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People ITT are going to scream Sennheiser at you, but for a good gaming headset I'd recommend Astro a40s or SteelSeries Siberia V2s. Of course you could get good headphones and a nice desk mic but I absolutely HATE desk mics. It all comes down to personal preference, really. I use the Razer Carcharius's and they get the job done. Also, what's your budget?

Your avatar reflects your statement.

Astros suck, Razer makes $hit in general, and the siberia V2 is crap.

I would like to echo everyone else and say to get headphones and then a mic off to the side.

If you can not or do not want to do that, then I fully agree with chinesekiwi about the PC 360.
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For gaming i use some 9dollar headset i picked up at the grocery store. The sound is crisp and clear and more than good enough for gaming.
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post #13 of 24
I use CoolerMaster SIRUS 5.1 you can either plug them in the USB or the audio card. For games I can't say I find very big difference but for movies and music the jacks are way better. My soundcard is Creative X-Fi Titanium. I can't find any setback for the headphones except the cost but since you have the new top notch audio card I doubt money is a big problem for you .
post #14 of 24
Without a budget and without the OP's input on whether or not he uses the mic that comes with the Zx, all our speculation and discussion is practically moot. Perhaps he can shine some light on this.
post #15 of 24
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If you want a bundled headset (do be aware of the premium you pay for this), it's really the Sennheiser PC360.
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Sorry, I've been busy on and off. Well the Zx Mic works but the problem is people complain that they still can't hear me or sound far away. 

 

Budget is under $150. I was looking at Razer one but a lot of people complain about the Mic breaks after a while of uses.

 
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post #17 of 24
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Sorry, I've been busy on and off. Well the Zx Mic works but the problem is people complain that they still can't hear me or sound far away. 

Budget is under $150. I was looking at Razer one but a lot of people complain about the Mic breaks after a while of uses.

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU

Look at the "frequently bought together" portion. Theirs an 9 dollar clip on mic. The 700's are recommended by other OCNers (I don't personally own a pair), I do own the mic but haven't gotten to try it out yet, but from all the reviews it seems top notch.

the Zalman Mic BTW
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http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU

Look at the "frequently bought together" portion. Theirs an 9 dollar clip on mic. The 700's are recommended by other OCNers (I don't personally own a pair), I do own the mic but haven't gotten to try it out yet, but from all the reviews it seems top notch.

the Zalman Mic BTW

 

Yeah, I've been hearing about that headphones and I would like to try a demo of it but none can be found in store here. Are there other alternative close to ATH-AD700?

 

Forgot to mention, I have HDJ-2000 here which costs me $360 USD. But those are monitor studio headphones, are there really any differences with ATH-AD700? Should I sell my HDJ-2000 for AD700 due I am more now using it for Movie, Music and Gaming?


Edited by djriful - 3/18/13 at 1:34pm
 
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post #19 of 24
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Yeah, I've been hearing about that headphones and I would like to try a demo of it but none can be found in store here. Are there other alternative close to ATH-AD700?

Forgot to mention, I have HDJ-2000 here which costs me $360 USD. But those are monitor studio headphones, are there really any differences with ATH-AD700? Should I sell my HDJ-2000 for AD700 due I am more now using it for Movie, Music and Gaming?

Your HDJ's will be fine, and will be offer a better experience than any gaming headset on the market. Your best bet is to either get your desktop mic working, or buy a clip on mic and save your money towards something else.

If you did want to buy another set of cans and a clip on, the AD700's are good from what I hear but are an open design. For gaming it would be better to have the isolation of closed headphones.
Edited by Mattb2e - 3/18/13 at 4:50pm
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If you don't like the colour, there's the black AD700X.
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