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Hello to everyone here in the audio dept.
This is my first post here haha so i'm looking forward to becoming an audiophile myself.

I'm looking for a high quality set of headphones, they will be used for gaming. I have no idea what i'm looking for other than quality.

+Rep for all the help!

Thanks everyone
    
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I have Sennheiser PC350's and they are amazing quality compared to anything else ive used for gaming. They are quite expensive but worth it imo.

Steelseries 5HV2 are also good for gaming and a little cheaper.
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post #3 of 31
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Price is no concern, quality is though
    
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I got some Sennheiser HD201's yesterday and they are awesome. TF2 never sounded so good!
    
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post #5 of 31
Any Steelpad or Icemat headset is terrible for the money. I used a PC161 by Sennheiser back in the day - and will most likely go back to it.
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post #7 of 31
Tritton 5.1 surround digital. 4 speakers per ear, total of 8 speakers. Excellent headset
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post #8 of 31

Check out the Sennheiser HD555's. I have them, and love them. I have also recommended them to many of my firends, and haven't heard one complaint. Price isn't bad either .


Edited by BiG O - 7/3/08 at 8:23am
post #9 of 31
try these. I have these at the moment. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ies-_-26235001
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post #10 of 31
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I think i'm leaning towards those HD555's. Decent pricing. The Tritton's are around $240AU. Are they really worth it?
    
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