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Thanks for all the replies. I'm convinced the HD201's give great sound and all, but what i really want to know is if they give me the surround feeling I need to pinpoint the location of enemies in fps. I'm using onboard sound of my laptop, so no fancy soundcard or anything. My laptop has "High Definition Audio" with all integrated stuff.
post #252 of 471
Haha, were using different terms.

Sound Stage = Surround sound.

Basically the better the sound stage the closer they are to actual surround sound coming from 5.1 or 7.1's.

The best Ive personally heard came from those 555's I used a few weeks ago, and even if I couldn't try them out in a game BUT I could clearly pick out which side the bass guitar and the lead guitar stood in relation to the mics. I can do a similar thing now as well with my 201's.

Open back Headphones generally have better soundstage by the way.
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Haha, were using different terms.

Sound Stage = Surround sound.
That isn't the same at all. Sound stage refers to how we perceive the distance, size and other characteristics of audio, not whether it is surround.
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That isn't the same at all. Sound stage refers to how we perceive the distance, size and other characteristics of audio, not whether it is surround.
Sorta not what I really wanted to say. There's surround sound by default but the larger the sound stage the more like the sound is being produced in a dark roomwith the source, so of it's a band then it's just you and the band, nothing else soaking up the nuances, even the smallest of sounds will reach your ears.

Good example is I was going back through Ayreon's "The Human Equation" and I noticed I could could pick up when they breathed, I was grinding on aion at the time. Yes it was a mindless task but I've heard that cd a million times and never picked that up, especially while all the layers they use for it. I mean your talking about 3-6 singers in a song and about 7 instruments at any given time.
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You can find the AD700 for around 80 euro on ebay from a pro seller named gadgetbliss. It's based in Australia but they ship from several places in the world.
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You can find the AD700 for around 80 euro on ebay from a pro seller named gadgetbliss. It's based in Australia but they ship from several places in the world.
Found the guy, but price is over €100.. meaning out of my budget
@WTHbot So you're saying HD201's will tell me where the enemies are in let's say COD:MW2 with just my onboard sound?
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Found the guy, but price is over €100.. meaning out of my budget
@WTHbot So you're saying HD201's will tell me where the enemies are in let's say COD:MW2 with just my onboard sound?
I'd say so, I was using them in the Metal Of Honor beta a few weeks back and they did great. Definitely giving me a better understanding of the sounds I did hear, even the ones I shouldn't have.
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Another thing I wanted to ask about are external/laptop sound cards, but maybe this ain't the right thread for it. It would be nice to give some suggestions to my parents what i would like for xmas y'know ^^. (But hell, if the X-Fi Go! is any good, it might just tuck in my 80€ budget with the HD201's .) A soundcard might be just the thing. Redirect me if I'm posting in the wrong thread here.
PS: Thanks for the replies and the infos
Edited by Signapez - 8/25/10 at 3:33am
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Another thing I wanted to ask about are external/laptop sound cards, but maybe this ain't the right thread for it. It would be nice to give some suggestions to my parents what i would like for xmas y'know ^^. (But hell, if the X-Fi Go! is any good, it might just tuck in my 80€ budget with the HD201's .) A soundcard might be just the thing. Redirect me if I'm posting in the wrong thread here.
PS: Thanks for the replies and the infos
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post #260 of 471
Ok, i found this:
-Sennheiser HD201 (€25)
-Zalman Mic (€5.5)
-Asus Xonar U1 (€61)
(Transport €6.5)
All together = €98 ($124)
Good deal? Am I buying quality?
Gimme your opinions please. If you happen to find something similar for cheaper, let me know (I live in Belgium... for transport etc.)
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