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post #1 of 35
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I am looking for a pair of headphones for gaming+music... the game i play is Arma 2, Dayz (military simulators)

 

Gaming:

Looking for a headset to be able to tell accurate direction and distance shots are fired from

Music: 

Something that will blow my brains out...JK just clean and well rounded

 

Previous headsets:

Gamecom 780- seemed veryinaccurate only plus is that they were able to get to loud volumes

Razer Tiamat 2.2-Worked very well, i was able to tell distance and direction very well but broke the mic

Logitech g930-Supposedly 7.1 .. can hardly tell accurate direction and distance

 

Overall: 

I'm looking for recommendation to headphones with accurate sound - probably going with a separate headset/mic

(i came here because though this community may not know too much about gaming but they may know the characteristics of the headsets relate them to the headsets that i have used in the past and could find one best tailored to what i prefer)

 

-NOTE- Leathery ear cup material is preferred for better passive noise canceling because of fans i use... unless there is a better material idk just saying from my experiences....

 

-----------------If you need any more info ill try to visit the thread as often as possible to respond TY!-----------------------

post #2 of 35
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Sorry... headphones or headset any recommendation

Price range - 300ish max... anything over recommend just incase

post #3 of 35

Trust me on this one: get the V-MODA M-100 with their BoomPro Mic and never look back.  I have and used the Razer Megalodon for a long time for games and VoIP, which was decent.  The G930 is a POS that I wish I have never gotten.  Most 5.1 or 7.1 "gaming" head set sucks compare to high quality headphones like the M-100, and the M-100 has the huge sound stage that you can tell where thing coming from easy.  I am one of the top players of Sniper Elite V2 in the world and one of their best spotter, so I know a thing or two about beyond visial spotting and echo location in games.  I think you will be very happy with the M-100, and you can have 60 days returns from V-MODA so there is nothing to lose.

post #4 of 35
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awesome man... i was actually debating on those i just wanted to be sure on what to get before making a big purchase... Thanks!

post #5 of 35

Ultrasone Pro550, and a separate mic or the open backed HD558/598 which are very accurate for FPS. 

 

Personally i don't like the M-100 for gaming, but they have a return policy which is a good thing to try and see if they suit you well. 


Edited by jackwess - 9/9/13 at 3:32pm
post #6 of 35
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Originally Posted by Gully View Post
 

I am looking for a pair of headphones for gaming+music... the game i play is Arma 2, Dayz (military simulators)

 

Gaming:

Looking for a headset to be able to tell accurate direction and distance shots are fired from

Music: 

Something that will blow my brains out...JK just clean and well rounded

 

Previous headsets:

Gamecom 780- seemed veryinaccurate only plus is that they were able to get to loud volumes

Razer Tiamat 2.2-Worked very well, i was able to tell distance and direction very well but broke the mic

Logitech g930-Supposedly 7.1 .. can hardly tell accurate direction and distance

 

Overall: 

I'm looking for recommendation to headphones with accurate sound - probably going with a separate headset/mic

(i came here because though this community may not know too much about gaming but they may know the characteristics of the headsets relate them to the headsets that i have used in the past and could find one best tailored to what i prefer)

 

-NOTE- Leathery ear cup material is preferred for better passive noise canceling because of fans i use... unless there is a better material idk just saying from my experiences....

 

-----------------If you need any more info ill try to visit the thread as often as possible to respond TY!-----------------------

 

Do you game on PC or console? If PC, what sound card or is it onboard?  I ask because the best sound will be to get regular headphones with a surround sound simulation unit or sound card.

 

I like the Fidelio X1 for gaming and music, though you should read through this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479

 

The author of that thread has been recommending the Sony MA900 lately.

post #7 of 35

Sennheiser PC 363D right on budget. 

post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 

I game on PC and as far as sound cards go...i don't have anything special now just some 5.1 rocketfish but seriously willing to invest in one if it would boost audio quality enough

post #9 of 35
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I game on PC and as far as sound cards go...i don't have anything special now just some 5.1 rocketfish but seriously willing to invest in one if it would boost audio quality enough
You might look into the sound blaster Z or Xonar DX to pair with your chosen headphone. Both have the same quality DAC, the Z has a dedicated amp and SBX Surround, while the DX offers Dolby Headphone for surround virtualization. Both cards sound very good.
post #10 of 35
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You might look into the sound blaster Z or Xonar DX to pair with your chosen headphone. Both have the same quality DAC, the Z has a dedicated amp and SBX Surround, while the DX offers Dolby Headphone for surround virtualization. Both cards sound very good.

 

Hey man im really srry but would you be able to explain all that DAC, Z and DX stuff and what headphones are you basing off of? the vmoda m-100?

post #11 of 35
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Hey man I'm really sorry but would you be able to explain all that DAC, Z and DX stuff and what headphones are you basing off of? the vmoda m-100?

The Asus Xonar DX & D1 sound cards use the same DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chip as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z & Zx, the CS4398 DAC chip :)

While the Sound Blaster Z & Zx comes with a built in headphone amplifer, the Xonar DX & D1 do not come with a headphone amplfier, the Xonar DX & D1's line-out/headphone jack can drive headphone up to around 80-Ohms, but the DX/D1 line-out/headphone jack has a high impedance of 100-Ohm, which can give headphones a bloated (and less detailed) bass.

Currently Amazon has the retail boxed Sound blaster Z (SB1500) for $90, which comes with a shield cover over the sound card and a microphone, to me that is a good choice and value for a sound card.

post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

The Asus Xonar DX & D1 sound cards use the same DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chip as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z & Zx, the CS4398 DAC chip :)

While the Sound Blaster Z & Zx comes with a built in headphone amplifer, the Xonar DX & D1 do not come with a headphone amplfier, the Xonar DX & D1's line-out/headphone jack can drive headphone up to around 80-Ohms, but the DX/D1 line-out/headphone jack has a high impedance of 100-Ohm, which can give headphones a bloated (and less detailed) bass.

Currently Amazon has the retail boxed Sound blaster Z (SB1500) for $90, which comes with a shield cover over the sound card and a microphone, to me that is a good choice and value for a sound card.

 

Ok so really my budget is based on how long i wait... i really want something thats quality and would really knock my socks off, if i have to wait a couple months to save up it might be fine... so would this sound blaster be enough i've seen xonar cards ....though they are a couple hundred would it be worth the cost? i jsut really want something that would be almost definate and be a big change on what i have at the moment, if i really want to i could even blow 500 just on sound, but i want to be sure of my purchase before... overall for now im just really searching around doing research to make sure i want to get what im looking for. i am not an audiophile but if would notice the difference why not take the time to research and spend more on what i want... so throw out ideas you and ANYONE else who's reading this... ill being searching up most of the products you suggest and reading up on them so i can educate myself also, so ANY ideas throw em at me TY

post #13 of 35
If you're gaming and listening to music the Z is a great choice. I haven't heard the M100, but people like it. I personally dont enjoy closed cans, they sound congested to me, but the bass does generally hit harder. Hopefully you've looked through that thread I posted. I still recommend the X1.

Edit: and you asked about spending more on the card, I personally wouldn't. The ZxR is twice the price, but you won't get twice the sound quality. Much of the cost goes to the recording card it comes with. It does have a better DAC, but the difference between its DAC and the Z's DAC is in the realm of specifications that we can't actually hear. It might sound a little better due to better components in general, but not twice the price better I wouldn't think. That's my opinion anyway.
Edited by ethan7000 - 9/10/13 at 9:33am
post #14 of 35

Heya,

 

I would look into something simple:

 

Beyer DT770 PRO 80~250ohm (doesn't matter which one). They isolate very well with their velour pads. You can always get some leather pads later if you feel the need, but you probably won't unless you just don't like cloth. Other headphones to consider as alternatives, are the Ultrasone PRO 750, Brainwavz HM5, AudioTechnica A900X, AKG K167, NuForce HP800 and SoundMAGIC HP100.

 

Sound card can be simple, like the Xonar DG or DGX or slightly higher. The Sound Blaster Z is excellent too if you can get it into the budget.

 

Very best,

post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post
 

Heya,

 

I would look into something simple:

 

Beyer DT770 PRO 80~250ohm (doesn't matter which one). They isolate very well with their velour pads. You can always get some leather pads later if you feel the need, but you probably won't unless you just don't like cloth. Other headphones to consider as alternatives, are the Ultrasone PRO 750, Brainwavz HM5, AudioTechnica A900X, AKG K167, NuForce HP800 and SoundMAGIC HP100.

 

Sound card can be simple, like the Xonar DG or DGX or slightly higher. The Sound Blaster Z is excellent too if you can get it into the budget.

 

Very best,

 

Alright thanks for the suggestions but i was wondering about he dt 770s... ive seen them in other forums as recommendations but i was wondering if you had any personal gaming experience with those headphones, the only reason is cause im looking for positional accuracy and i wouldnt know exactly what they would be able to provide and also would the sound blaster z assist w/ positional accuracy? or just overall sounds qaulity for music... srry im such a newbie with this kind of stuff Thanks for the reponse

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