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Old December 17, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Please explain yourself. My impression is that you're calling them garbage because their price whereas the stereo equivalent is able to do positional audio that even an audiophile could not differentiate from true surround.

Am I correct? If not, please clarify.
I'm calling them garbage because in general, they have lackluster audio quality, are fairly expensive, and are no better for gaming than a truly good set of headphones.
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Old December 17, 2009, 07:28 PM
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I second this, most headphones targeted as "surround sound" is nothing but a gimmick, and you can get yourselves better set's out there at the same price range. They normally have sub-par sound quality and the "surround sound" is nothing but a catch (if they where as good as advertised, would you not think that professional gamers would use them?).

Hell, my sound card + Q40's can imitate surround sound just as good as any gaming set, and I guarantee they sound much, much better.

I could never recommend a set of 5.1, though I never checked out the Razer Megalodon.
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Surround sound headphones are definitely a gimmick. Laws of biology and physics simply don't allow the human ear to process positional sound (aside from right and left, of course) from speakers positioned so close to the ear. You need to have speakers adequately spaced apart and at multiple angles for any true positional sound.

Anyways, the PC350's you went for are an excellent choice and as good as you're going to get for a headset (headphone + microphone). I believe they use the same drivers as in the HD595's. You're good to go.
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Jeremy I was wondering how you like the PC350 for gaming, now that you've used them for over a month.
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True surround headphones are 99.9% garbage. A good set of real headphones will give you better sound quality and just as good positioning compared to a "real" 5.1 headset.
Oh? Ever hear or hear of Psyko Audio?
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Mmm, threadjack ish...

Since ncix is having a sale on the sennheiser pc131 and the razer piranhas ... which one should I pick up?
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Oh? Ever hear or hear of Psyko Audio?
Yes, and I can pretty much guarantee that a good pair of audiophile headphones will sound better than their product.
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Mmm, threadjack ish...

Since ncix is having a sale on the sennheiser pc131 and the razer piranhas ... which one should I pick up?
Sennheiser.
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Because it's better quality? or just better for the price
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Because it's better quality? or just better for the price
Both.
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Every time I say anything about these new tech. Psyko's there is a negative comment. Who here really owns a set? How can anyone say 5.1 headphones can't produce true surround in gaming if you never had them on your head? I too was sceptical but after using them for some time now,and comparing them to other high end 5.1 cans,I can say from real experience that they do work.Not only that but they are Canadian made.If you have not tried them don't knock them.
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