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My friend is after a pair of true surround headphones are there any good choices? I have been checking on this forum and every one says they suck i have never used them so i dont know if there good or not. How ever i have tried to convince him to get a pair of AD700 + Asus Dx sound card for his needs. He mainly plays games and is after good position queuing. He is currently using logitech G35. His budget is around $300 Aud.
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Tell him to read some articles.
Their is no point to have a bunch of little speakers in a pair of headphones. Unless you friend likes mediocure sound
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what about these Turtle Beach Z6A Ear Force Z6A would the sound positioning on these be better than the AD700? He is after a decent setup to take advantage of Black ops 2, Bf3, Crysis 3 he only had $300 budget.
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I have a ATH-A700 (not AD700) and have listened to those at best buy before. Gotta say sound quality is lacking, your not going to find any turtle beach that will sound good for music or music in games. The the surround effect really is no better then the sound stage effect my A700 gives off, and while I never really used my sound cards ability to make headphone sound more surround like but it's there. I hate gaming with Cans on and love my speakers, but thats my opinion.
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I've gone down to these x2 choices either beyerdynamic mmx300 or sennheiser pc 363d any thoughts :-). I was thinking true surround aswell but many reviews say they give muffled sounds and aren't as good quality. Cheers
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to convice him that the AD700 is good for positioning just have him listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA
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I just bought a $11 pair of lenovo headphones and I can tell when sound is behind me or to the side... FYI
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If you don't mind having your ears leak blood, or deal with horrible build quality, the tiamat 7.1 headphones are great for gaming.

However, those headphones are ONLY ONLY for when you want to ditch sound quality and pretty much every single creature comfort available to get like 1 extra point on your KDR.
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

I just bought a $11 pair of lenovo headphones and I can tell when sound is behind me or to the side... FYI
I have had cheap headphones they do work ok but if you listened to a decent pair and you are an audiophile there is a big difference. I like my sound and music crystal clear. I do use them hours on end and my last pair g35 broke and they weren't the best headset. I promised myself I would never skimp on compromise having a high end computer and gaming a lot every little bit counts. Whether it be a keyboard mouse or whatever. Sure I could get a cheap mouse/keyboard/monitor or headphones. It isn't the same experience as having good quality and if you used a decent computer compared to a cheap one I know which computer you would rather use daily. Just my 20 cents :-)
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Originally Posted by foreign03 View Post

I've gone down to these x2 choices either beyerdynamic mmx300 or sennheiser pc 363d any thoughts :-). I was thinking true surround aswell but many reviews say they give muffled sounds and aren't as good quality. Cheers

PC360 if that is the case. The PC363d is software surround sound, and the headphone itself seems like the same thing as the PC360. If nothing else, just buy a decent sound card with the money you will have saved and then turn on dolby headphone. It will be the SAME thing.
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