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I currently have the logitech g35, a usb headset. I really want to make use of the motherboard ill be etting semi soon "rampage iii extreme black edition". So what are the best over the ear headphones with mic. budget would be up to 300$ AT MOST. Would like to spend any where from 100-200. The mobo comes with a soundcard with a AMP.
Noice canceling perfered.
If possible 5.1 ( I know its not likely.)
Red is best but ill do black or white.
    
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they are good but are you already tested the new creative one they are very good for gaming
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what are you talking about?
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First of all, you should have read the [OCNHC] Guide to Gaming Headphones\\Headsets. Do not fall for the 5.1 gimmicks. Also, the sound card that comes with the Rampage III Extreme Black Edition will probably suck. Get a nice DAC and amp or atleast a good sound card like the Asus Xonar DX, Asus Xonar Essence ST, or the Asus Xonar Essence STX (The difference between the ST and STX edition is that the ST edition is PCI which sounds better overall from what others have said. The STX edition is just PCIe). Auzentech is great. If you want Creative's sound cards, get the Creative Sound Blaster Titanium HD (Note I said HD). Why? It's better than all of the others. In fact it's probably their best. Anyways, if you want a good set of headphones, I'd say look @ www.headphone.com (also known as HeadRoom. They have great reviews). If you're just starting to enter the audiophile world (I assume you are because of your, no offense, lack of knowledge), the AudioTechnica ATH-M50 or ATH-M50s (has a straight cable instead of coiled) is a great start. They're $150 which is already considered in-expensive. You can also get the AudioTechnica ATH-A700 (closed version) or ATH-AD700 (open version). If you've read the guide I linked, I think you'll probably know if open or closed headphones are better for you. If you're willing to spend a great amount of money, get the Denon AH-D2000. They're a great set of headphones. You can stretch your budget by around $50 or so and get the Denon AH-D5000 which just has a slightly better cable and wooden ear cups which gives it a more liquid, laid back feeling but I don't believe that's well worth the extra $50. These are just my thoughts. You can head over to the OCN Headphones Club and ask too.
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post #5 of 15
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I know 5.1 is a gimmick tongue.gif. Thats why i said not likely. I probably should have went into more detail about that.
    
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Yeah. I'm just re-enforcing that. Also, most headphones are black with silver accents. Most audiophile headphones are over ear FYI. I also forgot to mention the AKG K702. They aren't really comfortable at first but after 300hrs or so of burn in time (according to HeadRoom), they'll be great. Same with the AKG K701.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/26/11 at 8:56am
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post #7 of 15
Audio-Technica ATH-ES7, comes in black or white.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Yeah. I'm just re-enforcing that. Also, most headphones are black with silver accents. Most audiophile headphones are over ear FYI. I also forgot to mention the AKG K702. They aren't really comfortable at first but after 300hrs or so of burn in time (according to HeadRoom), they'll be great. Same with the AKG K701.
Headroom... lol
Aren't they sponsored by Denon?
post #9 of 15
HeadRoom's a good site like Head-Fi. Also, expect some new stuff from CES this year. I didn't hear anything interesting for the companies (all companies, not just audio companies).

c: I laughed so hard when I read a HeadFi article written by a mod there who went to skullcandy. Read it. They're selling a $200< set of cans that will probably suck. I think it was $289.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/26/11 at 1:20pm
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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post #10 of 15
Honestly, don't get that overpriced mobo tbh. Get a better spec mobo that does not have X-fi and is cheaper and spend the rest on a soundcard. All that mobo does is have X-fi features over onboard sound. Really.
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