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Whats up guys,

I just got a job at Bestbuy about a month ago, so my employee discount is going to kick in soon as i was wanting to get a halfway decent set of headphones. I have never had a pair of headphones and have no idea what makes this pair better than that pair, so i was hoping you guys could help me choose a good set. I dont have a sound card, but i have a MSI Z87-GD65 gaming mother board which is supposed to have a half way decent sound chip in it, i dont know how this will effect the decision of headphones, but i just want to give you all the pieces to the puzzle to help me make a decision. I want to keep this purchase right around $100. My employee discount varies from product to product, but i am going to assume ill get around a 30% discount on whatever headphones i choose, so keep that in mind if you could when making a suggestion. I went around the store today and wrote down all the gaming pairs of headphones that we have in the store, so the suggested set of headphones needs to be from this list. Thanks so much guys!

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The only reason I'd say get a gaming headset is for the microphone that is already on it. Personally, I don't know much about how gaming headphones should sound, but first things first, try to find the driver size (speaker size) of each of them. Larger SHOULD be louder, and then there's ohms and all that other stuff I won't really get into.

All in all, you should know what a quality headset is by just looking at the build of it. I don't think anyone can really tell you what's going to be the best headphones, it's all about hearing sound anyways. Best bet is to try them out, not sure if you can do that tho. Maybe someone has experience with these.

I'm into music and music production so I use monitoring headphones. They let me get the best out of all the sound ranges, but when it comes to gaming, usually a good quality 30$ pair of headphones works great.
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There is a "ocn most recommended audio products" sticky here to help with all your audio needs.
I have 3 headsets (from 10$ to 100$) and 2 studio headphones (from 37$ to 180$), and the studio headphones win in... Everything?

From your list:
Siberia is decent, Plantronic too.
Stay away from analog surround headphones.
I would say that all of those headsets have the same sound quality so I recommend to look for one that fits your head the best (comfort). And as reference, the 30$ Superlux hd681 sounds a little better than Siberias.
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RIght now im leaning towards either the Siberia V2's or the Kraken Pro's....
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new kraken pro 7.1's just came out, $99 on newegg. thats what im using, its awesome.
    
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

new kraken pro 7.1's just came out, $99 on newegg. thats what im using, its awesome.
It's not awsome buddy, sorry to say yout this but you just wasted a 100$ bill.
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Nonononono, go with a set of headphones with a clip on/desktop mic. Will sound so much better and be alot better value for money. Trust me, I just game from a $150 razer headset, and the sound and mic is so much better and cheaper.
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Fresh turds 30% off?!? You can't afford not to buy!

Seriously though, do what everyone else said and get headphones with a modmic. $60 headphones will beat $100 headsets in audio quality. If you absolutely insist on buying one of those, the Siberia or Plantronics 780 are best from that list.
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