50 in days to come.+ rep to all. i actually forgot i still have a clip on mic from my old zalmans that sounds pretty decent.

do you guys use inline amps? im only interested in the amp for more bass i don't really plan on imploding my ear drums turning them up to 11.

BTW Tjj226 Angel best buy does carry some audio technica products. in the last year or so they have really expanded their online selection. im not defending them by any means and the prices are not the best out there. Best buy has realized they are just a show room for amazon and newegg and are actually trying to fix it, dunno if they will succeed though.
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thanks a lot guys i will be looking into both the dt770 and the m50 in days to come.+ rep to all. i actually forgot i still have a clip on mic from my old zalmans that sounds pretty decent.

do you guys use inline amps? im only interested in the amp for more bass i don't really plan on imploding my ear drums turning them up to 11.

BTW Tjj226 Angel best buy does carry some audio technica products. in the last year or so they have really expanded their online selection. im not defending them by any means and the prices are not the best out there. Best buy has realized they are just a show room for amazon and newegg and are actually trying to fix it, dunno if they will succeed though.

Well no one uses in line amps. If they do......they either REALLY know what they are doing and they built it themselves, oooooorrrr they are total noobs. The closes thing to inline amps that are any good are the ones that fiio makes. But they are more portable amps with battery packs, sooooooo I will leave that interpretation up to you.

As for best buy.......I used to think it was just my store that was horrible, but it turns out it is how corporate want's to run their store. I will be honest, between overcharging....by a lot, CONSISTENT false advertising, and the flat out lack of knowledge by about 90% of the employees in EVERY SINGLE STORE I have ever been into (which has been more than about 50 different stores)........lets just say that there is no excuse for how pathetic they are.

And this is nothing against you. There are plenty of friends that I have had work at best buy that are very knowledgeable (of course then they always start their own business after learning how bad best buy is). I just want you to understand it truly is a crap store.

If you don't believe me, then go into any audio section of best buy. I bet you you will find like 5 people who say beats are the best. Oh an also....if they increased their audio section by so much, then why did they not include the audio technica m50s in the line up? They are probably the most popular one and they just completely missed it......idk...just my two cents. wink.gif
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