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Old June 5, 2009, 03:58 PM
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If you wanna fork over some real dough then I would wait for these (and a review, of course).

Psyko Audio Labs, Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headphones - Home
Wow, that's definitely what I'm looking for. Just learned about sensory perception in psyc a few weeks ago. So the speakers that are up top travel down a pathway and come out in a specific area in front of you? Looks pretty sweet. I wonder if you'd need a high end sound card for something like this? Looks like it might be worth the price though.
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Old June 5, 2009, 06:37 PM
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Looks to me like it runs its own amps, all you have to do is connect it. All its doing is running 5 speakers tubed to various parts of your ears so I dont think it takes any complicated soundcard software. I like in the video theres the 1 guy whos wearing them over a beanie... what a waste.
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Looks to me like it runs its own amps, all you have to do is connect it. All its doing is running 5 speakers tubed to various parts of your ears so I dont think it takes any complicated soundcard software. I like in the video theres the 1 guy whos wearing them over a beanie... what a waste.
LOL yeah I noticed that too. I'm just wondering though how much better those would be compared to regular ones. Definitely would want to try them first for that price...
A friend also referred me to the Plantronics Game Com 777 headset, it's about 60 dollars on shopbot, he told me it was comfortable and he can hear where everything is in L4d. Just wondering if anyone can say anything good/bad about this set.
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You could try out the Logitech G35. . .

They're very nice for gaming, comfortable, and have a surprising amount of bass for a USB headset. The mic is very nice, as well as the buttons on the side of the left earphone.
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Old June 11, 2009, 09:43 PM
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I'm thinking Plantronics Gamecom 777, they are like Logitech G35, but have both USB connector and regular jacks for non PC use (and cost $63 on shopbot)

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You should try the steelseries siberia. They are really good for gaming, and can be bough on sale for like 70 bucks.
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Wait, I'm trying to figure out what headsets provide physical 5.1 and which ones are using Dolby Pro Logic II which is a virtual surround sound or are they all like that? How the whole thing works with game sound design? Is virtual simulation just as good?

edit: after a bit more research I found Razor and Turtle Beach have multi-speaker phones (and Psyko as was mentioned here). Some say both types provide similar results.

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Go with a quality stereo headset and an X-Fi card with CMSS. I can't believe how many people are caught up in this 5.1 headset nonsense. *Flame-suit on*
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Go with a quality stereo headset and an X-Fi card with CMSS. I can't believe how many people are caught up in this 5.1 headset nonsense. *Flame-suit on*
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I have no problems at all finding enemies in COD4 with my stereo headphones, and they sound absolutely fantastic for everything else.

5.1 just doesn't really make sense on a headset to me... too close to your ears. Then they'd need multiple drivers (smaller) so they wouldn't sound as good...
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I'm using a Creative headset. I play BF2142, listen to music, movies etc. and have found nothing to complain about. For $53 bucks it's a good bang for your buck.
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