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post #1 of 13
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As you all know Christmas is around the corner and I've been wanting some good gaming headphones for a while now. I was gonna buy the LTBs but then came across these Steelpad ones. They both have mics which is essential. I'm still thinking of the LTBs because they're surround sound. Can someone link me to a better surround headset with a mic?

Steelpad Steel Sound 5H Gaming Headset $99.99
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LTB Pro Series AC97 True 5.1 Surround Headphones w/ Mic $59.99
    
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post #2 of 13
As a big gamer i know sumtin about headphones.
EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826159413
Sennheisers are the best, they have GREAT audio sound and the mic's are crystal clear... They are purely AMAZING

but also if you have to get one of those 2 the steelpad ones completely aniihilate the ltb pro series
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post #3 of 13
http://www.medusa-usa.com/medusa-51-...39eb0cb770806a
Medusa 5.1 Surroundsound. I have these, and will be publishing a review shortly, when I have a camera that works.
They're a bit expensive, but they are very quality. I'd suggest you buy the Brown Box version (OEM) because it's cheaper and includes all the stuff the Retail box has, except the fancy packaging.
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post #4 of 13
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Yeah I've heard of Sennheiser and know they're great but I didn't know they made any with mics. Are those the only ones with a mic? I know they have a broad range of headphones so what makes a $200 pair that much better than a $60 pair? And compared to the Medusas? I'm looking for excellent quality and I'm willing to pay for it... or have someone else pay for it... for me... for Christmas Thanks for the help guys, you rock
    
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post #5 of 13
Well, I can hear everything and anything with my Medusa's. I'm guessing the hefty pricetag is because of the fact that they are made with such high quality. It truly is a great headset. It has the standard 5.1 setup (3 Plugs) that are color-coded to help you arrange the setup. It's clearly labeled in the back of the amplifier so you know what color corresponds with what. Also, the amp comes with an auxiliary output, for another 5.1 setup or anything in between, so if you had a 2-speaker setup before, you can plug it in to the amp and play the sound simultaneously. Also, the Amp can be off and you still can play music from the other output, so you can play music out of your speakers and not from the headset.
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post #6 of 13
The Medusa's are very good. Plus they have a mic if your gonna play games w/ these headphones.
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post #7 of 13
Yep. I'm going to do a review (When I have time, probably over X-mas break) on them, so keep your eyes peeled (What an awesome expression...) for the review.
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post #8 of 13
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What about these Sennheisers 165s with mic? But wait, they're USB? Like only USB? I can't plug them into my soundcard then huh? I saw the Medusa link but I don't want a USB soundcard adapter thingy. I need to make up my mind soon cuz afterall, Christmas is right around the corner
    
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post #9 of 13
USB will NOT give you 5.1 surroundsound.

The Medusa's have the standard 3 plugs, which WILL give you 5.1. There is no need to get a USB adapter, as you're plugging each jack into your soundcard.
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post #10 of 13
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USB will NOT give you 5.1 surroundsound.

The Medusa's have the standard 3 plugs, which WILL give you 5.1. There is no need to get a USB adapter, as you're plugging each jack into your soundcard.
Oh ok, that's what I was looking for, the 3 plugs. Thanks, time for some more narrowing down.
    
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