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Im thinking i need a new set of headphones for gaming,ive decided to get the AKG 240.
My question to you guys is will the work good with my soundcard {ht omega striker} or will i have to do something different to get excellent sound out of them?
Or maybe o should look at different headphones?
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post #2 of 11
I'm not familiar with the AKG 240 but that sound card will do you fine for gaming with most headphones.
post #3 of 11
The sound card will be fine.... I'm not really familiar with the AKG 240, If you want, you can also check out some of the Steelseries headsets. Those are extremely good headsets. Good Luck!
    
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AKGs are notorious for being hard to drive and typically are suited to classical music. Any reason why you decided to go for the AKG 240?
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Do you have a specific link to the K240 you're interested in? There are many K240 variants...
 
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Here is the link http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDEQ8wIwAA#
The reason i decided on akg is a freind of mine has them,he likes them but he has the ht omega claro.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutlawII View Post
Here is the link http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDEQ8wIwAA#
The reason i decided on akg is a freind of mine has them,he likes them but he has the ht omega claro.
Well, the reason I question the K240 choice is because the AKG "sound" isn't good for everybody. What music genres do you listen to commonly?
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post #8 of 11
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Not so much on the music just gaming pretty much.But i want some high quality sound for it,i currently have turtle beach z2 and im not real happy with them.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by OutlawII View Post
Not so much on the music just gaming pretty much.But i want some high quality sound for it,i currently have turtle beach z2 and im not real happy with them.
Then the better option is the AD700s.

Also the cheaper option.

Also, you have to be careful with the K240s. Not all of them are great. Certain series/years are better than others.

Also, compared to other headphones, the K240s could benefit from an amp.
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post #10 of 11
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Not so much on the music just gaming pretty much.But i want some high quality sound for it,i currently have turtle beach z2 and im not real happy with them.
I think the general feeling around here is that if you're gaming, the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 is the most mentioned budget contender. However, I don't really know how well the K240 performs with gaming so I can't say the AD700 is better.

I also think there are two types of headphone gamers: those that use headphones for better immersion in the game or those that game for purely positioning and to gain an auditory advantage in games. Do you fit into any of these categories?
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