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Thanks ill be able to push my budget as far as needed. Might as well buy now and be set for a couple of years. What was the xlr snd other things you were talking about?

Oh I forgot to link those.

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B0006H92QK

That's the AT2020 XLR Microphone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50-zxV3UOA&feature=c4-overview&list=UURml4bU5u4zvdICMoBCtyCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7PsN_xpFY8&feature=c4-overview&list=UURml4bU5u4zvdICMoBCtyCQ

There are a couple of my own videos with sound recordings from that microphone. So you can judge for yourself.

Extra stuff I purchased for the desk setup:

Foam windscreen: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ECQONU/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Telescoping mini-boom arm: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009RLE5Y/ref=oh_details_o03_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Desk clamp for attaching the boom arm: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010CYHW4/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You will also need an XLR to XLR cable: http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PPFMXLR15-Female-Microphone-Cable/dp/B000165DSM/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1377231169&sr=1-3&keywords=xlr+to+xlr
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Double post. I'm going to get the Scarlett 2i4 its $50 more and gives the chance for Speakers. So will this be a good beginner setup? I want to record and edit movies and gameplay. I also recently started reviewing things for companies.
Edited by PCBuilder94 - 8/22/13 at 9:16pm
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Double post. I'm going to get the Scarlett 2i4 its $50 more and gives the chance for Speakers. So will this be a good beginner setup? I want to record and edit movies and gameplay. I also recently started reviewing things for companies.

Well the 2i2 gives you the balanced monitor speaker output too, but do your research and find out which one you want. I only use it for my headphones. I have my speakers plugged into my onboard soundcard.

It's a phenomenal setup. You'd be getting high quality in both worlds (listening and recording). You can easily record in hi-fi (musicians use this type of recording equipment) and with the AD700 or AD900x headphones you can't go wrong.

You'd just be spending more than your initial $250. It's something that can last you a lifetime though. There's little reason to ever upgrade past this unless you really need something for a specific reason. The higher end you go in audio the more diminishing returns you get. This is very high quality stuff here and it doesn't get too much better afterwards.

It's not the best thing money can buy, but no audiophiles would ever knock on you for it. People know what high quality is, which is why this is highly recommended stuff.
Edited by gl0ry - 8/22/13 at 9:36pm
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For gaming? Without a doubt get Audio technica AD700's and titanium HD. The ad700's have the best soundstage and positional audio of any headphone under ~500 ish dollars. I bought some AKG Q701's because I had seen people saying they had a wider soundstage, that is not true.

The AKG's sound stage doesn't even come close to the ad700's the 700's sound stage is absolutely incredible. You have to hear it to believe it. It also seems to bring out footsteps and gunfire so clearly. Definitely the best headphone if you are into competitive style gaming. If you want something 'funner' with more bass impact and overall more pleasurable experience the Audio technica m50 is a great choice for your price range.

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377238014&sr=8-1&keywords=ad700

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377238063&sr=8-1&keywords=titanium+hd


Personally I would go with that if it was me. If it's mainly for gaming you're going to want a soundcard for the added surround effects which can often be beneficial to positional audio. DH is not that great though, just adds a ton of reverb and sounds like crap.
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