Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
As someone who played CS competitively many years ago, before this whole e-sports business, you spend the money on the good stuff. As with any serious hobby, or profession, at the "competitive" level you aren't going to cheap out.
As for your $99 challenge, while difficult to come in at $99, just a few bucks more and you can have a far superior setup.
Right now there is a Recon3D on the OCN Marketplace for $45, this is very common, buy a Mod Mic for $30, and you are at $75. Now catch a deal on a pair of headphones along the lines of the Sennheiser HD 419, and for about $115 you have a much better setup for audio.
Then again, "better" is a bit subjective. In your case you listed the wireless function as a plus for you. While much can be said about wireless, we won't go down that road, it is a personal preference at this point.
But from a pure sound perspective, the above configuration would provider better sound and directional audio for gaming.
i dont play cs competitively in a professional sense...I just mean it's a competitive oriented game where footsteps are very important. Anyways, I thought all the pros use Astro? It's not a real headphone so don't audiophiles still look down on that?
again, I look at the package as a whole for my needs. I personally feel it's silly having a clip-on mic when 99% I use my headset for online games where VoIP communication is crucial. I understand all the audiophiles will write off imitation surround as gimmicky but it works great for games which is all I use my headset for. If it was for singleplayer games, movies or music, then I would go for a headphone too since I only need the great audio fidelity and VoIP isn't a consideration.
also not a fan of being wired down when I'm playing games...which makes even more sense for console gamers as no one likes wires across a living room. I love going to the fridge to grab a drink downstairs and know when my match is about to start
. The only real downside is when you go take a piss in between your game sesh and you forget to mute your mic and your buddies go "wait....WHO BROUGHT THEIR MIC TO THE TOILET?!"
Also, I never had frequency distortion either.
Originally Posted by duox
Stereo does better positional audio than that headset in cs:go , at least for me. My harx 900 + xonar dg in stereo was far better at telling me when ppl were above ore below me than the g930 I returned was. And it was about the same for telling where ppl were behind me.
And when you add in the 5 dollar mic I got it comes in at 80 dollars.
so your headphone + sound card was under $100?Edited by twitchyzero - 7/2/13 at 1:00am