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i could write a review for the 225s if you want, although i dont have much to compare them to so stuff may seem slight skewed.

and as for you a1161979 the from my experiance the grados are still great for gaming compared to my old logitech headset and my friends triton 5.1 headset.
but i have heard that compared to the 555s they got slaughtered when it comes to positional audio
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From my experiance the grados are still great for gaming compared to my old logitech headset and my friends triton 5.1 headset but i have heard that compared to the 555s they got slaughtered when it comes to positional audio
Yeah that sounds familar, im hopefully getting some MS 1's next week so ill write up a review if i do and ill compare them to the 555's (which btw are an extra $50 here in Australia)
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I beg to differ....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826235003

Bought those at quakecon for 50 dollars. GREAT set of surround sound headphones.

For a general rule of thumb though

Crap sound card = USB headphones

quality sound card = Analog headphones

Used these before as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826235002

And I have NO idea where those reviews are coming from.
try a beyerdynamic headzone, your surround cans wont sound so surround after an experience like that.

Aside from that...

I currently have my proline 750's up on the hook, alongside my AKG K240's. using my Grado SR-60's for just about everything, but once i geta game worth breaking out the ultrasones for ( as i dont work at dynamix miami anymore ) its an amazing experience.

if you have either a tri-quad sli / tri-quadfire rig with an extreme cpu ( for the experience ) look into a beyerdynamic headzone with your dispensable cash flow, first time i heard one, i peed.
Edited by Xinoxide - 10/21/08 at 10:05pm
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BUMP!
this thing was at the bottom

This guide is awesome, I wish I would have seen it before I asked what headphones to get.
finish this! n' get it stickied.

I have seen many people ask the question "what headphones should I buy..."
This guide should not only be for gaming, as it seems you cover a lot of other areas like types of music there good at, how they look in public, etc.!
    
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Cough 'Sicky' Cough...

Or at least add it to the current Audio sticky... Please

Edit: Just sent Chipp a PM about it because i think this thread it a great guide for everyone looking for headphones... Thanks again to phospholipid
Edited by a1161979 - 10/24/08 at 8:13pm
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I guess there waiting for it to be completed.

There is a missing link in
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Do you have a proper sound card/DAC?
Sound cards are very important. Like Soloz says, if you have trash audio going to awesome headphones, it's still going to sound like trash. If you have headphones, save your money for a new sound card, check out our forum on it [HERE]. Once you have a good sound card, than it's time to spend some serious dough on headphones. It's a night and day difference, the sound quality and impression a sound card makes, it's a worthy investment for the gamer and audiophile alike!
and it made me sad because now I don't know where to find out about sound cards

np though!
    
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Chipp has decided to add this thread to the origional sticky... Which is great, keep those gaming headphone questions comming
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What's the closest headphone (in terms of gaming performance) to the Sennheiser HD555 that uses a closed design? I can't have my late night music bleeding out.
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Thanks for that, although a bit too pricey. So sennheiser don't have a similar product with a closed design? I may as well have to start saving up if that's the case.
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