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post #11 of 24
Not that I have tried. There are some other 5.1 headsets out there, but I've heard they have some problems. I've had no problems with my medusa headset.

Tom's Hardware review of some headsets:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/...mers_can_love/
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
Not that I have tried. There are some other 5.1 headsets out there, but I've heard they have some problems. I've had no problems with my medusa headset.

Tom's Hardware review of some headsets:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/...mers_can_love/

Would it make that much of a diffrence to get a Audigy 2 ZS over my current soundblaster Live!. I just want to enjoy 5.1. Or would it be ridiculous to get an awesome headset as the medusa and have a craptastic sound card?
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post #13 of 24
An audigy 2 zs is not a crap card. You would still be able to use eax and 5.1 with and A2zs, but you want to have a half decent sound card or otherwise speakers/headphones won't sound as good. I did notice a difference when I moved from soundblaster live to audigy 2 zs. I also noticed a difference when going from audigy 2 zs to x-fi. Is the xtrememusic x-fi out of your price range? It really opens up music listening and games.
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
An audigy 2 zs is not a crap card. You would still be able to use eax and 5.1 with and A2zs, but you want to have a half decent sound card or otherwise speakers/headphones won't sound as good. I did notice a difference when I moved from soundblaster live to audigy 2 zs. I also noticed a difference when going from audigy 2 zs to x-fi. Is the xtrememusic x-fi out of your price range? It really opens up music listening and games.
I was referring to my live! as crap - but I would like to go with a audigy 2 Value for $40 some dollars on newegg that was posted in another thread. I will give my sound card a try though since i'll actually be utilizing the 5.1 for the first time considering im going from a logitech usb headset to the medusas.
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post #15 of 24
Yes, you'll notice a difference. I believe I had those logitechs, well, still do in my drawer.

The Audigy 2 zs is close to the value I believe in price and is good. I've heard of a couple problems with the value card. If you have the extra cash at the time if you decide to get a new sound card, ssc posted a link to the card for about $100.

EDIT: link: http://www.pchotline.com/index.cfm?f...Product_ID=326
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Burn
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.
Yeah I just ordered mine last night for $123.73 shipped.
    
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post #17 of 24
go with x-fi if you can, but otherwise, the audigy2 is very good. the x-fi is just the best there is...unless you want to shell out a grand for a soundcard.

but the only way that you can truely appreciate surround sound is with multiple speakers, and since the speakers in a headphone setup are so close to eachother, it will be harder to tell the difference. I've heard the seinhouser (sp?) has a good wireless pair...but I don't know first hand. Best of luck though!
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn
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.

That is very true. I'm always telling my guys on my CoD2 team where people are coming from if I'm dead when we're playing S&D. I used to think they could hear them also, but now I tell them where people are exactly from sound, rofl.
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post #19 of 24
Those steelpad ones are not 5.1. I would personally never spend $150 on a headset. Im just going to buy the zalman ones or another 5.1 headset. 5.1 is 5.1 I've tried out many in the store and I couldnt tell much difference between the cheap ones and the zalmans. I also dont really like the headsets that fully cup your ears like those medusa ones because you cant hear anything else and that can get really annoying. Plus they made your ears sore for some reason and you have to keep re-adjusting them.
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post #20 of 24
I have encountered some soreness with these, however I do have big ears. Heh..
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