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Icemat siberia or Sennheiser HD555?

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k i have $500 infront of me and i want a new pair of headphones.i dont think i need the 555's since ill be using OB sound. just wanted to know your opinions..

and i play css everyday allday.


icemat = $69


hd595 = $155
    
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Forget the Icemats, they aren't good headphones at all. And is there a reason why you're choosing to stick with onboard sound especially since you game constantly?
    
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Go for the sennies.

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my sony hdr xd mdr 200's for $19 worked great, but they broke so i need new headphones lol. i really dont think i need hd555's. Maybe once i get my new rig with X-Fi ill get them. if anyone can convince me to get the 555's i may get them
    
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Soloz2 will probably tell you to get Grado SR-80s or something I've never heard of.

I have onboard sound, so I think Icemats will be fine for me (and no, I don't really plan on upgrading to Audigy2/X-fi).

For what it's worth, I'd get the Icemats (Trust me, I had very little basis in this argument)
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post #6 of 52
sennheisers hands down. Amazing headphones but since they're such big cans you might need some type of an amplifier.
    
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post #7 of 52
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Soloz2 will probably tell you to get Grado SR-80s or something I've never heard of.

I have onboard sound, so I think Icemats will be fine for me (and no, I don't really plan on upgrading to Audigy2/X-fi).

For what it's worth, I'd get the Icemats (Trust me, I had very little basis in this argument)
On the contrary, Soloz thinks that Grados are far too aggressive for gaming(or something like that). He would recommend the Sennheiser 595s(like he has) or the Beyerdynamic DT770 pro-80s(like I'm getting).

I only know this because I've looked through the whole audio forum and that's what he's answered to every single one of these threads.

Heh, I'm weird.

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post #8 of 52
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Ah i think what ill do is buy the icemat's tommorow, keep em till end of march, then when i get my new rig ill sell the icemat's and buy me some HD595's.
    
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post #9 of 52
I'd recommend Audio-Technica ATH-A500 or Sennheiser HD555 for great [gaming] headphones under $100. Higher end would be Audio-Technica ATH-A700/ATH-A900, Beyerdynamic DT770, or Sennheiser HD595.

But before you can get any good cans you need a better source than onboard.
    
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post #10 of 52
good decision, sennieheisers are extremely expensive, just remember tho when buying headphones, look on pricegrabber...
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