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I am looking for trustworthy or popular gaming headphones (obviously enough without them being an actual gaming gimmick) for purchase, and would highly appreciate any recommendations.
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So I assume you already have a microphone? You do not need a headset? (Making sure you are not mistaken)
    
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Audio Technica ATH-AD700's or Sennheiser HD555's are the most popular gaming cans around here. Assuming you have a separate mic, those two would be worth it at around or below $100. Great sound stage for games, as well as good performance overall for music listening.
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So I assume you already have a microphone? You do not need a headset? (Making sure you are not mistaken)
Yes, I certainly do have a mic.
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One of the reasons why I am asking for good gaming headphones is due to the fact that I have absolutely always been an extremely visual gamer, and never truly relied on sound as an orientation source, and am somewhat curious in this area.
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Pick up the 555's on amazon for $100 bucks.
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post #7 of 38
AD700 have the best soundstage and are the most comfy under ~$100.
They're light on bass though.
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post #8 of 38
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Another question: Perhaps one of the reasons why I never really found audio to be useful was due to the relatively low sound that I usually played on?

I would be very interesting in hearing (pun intended) the sound level that some of you use when you play a game which benefits from auditory orientation.
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Another question: Perhaps one of the reasons why I never really found audio to be useful was due to the relatively low sound that I usually played on?

I would be very interesting in hearing (pun intended) the sound level that some of you use when you play a game which benefits from auditory orientation.
Just get quality headphones and you'll know how to find enemies by sound.
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Just get quality headphones and you'll know how to find enemies by sound.
The thing is that I already had the A700's, and frankly I never really found them useful for orientation purposes, my main question at the moment is whether I perhaps used too low of a sound setting.

Exactly how loud do you usually set your speakers when you play a first person shooter for example? How much do you actually rely on sound?
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