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    Speakers
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    Headset
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post #61 of 67
Tried out a headset a few months ago and it made made my ears sweat and was just very uncomfortable in general. Might have just been that particular headset, but I'd rather just stick to decent speakers and a cheap mic.

From what I've heard, though, if you're going to use a headset you're MUCH better off just buying good headphones and a good microphone.
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post #62 of 67
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

This man is where it's at. ^ Nice speakers, a nice rig, and nice camera. Awesome.
Thanks Man! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Oh yeah noting beats proper towers thumb.gif I have a pair sitting on my desk, hows that for a weird setup tongue.gif

How do you have full towers on top of your desk!? That is weird! tongue.gif
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post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Thanks Man! thumb.gif
How do you have full towers on top of your desk!? That is weird! tongue.gif

Its quite simple really. I picked up the speakers and put them on the desk wink.gif I was actually quite worried that the sound stage would be pushed to high up but after calibration the setup sounds great despite the fact the towers are not near field speakers.

    
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post #64 of 67
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Originally Posted by Wiffinberg View Post

Love my 5.1 speakers in my tiny ass room. I can hear and feel everything thumb.gif

I would vote headphones but I don't have to worry about anyone else in the house (my flatmate doesn't mind)

and my headphones are crap -.-

Agreed, I have a cheap logitech 5.1 system and it works great.

If I have to move somewhere with roommates then I'll have to get headphones, sure hope I don't have to move, headphones are bad for the ears and uncomfortable

I have always used cheap logitech speakers in the past so I Kicked it up a notch with the not as cheap but still not agonisingly expensive Z906 , They are more than enough for my needs and paired with the Xonar DX. Gotta love optical audio thumb.gif
Edited by Wiffinberg - 3/21/13 at 2:33pm
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post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Its quite simple really. I picked up the speakers and put them on the desk wink.gif I was actually quite worried that the sound stage would be pushed to high up but after calibration the setup sounds great despite the fact the towers are not near field speakers.


I know a lot of people who like listening to live recordings of concerts that specifically set their sound stage high to get the full effect, and for some reason I've never been bothered by a high sound stage, only a low one. I think it has to do with sitting posture personally; a high sound stage encourages me to lean my entire body back, but while listening to a low sound stage I have a habit of craning my neck forward no matter how I'm sitting, which obviously gets to be uncomfortable.
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post #66 of 67
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Its quite simple really. I picked up the speakers and put them on the desk wink.gif I was actually quite worried that the sound stage would be pushed to high up but after calibration the setup sounds great despite the fact the towers are not near field speakers.
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Awesome! Looks better than I thought! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Ganf View Post

I know a lot of people who like listening to live recordings of concerts that specifically set their sound stage high to get the full effect, and for some reason I've never been bothered by a high sound stage, only a low one. I think it has to do with sitting posture personally; a high sound stage encourages me to lean my entire body back, but while listening to a low sound stage I have a habit of craning my neck forward no matter how I'm sitting, which obviously gets to be uncomfortable.

Yea I've heard of that. I'm def not bothered by a high sound stage. I actually got some bi-pole speakers for my surrounds and had them up high in the wall and while they were excellent for movies... games suffered a lot. Now I've got 2 book shelves instead, but definitely miss the muddled un-directional sound from the bi-poles. smile.gif

Man... I could never imagine having my towers on top of a desk... they weigh like 60lb each! They dwarf the size of the TV compared to how big they are. tongue.gif

(Please excuse my wife's decorations... but a compromise has to be made. biggrin.gif )


Edited by Derko1 - 3/21/13 at 3:14pm
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post #67 of 67
Most games I prefer Speakers since I have a decent setup. Counter Strike is the only game I prefer a Headset
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