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I'm looking to buy a nice pair of headphones for general purposes and was wondering how the Sennheiser HD555s performed in gaming. I'm pretty sure they are my first choice, but I know they lean towards the audiophile side, so I was looking for info from people who have used them for gaming as well.
post #2 of 9
i use it for counter strike and they are one of the best positioning headphones you wont be disappointed. They are also good for music there perfect lan headphones
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From what I've heard they are some of the best gaming cans. They are open headphones which almost always create a better soundstage than closed. There are much more qualified people who will undoubtedly give their opinions in a moment, but I would definitely recommend them.
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I've got a pair, and I love them. Great sound quality in music and games. Great audio positioning. The only thing that might deter you from them is the vast amount of bleeding noise. The open ended design allows anyone in the room to hear some sort of noise coming from them.
    
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Hum, want cheap and good?

Everglide S-500! I have them, got them last week off of Amazon for $15.00 shipped.

Big, gamer headsets that come with an optional mic! Mic quality is decent for what it is.
And...most importantly...they are very COMFORTABLE!

Over the head style headsets, not the over the ear (yuck) so they are great for extended use.

Only thing about it is that it's not surround sound but, does not make a bit of difference anyhow since surround sound atm is very disappointing.
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CMSS-3D is better than surround sound headphones.
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Acauly just plain good sounding headphones and clear audio settings is the best... IMO
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HD555's are pretty good. the 'gaming' headphones do not compare.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by eureka View Post
CMSS-3D is better than surround sound headphones.
That CMSS-3D simply plays the same sound from all speakers. Its not 'true positional' surround.

But yes, you won't go wrong with the HD555's or HD595's.
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