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Im looking for some headphones in the price range of 60-80 dllrs. Preferably 5.1, it would mainly be for gaming so if u recommend some that maybe arent 5.1 but still good go ahead. thx
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from what i've read on the interweb thingy, all the 'surround' headphones are c[ap. you could get some sennheiser HD201's for about $20-30 (i think, i'm UK), i got some and they are great in my opinion, but then again i really dont have much of a point of reference.....
    
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Throw in 20 more bucks and get These
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Yeah I'm probably getting one of those.
    
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For a little more, Sennheiser HD555s or Audiotechnica A500s could be had. If $80 is the very top of your budget, then I would say Icemat (or Steelseries) Siberias are good for gaming. Also, Audiotechnica and Sennheiser make some decent budget cans, too.

For the most part, 5.1 Headphones are not very good, and most games directionalize the sound well enough that their stereo sound can emulate surround sound fairly well.

A500: http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html
Siberia: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23146
Audiotechnica SJ5: http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html
    
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post #7 of 7
wow, is this like 5.1 week or what? because this is the umpteenth time I'm going to tell someone to stay away from 5.1 headsets...

Anyways here it goes, a good set of stereo headphones is going to do you far better than any of those 5.1 headsets will ever do. These are some main reasons why:
A) no game actually has full 5.1 sound, so that means your sound card is making it up as it goes along...
B) Instead of one large driver, they use ill placed smaller drivers, each with poorer qualities then one larger driver, and from this fact alone they have far worse audio replicational properties, despite their claims
C) I was like you too, blinded by all of the fancy features, And I personally own a pair of Turtle Beach HPA Earforce 2,0s, and I'm proud to say that I never use them anymore , instead i switch between my HD555s and AD700s.

As suggested before for your budget I suggest coughing up a little more and going for a pair of HD555s from the egg... I assure you they'll help you far more then any set of 5.1s...
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