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Okay for the money I want to spen I think I'm going to go with a creative labs XI Fi titanium or Sound blaster Zx..... And either a Corsair Headset or Sennheiser headset... As I said I'm not an audio freak when it comes to headsets only when I'm not using a headset that's why I want to invest more in a Speaker setup than headset... Ill only use the headset maybe 3 hour at a time...
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Fine but not as well as their PC line or other good gaming headphones smile.gif

If the op used the headphones for music listening or other general things and isn't a hardcore gamer, wouldn't the HD line be better as long as they perform decently for positional audio in games. I've heard stories from both sides of the fence on positional audio for gaming and I've never been all that convinced on a headset specifically designed for it.
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If the op used the headphones for music listening or other general things and isn't a hardcore gamer, wouldn't the HD line be better as long as they perform decently for positional audio in games. I've heard stories from both sides of the fence on positional audio for gaming and I've never been all that convinced on a headset specifically designed for it.
Out of all those things I'm a hardcore gamer.... As I said I want better audio out of the speakers like great audio that's why I want the Corsair speakers and a sound card.... I'm thinking I might get a corsair Vengeance headset...
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Out of all those things I'm a hardcore gamer.... As I said I want better audio out of the speakers like great audio that's why I want the Corsair speakers and a sound card.... I'm thinking I might get a corsair Vengeance headset...
Noooo! Corsair headsets aren't great either. Stick with either Sennheiser, beyerdynamic or even SteelSeries, I've heard good things about the Siberia V2 headset.
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Noooo! Corsair headsets aren't great either. Stick with either Sennheiser, beyerdynamic or even SteelSeries, I've heard good things about the Siberia V2 headset.
Okay how are the HT Omega Sound Cards?
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I just bought the recon 3d you have posted in the start of the thread, I love it, got it off new egg for 99.00.
Thought about the new z modle, but was an extra 50.00 more, I,m not sorry at all though.
Its a great card, I also have the xfi fatality champion in my other rig, that is also a fantastic card.
    
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Out of all those things I'm a hardcore gamer.... As I said I want better audio out of the speakers like great audio that's why I want the Corsair speakers and a sound card.... I'm thinking I might get a corsair Vengeance headset...

Then AndyM95 seems like the man to listen to in that regard.

If you want great audio from a speaker setup, before you go and buy the sound card and pc speakers, I'd look at an amp and nice bookshelf speakers and see how they compare before the $$$ are spent.
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Okay how are the HT Omega Sound Cards?
I have no idea to be honest. Sub $200 I only know things about Creative and Asus sound cards.
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I just bought the recon 3d you have posted in the start of the thread, I love it, got it off new egg for 99.00.
Thought about the new z modle, but was an extra 50.00 more, I,m not sorry at all though.
Its a great card, I also have the xfi fatality champion in my other rig, that is also a fantastic card.
Okay cool what speaker do you use? What headset?
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Okay for the money I want to spen I think I'm going to go with a creative labs XI Fi titanium or Sound blaster Zx..... And either a Corsair Headset or Sennheiser headset... As I said I'm not an audio freak when it comes to headsets only when I'm not using a headset that's why I want to invest more in a Speaker setup than headset... Ill only use the headset maybe 3 hour at a time...

I'd take Senn over Corsair. One has been exclusively doing audio since the late 40s (and is world renowned for it), the other makes cases and fans, and started making headsets in the last few years.

As for the soundcard, the titanium is a fair bit better in every single way:
Better DAC resolution (192khz vs. 96khz), better SNR, and (slightly) better frequency response.

While the frequency response won't really be noticeable, as the differences are in ranges that headphones can't reproduce (or anyone can hear), the difference in DAC quality when on headphones is pretty big (the SNR is debatable).

The only 'advantage' of the Zx is the maximum volume, which when on headphones is 0.7Vrms higher than the Titanium HD. However, it's kind of pointless as you'll never use maximum volume (I use 20%). In theory it would be noticeable if you had some headset with some insane impedance rating, However, even the PC350 is only rated at 150OHMs, where as the Titanium HD's maximum Vrms is rated on a 330OHMS setup.
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