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Hey guys as the title says I'm currently looking for a nice headset for fps's. Any suggestions? I've been looking into the sennheiser PC 350's but is there something out there that would be better? Thanks in advance guys.
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Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Closed-back Dynamic Audiophile Headphones
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATHA700
107.95 free shipping
and get a zalman clip on mic

or

Sennheiser HD 595 Audiophile Headphone
http://www.pcrush.com/product/Headph...one?refid=1238
166.76
and get a zalman clip on mic
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 12/21/09 at 10:56pm
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I agree with Juggalo. That, or the DT 770 Pro 80, Koss Porta Pros, HD212's.
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Hey guys sorry I totally forgot to mention that I would prefer the headset to have a built in mic. Those audio technicas do seem nice though.
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Hey guys sorry I totally forgot to mention that I would prefer the headset to have a built in mic. Those audio technicas do seem nice though. Thanks for the responses
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i was looking at this one and was wondering if there might be anything better than this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826249035
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post #7 of 36
Steelseries 5H gets my vote. Super comfy and excellent sound quality.
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Audio Technica ATH-AD700 + Zalman clip on mic.

Basically agreed on as the headphones with the best soundstage for its price range, and even greater than it. From what I've read it doesn't get better than those well into the $200+ range for gaming.

As for the mic, just grab a clip on mic, anything with a mic already on it will not come close, or will cost a ton more.
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http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-A.../dp/B000CMS0XU Audio Technica ATH-AD700 + Zalman clip on mic.

My brother uses those for recording in the studio and I have to agree that they're some awesome headphones. I know you said you'd rather have a regular headset but trust me when I say that these guys are on the money with this one. If you want an un-disturbed, high quality gaming experience, those headphones with a good clip on or even a desktop mic are the way to go.

Hope this helps.
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http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-A.../dp/B000CMS0XU Audio Technica ATH-AD700 + Zalman clip on mic.

My brother uses those for recording in the studio and I have to agree that they're some awesome headphones. I know you said you'd rather have a regular headset but trust me when I say that these guys are on the money with this one. If you want an un-disturbed, high quality gaming experience, those headphones with a good clip on or even a desktop mic are the way to go.

Hope this helps.
This. However, as a sidenote, the AD700 aren't really too good for recording / studio purposes tbh. Bass EQ your AD700 if need be. The Audio Technica AD700 = the best FPS gaming headphone this side of US$300.
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