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Hello headset experts. I am new to gaming headphones and I need your help and recommendations. I made a new thread What is "Virtual Surround Sound" and does it work?, but the sticky guide told me I should link it here. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Hello headset experts. I am new to gaming headphones and I need your help and recommendations. I made a new thread What is "Virtual Surround Sound" and does it work?, but the sticky guide told me I should link it here. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
For gaming pickup the ATH-AD700 headphones and a zalman clip on mic. Instead of virtual surround you'll have real soundstage to be able to pin point the location of something. Surround sound is basically a soundstage effect.

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@ EpicPie

Thanks for the recommendation! That ATH-AD700 looks really awesome for what I'm going to use it for. I love the open-air design.

Perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology. What is the difference between "surround sound", "soundstage", and "virtual surround"? It seems that the consensus is that a larger soundstage is best but I don't know what that is. Sorry I'm a headset noob right now
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So get this, My noob younger bro goes out today randomly picked up a $100 Pioneer SE-MJ31 from BB that I never heard about.

I too have no say in audio equipments but been at overclock.net for long enough that for $100 it was a stupid buy. I tested the headphones but I have no reference to go by so its useless.

Basically I will borrow your knowledge and get the better bang for your buck headphones.

Budget is around 100 CAD

Ive been doing some research and it was giving me a headache so now I need some help to clear my head

Here are my picks (order in price low to high):

JVC RX700
Sennheiser HD 202 II
Sennheiser HD 428
Shure SRH440
Audio Technica ATH-M50

For any genre of music and will be either hooked up to PC with onboard soundcard Realtek ALC888 or iPod Touch and wont be used for gaming.

Thank you for your input in advance guys!
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@ EpicPie

Thanks for the recommendation! That ATH-AD700 looks really awesome for what I'm going to use it for. I love the open-air design.

Perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology. What is the difference between "surround sound", "soundstage", and "virtual surround"? It seems that the consensus is that a larger soundstage is best but I don't know what that is. Sorry I'm a headset noob right now
Soundstage is like how expansive the sound is. Virtual surround emulates 5.1 in two drivers, like in a pair of headphones. The ad700s are exactly what you want. Look in my sig, I just wrote a review of them

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So get this, My noob younger bro goes out today randomly picked up a $100 Pioneer SE-MJ31 from BB that I never heard about.

I too have no say in audio equipments but been at overclock.net for long enough that for $100 it was a stupid buy. I tested the headphones but I have no reference to go by so its useless.

Basically I will borrow your knowledge and get the better bang for your buck headphones.

Budget is around 100 CAD

Ive been doing some research and it was giving me a headache so now I need some help to clear my head

Here are my picks (order in price low to high):

JVC RX700
Sennheiser HD 202 II
Sennheiser HD 428
Shure SRH440
Audio Technica ATH-M50

For any genre of music and will be either hooked up to PC with onboard soundcard Realtek ALC888 or iPod Touch and wont be used for gaming.

Thank you for your input in advance guys!
Honestly, the m50s are way above the rest of them. The bass is fantastic, and the mids and highs are crisp. They are very aggressive headphones though, they impart intensity to almost any song, which I happen to like, but if you listen to a lot of laid back jazz or vocal music you could do a lot better. Metal, rock, dubstep, and electronic are some of the genres I feel they do best in.

Secondly, driving them off of the realtek onboard would be a massive letdown. Pick up a xonar dg for cheap and your SQ will skyrocket.

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I eq'ed my headphones with my soundcard. Also added 8% crystalizer and a 1.3dB bass boost with the cutoff frequency at 24Hz. Mids and Highs on my A700's really come out now especially in vocals, made vocals sound a lot better. ^_^

Edited by EpicPie - 8/5/11 at 4:26am
     
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I'm already on the list, although I don't have HD555s but HD595s.

Anyways, here's an update.

Current Headphones:
Sennheiser HD595
Sony MDR-XB700 (came today yay)
AKG K403 (mobile use)

Current Earphones:
Philips SHE9000
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Made a dubstep EQ to make sub-bass stand out more. Not to different from my regular EQ though.

     
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