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Old December 28, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Default Looking for a surround headset for games and movies.

Right now i have quite bad and old headphones which are falling apart. And i hear people talking about how great a good set of headphones / headset is. Even people on the consoles now play with a 5.1 headset with games like Call of Duty where they talk about exactly hearing where the enemy is - even when behind the wall. So i also want something like that. All the movies also are now it 5.1 so i would like to experience that. Here's what i'm looking in my headset.

* Big cups. I don't want any of those small like Fatal1ty ones (i want them to fully cover the ear).
* Comfortable. I want them to be good even for long gaming sessions. Which means they definetly need to be softened on the top and so on.
* Good sound. This is for granted. I don't need them like perfect and i wouldn't listen to music with them, but you get the point.
* Good microphone. This is something i would really want, because i would definetly use them to talk to people and so on. It needs to be clear.
* Durable. This headset would have to serve for a long time.
* Surround. People say that this is just a gimmick but still - i have heard so many people talking how you need surround sound headphones - forexample in CoD again. Also - i can't tell which direction something is coming from at all right now.

I think that about does it for now. I am running Windows 7 if that changes anything. My motherboard is Asus P5Q PRO so i'm not sure if i need a new soundcard or something?

I would also like to say that in my country the selection is limited. But now that Amazon.co.uk and other sites like that ship here too then i can hopefully order from there. A lot of people have suggested just a pair of headphones with a mic clip (like the Zalman one), but unfortunetly i haven't found a place where the Zalman clip is sold.

Hopefully you guys can help me.
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Old December 29, 2009, 06:04 PM
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I say go for a good pair of headphones and get a separate clip on mic or one that you can put on your desk. For example a pair of Sennheiser HD555's and a cheap clip on zalman mic. Also knowing your location would make things easier since you can find the zalman mic at ncix here in Canada
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Old December 31, 2009, 08:49 AM
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Right now i have quite bad and old headphones which are falling apart. And i hear people talking about how great a good set of headphones / headset is. Even people on the consoles now play with a 5.1 headset with games like Call of Duty where they talk about exactly hearing where the enemy is - even when behind the wall. So i also want something like that. All the movies also are now it 5.1 so i would like to experience that. Here's what i'm looking in my headset.

* Big cups. I don't want any of those small like Fatal1ty ones (i want them to fully cover the ear).
* Comfortable. I want them to be good even for long gaming sessions. Which means they definetly need to be softened on the top and so on.
* Good sound. This is for granted. I don't need them like perfect and i wouldn't listen to music with them, but you get the point.
* Good microphone. This is something i would really want, because i would definetly use them to talk to people and so on. It needs to be clear.
* Durable. This headset would have to serve for a long time.
* Surround. People say that this is just a gimmick but still - i have heard so many people talking how you need surround sound headphones - forexample in CoD again. Also - i can't tell which direction something is coming from at all right now.

I think that about does it for now. I am running Windows 7 if that changes anything. My motherboard is Asus P5Q PRO so i'm not sure if i need a new soundcard or something?

I would also like to say that in my country the selection is limited. But now that Amazon.co.uk and other sites like that ship here too then i can hopefully order from there. A lot of people have suggested just a pair of headphones with a mic clip (like the Zalman one), but unfortunetly i haven't found a place where the Zalman clip is sold.

Hopefully you guys can help me.
I have the Psyko 5.1 headphones and have never heard anything as good. I compared them to Turtle Beach,Tritton and a couple of USB sets and found the Psykos have no equal yet, I have mentioned them several times on this Forum but there are some here that don't believe 5.1 will work with headphones.I had my doubts as well until I puy them on.I don't really understand how or why they work but they do. They are expensive,but,in my opinion,worth every penny if your serious about having the absolute best. The Psykos are made in Canada with Canadian labor costs so that may have something to do with the $300 price tag.The fact that this is a Canadian company far out weighs the cost for me.Ceck the Psyko.ca site for a description and tech. on how they work. I am not a Psyko salesman.I have no reason to bullshit anyone about these things. Simply put...I have a set,they really work and after reading your Post,the Psykos are bang on what you are looking for.Good luck.
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I live in Estonia and i can say that i can't find the Psyko 5.1 to be sold anywhere. And to the first response then yeah - i wished i could do that. But like i said that there is no Zalman clip to be found. :(
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I live in Estonia and i can say that i can't find the Psyko 5.1 to be sold anywhere. And to the first response then yeah - i wished i could do that. But like i said that there is no Zalman clip to be found. :(
They are sold only from Psyko. Check ouy Psyko Audio Labs .ca for explanation of how they work etc. as well as shipping costs.If I were you I would phone them.You never know what a little negotiating will get you.I got mine for 200cdn. Take care and good luck.
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