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Old July 11, 2009, 10:11 AM
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I have the senny 151's and a set of 5.1 trittons, the Senny's sound is so much better than the 5.1's but the 5.1's are much easier to pinpoint footsteps and such in FPS. If you are just going to use the headset for FPS games look at a 5.1 but if you are going to use them for more than just fps's the Senny 151's get my vote.
I wont use my 5.1's for anything but FPS since the sound is quite muddy and well just plain crappy.
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Old July 11, 2009, 10:29 AM
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A couple places to look at are:

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Old July 11, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Just get a desktop mic/ clip on mic, so it will leave you with much more headphone options.

If you don't have a sound card, that should be your first priority.. while the onboard does have acceptable positional audio, sound cards do it way better, while sounding superior, and having much more customization available.

Sound cards can make cheap headphones sound decent..

Myself I use the beats, but that's a little expensive, but I tell ya, it was worth every penny
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Old July 11, 2009, 10:43 AM
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I saw the Sennhieser 550's on sale in future shop for dirt cheap the other day.
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Old July 11, 2009, 12:53 PM
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I use these with no complaints.
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Old July 11, 2009, 09:32 PM
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First get a sound card for 3D positioning, Xonar series is good, then get a pair of studio grade stereo headphones with mic or without, I personally use $79 JVC HA-RX900 for sound and my Logitech camera mic for voice.

Newegg.ca - JVC HA-RX900 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Full-Size Headphone
They seem to be deactivated already on newegg, too bad cos I wanted to buy a pair for my dad.

Sound card does it's magic creating 5.1 or 7.1 from stereo headphones, works well, just check the Dolby demo video (in headphones):

YouTube - Headphone Surround Demo (Dolby Headphone)

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Old July 11, 2009, 09:39 PM
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I use the PC161 SK from Sennheiser. They have outstanding sound quality for the price. The only thing I don't like about them is that if they drop wrong the mic can easily fall off and not work. The head padding does tend to fall off over time but I've had them for 3 years now and the padding is still on for the majority. Well worth the investment I think.
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Old July 11, 2009, 10:17 PM
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I bought these, PLANTRONICS GAMECOM 377 OPEN EAR GAMING HEADSET on eBay.ca (item 360163631001 end time 17-Jul-09 21:01:28 EDT) a few weeks ago for a little less. Honestly unless you're going to get a decent set and a decent card these will hold you over. Much better than the creative set I had before. Very comfortable as well.

EDIT: I realized that's a different seller than I purchased from, I only paid 4.99 for shipping.

GAMECOM 377 HEADSET NIOB on eBay.ca (item 270396668330 end time 23-Jun-09 22:23:44 EDT)

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