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I was looking to get a gaming headset. I first went the bluetooth route because I don't like wires. I was then swayed by a couple of friends to get nice headphones and a separate microphone for the best bang for buck. It looks like I'm going to end up with these two:

Headphones:http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377304734&sr=8-1&keywords=AKG+K+240

Microphone: http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377304594&sr=8-1&keywords=zalman+zm

What do you guys think?
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Anybody?
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We have this as a sticky for a reason...

As for headsets VS mic+headphones: 99% of the time the headset is gimmicky "Gamer" junk that has plain bad bang for buck.
Good example is DT-770 + Zalman (~200$) VS MMX300 (~300$) rolleyes.gif

AKG is good, but as a cheapskate I would pick Superlux models instead (668B/681Evo/etc.) biggrin.gif
I bought my HD681Evo for ~37$ and it came bundled with free velour pads (almost identical to AKG velour pads).
Edited by Tiihokatti - 8/25/13 at 7:12am
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Thanks. I just got my 240s yesterday, only to find out that I need a portable AMP to drive them. Do you know if the E6 will suffice or do I have to go with something fancier like E07K or E11/E7?
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You have ALC892 onboard? Check the output settings and make sure it's set to headphones.
And I seriously hope you are not trying to use the G110 headphone jack...
Edited by Tiihokatti - 8/27/13 at 1:28pm
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cant go wrong with ad700s
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