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Just looking for a good set of headphones for ~$50 max for gaming purposes. Microphone isn't needed, but would be helpful. Mostly for FPS type gaming, so clarity is pretty important (footsteps, etc.). Might be willing to go a bit higher for surround.
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Originally Posted by Droogie;12745007 
Just looking for a good set of headphones for ~$50 max for gaming purposes. Microphone isn't needed, but would be helpful. Mostly for FPS type gaming, so clarity is pretty important (footsteps, etc.). Might be willing to go a bit higher for surround.

I recommend getting a pair of Sennheiser-HD555 84 dollars on amazon. It’s a few dollars more than your budget but amazing sound quality for the money. Much better than the cheap gaming headsets in the same price range. You will want to get the mic I also listed. It’s a high quality Zalman.


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD555-Professional-Headphones-Channeling/dp/B0001FTVDQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300228182&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones with Sound Channeling: Electronics[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Microphone-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b"]Amazon.com: Zalman Microphone Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone Retail: Electronics[/ame]
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Jvc ha-rx700.
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post #4 of 11
I have the original Steelseries Siberia (not V2), not bad for sub $50 headphones
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Yeah, not spending $100+ on headphones that I won't use that often. My grandmother is giving me a set of these for free: http://www.radioshack.com/pwr/product-reviews/Home-Entertainment/Accessories/Headphones/RadioShack/p/2280521-900MHz-Rechargeable-Analog-Wireless-Stereo-Headphone-System.html

Just not sure how good those are gonna sound. I keep hearing good things about the rx700's, but how are they in FPS type of games?
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post #6 of 11
I have the rx900s, and seeing as the 700s are similar, they should sound great in FPS games. However, the 900s do have a wider soundstage and more bass. If you like those features then you might look at them.
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Jvc ha-rx700.

this..i have the rx-900 and will never use another set of headphones ever

ive used hd555, ad-700, a-700 and a-500
post #8 of 11
HD 555 or HARX 700/900.
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If these radio shack headphones are as terrible as I expect them to be, I'm going to look into the rx700s. However, newegg is out of stock, Amazon is asking way too much, and I can't find anyone who carries them locally.
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post #10 of 11
I've used the JVC HA-RX700 with the Titanium Fatal1ty Pro sound card, they're just above-average at pin pointing sound, but not that good or great. Also if you apply any of those gimmicky 3d sound effects it echoes like crazy. Try the RX900 or just grab the AD700s and be done with gaming headphones for the rest of your life.
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