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Hi everyone, I've been looking for a good (gaming) headphone/headset for a while now.

I bought a Logitech G35 but it was defective (twice) so I will never go for those again. Even though I thought they were okay, after some research they apparently were no good.
Sennheiser PC350 (It's a headset)
Audio Technica ATH-A700
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO (??? ohm)

My main use will be gaming at home. Games like Counter strike global offensive, you need to hear the footsteps like no other to get an advantage.
I prefer closed, it feels more relaxing but if open is better I might change my opinion.
I currently have no soundcard/Amp
My budget is 100-200 euro. If the headset requires an amp/sound card it has to be in the budget together with the headphone. And it also has to include a microphone.
I live in the Netherlands.
I do also listen to some music. I mostly listen to DnB or something alike.

Please help me out smile.gif
Edited by ThatsOffensive - 3/15/14 at 6:07pm
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I haven't tried the others, but I recommend the Sennheiser PC 360's.

I just got my pair last month after researching many headsets.

They do feel a bit hard on your skull due to pressure and the cups don't adjust to your head, but they're fine after a few minutes.

For the past 6 months I've seen the Sennheiser's go on sale on Amazon for a bout $40 cheaper than normal price, so chances are you can get them on sale.

I've also always used around/over-the-ear closed headsets, but the around/over-the-ear open-ear PC 320's are still great. Though I do switch to my Sennheiser HD 419's (closed set) when I'm not going to speak.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 3/15/14 at 6:00pm
 
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Thanks for your reply.

I made a mistake in my first post, I ment the Sennheiser PC350, not the PC360.
I've mainly looked at the PC350 since they are closed. And the PC360 are open.

Also I've been searching for a cheap microphone but there's just no viable option so far I know (modmic isn't one, having to pay 55 euro's for one is just too much, 25 euro import costs). Even though the quality might be worse, an headset would solve that problem.
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Originally Posted by ThatsOffensive View Post

Thanks for your reply.

I made a mistake in my first post, I ment the Sennheiser PC350, not the PC360.
I've mainly looked at the PC350 since they are closed. And the PC360 are open.

I remember researching those (and many others). I'm sure a large part of the reason I didn't choose those was the price, which was almost 2x more. There might have been other reasons, but I don't remember anymore. Some of the Sennheiser sets have issues that you'll only find out via comments from owners.

I'm extremely picky about headphones being closed as well, but I took a chance and I don't regret it.

My ears stay cooler too, but as I said I only used the headset for games that I plan on talking in. For something where silence is a must, I switch to a closed pair.
 
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post #5 of 9
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I don't think I'll mind my ears getting hotter since I take frequent brakes. And I like the silence.

Does anyone else have any experience, or knows what I should buy. It doesn't have to be listed in my first post.
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Oh, and what do you guys think of the Xonar Xense combo package?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132018
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i would second Ascii Aficionado and recommend the PC 360 since i have been in your place and searched a lot of website to get the better for my budget ,, and i'm really satisfied with the PC 360 even if they are open ,, also from what i read they say the open one will give your better realistic sound


no i'm planning to get 100$ external sound card to get the best out of them

Regards
post #8 of 9
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Everyone says 360>350, so I might actually change my mind which I didn't think would happen. My computer fans aren't that loud, but I am afraid I will hear them. Especially in games like counter strike background noise is horrible. Because the 360 is open en 350 is closed.

Also it costs 30 euro more than the 350 Xense combo. So I might go with the 360 and Xonar DGX which has a price of 195 euro's combined. Would this satisfy me?
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I doubt you want the chance to share somebody else's earcrust, but just in case.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1474708/sennheiser-pc-350-like-new
 
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