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Hello everyone.

 

I need new headphones or headset and sound card for competitive gaming. My preferences:

 

Build:

- Large around-the-ear pads with space to breathe.

- Only open back!

- Only velour pads!

- Long cord from only one earpad.

 

Sound:

- Competitive gaming only (Call of Duty series, Left 4 Dead).

 

Sound card:

- Maybe something with Dolby Headphone?

- If not - something with amplifier and volume control.

 

All the best!

post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Daedraen View Post

I need new headphones or headset and sound card for competitive gaming. My preferences:

Build:

- Large around-the-ear pads with space to breathe.

- Only open back!

- Only velour pads!

- Long cord from only one earpad.

Sound:

- Competitive gaming only (Call of Duty series, Left 4 Dead).

Sound card:

- Maybe something with Dolby Headphone?

- If not - something with amplifier and volume control.

Takstar Hi2050 (Technical Pro HPT990) semi-open headphones, $70. (comes with a 6' core, so may want an extension cable)

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=TPHPT990&ref=froogle&omid=103&CAWELAID=1503880855&catargetid=1558195080&&cagpspn=pla

 

Asus Xonar DG ($27, PCI) or DGX ($43, PCI-E) sound card.

Comes with half-way decent headphone amplifier, Dolby Headphone 5.1 surround sound

 

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z series sound card, $120.

Headphone amp. and SBX Pro Studio surround sound.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Takstar Hi2050 (Technical Pro HPT990) semi-open headphones, $70. (comes with a 6' core, so may want an extension cable)

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=TPHPT990&ref=froogle&omid=103&CAWELAID=1503880855&catargetid=1558195080&&cagpspn=pla

 

Thanks for reply. Takstar is unavailable in Poland. I also prefer open than semi-open headphones.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Daedraen View Post

Hello everyone.

 

I need new headphones or headset and sound card for competitive gaming. My preferences:

 

Build:

- Large around-the-ear pads with space to breathe.

- Only open back!

- Only velour pads!

- Long cord from only one earpad.

 

Sound:

- Competitive gaming only (Call of Duty series, Left 4 Dead).

 

Sound card:

- Maybe something with Dolby Headphone?

- If not - something with amplifier and volume control.

 

All the best!

 

Sony MA900 with Asus Xonar DG or DGX.

 

Alt headphones: Beyer DT880 PRO, AudioTechnica AD900, Ultrasone HFI 2400.

 

Very best,

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Sony MA900 with Asus Xonar DG or DGX.

 

Alt headphones: Beyer DT880 PRO, AudioTechnica AD900, Ultrasone HFI 2400.

 

Very best,

 

Thanks for reply. Prices in Poland:

 

MA900 - 350$

DT880 PRO - 300$

AD900 - 350$

HFI 2400 - 300$

 

Too much for me. Xonar DG is good enough for those headphones?

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I want to buy ATH-AD700. Should I buy Xonar DX or Xonar DG for them?

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