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Hello everyone!

I am here asking for the communities help in finding a new headset to replace my Tritton AX360.

Sadly after 2 years of use one of the side snapped off, its a real shame I loved this headset to death! 8 speakers in total and true 5.1 surround sound (Not digital!). With out a doubt this is the best headset I have ever owned, but it is time for a new one!

I am an avid gamer and I need a headset that has AMAZING sound quality without the sky high price. I have seen many different headsets out there but I feel that coming here I will get good advice on a new headset!

Some key things I'm looking for is:

1) HIGH sound quality (I play competitively this is a must!)
2) $125 MAX price (Financial ceiling ATM)

Well thanks to anyone that replies with some good advice! I would love to order the headset by Monday!

Thanks again!

-Bigshot
post #2 of 13
this might be helpful to read. some of the information is slightly outdated but most of it is still very relevant:

http://www.overclock.net/t/368653/ocnhc-guide-to-gaming-headphones-headsets

i would recommend the Audio Technia ATH-AD700 with a clip on mic as they provide great positional audio and have really good sound reproduction
Edited by DizZz - 3/3/13 at 7:01am
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ATH-AD700 and clip on zalman is pretty much the best and only option
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How about the Turtle Beach X12?
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How about the Turtle Beach X12?

definitely not. those are cheap and have bad sound quality and will not last long. go with the ad700s. you will not be disappointed
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Alright thanks for the advice guys, I just ordered the ATH-AD700 from Amazon for $100. It will be here tomorrow; I will post my thoughts about it here once I get some time using it.

Thanks again,

-Bigshot
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Alright thanks for the advice guys, I just ordered the ATH-AD700 from Amazon for $100. It will be here tomorrow; I will post my thoughts about it here once I get some time using it.

Thanks again,

-Bigshot

Did you get a mic too?
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I have a desktop Mic that I have been using since the one on the Tritton had broken about 6 months after I go it.
post #9 of 13
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Well after using the headphones for a bit, Music seems to have lost its depth compared to my old headphones. When it comes to games this headset is no where near where the other one was; this headset has to use virtual surround sound which is not as good compared to the Tritton AX360 which had true 5.1 (4 speakers in each cup). As of right now I am not very happy with the headset; but since I go it through Amazon I have 30 days to return it. Hopefully within those 30 days I can find a way to make this headset sound like the old one.

FYI I'm using a Creative XFi sound card with this headset.

If anyone can give me some ideas to try and get this sound better please let me know!

Thanks,

-Bigshot
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Well after using the headphones for a bit, Music seems to have lost its depth compared to my old headphones. When it comes to games this headset is no where near where the other one was; this headset has to use virtual surround sound which is not as good compared to the Tritton AX360 which had true 5.1 (4 speakers in each cup). As of right now I am not very happy with the headset; but since I go it through Amazon I have 30 days to return it. Hopefully within those 30 days I can find a way to make this headset sound like the old one.

FYI I'm using a Creative XFi sound card with this headset.

If anyone can give me some ideas to try and get this sound better please let me know!

Thanks,

-Bigshot

Probably the AD700's are not for you. They are great for accuracy on games, but for music they are only suited for certain genres.

You can mod them, but you will not be able to return them.
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