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Hey folks, Im in the market to purchase headset to fit my gaming needs. My price limit is $100 USD Shipped. Im looking for some great gaming headphones. As such, good positional audio is what im looking for first and foremost. Next im looking for clarity, and third, bass response. Ill continue listening to music with my 5.1 surround sound because of the sub, these are only for gaming. They also need to have a Mic, or I can buy a Mic separately, however, it still needs to be under $100 USD shipped total. I have been looking at the IceMats, but im also looking for some alternatives. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Ill be putting them through my X-FI XtremeMusic, so any connections that the X-FI has are good for me.
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Hey folks, Im in the market to purchase headset to fit my gaming needs. My price limit is $100 USD Shipped. Im looking for some great gaming headphones. As such, good positional audio is what im looking for first and foremost. Next im looking for clarity, and third, bass response. Ill continue listening to music with my 5.1 surround sound because of the sub, these are only for gaming. They also need to have a Mic, or I can buy a Mic separately, however, it still needs to be under $100 USD shipped total. I have been looking at the IceMats, but im also looking for some alternatives. Thanks in advance!
Icemat Siberia's are great IMHO, but some say they feel a bit cheap. Here I'll link you to some medusa's, they're basically the same crap haha.

http://www.medusa-usa.com/headphones...c-191_193.html
    
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post #3 of 16
I'm really loving my Logitech 350's, they sound is crystal clear, great mic, GREAT mic!! Uber comfy, definately a great headset.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106937
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post #4 of 16
I have the logitech 350's and my only gripe about them is that they pinch your head way too much, or maybe my head's just big

But IMHO with such a great soundcard, it'd be a waste to go USB for headphones/headset.
    
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post #5 of 16
Yeah that is true, mine fit my head nicely
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post #6 of 16
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Alright, thanks for the suggestions so far, keep em coming. And for you audiophiles out there, a questions. Is there any performance loss from using a USB headset versus the 3.5 jacks?
post #7 of 16
Ones that utilized usb will not take advantage of your sound card.

So stick with the 3.5 jacks for use with your X-Fi.
post #8 of 16
When i bought these, i had heard from a couple people that USB provides better sound....they could have just been pursuading me to get them, but the 'jacked' version were more expensive, and they told me to go this route.

I'd stick with the jacks so you can use your xfi
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post #9 of 16
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Currently I think these are what Im going to go with. Anyone heard anything about this particular set. I have heard good things about the company.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106078

or these...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106328
post #10 of 16
The Sennhesiers HD280s sound great! I plan on buying a pair myself after all this CPU fiasco with my Comp is done but I totally recommend those and then just buying a mic.
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