Hello, since im going away from home for a year, im obligated to switch from my desktopPC to a Notebook.
ive chosen a Dell Alienware M17x R4 to do the job for me.
on my Desktop i have a Xfi Titanium soundcard icw steelseries steelsound 7H, wich sound great imho.
my Steelseries Headset is getting broken (again), Because the build quality is horrible, the plastic breaks everywhere and the connector on the earcups broke too.. (what a bad design...)
because im home for 2days a week, i probably want not to carry my headset back an forth...,
wich gives me a good excuse to buy a new one :)
Budget: ?? I dont know? €300, but then i want premium stuff
Headsets ive been looking at:
all the gamerbrands dont excite me very much, bad SQ, Ugly design, Too expensive, ...
the steelseries sound great, and are very comfortable. but the break easy, (all the Steelseries (5pcs) ive had all broke within 2 years of use)
then i come to the Sennheisers. where there are only 2 models wich would satisfy my needs, PC350 and PC360
the first has bad soundquality, but its moddable.
the second one has an open design, and im worried it will annoy my roommate too much..
both Sennheisers are fairly cheap. €125 and €135
next up is astro gaming: the Astro A40's are quite expensive (€200) and i wonder if it will be any better than all of the above?
and way down the list are the beyerdynamic's MMX300. well theyre the most expensive €300. but probably worth it?
so i think my choice comes down to the modded pc350's or the MMX300, since the difference in pricing is really alot.
id like some help.
ive tried the leathercups now for a while on my 7H, and since the summer kicked in, im starting to sweat, and my ears get too hot and get painfull. so i want a headset with soft cups.. so when i buy 350s, i need to buy new pads as well, but i dont know how much the cost..
my notebook comes with a creative soundcard
Audio and Speakers
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard)
2.0 Speaker configuration
Audio Powered by Klipsch®
7.1 Digtial Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port .[/quote]
but im worried the SQ wont be any near my Xfi Titaniums.
so i might be looking at a new soundcard as well (USB)
- Xfi Titanium HD (€80)
- astro mixamp (€120)
- a DAC and Amp
is it more emportant for me to buy a soundcard, and buy a less expensive Headset, or should i go for the Beyer's and keep my onboard (creaitve) soundcard?