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First off Id like to say Hello to everyone on overclock.net cuz this is my first post
Second of all Id like to say that as soon as i found these forums i fell in love with practically every section.
Third Id like some advice for set of good headphones for lets say 70% music listening 30% gaming. I listen to pretty much everything but right now more into Nine Inch Nails and Trance (such as Trance Around The World & A state of trance internet radio episodes) and i listen to basically every genre of music you could think of so Im looking for something that is good all around. What worries me most is muffled bass cuz a lot of people tell me alot of headphones have hard time with bass. Then again i would like really good high's as well; I know i am being a tad picky .
My price range would be up to 160$. My sound card is the Auzentech Prelude and my speakers are (i know its irrelevant) the z5500 but yea cant be thumping those past 9pm.

Thx for any replies ^^
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since you are mostly listening to music, ask your question here

and welcome to OCN, this site is really addictive.

go check the music section in "off topic" and see all the neat music clubs
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If i want affordable headphones for CS:S so that i can hear whats going on around me and so that I can watch movies without having my ears hurting after a few hours, which headphones should I get?

I basically want a headset that I can wear for days and not have it hurt my ears at all. Sound is important, but it doesn't have to be AMAZING.

+ I don't WANT to spend a lot of money.

How about these?
http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-A...3944045&sr=1-1
Edited by Drizzt5 - 2/6/09 at 10:26am
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What do you want exactly? Headphones? or Headsets? Headphones are just the left and right ear cups. A Headset is a Headphone with a Mic attached onto it. If you want Headphones the one in your link is fine. If you want a Headset I recommend Sennheiser PC-350.
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post #125 of 471
I'm getting the A700.

I'll make it a headset with the zalman attachable mic or use one of my old headsets mic pieces.

Great thread btw!
Edited by Drizzt5 - 2/6/09 at 10:39pm
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post #126 of 471
I have the ath ad700s and Im looking for a good desktop mic. Something that can be used from 1 1/1 - 2 feet away.

Suggestions please.
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post #127 of 471
the audio switcher will really come in handy.

Tho, I'm using crappy 5.1 speaker on a onboard sound chipset.

Can I, plug the front (green) speakers into the switcher and leave the center & rear plugged into the mobo? or would i have to buy a switcher that has 5.1 support or something?
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post #128 of 471
How dare you call PortaPro ugly! Try looking at some ATH-AD700 if you want ugly.
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Sony MDR-V6 [The old studio staple]

-Comfort [7] Above Average
-Size: Average, Collapsible, Fairly light
-Build Quality: Above Average, Resilient [7]
-Ease to Drive: No amp needed, slight improvement when amped [5]
-Noise Isolating? Can't hear the wife, unless she yells [6]
-Signature Sound: Very even, un-colored sound (good for most applications depending on taste) [6]
-Closed

The Sony MDR-V6 are a rugged pair of headphones originally designed for studio/mixing use but well suited for everyday applications. For around $70 USD, they are a very good upgrade over the cheap plastic laden headphones saturating the $25-50 market. The cups are closed, fairly well padded, and should wrap comfortably around most ears. A collapsible design is a nice touch for traveling, although the cup size does limit their portability.

Sound wise, the best way to describe the headphones is “Averageâ€, and that can be a good thing. While you don’t hear brilliant highs, and supple lows, the response across the board for these headphones is even without any major dips or highs. If there’s any point that may stand out it’s an accurate bass response, however even this is fairly subtle.

Bottom Line: Durable design, comfortable, doesn’t require an amp, very even sound, one of the best buys for under $100

Just a quick note: I used a pair of MDR-V6s for about 5 years as my everyday set of headphones, with approximately 6-8 hours of wear per day without issue with the build quality other than some wear on ear padding (which is still functional/comfortable). For a couple of weeks within this span I used them for 18+ hours per day for gaming and still didn’t have discomfort (from the headphones at least). While I prefer the Grado SR-60s sound for 1-2 hours of music listening, the comfort of the MDR-V6 is much better for extended sessions.
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post #130 of 471
Just recently went from on board sound with old cheap dell speakers to the ht omega striker 7.1 and Sennheiser hd-201's / zalman clip on mic.

the difference is amazing.. and I have this thread to thank.
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