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5.1 gaming headsets, what are the best and what you use?

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hi guys, so basically im just curious on whats the better ones out there, i currently say that tritton is a good company but they have problems, or use china cheap parts, basically 1st headset, speaker magnetic ring thingy became unglued so i lost a speaker, 2nd one, the ax51, short in the cable, half headset dead, i rma'd that and they sent me a ax51pro there 100$ more model, well here i am, this one also a short in the cable, so i just contacted them, but im curious as to what is the best to you guys ?

I WANT TRUE 5.1 i dont want a pos logitech emulated 7.1 headset....
they also should be 3.5MM jack's or OPTICAL no usb....... thanks guys!
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your are better of in getting stereo headsets like

Audio-Technica Import Series ATH-A700
or
Sennheiser HD 595 just to name a few
5.1 is a gimmick for headsets
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I went with Mionix Keid 20W. Couldnt be happier. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27738

May end up checking out Corsairs new HS1 model

as well, but happy with what I have for now.
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post #4 of 9
Get a nice sound card and a good stereo headset. The so called 5.1 headsets are a joke.
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Audio-Technica AD700 for games with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006 = sex
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5.1 is not a joke, maybe youve had bad luck, but i love my 5.1 and in games hearing the sounds in say call of dutys or any game, i cannot tell you how many times ive had the big advantage over every body ingame in games because ive had 5.1, they claim i have hacks, and i say oh, i just heard you sneaking up on me,....... 5.1 works, and they are worth it in my opinion, the REAL joke is the EMULATED headphones, like the logitech what is it G35 or something like that fake 7.1, from 2 speakers,

and thanks g uys for the links, keep them coming!

and as far as a soundcard goes, i got a real nice one, auzentech X-plosion 7.1 cinema, has optical and all them goodies and 7.1 and stuff...
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post #7 of 9
As the others have said, 5.1 headsets are more or less a gimmick. Go for some high quality stereo headphones. Any audiophile will tell you the exact same thing. We only have two, not five, ears and yet are able to perceive sound in three-dimensional space. Stereo headphones are perfectly capable of reproducing an absolutely superior sound stage.
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post #8 of 9
For surround sound to be functional, the speakers need to be placed far apart. How effective do you think it will be with multiple drivers located less than an inch apart in the same headphone cup? Not very effective at all.

As said above, surround sound headphones are a gimmick and always will be.
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I could see the use of surround headphones/headsets if you want to watch DVDs without disturbing others, but for gaming or music, stereo headphones are the way to go. Sound quality is better due to not having many tiny little drivers crammed into a small space and most sound cards can do a great job of emulating surround with stereo cans.
    
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