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Hi all,

 

I have a Creative X-Fi Soundblaster XtremeGamer sound card.  I used to have HD-555's that I used with them.  Awhile back, my HD-555s broke, so I bought a Logitech G35 headset.  Well, I want to get back to headphones, so I am looking for a recommendation for a pair that won't cost much more than $100, and will work well with the card I have.  (btw, is that card any good?)  Also curious if anyone has any specific good experiences with a clip-on mic, I have a mic I used to use with the HD-555s, but it is kind of crappy so I would be willing to get a new one with new headphones.  Thanks for your time!

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v-modas sound amazing for gaming and they only 75 bucks right now http://www.amazon.com/Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Gunmetal/dp/B003BYRGKY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1353955395&sr=8-7&keywords=v-moda

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Are they really great for gaming? Most reviews I am seeing are people using them for music, and I do not listen to music, I just play games.
 

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Originally Posted by Dashakan View Post

Are they really great for gaming? Most reviews I am seeing are people using them for music, and I do not listen to music, I just play games.
 

I never use my pair for gaming. They clamp hard and are not comfortable for long periods of use. Bass is also way too loud compared to the rest of the audible spectrum.

 

Under $100, I'd go with the ATH-AD700 if you're okay with open headphones. Consider the Citiscape Uptowns if you prefer closed.

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Yeah they hurt my head too but you gotta stretch them for a while and it gets better. As for bass - i like my bass high in games - it makes explosions sound extremely real.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel 

Used ATH-AD700 for sale on eBay, make a bid.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD700-Headband-Headphones-Purple-Black-GREAT-condition-/190760982508?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2c6a3d97ec

 

The ATH-AD700s are very bass light.


I had the AD700 too when I was gaming, they were great for localization (basically the most important thing for gaming).


Edited by musiclife - 1/14/13 at 9:23am
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