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Hello Guys,
I'm looking for Headphones (Since I'd been told that 'gaming' products is bul***t, And TBH I have an obsession to always buy the best one) for FPS (spcificly Counter Strike 1.6), I know that I will sounds lame,but its beacause I dont know much About headphones and want the best really.

My only request is the best 3D positional sounds I can get at 165$.
I can Compromise with uncomfort one, but only if I will get better 3D Positional Accuraty.

I will use the Headphone ONLY FOR FPS [cs 1.6 only].

If its ok, I want you also to tell me why you recommeded what you recommended. wink.gif

Thanks alot for your time, I hope I didn't ask much
And sorry about my awful english,
Have a nice day! smile.gif

almost forget, dont worry about microphone - I already chose Zalman clip.
Edited by avinin1 - 2/28/11 at 9:30am
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Ok, im not another OCN'er recommending something because EVERYONE else did.

The audio technica ad700's have ridiculously good sound stage for their price.

I really don't think you are going to find anything better in that price range. Chances are for a better "Gaming" headset your are going to have to spend >$200 to beat the ad700s. This coming from someone who has owned two pairs of them and chucked them up against sennheiser 555's, 595's, and my current akg 701s. I always come back to my ad700s for CS, although esea pugs are about all i have time for these days.

I also use a siberia clip on mic that i got with one of the original siberia packages when they first game out under the icemat brand... probably identical to the zalman in terms of clarity and positioning. I just clip it to my keyboard wire on my desk and it works great.


And please don't look into these "5.1" headsets thinking they are going to give you better positioning. I will also add that the best sound stage / positioning is likely going to be found in an open back pair of headphones. Isolation/Closed Back will kill your sound stage and ability to figure out anything more than left or right.
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AD700s are really hard to beat. Their sound stage is enormous. I chose these for gaming, so that says a lot.

AD700 vs AKG 701 head to head in the sound stage department is difficult. Amped though, I'd take the AKG's.

Still, I don't think the OP is going to find better gaming headphones than the AD700s. So like the above poster said, go with Audio Technica.
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what is sound stage does?
I mean - how this effect the gameplay ?
sound more far away?
can please you explain it for me?

thanks alot.
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I use my A900's for CS alot and still manage to win matches, A900's are VERY closed headphones. You don't really need headphones with a massive soundstage for 1.6.

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Dunno though, I'd say all around the usuals, find the open headset which best suits your needs, alot of people don't like the AD700's because they're on an absolute different level aesthetically than the Sennheiser equivalent HD555's.
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It's like your ability to hear where things are placed around you. The wider the sound stage, the wider your ability to make out sounds around you if you close your eyes and pay attention to where noises are coming from. This is important for classical music because you can hear where the instruments are coming from.

It's really important for gaming because then you can tell where the footsteps are coming from and roughly how far away they are.
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Originally Posted by Simca;12555901 
AD700s are really hard to beat. Their sound stage is enormous. I chose these for gaming, so that says a lot.

AD700 vs AKG 701 head to head in the sound stage department is difficult. Amped though, I'd take the AKG's.

Still, I don't think the OP is going to find better gaming headphones than the AD700s. So like the above poster said, go with Audio Technica.

The AKG's actually destroy the ad700s in all areas except gaming ,where I would say they are close in terms of positioning, but not quality. The amp'd AKGs with a good source are tough to beat. I would rather put the gaming hours on the pads on my ad700s. Plus it keeps me from getting bored tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by avinin1;12556073 
what is sound stage does?
I mean - how this effect the gameplay ?
sound more far away?
can please you explain it for me?

thanks alot.

Your taking the phrase too literally. Sound stage refers to the headphones ability to virtually duplicate the sound in a way that it is presented to your ears in as close as possible to the way in which it was recorded.

Headphones with good sound stage can allow you to determine direction and distance to a sound that is being played, which is what you want for gaming.
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any stereo works great to me its the comfort or the look you base it on. but sometiems you cant tell if its behind behind or left side behind. lol. but then not every game supports surround.
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any stereo works great to me its the comfort or the look you base it on. but sometiems you cant tell if its behind behind or left side behind. lol. but then not every game supports surround.

You don't need more than two channels to have good positional sound in a game even without all of those crazy eax things ive never bothered with.
    
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You don't need more than two channels to have good positional sound in a game even without all of those crazy eax things ive never bothered with.

yea, i have surround sound speakers and i turn i switch it to 2.1 stereo when im FPSing i only like surround if im playing a racing game or watching a movie. biggrin.gif
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