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What I am looking for below


Great for gaming (able to hear quiet sounds like footsteps etc.)
Good bass.
Over-the-ear ear cup
Analog
Comfortable (able to wear for hours on end without hurting your ears.)
Noise-canceling Microphone

If I think of anything else I will edit post your suggestions

Thx in advance to all people who post.
Edited by spitfireguy123 - 4/1/11 at 5:01pm
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Does it need to be a headset? I would go with the AD700 or HD5XX series, depending on your budget, as they are the best overall headphones for gaming. If you're playing games like CSS, a heavy bass is generally detrimental to hearing footsteps and the like. I don't use headsets as they are generally inferior to a good set of headphones, as well as a clip-on standing mic. The best I can tell you is to not purchase ones that are USB based.

I have used the HD555's as well as the HD598's for gaming, and they have worked wonders. These are generally the superior headphones in that price range for positional audio. Modding the 555's with the soundstage/foam removing mods will only improve the soundstage, and provide a clearer, resonating sound, as well as bass.
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Look at the Steelseries headsets, personally, I like the Steelseries 5xb. That headset was reviewed by Optic H3CZ if you know who that is. And they arn't very expensive.

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What is your budget?
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post
What is your budget?
That's my question, too. Also, circumaurals are generally recommended for gaming. Are you set on over-ears instead of around-ears? Some info on circumaurals:

AD700s and HD555s will perform great for their price mark. They're open-back, and will leak more sound, have a wider soundstage, and have slightly less bass. When you say "good" bass, does quality or quantity matter more?

Closed-back phones like the A700 (brother of the AD700) will leak less sound, have a less impressive (but still very good) soundstage, and have slightly more bass.

In a lower price bracket, read forum posts on the RX700/RX900. Whereas the above sets retail for $80, $95, and $115 (respectively), these retail for $35 and $60 (respectively).

These definitely aren't the only good headphones around, though. They are, however, worth considering instead of a headset because clip-on mics are cheap, and you're buying separate items made to perform well instead of one unit that may or may not compromise to offer both. The above sets are all very comfortable.
Still, dunno what you want to spend.
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