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I have never really been an online gamer but I decided since i dumped so much into a gaming rig I should probably use it to its potential, so I installed steam and got some games then started hunting for a good headset. I dont want to break the bank but I wanted something good. I went out and got some corsair H2100 wireless cans. after installing the driver software and hooking them up I could hear system sounds but no audio from games or video. I tried a bunch of troubleshooting and no luck, I gave up uninstalled the software and my audio drivers were broken after that, No audio from anything other then system sounds... So I proceeded to spend the next hour and a half uninstalling and reinstalling nvidia drivers and returning the headsets with a pissed off look on my face. went in and traded them for some turtle beach px22 wired cans. plug and play of course.... The amp that comes with it does nothing. the bass and treble controls have no effect on the audio. only the volume knob works, with the volume maxed out on the pc and the headphones the audio is weak and sounds like crap... At this point I am fuming and would like to throw these pieces O crap out the window....

With both of these headsets getting fairly good reviews I would hate to see what a pair with bad reviews is like... what does a guy have to do to get a good headset? honestly after these ridiculous turtle beach cans I know I dont want a wired set so whats next? Can anybody recommend a good wireless set that has crisp clean audio and wont break my pc? mad.gif
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Looks like im gonna have to put up or shut up... People speak highly of steel series siberia 800.... at 300 bucks its a lot more then want to spend but buy once cry once....Unfortunately I already bought twice....rolleyes.gif
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Looks like im gonna have to put up or shut up... People speak highly of steel series siberia 800.... at 300 bucks its a lot more then want to spend but buy once cry once....Unfortunately I already bought twice....rolleyes.gif

lol those sound worse than my $45 Superlux HD 681 Evo's. and i just use a $8 desktop mic and people say it sounds perfect. /shrug do what ya want.
    
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Dude, please dont waste 300 bucks on a steelseries audio product. I used four of them (siberia, 5hv2, 2x7h) over the last 8 years and they lastet about 3/4year. always cable problems (well siberia 800 wont have) and the audio quality wasnt great either - i had no comparison to what sounds good at the time.

For 300 bucks u could get a decent DAC with AMP (JDS Labs) or an intern soundcard with AMP (STX II) and a good open back headphone (DT990 Pro / HD 598).
U wont need any virutal surround 7.1 b***** to locate sounds ingame. Music listening is on another level aswell.

In my experience, there are no quality gaming headsets out there, that worth their price.
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Dude, please dont waste 300 bucks on a steelseries audio product. I used four of them (siberia, 5hv2, 2x7h) over the last 8 years and they lastet about 3/4year. always cable problems (well siberia 800 wont have) and the audio quality wasnt great either - i had no comparison to what sounds good at the time.

For 300 bucks u could get a decent DAC with AMP (JDS Labs) or an intern soundcard with AMP (STX II) and a good open back headphone (DT990 Pro / HD 598).
U wont need any virutal surround 7.1 b***** to locate sounds ingame. Music listening is on another level aswell.

In my experience, there are no quality gaming headsets out there, that worth their price.

HD 598 is crap compared to HD 681 Evo.

Listen to piano music on HD 681 evo vs HD 598, 681 Evo blows the sound seperation and fun factor out of the water. HD 598 has a great soundstage but it is not nearly as accurate, 681 Evo has a larger soundstage and IS more accurate, not to mention 1/3 of the cost. For gaming and music the HD 681 Evo's win, for movies the HD 598 win, I own both. and he doesn't need a dac/amp for HD 598, but i woulda recc, something like Schiit Fulla for the HD 681 Evo, they need a little something to power them wink.gif
    
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I use these for gaming http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JUG-00001-LifeChat-LX-3000-Headset/dp/B000J4WPW8. They sound good for speech communication and they have a decent microphone. Pretty much indestructible unlike the "Gaming" ones. I've used these for 3 years now with no problems.
And for audio I use HD280 Pros.
    
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HD 598 is crap compared to HD 681 Evo.

Listen to piano music on HD 681 evo vs HD 598, 681 Evo blows the sound seperation and fun factor out of the water. HD 598 has a great soundstage but it is not nearly as accurate, 681 Evo has a larger soundstage and IS more accurate, not to mention 1/3 of the cost. For gaming and music the HD 681 Evo's win, for movies the HD 598 win, I own both. and he doesn't need a dac/amp for HD 598, but i woulda recc, something like Schiit Fulla for the HD 681 Evo, they need a little something to power them wink.gif

not listened to a superlux yet, but ive read they sound great for the price.
did you try the Superlux HD-668 B aswell?
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not listened to a superlux yet, but ive read they sound great for the price.
did you try the Superlux HD-668 B aswell?

the 668-b ARE NOT AS GOOD AS HD 681 EVO. also the hd 681 evo's come with velour pads, use those instead of the default ones.
    
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For a while I just used my Grado SR-60s and some $10 mic I got at frys, and that worked very well. Grado make arguably the best headphones and audio gear out there. Personally, I absolutely love their stuff.

About a month ago I got some speakers and an amp, the Lepai 2020A+ and some Dayton Audio bookshelf speakers, and I like that much more for gaming. I would get some speakers and an amp, bass and overall audio will be better (and wireless smile.gif ) As far as mics go, just get a yeti or something and you'll be set.
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Cool beans you guys are life savers. it makes too much sense to say screw the headphones all together... I was actually considering exactly that but I didnt know about a mic. Okay so I have a really nice set of infinity 5.1 surround speakers that have been gathering dust because my amp burned up but this is a good excuse to just get a new pioneer receiver. Do you guys have a link for a good stand alone mic i can set on the desk in front of me?
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