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Old January 4, 2008, 01:25 PM
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They all look pretty freakin sweet if u ask me. I can't use full ear cups for gaming cuz the wife needs to be able to yell at me from the bottom of the stairs ;) I picked up a pair of JBL ear buds from BB for $50 (50% off). I am hoping to give them a shot tonight!
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Old January 4, 2008, 03:18 PM
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I was in the same boat except i needed ones that were 5.1 and supported toslink optical. My solution i have a set of the AX360 headset by tritton. The main downside to this headset is it is heavy and can get hot after a couple of hours. but it is also one of a few that has a built in DD decoder perfect for my X-Meridian. It also has a port for another head set and analogue speakers. When using optical inputs the headphones also sport a vibrate feature to enhance the base and makes your head vibrate with explosions. But they are not cheap at around $130-$150 bucks.
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Old January 4, 2008, 08:25 PM
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Cool , cool , sorry to hear you wife yelling at ya =P

i would like some " cans" more then, in the ear deals -
I really like the idea of having surround sound in my headset - probably the way to go as im using them mostly for COD4 and my P5n32-e plus MObo has optical output so they might be an option hows the sounds on the AX360 headset by tritton? oh and can you turn the rumble off?


Barbarossa how do you find the zalmans ?

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Old January 5, 2008, 01:11 AM
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Need some advice:

I am shopping for a gaming headset, and am a little swamped by the varying opinions on them- the trouble is that most people have only ever owned one or two, and don't have much to draw on. Based on what I have read, and heard from friends, I am considering:

Medusa 5.1 pro gamers $114
Turtle Beach EarForce HPA2 5.1 $73
Icemat Siberia $45
and the Zalman ZMRS6F 5.1 headset $44

and Sennheiser PC151 $60

I think I might rather have 5.1 channels for better directional sound in FPS gaming, and I am not limting myself to one these models. My budget is also flexible as I am looking for the best value, not necessarily the cheapest or the best.

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hey Bar...probably nothing like what you`re thinking about, since I`m not certain there`s much `value`in these headphones...but Creative has released a new unit called the Aurvana X-Fi. it`s basically 5.1 surround sound via onboard X-Fi, powered by USB. check it out here:
Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones - Headphones & Headsets - World's first noise-canceling headphones featuring X-Fi technology.
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Old January 5, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I was in the same boat except i needed ones that were 5.1 and supported toslink optical. My solution i have a set of the AX360 headset by tritton. The main downside to this headset is it is heavy and can get hot after a couple of hours. but it is also one of a few that has a built in DD decoder perfect for my X-Meridian. It also has a port for another head set and analogue speakers. When using optical inputs the headphones also sport a vibrate feature to enhance the base and makes your head vibrate with explosions. But they are not cheap at around $130-$150 bucks.
Awe man those look awesome!!! Rumble headphones, seperate controls for front/rear/sub... Jeez I gotta be able to try a pair of these one day they look absolutely suhweet.
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They really are producing some amazing headphones! Id love to try some out.
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Go with Sennheiser please! It hurts me to see people pay the same amount of money for a headset not half as good as what you would get from Sennheiser. The PC151's are really good and you can find them for pretty cheap.

Sennheiser PC151 Noise Canceling Headset in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
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So i ended up getting these :

Sennheiser Canada : HD 280 PRO

and a stand alone mic


i will post a review when they arrive

Thanks everyone for there contribution to this topic

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Old January 6, 2008, 06:15 PM
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Yeah- I realize that the sound quality of the sennheisers if probably better, but I would imagine there would be more directionality for FPS noises, gunshots, footsteps etc with the 5.1 channel cans- anyway, mine haven't arrived yet, hopefully tommorrow.
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Babrarossa, I have the Zalman's and they are great for FPS, they are really clear and you can pick out where the sound is coming from. they have saved my a$$ many times in GRAW2
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