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Looking for a new headset after my Fa1tality Headset binded up to the point that the cord broke apart. I have a budget of up to $75, anything that could work for me?
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+ + Clip on mic.

You won't get better for that budget.
Edited by Simca - 3/1/11 at 12:08pm
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Get these while they're on sale. Don't bother with a cheapo sound card. Just headphones alone will give you a massive improvement.


Also, buy any old microphone and attach as shown here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Get these while they're on sale. Don't bother with a cheapo sound card. Just headphones alone will give you a massive improvement.

Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones: Electronics

Also, buy any old microphone and attach as shown here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod
You've not only gone way over the OPs budget, but those AD700s aren't even on sale. They're always that price.

On top of that, for gaming a sound card is highly important. While the DG isn't a great sound card, it's better than on board. You can barely hear footsteps in games without a sound card. With a sound card you can. You underestimate how important a sound card is for gaming.

It's actually more important for gaming than for music.
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I game with onboard, and in stereo, without any gimmicky 3D effects. 151-16. You're overestimating.


Edited by cuad - 3/1/11 at 1:27pm
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You're not doing it right.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post
On top of that, for gaming a sound card is highly important. While the DG isn't a great sound card, it's better than on board. You can barely hear footsteps in games without a sound card. With a sound card you can. You underestimate how important a sound card is for gaming.

It's actually more important for gaming than for music.
Wow, we have a new armchair philosopher on this forum.

Have you experienced 21st century onboard sound? Or are you just hopping on the "onboard sucks" bandwagon like everyone else?

Oh, btw that scoreboard screenshot is meaningless, at least cuad's screen shot actually has his name in it.
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You're not doing it right.
Too bad thats not you, and thats on the 360. I saw this in another post, and the video is on youtube. Plus even if it is you, it has nothing to do with sound cards or being able to hear someone better. All the video showed was your team spawn trapping and getting chopper gunners.
    
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Wow, we have a new armchair philosopher on this forum.

Have you experienced 21st century onboard sound? Or are you just hopping on the "onboard sucks" bandwagon like everyone else?

Oh, btw that scoreboard screenshot is meaningless, at least cuad's screen shot actually has his name in it.
He was joking with the picture, Also onboard audio is still onboad audio they can make new chipsets all they want. It still uses cheap components. That Xonar DG supasses onboard audio just like older Audigy cards.

No one is jumping on the so called " onboard audio sucks" bandwagon. Onboard audio will never be as good as a addon card til they stop using cheap components. Using AD700 on onboard audio would be a waste of money. As the AD700s isnt gonna the way it suppose to. it be like me trying to use my AKGs on onboard audio.

I had to use onboard audio my self many times while waiting for sound cards to come.I in up having to use older audigy cards or a usb SB live 24bit I had laying around.

Azo simca is helping the op, the fact is onboard audio doesnt hold a candle to even the DS or the DG. The op would benfit from the sound card and the headphones, then trying to use headphones with onboard audio. in turn the headphones wouldnt sound that good because of that.

Op what simca suggest is what i also suggest, the JVC he mention are like the AD700s with simlair sound signature . I have used AD700s on onboard audio before when i was waiting a sound card to come and they do not sound good when using thru the onboard audio. so that be the worst thing you can do even tho you wouldnt as it past your budget.
Edited by admflameberg - 3/1/11 at 8:36pm
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