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Just ordered a pair of HFI-580 and a blue snowball today. Thanks everyone for the help! I really appreciate it all. Audio is one of the last things I had that needed a real solution for, and I'll finally get the use out of my sound card! Thanks everyone.

I hope you realize there's a difference between the 580 and the 550. Just throwing that out there before you spend the money and become disappointed (580 being worse than the 550 if your intent is gaming).
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I hope you realize there's a difference between the 580 and the 550. Just throwing that out there before you spend the money and become disappointed (580 being worse than the 550 if your intent is gaming).
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I'm not looking for a huge sound stage. I don't really play competitive games really. Come to think of it, I don't even really play a lot of games at all =\ I like to think I do, but I'm in denial that I'm just not too much of a gamer anymore.
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post #33 of 33

I think I'll second this recommendation for the c525 webcam as a mic. According to some youtube videos of it, it's surprisingly clean. Logitech is also a really fantastic company when it comes to RMA'ing your stuff, and you get a decent webcam to boot.

For headphones, I wouldn't spend more than the $136 you could spend on Ultrasone PRO 550s.
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