Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › [OCNHC] Guide to Gaming Headphones\Headsets.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[OCNHC] Guide to Gaming Headphones\Headsets. - Page 12

post #111 of 471
Thanks for the quick response, i shall be ordering that tonight . Also now that I do not require a front port connector on a soundcard I'm currently buying a new one and I am torn between the Creative X-fi XtremeMusic and Asus Xonar D1. I play games but hardly ever bother with EAX so thats no requirement. I just want good all around sound for my Sennheisers + Audioengine A2's.
The Cube
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 (stock) Asus B150 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 1060 6GB 16GB DDR4 HyperX 2400MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 500GB CM Hyper TX3 Passive W10PRO (Crap Removed) Benq X3501 35" 144Hz Ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Master Keys Pro S EVGA G2 500W Lian Li Q33B ITX Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Cheapy ATH-AD500X 
  hide details  
Reply
The Cube
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 (stock) Asus B150 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 1060 6GB 16GB DDR4 HyperX 2400MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 500GB CM Hyper TX3 Passive W10PRO (Crap Removed) Benq X3501 35" 144Hz Ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Master Keys Pro S EVGA G2 500W Lian Li Q33B ITX Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Cheapy ATH-AD500X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #112 of 471
Hey, I'm looking to spend anywhere under around 60 bucks on a pair of headphones. I'll be using them for gaming and music. I can be very picky about my stereo equipment and I'm a bit of an audiophile. Only a very poor one who only looks on at nice audio equipment from the side (besides my american strat and 65 twin reverb) . Anyway, I like blues, rock, and newer indie rock stuff including some indie folk like elliot smith, I need a full balanced tone, with possibly some emphasis on the mids. Do you think you guys could recommend something for me because none of the ones listed seemed to appeal all that much (heavy bass ). Also, it would be great if they blocked out sound quite well because my computer is fairly loud. Thanks a lot for the help all.
I <3 Q9550s
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550@4.00Ghz - 1.25V Gigabyte UD3RP45 @ 471FSB GTX 280 705/1470/1190 Mushkin ddr2 @ 1122 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 320GB W.D. in raid 0 22x LG DVD r/rw Windows 7 RTM 7600 24" Asus 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Corsair CM690 Logitech standard mouse 
Mouse Pad
Homemade :) 
  hide details  
Reply
I <3 Q9550s
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550@4.00Ghz - 1.25V Gigabyte UD3RP45 @ 471FSB GTX 280 705/1470/1190 Mushkin ddr2 @ 1122 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 320GB W.D. in raid 0 22x LG DVD r/rw Windows 7 RTM 7600 24" Asus 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Corsair CM690 Logitech standard mouse 
Mouse Pad
Homemade :) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #113 of 471
Shouldn't the Grado sr60 be on this list? They seem well reviewed from absolutely everywhere for a nice pricepoint.
I <3 Q9550s
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550@4.00Ghz - 1.25V Gigabyte UD3RP45 @ 471FSB GTX 280 705/1470/1190 Mushkin ddr2 @ 1122 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 320GB W.D. in raid 0 22x LG DVD r/rw Windows 7 RTM 7600 24" Asus 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Corsair CM690 Logitech standard mouse 
Mouse Pad
Homemade :) 
  hide details  
Reply
I <3 Q9550s
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550@4.00Ghz - 1.25V Gigabyte UD3RP45 @ 471FSB GTX 280 705/1470/1190 Mushkin ddr2 @ 1122 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 320GB W.D. in raid 0 22x LG DVD r/rw Windows 7 RTM 7600 24" Asus 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 650W Corsair CM690 Logitech standard mouse 
Mouse Pad
Homemade :) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #114 of 471
A great guide which was really helpful to me

Thanks
kevin36thi's Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 3.4GHz Asus P5E X38 GeCube HD3870XT CF 2x1GB G.Skill HK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 500GB Windows XP/Vista/7 22" LG L226WTQ-PF ThermalTake ToughPower 700W 
CaseMouse
RocketFish Aluminium Case Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
kevin36thi's Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 3.4GHz Asus P5E X38 GeCube HD3870XT CF 2x1GB G.Skill HK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 500GB Windows XP/Vista/7 22" LG L226WTQ-PF ThermalTake ToughPower 700W 
CaseMouse
RocketFish Aluminium Case Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #115 of 471
Bump for posterity.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 @ 3.56 (Stable) 445*8 1.262v DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL MSI GTX260 G.SKILL 2 x 2GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32MB cache Windows 7 x64 19" from 1999 (1600x1200) BFG GS-550 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 @ 3.56 (Stable) 445*8 1.262v DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL MSI GTX260 G.SKILL 2 x 2GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32MB cache Windows 7 x64 19" from 1999 (1600x1200) BFG GS-550 
  hide details  
Reply
post #116 of 471
Very nice guide! thanks
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
Chris-PC
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo OC 6GB DDR3 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries QcK+ (XL) Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02 AMP + DAC Audio-Technica ATH-M50X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #117 of 471
Great guide man!
alpha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 ~Lapped @ 3.6 XFX 780i eVGA GTX260 [216c|55nm] G.Skill π (2x2GB) PC8800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
Case
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
alpha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 ~Lapped @ 3.6 XFX 780i eVGA GTX260 [216c|55nm] G.Skill π (2x2GB) PC8800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
Case
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #118 of 471
This thread has now been placed in a spot where bumps will be irrelevant.
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #119 of 471
I need some suggestions on a set of cans. Here's my prioritization.

Price range: $220 CAD
Music:Gaming ratio: 70:30 in music favour
Sound card: X-Fi Xtreme Music
Microphone: No need
Comfort: Anything has to be more comfortable than my Sony MDR-V500's
Music type: Hardish rock. I like soft stuff too.


Hope that's enough info. TIA!
Derp Machine
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1800X AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 16GB Dark Pro 3200MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB + 2TB Firecuda NZXT Kraken X62 Windows 10 Pro Predator XB271 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 5 (MX Red) EVGA 850 P2 NZXT S340 Elite Razer DeathAdder Elite 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Manticor Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
Derp Machine
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1800X AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 16GB Dark Pro 3200MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB + 2TB Firecuda NZXT Kraken X62 Windows 10 Pro Predator XB271 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 5 (MX Red) EVGA 850 P2 NZXT S340 Elite Razer DeathAdder Elite 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Manticor Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #120 of 471
Quote:
Sennheiser HD201 - 25$ [202's Non-bassy brother]


-Comfort [5]
-Size: Average, Portable
-Build Quality: Average, Resilient [6]
-Ease to Drive: No amp needed [2]
-Noise Isolating? Can't hear the wife [5]
-Signature Sound: All around sound
-Closed back

The HD201's tend to picked amongst true audiophiles more often, but are overlooked due to their availability. The HD201 to most ears much better balanced than the 202's, which means a much leaner but clearer bass, clearer midrange and a good top end without becoming overpowering or sibilant (given decent source material of course). These are considered to the best bang for your buck under 75$ , some might even argue under 100$. It's the cleaner, tighter brother to the HD202's, very good for any game you throw at it.

Bottom Line: Clean, balanced, extremely good bang for your buck. [***]
I just bought some HD 201's and I have to say that I disagree with this review completely. I have been looking around for some decent headphones for gaming and music, and I have heard that the 201's are "the best bang for the buck" from so many people that when I saw them in Brandsmart for $28 I figured I would give them a try. Well after about 10 minutes I could not stand to listen to them any more. They sound terrible. All they have is top end. The mids are very lacking and bass is non-existent. They sound like exactly what they are....cheap crap. I highly recommend that nobody buy these unless that is all you can afford. Needless to say, I will be returning these today to get a refund for my $28. I Guess I will just have to spend the money next time to get a good quality set of cans. I will chalk this one up to lesson learned.
...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 x2 6000+ GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P EVGA 8800GTS 512 4GB Gskill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x 500 Gb WD SATA2 2 x Seagate 320 GB SATA2 Win 10 Acer 22" Wide COOLER MASTER Elite 460 
CaseAudioAudio
Antec P180 Black Creative X-fi Platinum Pro Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 x2 6000+ GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P EVGA 8800GTS 512 4GB Gskill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x 500 Gb WD SATA2 2 x Seagate 320 GB SATA2 Win 10 Acer 22" Wide COOLER MASTER Elite 460 
CaseAudioAudio
Antec P180 Black Creative X-fi Platinum Pro Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › [OCNHC] Guide to Gaming Headphones\Headsets.