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I actually just joined upon reading up on this site for probably the third time since upgrading to my AD700's and thought I might as well add something to its review. They are without a doubt the most comfortable pair of ANYTHING I've ever worn, they really just fit that well. On top of that the "3D wings" allow it to fit on pretty much anyone. I have a pretty huge head and there's still room if I pushed the spring loaded top a bit. They also have great directionality, awesome mids, and large sound-stage. The bass is a bit weak however and they more or less have no effect at all on whether you can hear things. I would completely recommend them though and the disadvantages are fairly minor. Especially considering it's $85-90 price on say Amazon.
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I actually just joined upon reading up on this site for probably the third time since upgrading to my AD700's and thought I might as well add something to its review. They are without a doubt the most comfortable pair of ANYTHING I've ever worn, they really just fit that well. On top of that the "3D wings" allow it to fit on pretty much anyone. I have a pretty huge head and there's still room if I pushed the spring loaded top a bit. They also have great directionality, awesome mids, and large sound-stage. The bass is a bit weak however and they more or less have no effect at all on whether you can hear things. I would completely recommend them though and the disadvantages are fairly minor. Especially considering it's $85-90 price on say Amazon.
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Hey all. Until recently, I had some corsair vengeance 1500s that worked reasonably well, though as it neared the end I found there were increasingly bad driver problems w/them. Anyway, they're busted now and I was hoping someone could help me decide on a new headset (yes it has to have a mic) that will probably be used 85% for gaming, 5% for music, and 15% for communication (eg skype). A few other quirks:
Has to be USB for two reasons: first of all, I already have too much cable clutter around my desk, I can't afford any more. Second of all, my sound card seems to be broken in some way and so all analog audio headsets and/or earbuds I've tried to use had this horrible reverb that made anything involving voices painful to listen to.

As for what type of music I listen to, mostly heavy electronica, predominantly dubstep, along with a bit of nerdcore rap, so bass is more important than the rest for me.

Finally, I'm on a budget of approx $150

Any suggestions?
Edited by kocho - 11/28/11 at 11:27pm
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Hey all. Until recently, I had some corsair vengeance 1500s that worked reasonably well, though as it neared the end I found there were increasingly bad driver problems w/them. Anyway, they're busted now and I was hoping someone could help me decide on a new headset (yes it has to have a mic) that will probably be used 85% for gaming, 5% for music, and 15% for communication (eg skype). A few other quirks:
Has to be USB for two reasons: first of all, I already have too much cable clutter around my desk, I can't afford any more. Second of all, my sound card seems to be broken in some way and so all analog audio headsets and/or earbuds I've tried to use had this horrible reverb that made anything involving voices painful to listen to.
As for what type of music I listen to, mostly heavy electronica, predominantly dubstep, along with a bit of nerdcore rap, so bass is more important than the rest for me.
Finally, I'm on a budget of approx $150
Any suggestions?

Sound Card + Zalman Mic + Headphones for under $100 > Headset.
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Hey all. Until recently, I had some corsair vengeance 1500s that worked reasonably well, though as it neared the end I found there were increasingly bad driver problems w/them. Anyway, they're busted now and I was hoping someone could help me decide on a new headset (yes it has to have a mic) that will probably be used 85% for gaming, 5% for music, and 15% for communication (eg skype). A few other quirks:
Has to be USB for two reasons: first of all, I already have too much cable clutter around my desk, I can't afford any more. Second of all, my sound card seems to be broken in some way and so all analog audio headsets and/or earbuds I've tried to use had this horrible reverb that made anything involving voices painful to listen to.
As for what type of music I listen to, mostly heavy electronica, predominantly dubstep, along with a bit of nerdcore rap, so bass is more important than the rest for me.
Finally, I'm on a budget of approx $150
Any suggestions?

Sound Card + Zalman Mic + Headphones for under $100 > Headset.

Would all three of those be less than $150 put together? If not, then it's out of my range. Also, I was hoping for some specific product recommendations rather than categories. If categories were all I wanted then I wouldn't be posting here.

Edit:
Nevermind what I said earlier, I need the mic attached because I also want to be able to use it w/my mac for when I travel instead of always having to use earbuds.

Final edit:
Ok, traveling I might as well use earbuds just for easy packing's sake, but does anyone have sound card recommendations?
Edited by kocho - 12/1/11 at 5:03pm
post #376 of 471
lol sorry didnt see the attention bit ignore this
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has the 5.1 headset improved.. what about the Turtle Beach Z6A 5.1... I am looking to repalce my Sennheiser PC 350's as a cable connector has gone touchy and was looking for "real" 5.1 headphones w/ mic. Or still stick with the PC 360's or the like?
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I think the OP needs to be updated to include wireless headphones. There are a number of "gamer" headphones that have added wireless capabilities which make them much more appealing to some people than any wired option, including me. I dedicate music listening to wired with a sound card, but for gaming on the console, there is nothing better than some of Turtle Beach's options, and I have absolutely no complaints about Logitech's G930 for gaming on the PC. It does help I got both of these for like half off though.

Not to mention, I actually quite like the 5.1 effect. Sometimes it's not all about 100% sound quality, sometimes I want to sacrifice a bit of SQ for better immersion, and it works for me. There are definitely some great points in the OP, but it comes off quite elitist, and makes assumptions about whats important to each person.
Edited by MooCwzRck - 12/18/11 at 3:08pm
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post #379 of 471
So i looking at the tritton 510 hda or 51u... seem to be the same. or waiting for this elusive Razor 7.1 headset that was supposed to come out Q4 but now possibly Jan.
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50$-100$

AKG K 81 DJ - 60-70$ [no longer produced but still sold, now known as K 581 DJ's]

If anyone is interested in these you can find them at best buy online for 50 bucks. It's a friggin steal.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AKG+-+Over-the-Ear+DJ+Headphones/2882324.p?id=1218360622973&skuId=2882324

don't take my word for it but methinks this will sell out fast.
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