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post #381 of 471
I wrote a pretty big post before but it didn't go through. I suppose most of it was useless anyway. So the downline is that I'm looking for something with the price and specs of a AKG K 81 DJ but then circumaural and open backed.
post #382 of 471
Hey I'm a noob when it comes to computers but I was wondering if there were any decent USB headphones out there. I would prefer using the normal headphone jack but for some reason the one on my computer does not work, that is why I'm looking for usb headphones. I was also wondering if maybe you knew the issue with the headphone jack. I have the realtek onboard sound device and tried different things but could not get any headphones to work. When I plug in the headphones into the jack it gets read by the computer, but no sound goes through them, and I tested the headphones so I know they work. What could the problem be? Could the jack itself need to be replaced? It isn't the motherboard either because this happened a long time ago and I replaced my motherboard and it still doesn't work.
post #383 of 471
no the closed back have a plastic covering on the opposite end of where the sound comes out, where the open back has a sort of mesh cover.
post #384 of 471
how were the USB headphones? For some reason I can't get my port for the normal headphone jack to work so I'm looking for decent usb headphones
post #385 of 471

For the thing about no front audio ports, are you referring to just the audio ports on the computer case, or both the ports on the computer case case and the ports on the back of the motherboard?

 

In other words, are you saying only plug into an aftermarket sound card?

post #386 of 471
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For the thing about no front audio ports, are you referring to just the audio ports on the computer case, or both the ports on the computer case case and the ports on the back of the motherboard?

In other words, are you saying only plug into an aftermarket sound card?

Just the front plugs, even on an aftermarket sound card. Basically, the wire that goes to the front jack usually isn't shielded, or at least well enough. You'll get annoying interference sometimes. YMMV, just try them both out, but in most cases it's better to plug them into the back.
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Just the front plugs, even on an aftermarket sound card. Basically, the wire that goes to the front jack usually isn't shielded, or at least well enough. You'll get annoying interference sometimes. YMMV, just try them both out, but in most cases it's better to plug them into the back.


Thanks!!

post #388 of 471
First post. smile.gif

I just wanted to give a huge "Thank You" for this thread. I came here looking for a decent gaming headset.

After a day of research, I went with a set of AD700 and the Zalman Mic1.

This guide was probably the best resource I found, explaining exactly WHY each feature was what I wanted, or didn't want.

Ultimately, I did actually change my requirements but I feel a lot better in the choice I made.

Thanks again!
post #389 of 471
Bumping an old thread =P

How much are you willing to spend? $400-$500 including sound card.
How important is comfort to you? Gamer, so pretty important but don't mind modifying to increase comfort
Will these be used more for gaming, or music? What's the percentage? gaming 100% will use for music now and then but not fussed for music quality, just gaming.
Do you absolutely require the microphone to be attached? Negative
Do you have a proper sound card/DAC? Will purchase
What kind of music do you listen to? Trance, Techno, Progressive, Rock, house etc
Do you prefer open backed, or closed backed headphones? Either

Was maybe looking at either:
AKG K 702 ?
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 250 ?
post #390 of 471
How much are you willing to spend? $200-300 including sound card.
How important is comfort to you? Important, they will be exclusively for gaming
Will these be used more for gaming, or music? What's the percentage? 99% Gaming, 1% music
Do you absolutely require the microphone to be attached? Yes
Do you have a proper sound card/DAC? No, i am using onboard audio on my fatality professional-m. I was planning on buying a Xonar DG
What kind of music do you listen to? Rock, Dubstep, hardstyle
Do you prefer open backed, or closed backed headphones? Dont know

I was looking at either the Astro A40's or the Sannheiser PC360's.
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