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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 05:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Best Headphones to hear footsteps in video games?

Looking for something that will be used for FPS. I want to hear footsteps, positional audio and whatnot. What do you recommend for $150ish?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 05:24 PM
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I can say from personal experience the Corsair Void Pro (With dolby effect enabled in iCUE) has never failed me with positional sound, especially hearing footsteps in games like PUBG and so on...

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If I can hear footsteps in BFV in M220 then I doubt there's a better recommendation

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basically any decent pair of open headphones you like.

Philips Fidelio X2s were down to ~$150 about a month ago on Amazon but they went back up. Still under $200 though from ~$300.

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I read something about Microsoft having some sort of Dolby software thing you can add to windows that works pretty good for simulating surround sound. That might help a standard headphone compete with the gaming usb headphones with their software surround sound.

Personally, I think using some eq software would make more of a difference than picking the right headset if you are looking to emphasize specific sounds.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/

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If you specifically want to hear quiet sounds better than anyone else then you'd want IEM's with good isolation? Or a soundcard with a volume leveler (amplifies quiet sounds and reduces loud).


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