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I'm looking for replacement for my old fatal1ty gaming headset (yes, i had garbage headphones).
My main concern is comfort. I sometimes game for even 8 hours, DayZ is addictive with friends biggrin.gif
I'm not an audiophile of any sort, just regular user.

I also play FPS games like CS:GO and BF3 so i need to be able to hear footsteps and such good. I also listen to some music, many genres but mostly DnB, which is bass-midrange heavy. I do something like 70% gaming 30% music, videos and movies.
I don't need deepest bass in the world, but some at least would be good.

I don't need a mic, I'm gonna use the Zalman clip on mic likely, but if there is a good quality headset (which i doubt) for my budget please suggest.

My budget is somewhere around 60€. I know it's not a lot for good audio but that's all i can honestly spend atm. frown.gif
Thanks! thumb.gif

Some options i've looked up:
http://www.silentrig.com/product/467/samson-sr850
http://www.thomann.de/fi/superlux_hd668_b.htm
http://www.thomann.de/fi/superlux_hd661_black.htm
Edited by EPiiKK - 3/6/13 at 9:46am
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If you are not too concerned with weight, the Turtle beach earforce are worth a look. They are very comfortable and have decent sound quality for your budget. The only thing is that they are on the heavier side of headsets. Steel series also makes some good ones but they may be out of your budget. I have the fatal1ty pro set, and while it may feel cheap, the sound is incredible and the weight is like a feather. For me, the lighter sets usually always end up being more comfortable.
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If you are not too concerned with weight, the Turtle beach earforce are worth a look. They are very comfortable and have decent sound quality for your budget. The only thing is that they are on the heavier side of headsets. Steel series also makes some good ones but they may be out of your budget. I have the fatal1ty pro set, and while it may feel cheap, the sound is incredible and the weight is like a feather. For me, the lighter sets usually always end up being more comfortable.
He doesnt want to go from one crappy headphone to the next.

For your price range, go with the Audio Technica AD700s (open headphones) or the A700s (closed Headphones) and a mod mic. Sound stage and clarity is miles ahead of any turtles beaches or fatality headphones. The biggest downside to them is that there is no bass. You should check out OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 3/6/13 at 2:47pm
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They are both out of my budget. Over 100£ in amazon which was the only place i found them..
Yeah i checked out the thread, i just wanted to hear more opinions and choices.
Can you describe "there is no bass" more, Does it not play low frequencies at all or are they just more "silent"?
I'm not that much into audio stuff so using correct terms is hard biggrin.gif
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If you are not too concerned with weight, the Turtle beach earforce are worth a look. They are very comfortable and have decent sound quality for your budget. The only thing is that they are on the heavier side of headsets. Steel series also makes some good ones but they may be out of your budget. I have the fatal1ty pro set, and while it may feel cheap, the sound is incredible and the weight is like a feather. For me, the lighter sets usually always end up being more comfortable.

Not gonna go for anything labeled gaming anymore.. They are plastic crap for double their actual value...
Edited by EPiiKK - 3/6/13 at 12:56pm
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Just because it is plastic doesn't mean its "crappy". If you really want good sound then you will have to buy a sound card. Sound cards are what makes your games, music, and movies sound good. Headphones only replicates the sound that your sound device is producing. I am sort of an audiophile, I have been around sound my entire life. My car audio system costs more than my computer. Fatal1ty pros for 40 bucks? best sound your gonna get for your dollar, hands down. Couple that with a soundblaster x-fi and your rollin for under 100 US
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He doesnt want to go from one crappy headphone to the next.

For your price range, go with the Audio Technica A700s (open headphones) or the AD700s (closed Headphones) and a mod mic. Sound stage and clarity is miles ahead of any turtles beaches or fatality headphones. The biggest downside to them is that there is no bass. You should check out OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products.

There is nothing crappy about my headset, come take a listen.
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Also, a 10 dollar logitech mic will blow most gaming headset mics out of the water. But again, getting a sound card that has mic support will make any mic sound crystal clear. Of course expect to spend at least $50+ on a sound card.
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I actually liked the fatality sound. It had nice bass but sometimes i didn't hear people picking stuff up etc in cs:go for example. Now that my headset is dead anyway i might as well buy some good stuff.
Btw i had two pairs of fatalities first one broke off too but i got it replaced, that one lasted six months too. I don't want to buy plastic-fantastic hedsets twice a year...
Im also gonna pick up a soundcard later on if i feel the need
post #9 of 24
Takstar Hi2050 (Technical Pro HPT-990) open headphones.
Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphones
For a few dollars less, Samson SR850 semi-open headphones (knock off of AKG K240)

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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

They are both out of my budget. Over 100£ in amazon which was the only place i found them..
Yeah i checked out the thread, i just wanted to hear more opinions and choices.
Can you describe "there is no bass" more, Does it not play low frequencies at all or are they just more "silent"?
I'm not that much into audio stuff so using correct terms is hard biggrin.gif
Not gonna go for anything labeled gaming anymore.. They are plastic crap for double their actual value...
Good to hear smile.gif

By no bass, i mean there is hardly any bass present but the imaging on the AD700s are excellent, especially for the price, you really can't get a better headphone for the price for competitive gaming. If you want a compromise on a headphone with more bass or more "fun" you will have to spend more money. I'm surprised at the price on UK amazon, they go for $100 USD or less here all the time. Maybe you should wait for a sale or buy them from somewhere else.
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There is nothing crappy about my headset, come take a listen.
What we are trying to say is that you can get much more for the money, those gaming headsets do not sound as good for the prices, good marketing is what makes those sell.

Come by and listen to my D2000s, Q701s, or SR225i's on my setup and you will think they sound crappy too.
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