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I've been looking at getting a new headset to replace a broken one, and it seems nothing is taking the cake as the clear cut winner of gaming headsets. This is what I'm looking for...

5.1 surround audio
good bass <-very important to me
good mic
plays very nice with x-fi cards while running games
Padding goes around ear, not on

The problem is it seems from all the high-end headsets I've looked at they might have 3, maybe 4 of those requirements I listed but none have all, at least none that I have looked at. I've looked at the barracudas, the senn ones, turtle beach, medusas, and some others but they all seem lacking. So, to make a long story short does anyone have a suggestion on what would meet my requirements? Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 37
I got the Logitech ones. They have good sound. Very solid and the pads do go around my ears. I love them. My friends say it sounds like I'm in the next room on Ventrilo so it's got a good Mic. Lemme find a Pic.



Sorry I haven't tried too many other headsets since I found these
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From the sounds of it then Modki, I wish I had them over my Razer HP-1s. Really starting to see the error of my ways with those cans. If bass is important to you, dont go for the Razer HP-1s. I spent all my money on them and now I can't afford to change so I can try out other headsets
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I never said the Logitech's would blow your eardums out your nose with the sheer amount of bass they produce. I said they have good quality sound. Everything is balanced to where I like it. the last 3% of the volume knob actually raises the treble up more than anything, great for noisy places like LANs.

I'm sure someone somewhere has developed a 1337 $200 headset that beats this, but I paid $30 for these

One thing I'd change about them is the length of the cable, I can walk from my computer on one end of the room to the other wall but most of the time the cable is too long, ah well.
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post #5 of 37
The perfect gaming headset is hands down the Speed-Link Medusa 5.1. I have been gaming with mine for a while now, and I absolutely love them. Sounds just as good as a decent 5.1 surround sound setup.
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Oh yeah I don't think the Logitech's I posted do 5.1
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post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by Drax View Post
The perfect gaming headset is hands down the Speed-Link Medusa 5.1. I have been gaming with mine for a while now, and I absolutely love them. Sounds just as good as a decent 5.1 surround sound setup.
do you have the v2? and how much tweaking did you have do with them? They seem promising but many people are having issues with sounds coming out of the wrong channels.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drax View Post
The perfect gaming headset is hands down the Speed-Link Medusa 5.1. I have been gaming with mine for a while now, and I absolutely love them. Sounds just as good as a decent 5.1 surround sound setup.
if the medusas sound just as good as a DECENT 5.1 speaker setup how can they possibly be the perfect gaming headset?


You will be much better off with a good pair of stereo cans. yes, I said it stereo, as in 2 channel. 2 drivers instead of 6 or 7. You will get much, much better sound quality. You will have easier setup. And CMSS 3D more than makes up for not having separate drivers. You get the best of both worlds.

For the Best:

Beyer DT770 Pro/80 cans
headphone amp: look at a PIMETA
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geez soloz, I looked around the net and you have posted in just about every forum that has a thread on the DT770s I was hoping you would chime in on this thread, and I am taking your suggestion to stick with a stereo headphone very seriously. The only problem is that the dt770s don't have a mic, do you have a suggestion for a good set of cans with built in mic? Thanks! Oh, also, have you tried a good pair of 5.1 headphones?
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