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I want some good gaming headphones for my pc. I am about 5 feet away from my audio port. I was thinking wireless but dont want to spend a lot. give me some sugestions. i was thinking of spending around $70-
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Plantronics Audio 90's, or as they are now called "GameCom 1"
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Plantronics Audio 90's, or as they are now called "GameCom 1"
Good suggestion.

However, it is a matter of personal option.
Personally (I think 60% other people would agree with me), I would choose Sennheiser.
Why I would do that?
Well, mostly because they're known for great quality and performance.

If you're gaming (as title indicates - you are), you should look into the PC series of them. The PC150's is really good, but you can use a set of PC130's without any problems either.

Though, if you also are an audiophile, you should consider getting something from their HD series.
If you also want a microphone, you should consider getting a Zalman clip-on microphone.


The HD555's are the most recommened headphones from the HD series, because they offer exceptional quality with epic performance.
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Best headphones in your price range would be the AKG K81DJ. They sound really good for their price range and they have a pretty powerful bass which is good for gaming. Though they rest on your ears rather than around it, they still offer plenty of isolation from ambient noise.

However I would highly recommend that you save up $30 more and get the Audio-Technica ATH-A500 instead, they are phenomenal headphones for gaming purposes. They are huge but provide very good isolation (you can't hear anything outside when listening to something) and are extremely comfortable for long periods of time. Because of their large closed design the A500 has a strong, tight bass that sounds really good when gaming. The only thing you'll need is a clip on mic if you ever need to use one.


Edit: You seem to be using onboard sound according to your specs. This will hinder your audio performance and make getting any decent headphones a waste because the source is very poor. Before you spend a lot of money on some nice headphones, invest in a sound card first and some cheap headphones. Something like an Audigy 4 SE sound card (~$50) with Sennheiser HD201 headphones (~$15) will do you fine.
    
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you can also find Senn HD555's used for about $75 shipped. I would personally go with used 555's over k81dj's for gaming. the k81dj's are fine, but I just don't like them for gaming, the cups are too small and it gives you the sense of a limited soundstage
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The Sennheiser HD555s have a lot of good rep around here. I bought some iCEMAT Siberias as you know, but I haven't recieved them yet so I can't tell you my personal opinion. The Medusa 5.1s are also pretty good.
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I like my Sony MDR-XD200. They cover your whole ear and give up tons of bass. Fire off a few rounds with these around your head.

They ran me about $50 CDN a year ago...$21 on newegg.com.
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