Originally Posted by Ruckus
Almost every competitive gaming clan has a website. Then they have a community forum. They also list emails for each player.
Just ask them for a simple clean answer, what do you think is the best headphone for gaming. And add, please don't say (Brand) headphone because you are sponsored. Ask for an honest opinion. Remember they only have to wear certain headphones at major lan party style competitions. For the majority of their playing its at home or wherever it is they game. For the most part they aren't even paid, just means they get free gear.
I'm sure these players are not going to be dicks. Its not like they have their own clothing line with nike kind of sponsorship.
Who else to ask better than them? Especially since they travel cross country, occasionally worldwide for major lan party style competitions.
Some here will say gamers don't know about headphones. I think that is complete garbage statement. If you use something everyday and looking for competitive edge, you don't ignore something as important as sound, your headphones.
Yeah.. Considering they have no knowledge of headphones outside of 'gaming' headsets.
Not really.. They are spoon feed what headsets to get by the PC gaming community, sponsors, & other 'gaming' headphone companies.. If they are really interested in finding a great pair of headphones for gaming, they would look out of the box, & go beyond the marketing 'gaming' headphone crowd. If you really want the best you SEARCH for it.. & if 5.1 is a big deal to them theres always the JVC DD 5.1 which is excellent for SS.. & doesn't need a gazillion drivers either.