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  1. State your budget! (Set an absolute maximum or give a relative maximum with + x amount if it will be amazingly better).
  2. State your music tastes
  3. State what perks are highly desirable (low impedance, heavy bass, excellent for gaming etc..)
  4. State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item (state whether you have an amp if you're looking for headphones with high impedance for example)
  5. State how you are going to use the item (e.g. out-and-about, at the gym, at home, PC / console, gaming, music etc). The more detail in this, the better.
  6. State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency (like Amazon or ebay).

  1. 850 LE as a max value.
  2. Nothing specific.
    1. Surround quality.
    2. Build quality. (Less MTBF)
    3. Music/Sound quality.
    • Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME built in sound card.
    • Quote:
      Audio
      Realtek® ALC898 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
      - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
      Audio Feature :
      - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
      - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
  3. Home , PC with the previously specified motherboard.
  4. EGPrices - Maximum Hardware Store - Speakers & Headphones - Price: High to Low
  5. I do not intend on buying a sound card as i am mostly going to use all the space for graphics cards (Currently all used).
  6. I have had a ROCCAT Kave and i liked (was amazed by) its surround system , although the build quality was not good as it failed after around 6 months.

Edited by FreeElectron - 6/3/13 at 9:46pm
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I have one and definitely recommend it - the non-leatherette earpads are amazing. I can't stand how normal leatherette earpads get all greasy if you sweat a little after extended use - but this doesn't wear or feel annoying at all

Be sure to play around with the equalizer though. I initially thought these had so-so performance in games until I messed with it (in particular, bass is pretty low by default)

I thought I was getting tired of this headset until I got my Azio GH808 from NCIX. Having to put on those cheaper fake-leather earcups felt so much worse, and I immediately noticed how much the large earcups of the Sirus really help (the Azio's are small).

Then the Azio GH808 died within seconds, and for "hygeine" reasons, even though I used it for less than a minute, they won't take a return - only exchange. really stupid mad.gif so be sure to ask about return/rma policy from who you order from. Obviously definitely not NCIX
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Originally Posted by exyia View Post

I have one and definitely recommend it - the non-leatherette earpads are amazing. I can't stand how normal leatherette earpads get all greasy if you sweat a little after extended use - but this doesn't wear or feel annoying at all

Be sure to play around with the equalizer though. I initially thought these had so-so performance in games until I messed with it (in particular, bass is pretty low by default)

I thought I was getting tired of this headset until I got my Azio GH808 from NCIX. Having to put on those cheaper fake-leather earcups felt so much worse, and I immediately noticed how much the large earcups of the Sirus really help (the Azio's are small).

Then the Azio GH808 died within seconds, and for "hygeine" reasons, even though I used it for less than a minute, they won't take a return - only exchange. really stupid mad.gif so be sure to ask about return/rma policy from who you order from. Obviously definitely not NCIX

Ok , Can you please explain how the connections go with this headet , and what's with the external sound card ??! nerdsmiley.png
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