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igot6strings February 1, 2013 11:13 AM

I'm cheap, whats a good set of gaming headphones for $50-80?
 
Used for gaming. Don't care if theres a mic or not, just need a pair with surround sound to use when the kids are abouts to filter out the bad language in various games. I only have onboard sound if that makes any difference.

supaflyx3 February 1, 2013 11:44 AM

Vengence 1300 if you have a soundcard, 1500 if you don't.

bliz February 1, 2013 11:50 AM

I need to tell you to take that, believe me i saw plenty of reviews,for at least 2 weeks,and you don't have to do that work, for gaming you will want bass of course ,but good frequency response,take the sony MDR V55.

5hz-25000hz

By 3 ppl who tested them,they all said the quality is similar to the beats studio.

The second best choice could be something like a sennheiser HD 439 i guess,but there is not much bass,as ppl say...
If you don't believe me you can google them and check rewiews,anywhere,the sound quality is said "amazing" and they are quite confortable! I tested em for 3 days now,awesome for gaming,even onboard sound,it's great. For music,they perform the best with dubstep and electronic music. (DJ headphones)

i got them for 54 euros,i'm sure you can get them for 65-70$,they were originally around 100$ and they were launched in 2012 i think.

http://tech.mikeshouts.com/wp-conten...-1-544x408.jpg

In-Depth Sony MDR-V55 Headphones Review - YouTube
Sony MDR-V55 Review - YouTube

Careful,they don't come with a 6.35mm adapter.Only 3.5 jack.

For vangeance 1500 headset,i have a friend who owns a 1500,and there is horrible cracking noise,headphones failure :/ he tested with his 2 PC's and differend soundcards,it's the same...Maybe it's just a bad luck,but i would not recommend it.

Don't forget that you also pay for a mic and several speakers (7.1) so the sound quality is not the same as if you had 2 speakers for the same price.

igot6strings February 1, 2013 01:57 PM

Really nice stuff folks. I think I could swing those Vengeance 1500s by the wife. The sonys are still around $100 and thats too much for headphones for how often I'll use them.
Is there nothing adequate in the $50-80? The closer to $50 the better.

ZZLEE February 1, 2013 02:25 PM

Sennheiser PC151 Gaming Stereo Headset 18-22000HZ 32OHMS 10FT BLACK-SILVER Noise Cancel Mic Skype

I have the 131. I forget there on sometimes.

Jackquelegs February 1, 2013 03:54 PM

razer carcharias

BobbyLou February 1, 2013 05:59 PM

there is no such thing as a "gaming" headphone.

good audio is good audio, whether its for movies, music, game etc. Putting gaming in the name is just a marketing gimmick to get you to buy it.

Headsets (usually) don't have great audio, Id recommend you spend about 100 dollars on a good pair of headphones and then buy a cheap 5 dollar zalman clip on mic.

bigFOIG February 1, 2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bliz (Post 687881)
I need to tell you to take that, believe me i saw plenty of reviews,for at least 2 weeks,and you don't have to do that work, for gaming you will want bass of course ,but good frequency response,take the sony MDR V55.

5hz-25000hz

By 3 ppl who tested them,they all said the quality is similar to the beats studio.

The second best choice could be something like a sennheiser HD 439 i guess,but there is not much bass,as ppl say...
If you don't believe me you can google them and check rewiews,anywhere,the sound quality is said "amazing" and they are quite confortable! I tested em for 3 days now,awesome for gaming,even onboard sound,it's great. For music,they perform the best with dubstep and electronic music. (DJ headphones)

i got them for 54 euros,i'm sure you can get them for 65-70$,they were originally around 100$ and they were launched in 2012 i think.

http://tech.mikeshouts.com/wp-conten...-1-544x408.jpg

In-Depth Sony MDR-V55 Headphones Review - YouTube
Sony MDR-V55 Review - YouTube

Careful,they don't come with a 6.35mm adapter.Only 3.5 jack.

For vangeance 1500 headset,i have a friend who owns a 1500,and there is horrible cracking noise,headphones failure :/ he tested with his 2 PC's and differend soundcards,it's the same...Maybe it's just a bad luck,but i would not recommend it.

Don't forget that you also pay for a mic and several speakers (7.1) so the sound quality is not the same as if you had 2 speakers for the same price.

I like the look of those. :P

bliz February 1, 2013 07:45 PM

Yeah :D i have exactly those :D

still around 100$? that's weird,in any shop in france you get them for 51 -60 euros now....

Newegg.com - Sony MDR-V55

and it's USD... Yay newegg :clap:

Adzsask February 1, 2013 08:26 PM

One of my favorite sets of all time was $70, plantronics gamecom, nice big thick pads on the cans and you can wear then for hours at a time with no pinching.


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