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post #1 of 7
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Which would be better for gaming, some decent headphones, or my speakers?
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post #2 of 7
headphones nuff said. not even a 5.1 system can compete with headphones IMHO. I have the Medusa Pro Gamer headphones and they blow my mind
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It's purely personal taste. I like 5.1 for gaming because of the true surround field. I'm not a huge headphone fan though.

Also giant subs rock for gunshot effects.
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post #4 of 7
Headphones hands down. You get privacy and you can game whenever. What's better is for the cost of some halfway decent speakers you can get top of the line headphones that sound better and give better directional sound.
    
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post #5 of 7
Unless you want to spend thousands on a surround sound setup, headphones are always going to offer a better sound, they are also better for positional audio.
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Headphones have an advantage over speakers in gaming. But if your not playing too competitively it doesn't matter if you die
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post #7 of 7
Well... Why not 5.1 headphones? My Medusa 5.1 Home Edition headset just came in the mail today, to replace my other Medusa cans that my brother broke.... Once you get the sound set up right they're amazing.
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