Mostly playing MMOs, I never ran into much of a problem with sound, sure the game didn't sound amazing, but it got the job done and I could hear vent. However in FPS games, I would do fairly well but I realized buddies on vent would just seem to have the location of people when I would really only be playing off of sight it seemed.
So, I want to get a nice headset, recently, I purchased a new keyboard from razer, a blackwidow. So I decided to grab a headset from them as well. Ended up with the Megalodon. I'm sort of torn with this headset, the stereo sound is really good, positional audio seems much better then the IEMs I have been used to. However, when I use the 7.1 audio feature on it, everything sounds like I'm in a cave. Tons of echo to certain sounds. So, with that I started looking into audio info. And I can't help but feel, these really aren't worth $150.
I know the AudioTechnica AD700 are recommended alot around here. I have some concerns, first I have an evga p55 mobo, no discrete sound card. The realtek stuff, I have heard isn't all that great, so I was opting for a USB set. I figured analog sets would be limited by what you plug them into. The AD700s, I would like to try, to get an idea of what great sound really is I guess, but ultimately I don't know if I would keep them. I'd like a headset to sound good, be comfy, and also fit in with my PC setup. At least something all black, it doesn't have to have lights or crazy bling, but the AD700s just look hideous IMO.
So, I would like to know if there are any other alternatives to the AD700s, that would give me sound on their level. I am interested in positional audio for FPS, and I listen to a lot of house music. A Mic isn't really needed, so they can just be headphones. My price range would be upto $150, and keep in mind I have no soudncard/AMP etc. Guess this would be something to start me off with good sound.
I did notice the Megalodons had some great positional audio in the crysis 2 demo, but any voices over vent had that echo/cave sound to them. Feels like their virtual surround implementation is screwed up bad. Which also put me on the fence with Logitech G35 or Corsair HS1s. Then I went into Best Buy, and tried some Sony, Beats, and Bose headphones they had on display. Some of them, the beats esp, cost more then my Razers and they didn't really sound all that different. So now, I am left feeling stumped on what really to go for.
Edited by jasonjlx - 3/2/11 at 3:00am