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I'm willing to spend a good $250 on some headphones right now. I mainly want them for great immersion into movies and games, being able to tell what the difference is between a sound coming from "behind' me and "in front" of me. I'll also use this for music, but it doesn't take much to impress me with headphones for music.

Also, best way to hook surround sound headphones to a computer for the best quality? Directly into Sound Card? I/O panel if Sound Card came with one?
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Get a xi-fi and some nice stereo headphones instead. http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ml#post4145917
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I have a Sony home theater wireless headphones.I bought it several years ago for $400.There are very nice.
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Get a xi-fi and some nice stereo headphones instead. http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ml#post4145917
Oh, I know 5.1 headphones are stupid. I just want the effect in this except in my games and movies. Will an X-Fi and nice stereo headphones do this for me? Oh, and could you help me find some nice stereo headphones?
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OMG, that video creeps me out!!
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OMG, that video creeps me out!!
Doesn't it? I actually thought someone walked into my room cause my door is right in that spot. Then I realized it was this. How awesome would it be to game with this effect? 5.1 becomes unneeded.
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Oh, I know 5.1 headphones are stupid. I just want the effect in this YouTube - Virtual Barber Shop (Audio...use headphones, close ur eyes) except in my games and movies. Will an X-Fi and nice stereo headphones do this for me? Oh, and could you help me find some nice stereo headphones?
Yes, the Xi-Fi should produce a similar effect.

You can pick up a pair of these, which are a steal at the price: http://www.provantage.com/denon-ah-d2000~7DENN003.htm. These plus a xi-fi should run you near your original budget if you just get an xtreme gamer or music.

Otherwise you can look into the Sennheiser HD 555 or Audio Technica a700/ad700 (both available from amazon.com for just over $100)
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Thanks. +rep
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lol u dont even need an x-fi to get that. i got onboard and it still works great.
allthough i am using audiotechnica ath-a700
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Originally Posted by linxmaster View Post
Oh, I know 5.1 headphones are stupid. I just want the effect in this YouTube - Virtual Barber Shop (Audio...use headphones, close ur eyes) except in my games and movies. Will an X-Fi and nice stereo headphones do this for me? Oh, and could you help me find some nice stereo headphones?
hahaha, i loved every minute of that. my Headset (Creative Fatal1ty) are so comfortable i sometimes forget i'm wearing them.

(the whisper freaked me out. lol)
Edited by Thingamajig - 7/11/08 at 3:50pm
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