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Not sure why we're having an audiophile level cans discussion in here when we're talking about GAMING headphones. Take this over to avsforum or head-fi. rolleyes.gif

How about some good suggestions for gaming as an alternative to the overpriced set in the OP? I've already given mine earlier in the thread.

I was simply stating that one of the most recommended "gaming" headphones (the AD700) are so damn specific (Because they are bass lacking) that people won't probably like them.

My pick, as something cheap and good? Takstar HI2050. I'm still surprised how damn good they sound... its mind blowing.
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It's not like there's one type of best headphone for gaming though. If I wanted something for fps all I would care about is imaging. If I wanted something for skyrim I would rather have something that is more realistic and immersive. Also a lot of "gaming" headsets are overpriced crap that people buy because it has "gaming" plastered on the box. It's not a bad idea to dig a little deeper into finding good audio quality. I personally find it makes gaming a lot more immersive
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Interesting, though I doubt this would outperform an AD700X + ModMic combo.

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Not sure why we're having an audiophile level cans discussion in here when we're talking about GAMING headphones. Take this over to avsforum or head-fi. rolleyes.gif

How about some good suggestions for gaming as an alternative to the overpriced set in the OP? I've already given mine earlier in the thread.

I'm going to venture a guess at "because gaming headsets CAN cost upwards of $300 USD/CAD/AUD/NZD/(insert currency here), and not all of them are even remotely as good as audiophile solutions that could very well cost less"? A number of people enjoy gaming with options such as the A(D)700X/900X's, Q/K701/702's, or even in my case I thoroughly enjoy gaming with my AKG K712's. I'll eventually purchase an Audio Technica headset (or two) though, simply because of the convenience they offer (high quality microphone built in means just a single cable for the whole deal).

I find it odd that so many will call an all-in-one premium headset with actual high quality parts in it overpriced, yet those same people usually have no problems whatsoever spending extra on various other components. Sometimes the cost is justified (a 980 is more powerful than a 750Ti as an example), and other times it's just aesthetics or flash (Corsair Dominator Platinum versus say, G.Skill TridentX, which are just as effective and sometimes have better timings or higher ratings, in addition to being less expensive)
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Nowhere near as good as Sennheiser HD-280 Pro's!
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Honestly, if you want a good headset that i have been reading and hearing good things about....the Kingston Hyper X cloud headset or the Qpad which is the same thing. Dont know much details about it other than alot of people really do like them and almost have a byerdynamic kind of look to it as well.

Now in terms of headphones and not wanting to make into an audiophile discussion...

you pay what you get for...maybe 60 to 70 percent of the time.

But there are other options that dont require an amp...like the X1, doesnt really need amping. Ma900, doesnt need amping. Audio Technica a900x or ad900x...dont need amping. The thing is, wether you want to spend more money or not, is your choice, M50x is a great headphone for the price but there are more options that would give you a better sound just for gaming. Even the Ad700x like some have said would be better for FPS....i wouldnt be suprised if the a700x (closed back version of ad700x) is just as good but with a reduced soundstage and more bass.

In the end....its all about what you like or what kind of sound you would like.

Can a headphone or headset make you a better player? Yes and no....

I can play without sound and play a good round of Bf4 and end up in the top 5 of my team lol

I seen some guys have the best hardware available and they still suck....

I just think sound gives you that other world that you needed to make it more realistic and may help your game a bit more.

I actually like more immersion with my headphones, because as it is...im a good player. Does sound help me a bit? sure it does but I try to better my game in other aspects than just sound.
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I feel like people who say the a700 have 0 bass have never EQed them...

to be fair they lack strong sub bass, I really enjoy my pair and feel very satisfied with them for over a year since I got them, but they do not have the low sub rumble that you can find with other cans. I don't miss this however, with eq I boost the 20hz and 30hz and it sounds great for me.
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My pick, as something cheap and good? Takstar HI2050. I'm still surprised how damn good they sound... its mind blowing.

I'm not familiar with those, will have to look into them! thumb.gif

For a slight "upgrade" from my previous suggestion, another option is Senn 380 Pro's + TCM-370 Mic.

http://www.takstar.com/en/product/detail-4-19-154-1cm

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-380-Pro-Collapsible-Professional/dp/B001UE6I0G

If you want more soundstage for FPS, another option is:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1413736224&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=sennhraiser+hd+558

To be honest, all I play anymore IS FPS, and the HD 280 Pro's (EQ'd) are perfect for this. They can often be found on sale for $79.99.
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I'm not familiar with those, will have to look into them! thumb.gif

For a slight "upgrade" from my previous suggestion, another option is Senn 380 Pro's + TCM-370 Mic.

http://www.takstar.com/en/product/detail-4-19-154-1cm

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-380-Pro-Collapsible-Professional/dp/B001UE6I0G

If you want more soundstage for FPS, another option is:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1413736224&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=sennhraiser+hd+558

To be honest, all I play anymore IS FPS, and the HD 280 Pro's (EQ'd) are perfect for this. They can often be found on sale for $79.99.

I want to say that the PC350 Special Editions ( which i currently use right now for both Racing games and FPS, since I sold my Fidelio X1 not so long ago frown.gif ) are closely or are identical to the 280/380 Pros.

I got them like a month ago on woot for 100 bucks and I must say they have a pretty good soundstage and clarity good mids and high but lacks bass or a good amount. Bass is still noticable but not punchy. But the only reason I got them is because sometimes I game all night long and i dont want to disturb my roomate or him disturbing me with his snoring lol. Plus the mic is really good and cancels out most noise (or suppresses most of ambient noise other than your voice).

G4ME Zero is the PC350 SE...so if you can find a good deal on the PC350 SE, you wont be dissapointed but do remember that they require amping since their impedance is about 150ohm i think....

I still prefer my X1 over these though frown.gif...

but soon I will get the X2 smile.gif
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