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I know there are a billion of these threads, but I need help picking out either a headset or a pair of headphones with a separate mic. My budget is around 50-100 bucks and I'm using the built in audio on my evga x58 motherboard. My problem is I don't know much at all about audio lol. To give you an idea of how little I know, i think my motherboard has 7.1 surround, it's 6 jacks (green, pink, gray, blue, black, and orange) lol.

My main use is gaming and I would like a comfortable headset that completely covers my hears (not rests on them), and I occasionally listen to music (mostly various electronic music, but my primary concern is gaming). Any recommendations? Please forgive my audio-noobness and thanks
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JVC RX900 will do. The number of ports or surround sound feature of your integrated audio does not do anything with headphones.
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If you just want it for gaming and don't mind light bass when you listen to your electronic, AD700 are very good and extremely comfortable. Otherwise harx900 I guess.
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Thanks for the suggestions, reps all around. After reading your replies and looking around newegg, I'm looking at these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0&Tpk=mdr%20v6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-328-_-Product


Is there going to be a significant difference between the three? If not, I would rather save the 20 bucks and get the Sony. Also, in terms of dedicated mics, what do most people like? I don't really care about it, it just needs to be cheap, easy to use, and have relatively decent quality. Thanks.

EDIT: For the mic, I was looking at this: Is that a good choice?
Edited by Waffleboy - 2/5/11 at 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, reps all around. After reading your replies and looking around newegg, I'm looking at these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0&Tpk=mdr%20v6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-328-_-Product
Amazon.com: Zalman Microphone Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone Retail: Electronics

Is there going to be a significant difference between the three? If not, I would rather save the 20 bucks and get the Sony. Also, in terms of dedicated mics, what do most people like? I don't really care about it, it just needs to be cheap, easy to use, and have relatively decent quality. Thanks.

EDIT: For the mic, I was looking at this: Amazon.com: Zalman Microphone Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone Retail: Electronics Is that a good choice?
The Sonys are going to breath more and are lighter, but theres less noise isolation. Go with the Sony's if you want to save money.

As for mics, it doesnt matter much, just look at reviews really.
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Waffle I would recommend the ATH50 which are very nice headphones. Or the Alessandro MS1 if you like your bass and listen to rock.
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post #8 of 11
JVC RX900 (modded) + Xonar DG.
post #9 of 11
I also recommend the RX900's. I have a pair of 700's and they have great sound as well as a good soundstage for a closed headphone. I would imagine the 900's would be even better.
post #10 of 11
I got these... excellent frequency range

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