Hello Head-Fi Community,
I've been lurking these forums for quite a while, but now I decided to register and ask a little help from you guys.
I am in the process of buying a new headset for gaming and music. While I am not particularly looking for a surround headset I do not mind if it has the option as I do like to play FPS games online from time to time.
My very first headphones I owned (for gaming) was a russian Cosonic CD-7000, which you probably have not heard of. It was a 6.2 home theater headphone with 8 drivers for $40. While its sound quality was awful and I generally had many issues with it, it had a dedicated subwoofer in each earcup. I kinda loved how the earcups and my ears 'vibrated' as the bass came into play, tho I am not sure how healthy it was. :) Still, part of me is looking for that feeling.
I had many headphones/headsets since then, a Logitech H-760 and a Philips SMH7410U/10 most recently, I decided to go for a new one. Generally, I am looking for something that has a powerful, kicking bass while maintaining the sound quality. I have an on-board soundcard, I've just purchased my PC 1 week ago so my budget is sorta low, that's the reason I've been looking for a USB headset so I do not have to pay extra for an ASUS Xonar DGX.
Here are the headsets that I currently have on my list:
Corsair Vengeance 1500
-I've heard that this one lacks in the bass department
-Reviews talk about an amazing sound quality in general
Sennheiser PC 323D G4me
-No info on driver size
-Not sure how good the surround sound in this one
-Not so many english reviews
-I had a Sennheiser earphone before and I was not satisfied with the build quality
Razer Tiamat 2.2 + DGX
-Dedicated subwoofer drivers
-People say that the overall sound quality is not that good on Razer products
-Analog so I'd need a soundcard
Razer Kraken Pro + DGX
Mad Catz Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 +DGX
-Reviews say that it has powerful bass
-I own their gaming mouse and I love it so I have a good opinion about the company
-No name in gaming audio industry(?)
I am really pleased with what I read about the Corsair Vengeance 1500, but people say that it lacks the bass, so I am afraid to buy them.
Many of you will probably tell me that I should go with a headphone+clip-on mic combo, which I am totally fine with, but my budget is as low as 150$ and the prices are a bit higher here, where I live (e.g. the razer tiamat 2.2 costs 20$ more here than in the US) and I am not sure I can afford a quality headphone plus a soundcard right now.
Anyways, sorry for the long post, and thanks for the help in advance.
Type of music I would be listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqx0zStGIzs
Edited by minimalis91 - 4/2/13 at 5:57am