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I've been having the hardest time ever deciding Between these 2 headsets and 2 different models for literally the last week straight reading every review and video possible about each. I've only ever really used decent or garbage headsets in comparison and my second set of steelseries siberia v2 setup just kicked the bucket in the last year so I think it's finally time to step it up a notch, before anyone suggest please just keep it between these as I have ZERO interest in a stand alone mic or modmic so these are my two choices. Will be used 90% for gaming and shooters mostly and only ever used on my desktop pc at home in my room so the only ambient noise is pretty much my h80i fans and gtx 780 fans which are pretty silent atm as is.

I've only ever used closed headphone headsets, do the open designs offer any sound insulation at all? Will music and game audio bleed into my mic and be super noticeable outside of the headset?(not a big deal my door is always closed and room is well sealed). Sometimes late at night i do find myself talking a lot louder then i need to due to the closed setup. Also Not sure it will matter in the overall but i've already decided and know i will be getting a Asus Essence STX II for Xmas since its really the only thing I need for my entire pc setup besides a proper full custom water cooling loop.

Audio Technica ATH-ADG1 or ATH-AG1 vs Sennheiser Game Zero or Game one.


Basically just looking for some solid opinions on both of these headphones and open vs closed back and with and without a soundcard. Also I've never really had much of a itchy/sweaty ear or been uncomfortable with leather earpads and closed headsets like some other people are, so I don't think is a issue with me for either of these headphones in the closed models.
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If I can't convince you to get real headphones, at least let me convince you not to buy a piece of garbage Xonar STX. I had one. It sucked. Get the schiit stack- Modi and Magni. Same price. Sits on your desk. Sounds 10 times better or my name's not Orville Reddenbacher.

And yes, you should get a seperate mic and headset, if you care about audio at all, and you really should because it's a beautiful thing. But you seem deadset against it so I'm not going to bark up that tree.

Get the Modi/Magni. Plug the green thing into the schiit, plug the pink thing into your integrated audio on your PC.

Open headphones leak. They also sound much more open and natural. In games it'll sound more realistic when you have sounds off in the distance. Don't expect any sort of insulation against outside noise. WIll sound leak and affect your mic? Yes. A bit. Only if you crank the headphones way up. It should be minimal enough not to be picked up when you are transmitting low quality audio such as when twitch streaming or doing team speak. In Skype not so much.
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okay thanks a lot I appreciate it big time and down the road I may go big and spend a decent amount on a nice high end headphone and blue yeti setup but for now I just want a normal headset with mic incase I decide to take it with me when I go to work 5000km away for 2-3 months at a time and use my laptop. I've decided it's going to be open headphones for sure Just not sure if the Game Zero or Audio Tech Atg-adg1.
Both mics seem to be top of the line atleast for built in headsets go, the mute and volume buttoms or switch's i don't really care for since I always mute in teamspeak or skype anyways rather then just mic even on my SS siberia v2. Seems that the Auido Tech's have better overall sound and sound stage. never had such a hard decision for a PC related part ever haha. It's near impossible to find a direct comparison between those two headsets. Was hoping someone might have some experience with both even if for a short time.
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Seems like most other people on other sites and forums Have me leaning towards the G4ME series for the extra comfort and minor feature bonus's of the muted mic and volume control plus one piece cable. I also think that when I do eventually get a soundcard/dac setup as others have said the G4ME one's will probably slightly outshine the audio technica's. I still have one week to decide but so far slightly leaning towards the G4ME one's.
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post #6 of 6
If it's not too late. Don't own the Sennheiser's but have herd them


Over all sound = Zero/One
3D positional audio = ATH-ADG1
Mic quality = ATH-ADG1
Edited by Pings - 10/29/15 at 3:38pm
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