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post #131 of 471
Hey everyone,
I am going to be needing a new pair of headphones for gaming. I'm using Sennheiser HD485's (I LOVE THESE CANS) at Work for music and I think i'm pretty much sold on the HD201's for gaming at home. Is there any difference between the regular HD201's and the HD201 G4MER cans? I'm guessing it's just a naming gimmick to squeeze a few more $$$ out of my pockets.

I may also be looking for a 2.1 speaker setup for home as well. I don't want to spend too much. Probably a max of $75. Thanks for the help.
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post #132 of 471
Hey guys, I could do with some suggestions here (preferably, but not solely UK sourced)

Requirement:

I want to replace my current Senn PC151's with a higher quality headset

Budget: up to £70

Comfort: Is important as i'll be wearing these a lot whilst working and gaming (most of my life!). 70% music, 30% gaming

Mic: Would prefer an attached mic, but I could be swayed to use a clip-on mic (not desktop though!)

What do i listen to?: A lot of electro, drum and bass, dubstep, trance. So bass is very important and also sharp higher notes.

Open or closed: Happy with open backed as they will be used in my room where no one else lives (bar my girlfriend sometimes )

Setup: Using mainly FLAC rips and some 320kb/s MP3's (some of my music is hard to source in lossless). Played through Winamp with ASIO plugin to an Asus Xonar D2.

Just as a preference, I am of a fairly slight build, so i don't really want some hulking beasts that sit on my head, i'd quite like a lightweight comfortable set.
post #133 of 471
I NEED RECOMMENDATIONS.

I've had TWO turtle beach HPA-1s they're great... until they break

currently looking for a new set of headphones in the $ 50-100 range. They need to be able to handle a little bit of abuse, not a ton, just a little...(cord being rolled over[albeit with carpet paddening the hit] about once a month, being dropped 1-2 feet onto a soft chair)

true surround sound is nice but not required(virtual surround sound is a must though)
relatively good bass is a must.
sound leakage isn't a huge issue.
aesthetics don't matter
weight doesn't matter
comfort doesn't matter much

preferred price range is $50-100, but I've got $10k in the bank and am living below my means, so if I must go over I will.
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post #135 of 471
I'm looking for a headset with a mic built in, I want it for playing World of Warcraft and listening to music. I mainly listen to rock and metal music but would prefer an all around type of headset. I've tried several headsets and can't find one that's soft on my ears. Closed back is a must.
post #136 of 471
Weird, did I get a fake zalman clip? It doesnt close LOL, its static as does not CLIP
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post #137 of 471
pics?
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post #138 of 471
how are the sennheisers pc161s compared to the hd2xx series?? for 40:60 music gaming
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post #139 of 471
Need recomandations aswell

I'm looking for a cheaper kind (20 - 30€ (25 - 35$))
I was planning to get the Sennheiser HD201, but i'm curious of there's better models nowadays that have the same price range.

The kind of music: Drum and bass, techno, electro, minimal, deep house.
Clear sound, but decent bass is a must for me!

I do game, but my priority are aimed more towards music.
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post #140 of 471
You should add the

ktxpro1http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...63&Tpk=ktxpro1 ~$10-15

audio technica ath-ad500 http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-A...0717663&sr=8-1 ~$60-70

JVC harx700 http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX700-Hi...0717565&sr=8-1 ~$30-40

and JVC harx900 http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX900-Hi...0717565&sr=8-3 ~$60ish

*edit* All you guys should search, and if your questions don't get answered make your own threads. You will get more help that way.
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