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there was a recent post about knock off shure IEMs as well on headfi... and this is defiantly true, so that may be another reson to point the new ones in the right direction with some links of where to find the swag...
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Audiocubes.com

one of my faves.
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I dont see icemats? in the list anywhere?

you do know that most professional gamers use icemats. they sound wonderful for the price. i use them everyday for practicing and scrims.
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I think most "pro" gamers are paid to wear and use certain brands. (I.E. Mr. Fatality himself.)

Personally i don't really care for Icemats other than that they look really nice in white.


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Uhm, I can't help but notice that pretty much every thing in here are is a regular pair of headphones, rather than a headset. One thing that is very nice to have on a gaming headset is a mic, of course you can always get a clip on or desk mic but the ones built into the headset are much easier.

I use the SteelSound 5H v2's myself, and while they are OK for music, in games I hear things that I never heard before.
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Uhm, I can't help but notice that pretty much every thing in here are is a regular pair of headphones, rather than a headset. One thing that is very nice to have on a gaming headset is a mic, of course you can always get a clip on or desk mic but the ones built into the headset are much easier.

I use the SteelSound 5H v2's myself, and while they are OK for music, in games I hear things that I never heard before.
You are correct, most of the guys here in the OCN headphone club [including myself] have owned some SS's, ice mats, logitech, plantronics, or even razer headsets, [i've owned 3 of those 5] and while yes for gaming their good, for the same amount of money or slighty more, you can get headphones that aren't meant for gaming that perform leagues above. i didn't believe it either, how well a 50$ pair of senn's would perform but my god was i wrong! ask namrac or any other guy around.

but do not fret, i will add actual headsets, sort of the best of the best for those who do not want a clip on mic.
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My Icemat Siberias cost $60. My HD555s cost $95 and were miles and miles better.


And actually, the built-in mic on gaming headsets usually sucks compared to a $15 or so clip on/desktop mic.
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I am looking to get a new pair of headphones since my SteelSeries 5H's died, but the thing is that in order to give you superior directional sound in games like CS:S, you need a lot of treble. Most of the footstep sounds and gunshot sounds are brought out better with higher treble. Thats why I really considered my SteelSeries headphones irreplaceable, because I could hear people coming all around me before they could hear me.

The only problem was, they were not that great for music. I like to have a good bit of bass in my music, and both my SteelSeries and Razer HP-1's couldn't do it.

I remember back in the day watching CS1.6 highlights and I could see almost all the players used the Sennheiser HD555. Now, there are a lot of players using both the Creative Fatal1ty headset and the SteelSound 5H.

Now the players in the CGS on TV use this stupid $400 broadcast headset...
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/297770.html

That is probably a waste but they get paid to endorse it so whatever.

The problem I have though is that I can't test these headsets before I buy them, so 99% of what I pick is based on others' opinions and recommendations. And any local store I go to, such as Frys, or CompUSA, they have some Sennheiser and other gaming headsets, but none of them are testable.
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