Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Looking for $100-170 USD 5.1 headphones
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for $100-170 USD 5.1 headphones

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I was wondering, if I were to buy a 5.1 surround sound headphone, what would be the best to pick up?
My needs are mostly music/movies, but I do play the occational FPS, so that is why I am interested in 5.1

 

Currently I have Gamecom 777 which have been alright, only issue being that the buds are heald on by a very small amount of plastic, so I have managed to snap both ends off (and glue back on)

I looked into the Razer Tiamat 7.1, mostly from the hype, but I heared that it has issues with sound on some cards... so I don't feel to comfortable with them...

 

I also looked into Roccat kave, it looks alright, but still, no idea..

 

Thats why I cam into this forum, I really care mostly about audio quality from music/movies, but Ide also like multi purpose out of the headsets (in other words for gaming)

Thanks, n Hi, first post.

post #2 of 5

you will find that most people here do not like "gaming equipment", and with good reason. it is usually a very overpriced piece of equipment that can easily be beaten by stereo equipment at half or 3/4 of the price. if you do want to chat and get good sound, buy a budget desktop microphone and get a nice set of headphones. You also do not really need the directional audio of a 5.1 headphone, as binaural directional audio is much cleaner and more accurate. At the price point I would recommend Brainwavz HM5, Beyerdynamic DT770 pro 80, or audio technica ath-ad700(less bass but soundstage makes you cry tears of joy).

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Ok, I would really love to get a pair of stereo headphones which are more designed for music, but I prefer the multi use of the "gaming headsets" as on the odd occation that I do play a direction reliant game I really love the bonus of 5.1.. Also movies in surround sound just have that little edge to them that I love..

how would the following compair in audio quality in movies (5.1 does = surround sound, which I do kinda love) and music:
http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/pc-gaming-headsets/ear-force-z6a.aspx

 

edit:

the only issue I have with gaming headsets is that I never (well almost never) use the surround sound as the only games I play don't use 5.1/7.1, they are mostly for music/movies

 

but the inbuild mic's are a godsend as I tend to have enough of a cluster of gear on my table, another accessory (mic) laying around would make it more hectic.

 

edit 2:

 

 

Quote:
you will find that most people here do not like "gaming equipment"

and that is why I posted on this forum, I want an audio quality perspective rather than a gaming perspective...


Edited by falconmick - 6/28/12 at 1:06pm
post #4 of 5

i am going to tell you that they are a nice pair of cans,and probably not half bad, but gaming headsets are usually always subpar with music. I can suggest Sennheiser pc 350, or if you're feeling extravagant, Beyerdynamic MMX300. to be honest most soundcards will convert 5.1 into binaural stereo. I hate to say it but stereo is a better choice.

 

here's a link to both

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-350-Collapsible-Microphone/dp/B0012XFDWO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340914721&sr=8-1&keywords=pc350

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-MMX-300-Premium-Microphone/dp/B001BYMZ5W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340914765&sr=8-1&keywords=mmx300

post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by falconmick View Post

I was wondering, if I were to buy a 5.1 surround sound headphone, what would be the best to pick up?
My needs are mostly music/movies, but I do play the occational FPS, so that is why I am interested in 5.1

Currently I have Gamecom 777 which have been alright, only issue being that the buds are heald on by a very small amount of plastic, so I have managed to snap both ends off (and glue back on)
I looked into the Razer Tiamat 7.1, mostly from the hype, but I heared that it has issues with sound on some cards... so I don't feel to comfortable with them...

I also looked into Roccat kave, it looks alright, but still, no idea..

Thats why I cam into this forum, I really care mostly about audio quality from music/movies, but Ide also like multi purpose out of the headsets (in other words for gaming)

Just get an Asus Xonar DG or DGX sound card, find a nice add-on mic you like.

Then use whatever is leftover in your budget for good stereo headphones.

So, if you spent $40-$60 for the sound card and mic, what would be leftover in your budget?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Looking for $100-170 USD 5.1 headphones