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I'm trying to find a good headset for PC gaming too.
I was looking at turtlebeach Z2 headset, but newegg reviews i see people saying that it breaks easy or the sound cuts out after 2-3months.

The only new headset i have used was Corsair hs1a, which i returned within a week. That headset reminded me of TekNmotion $15 headset. The sound quality was crap.
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How could you get tired of AD700's? I would DIE to have them :O
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How could you get tired of AD700's? I would DIE to have them :O
Lol I'll sell you mine.
They're huge headphones.. I wouldn't recommend leaving your house with them on. They're pinkish/purple.. I like the way they feel but after a while they can cause neck strain. Some sounds are like muffled or something, I can't explain it. To be honest idk why I got them over the HD555s, because there wasn't much difference in audio quality. I just got them because everyone said they were good for gaming and better than the hd555s.

I was looking at the astro a40s with the mixamp. Kind of expensive.. But they seem to be specifically for gaming and the reviews aren't bad.
Also saw a few others

M-Audio Studiophile Q40 looks nice and I also read some good reviews. Anyone game with these? http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...ophileQ40.html

All of my previous headphones before the Razer weren't meant for gaming, but they sounded excellent. I need something like that again.. but better lol
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Lol I'll sell you mine.
They're huge headphones.. I wouldn't recommend leaving your house with them on. They're pinkish/purple.. I like the way they feel but after a while they can cause neck strain. Some sounds are like muffled or something, I can't explain it. To be honest idk why I got them over the HD555s, because there wasn't much difference in audio quality. I just got them because everyone said they were good for gaming and better than the hd555s.

I was looking at the astro a40s with the mixamp. Kind of expensive.. But they seem to be specifically for gaming and the reviews aren't bad.
Also saw a few others

M-Audio Studiophile Q40 looks nice and I also read some good reviews. Anyone game with these? http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...ophileQ40.html

All of my previous headphones before the Razer weren't meant for gaming, but they sounded excellent. I need something like that again.. but better lol
o_O

If you're happy with your Razers, why not stick with it? What's wrong with them if you're pleased? People recommend you HD555s and AD700s and you think they're bad, so asking these same people for suggestions won't be the best of ideas.
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o_O

If you're happy with your Razers, why not stick with it? What's wrong with them if you're pleased? People recommend you HD555s and AD700s and you think they're bad, so asking these same people for suggestions won't be the best of ideas.
Because I know there are better headphones out there. It can't be the ones above because I owned them. Maybe I need a better sound card and amp to know their potential.. Does my xtremegamer push every bit out of my AD700s? I'll even be willing to return these Razers or keep them to test them on a better sound card and amp for a decent price.. if it'll make that much of a difference.

no one from ocn recommended me those cans, and I never said they're bad.. Just tired of them and disappointed that a pair of $70 gimmick headphones sound better.
    
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Because I know there are better headphones out there. It can't be the ones above because I owned them. Maybe I need a better sound card and amp to know their potential.. Does my xtremegamer push every bit out of my AD700s? I'll even be willing to return these Razers or keep them to test them on a better sound card and amp for a decent price.. if it'll make that much of a difference.

no one from ocn recommended me those cans, and I never said they're bad.. Just tired of them and disappointed that a pair of $70 gimmick headphones sound better.
You should probably stop investing money in headphones and start raising your sound card. The Xtreme Gamer is a very entry level card. Instead of spending 200 on new headphones, you should spend 130+ for a new sound card.

If you're that much of a gamer you'll want to stay with X-fi chips. I recommend the , but I see you're also into BASS. I wonder if the special magic flavor that you're missing is BASS and aren't getting enough of it. If that's the case then I agree, AD700s are not gonna' give that to you, but bass isn't really for gaming. Not if you're trying to get the most advantage out of the game anyway. If you just want to enjoy and be immersed in the game, that's a different scenario.

If you want more bass, I'd stay away from Creative cards. Move onto Asus. Can only recommend the ST if you have headphones for it though..none of which you have that can benefit from the amping though.

I'd say jump to a . See if that helps you.
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Ok so I'll return these Razers tomorrow and search for sound cards

either the Titanium HD or ASUS Xonar Essence STX since I see it's mentioned frequently here in the forums.. which of the two is better (for gaming + music combo)

I guess I'll give my old AD700s another shot..
    
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Ok so I'll return these Razers tomorrow and search for sound cards

either the Titanium HD or ASUS Xonar Essence STX since I see it's mentioned frequently here in the forums.. which of the two is better (for gaming + music combo)

I guess I'll give my old AD700s another shot..
That's just it. You either get gaming or music. Can't have both.

And since you have no headphones that need an amp, you should just buy the Xonar DX which can be had for 80 dollars. (1/2 the price of the Titanium HD).

DX is still pretty good in games, but positioning will win out in the Titanium HD. But music will win out on the DX.
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So I should get the Titanium HD over the Essence STX? I'm buying them from a computer store, so online prices don't apply to me. The STX is $10 more than the Titanium HD where I'm buying it.. should I get the STX? Will they give a good gaming experience? I'm down to get the Titanium HD, but I don't want to get stuck with another X-fi card that limits my OC because it doesn't play nice with my Asus p5n32-e sli.

So please, let me know asap.. I'm gonna be using my AD700s with it.. returning my Razers
    
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I would recommend the Roccat Kave 5.1 Headset. Recently got them and even upgraded from the onboard sound to Xonar DS because of them - excellent noise cancelling (and i don't mean the microphone) made me hear all parasite noises coming from the onboard realtek.
Have to say that i didn't expected such huge difference smile.gif
And it is true that it's almost like cheating when you can hear the footsteps of the enemy trough the wall in CS-Source wink.gif
The music quality is also awesome, but i'm not an audio-expert.
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