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So right now I need a good sound card and headset for around 350$ and that can combination with my 7.1 speakers and my new headset!

What I have:

Creative T7700

What I am thinking about ~ $360 :

SENNHEISER PC 350 SE
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx

It has to be a headset I don't want to deal with having a headphones and a clip on microphone also the sound card has to be PCI E and has to have enough outputs so I have my headphones plugged in as well as my speakers, 5.1 is fine as my speakers have an upmix option. I just want to know opinions on my choices of what to get and what to change hopefully what I picked is not horrible.
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For starters, the PC350SE price seems pretty horrible when you can get PC360 for 180$. Do you really need them to be closed?

Take SBZ instead of SBZX if you don't need the extra volume knob.

Personally I would go with Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro + modmic...
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You know you're right I will probably just end up getting those they look like they would be much better then the sennhiesers. On the 990 pros is the cord detachable? Also whats the difference between the 990 pros and then the 300$ one. If I went to the ZxR would i see much of a performance boost as well? Oh and will open be better I mean I am in my room so I guess I wouldn't need noise cancelling I assume the audio will sound better/
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I had a pdf from Beyerdynamic (or was it Thomann.de) support that stated the differences between different versions of DTXX0 headphones, but I seem to have misplaced it somewhere.
The store links have good pictures of the headphones/stuff that come bundled with them.

DT990 Pro:
-Cheaper plastic (rugged look)
-more clamping force than "Edition"
-Coiled cable

DT990 Edition:
-Higher quality plastic (smooth look)
-Comes with a case
-Less clamping force but still a lot more than the normal plastic Sennheisers
-Straight cable

Sonic Differences between different DTXX0 models

ZxR has better headphone amplifier than Z/Zx so yeah, you would benefit from it when using high impedance headphones like DT990.
And open headphones have better soundstage (Read: better for gaming) than closed ones.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 9/1/13 at 9:23am
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Just got my 990 pros today love them.
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