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I'm just wondering..would something like this work?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1&Sku=B20-9592
Well in a way it would, but sound would just be going to both sources, but you would still be unplugging or turning something off.
 
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Read through your guide, really nice

I'm looking at those HD201s, purely for gaming, but would they be fine with my onboard sound? Take into account that anything here is double the price there :/
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Hi everybody, I'm new to this forum. But I'm not here to really introduce myself. My reason for being here is that I'm looking for a good pair of headphones/headset mainly for gaming. I'd prefer them to be circumaural and have a HEADband. The Logitech G330's I'm using now don't really do their job very well with the behind-the-head thing.
Let's say 90% gaming, 9% movies & videos and 1% music.
I've been looking all over the net for some good ones that work with onboard sound of a laptop. I'd like to have a pair which enables me to pinpoint the location of my enemies and such. Either it be stereo or multiple speakers per earcup, i don't care. As long as i can tell where the gunshots and footsteps come from.
If anyone could give me some suggestions on what headphone/headset would fit me, feel free to reply. Oh, also I don't want to go over €80 ($100 somewhere)
Thanks in advance
Quick edit: Open or Closed ear design doesn't really matter, as long as my mom can't hear me in the next room, it's good.
From what i've read up untill now, a pair of AD700's would suit me best, if only they were cheaper in europe =(
Edited by Signapez - 8/24/10 at 1:10pm
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From what i've read up untill now, a pair of AD700's would suit me best, if only they were cheaper in europe =(
The JVC RX clones supposedly use the same drivers as AT's and are highly praised. Haven't personally heard them, but they're certainly cheaper if europe carries them.
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From what i've read up untill now, a pair of AD700's would suit me best, if only they were cheaper in europe =(
I was just thinking... do the AD700's or JVC HARX700 give any 3D/surround sound? I'm using onboard audio from my laptop so...
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Pretty much all headphones except maybe for in ear ones and some crappy ones provide the illusion of surround, and the 5.1 ones are a gimmick.

True surround can only come from a proper speaker setup, which is quite costly and space consuming. (Logitech doesn't count as proper.)
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post #247 of 471
Thanks for the quick replies Dalamar
Currently I'm still doubting between these 5 models:
-Creative Fatal1ty USB Gaming Headset HS-1000 (€50-60)
-SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2 + 7.1 USB (€80-90)
-Creative SoundBlaster Arena Surround (€70-80)
-Cyber Snipa 5.1 Headset (€65-75)
-JVC HA-RX700 (having trouble finding an online shop that ships them to Belgium...) + Zalman Mic
-Sennheiser HD201/HD201 G4me (if there's any difference?) + Zalman mic (both for €37)

All I really want is to have good positioning audio for my fps games. Sound quality is also important, but i'm not an audiophile, so they don't have to be the highest-end quality.
PS: Very nice OP, contains some good infos
Edited by Signapez - 8/25/10 at 1:00am
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Thanks for the quick replies Dalamar
Currently I'm still doubting between these 5 models:
-Creative Fatal1ty USB Gaming Headset HS-1000 (€50-60)
-SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2 + 7.1 USB (€80-90)
-Creative SoundBlaster Arena Surround (€70-80)
-Cyber Snipa 5.1 Headset (€65-75)
-JVC HA-RX700 (having trouble finding an online shop that ships them to Belgium...) + Zalman Mic
-Sennheiser HD201 + Zalman mic (both for €37)

All I really want is to have good positioning audio for my fps games. Sound quality is also important, but i'm not an audiophile, so they don't have to be the highest-end quality.
PS: Very nice OP, contains some good infos
Really should stray away from ANY usb headset, I can attest for the HD201's being absolutly amazing in everything I've tried them, if you get those they are a gateway drug into Audiophilism, I'm already allocating incoming money for some high quality cans and a much better sound card.
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Really should stray away from ANY usb headset
I don't really see why... I have the Logitech G330's now (with USB dongle) and i can say that they sound a LOT better with the usb dongle than if you just use the 3.5mm jacks right into your computer.
Also, do those HD 201's really really really give positioning audio for my fps games?
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I don't really see why... I have the Logitech G330's now (with USB dongle) and i can say that they sound a LOT better with the usb dongle than if you just use the 3.5mm jacks right into your computer.
Also, do those HD 201's really really really give positioning audio for my fps games?
USB's add quiet a bit of distortion, I noticed this befor eI got my 201's on my roomates Astros, I tried it's 3.5 and it's usb and the USB sounded terrible in comparison. Maybe it's just those phones as a bad expample.

Oh and the 201's have been a dream, I can't explain how much I enjoy them. Sound stage is okay, not the best, and I will admit the A40 are better but the A40's are open back and $300 headphones. While the 595's which more MLG pro's use then the Astros are suppposed the be better still.
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