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Hey guys ... I am getting an X-FI xtrememusic for Christmas and I was recently told that since my USB headset is USB and it doesn't go straight into the sound card that I won't get the full effects nor the quality I could with good headphones.

Please post the best surround sound headphones (non usb) preferably under like $125 USD.

I know about the Medusa, but are there better ones or cheaper ones with same quality ? THANKS
post #2 of 24
You really can't beat the Medusa's. They're such good quality. I have a pair myself, and it's so clear and surround-sound-ish that it's amazing for a headset.
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So is there anywhere else that sells the Medusa's for a lower price ? That is a bit steep but i have heard many many good things about them.
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I have the Medusa's also and love them. I have a good sound card also, but I can hear people perfectly in games.

http://www.medusa-usa.com/single-use...3_194_199.html

Maybe you had just checked the uk link? There is the US link and it's 124, a $1 under your price.

Make sure you get the ones with the correct inputs, do NOT, DO NOT buy the usb one. You will not have the surround sound if you have usb. I don't know why the lie to people and say they can have surround sound heaphones with usb.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826159004
I have these and they work great. They can be plugged in with or without usb.
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
I have the Medusa's also and love them. I have a good sound card also, but I can hear people perfectly in games.

http://www.medusa-usa.com/single-use...3_194_199.html

Maybe you had just checked the uk link? There is the US link and it's 124, a $1 under your price.

Make sure you get the ones with the correct inputs, do NOT, DO NOT buy the usb one. You will not have the surround sound if you have usb. I don't know why the lie to people and say they can have surround sound heaphones with usb.
thanks for the comment here ... are they comfortable headphones ... Like they don't squeeze for ears hard so that they hurt when you take them off or anything like that right ?
post #7 of 24
Yes, they are very comfortable. I had heard they were somewhat heavy, but it's not that bad, not heavy at all. If you have a neck, you'll be able to hold them up easily. And comfort wise, I've never had better headphones. I went through about 4 sets of other headphones with a couple of years trying to get the right thing. The ear parts are made of a felt like material that is cushiony. Very comfortable to wear. Also, these completely encompass your ears so you won't have them resting on your ears. I've had ones that rest on your ears and they can give you a headache and make your ears hurt like no other.

Comfortability was definitely a thing I looked at when buying these b/c with competitive gaming, I spend too much time on the pc sometimes and you want to be comfortable.
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The Medusa's are only sold off of Medusa-USA.com, which, unfortunately, marks them way up.
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Ummm no. That is the only US site, yes. But it's sold off many, many UK sites.
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
Ummm no. That is the only US site, yes. But it's sold off many, many UK sites.
Are there any headsets on newegg of medusa's caliber?

Are these any good? Are they even surround? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836509102
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