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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 09:31 PM
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I have the G933 and G633, I don't believe they are true surround sound. I've been playing this game called Tarkov lately and it's very competitive so I'm thinking of using this holiday deals to snatch some new headphones. The problem I have now is, its hard to tell sounds coming from above or below. I believe a true 7.1 headphone will fix that. I don't have a budget atm, I'm just gonna put the recommended headphones on the list and see which one goes on sale the most.
Stereo headphone and locating sound is a matter of getting used to your headphones. I've used closed HD200 Master and they are well narrow soundstage, what else, but damn I could pin point people in CS by sound just fine and track their walking out of sight.
Obviously using an open headphone with drivers more far from your ears will give you bigger soundstage and easier to tell where sounds are coming from.

Avoid all the gamery brands, Logitech, Kingston/HyperX, etc. If it's not sold in a music instruments/gear shop and it's only in PC components shops, it's "gamery" trash most of the time nowadays.

If you want Sennheiser, either the cheap 598SR or what's the name or HD600 with a better cable if you want to spend some. Skip the rest, it's not worth it.

Either way find a headphone store and listen to many yourself.
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Quote: Originally Posted by DoubleX View Post
I have the G933 and G633, I don't believe they are true surround sound. I've been playing this game called Tarkov lately and it's very competitive so I'm thinking of using this holiday deals to snatch some new headphones. The problem I have now is, its hard to tell sounds coming from above or below. I believe a true 7.1 headphone will fix that. I don't have a budget atm, I'm just gonna put the recommended headphones on the list and see which one goes on sale the most.
What exactly do you mean by true 7.1 headphones? If you don't mind me asking.

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easy, cans on a classic dirt bike helmet, except the shell is hollow

the audiophalic types will love it !
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The OP is most likely talking about Roccat Kave, Razer Tiamat or the Tritton headsets.
All of those options are pure trash, used a "true" Tritton 5.1 headset years ago and it was so bad that I ended up throwing it to the trash.

Just get good stereo headphones and then set up virtual headphone surround if you REALLY need it. Razer Surround (free software), Dolby Headphones (included with headsets and soundcards), DTS Headphone:X (same), Windows Sonic (free on Windows 10), Creative surround (soundcards), etc.
There are a lot of options available.

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The OP is most likely talking about Roccat Kave, Razer Tiamat or the Tritton headsets.
All of those options are pure trash, used a "true" Tritton 5.1 headset years ago and it was so bad that I ended up throwing it to the trash.

Just get good stereo headphones and then set up virtual headphone surround if you REALLY need it. Razer Surround (free software), Dolby Headphones (included with headsets and soundcards), DTS Headphone:X (same), Windows Sonic (free on Windows 10), Creative surround (soundcards), etc.
There are a lot of options available.
Exactly this.
I'm using a somewhat decent pair (ATH-M40x) with Equalizer APO and HeSuVi with "hear.wav" HRIR, which sounds more natural than other HRIRs when coming from a pure stereo listening on desktop.
After using virtual surround for quite, pure stereo sounds very weird in some games and music, as many sources are not really designed to be listened to with headphones where channels are isolated from each other.

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TAKE MY MONEY!

just make it super light, and build Valve Index into it.

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and if you need a mic, get a clip on (that's rated for WINDOWS!!!)

boom, you've spent half as much loot on a better experience, with one extra wire o.O!

there are plenty of guides out there on how to bash it all together.

I've been using a mic + amp >> PC for ages now. I need to hear myself in real time thru my cans when they're on, or stuff gets weird. The only way to get that to work (may still be the only way) was to have both devices be USB, or both devices into on-board, or an AIO, which didn't even cross my mind or come up at the time.

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I've had good experiences wit Plantronics RIG headsets. Decided to go with better audio.

Samson SR850
Creative Sound Blaster AE5
Hyper X Quadcast

Even on a budget headphone like the SR850, audio positioning and quality will be soooooo muuuuuccchhh bettterrrrr.
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