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I need a recommendation for headphones. These are going to be used primarily for gaming on my consoles at night. I need a pair so I can play louder than I have to now, so as to not disturb my 2 year old sleeping. Xbox live is not important, as I do not play online on the xbox (whiny little kids). So, a microphone is not necessary.

So, what do you recommend?
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Turtle Beach x41's are absolutely phenomenal.
The surround sound is extremely helpful when playing FPS games as you can directionally hear footsteps.
Also, theyre wireless.
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Turtle Beach x41's are absolutely phenomenal.
The surround sound is extremely helpful when playing FPS games as you can directionally hear footsteps.
Also, theyre wireless.
I was going to suggest TBs as well, but he said he doesn't play online. Waste of a 360, but your choice OP.

Any set of cans will do well. It all depends on preferences. Do you like deep bass, high quality highs/mids, or maybe just a 'normal' on in-between?
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I was going to suggest TBs as well, but he said he doesn't play online. Waste of a 360, but your choice OP.

Any set of cans will do well. It all depends on preferences. Do you like deep bass, high quality highs/mids, or maybe just a 'normal' on in-between?
Jtag, my friend. I play single player games more than anything, lan or xlink. I enjoy modding my games with custom .xex's or gpd's. I also prefer playing off an external hard drive than have to scratch my discs up or hear the jet engine that is the dvd drive. I have other reasons to play the xbox, other than play with whiny 12 year olds that complain through an entire game (on xbox live).

I want clear sound. I want to be able to hear the game and the ambient noises in the game without having to crank up my surround sound. I do not care if it is 7.1 or 5.1, as I think those are more gimmick (in headphones) than practical.
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Do you need wireless or would a wired set fit your configuration?

I use the same Sennheiser PC151 headphones on my XBox 360 that I use on my PC. Of course, the microphone is useless, but since I play both at the same desk it's easier just to unplug the headphones from the PC and plug them into the TV when it's time to play XBox 360.
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I love my X41's

I bought them for my 360 but use them for pc and everything in-between. All you need it a cheap ~5 dollar adapter cable to make the mic work for pc. The battery life is good, I bought a 4 pack of rechargeable AAA's and keep two on the charger. With heavy use I swap them about every other day. Setup is stupid easy, usb power cord is really handy.

Sometimes I wish they were a tad bit lighter but its not enough to make me dislike them.
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post #7 of 20
See my blog post in my sig. You'll want a closed headphone.

Sounds like Audio Technica A700s are what you want.
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I have a Pair of Astro A40s with the the 2010 Mixer. Best cans that I've owned.
    
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Turtle Beach x41's are absolutely phenomenal.
The surround sound is extremely helpful when playing FPS games as you can directionally hear footsteps.
Also, theyre wireless.
they dont sound very good(well the ones at bestbuy)
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
they dont sound very good(well the ones at bestbuy)
X41?
Most of the ones I see for sale at retail distributors are the low end stero ones, the 7.1 surround sound Turtle Beaches with the big speakers sound amazing. Theyre also like 150 bucks though, haha
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