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ragenrok December 27, 2008 08:53 PM

Need new headphones, help
 
Ok i want a new set of head phones but have no idea what I should get.

It will be used for 99% gaming and my budget is around $100 ($120 max) it has to be from NCIX and I have a auzentech prelude sound card so output type doesnt matter.

I found the sennheiser HD555 for $120 Price matched, and the Steelseries 5H is on for like $80.

doesnt matter if theres a mic on them or not, I'd love surround sound but heard they dont sound as good as stereo headsets and you can emulate surround on stereo headsets wiht my prelude.

any recomendations?

just looking for a good gaming set. I dont watch movies or listen to music on my comp.

Bojamijams December 27, 2008 09:56 PM

Go for the 555's

Cranky December 28, 2008 01:20 PM

I am using these:

NCIX.com - Buy Creative Fatality Gaming Headset 8FT Noise Canceling Microphone W/ Volume Control - 51MZ0310AA002 In Canada.

I don't have any complaints as of yet, and the mic is detachable.

Zeroman_IR December 29, 2008 09:41 AM

Have the 555s myself, can't recommend them enough. They're worth the little extra.

BT! December 29, 2008 09:54 AM

555's :D

Empty_Quarter December 29, 2008 10:04 AM

555 FTW :)

ragenrok December 29, 2008 11:21 AM

hehe thanks guys, looks like I will go with the 555's, for $120 I don't think I can go wrong :D

Silvgearx December 29, 2008 04:49 PM

Umm for 99% gaming, if you play a lot of First person shooter games you should consider some thing else besides the HD555, the hd555 are STEREO headphones, they are best used for music:thumb: and such, but i do find that they are not too shabby with movies.

CanadaRox December 29, 2008 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5ILVgeARX (Post 132604)
Umm for 99% gaming, if you play a lot of First person shooter games you should consider some thing else besides the HD555, the hd555 are STEREO headphones, they are best used for music:thumb: and such, but i do find that they are not too shabby with movies.

With a good sound card you can set it to emulate 7.1 through 2.0 and it will sound at least as good, possibly better.

mlauzon December 29, 2008 07:43 PM

If I were you, I'd save up some more and purchase the Razer Megalodon!:

Razer | For Gamers. By Gamers?. | Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


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