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I've been reading through Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide and and some other sites reviewing gaming headsets and I am wondering which headphones I should buy. It will be primarily for PC gaming so I need to have a mic as well. I'd like to keep the price under $200 (USD) preferably $150 or less. I've used a Logitech G35 for years now, but it's starting to fall apart and the sound goes all crackly sometimes, which I know is a sign that it's dying as the same thing happened on a previous pair. I've always liked the G35, the sound quality was good to me and it's very very comfortable and has a lot of convenience features, but I am wondering if there is something better out there.
I put together an Amazon wishlist of some that I'd like to try: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/21SHXQDJNSI2E/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
Please bear in mind I am not an audiophile, so if you plan on using a lot of technical terms, treat me like I'm 5 :P
Also, if I don't buy a USB headset, should I buy a soundcard? If so, which one? My motherboard is an ASUS P8P67 Pro, I don't know if that is sufficient integrated audio quality to really appreciate these headphones.
Finally I am looking at getting a good balance between awesome sounding games but at the same time I want headphones that would be good for competitive play, but leaning more towards impressive sound/experience.
P.S. I put the Corsair headset on that list because it has been getting good reviews.
P.P.S. Since the headphones don't have mic's, what do you suggest?
EDIT: I should add that I prefer circumaural, I feel this is the most comfortable, which is important because I wear them for hours.
Edited by hitraj47 - 3/18/12 at 7:25pm