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Astro A50 vs. AKG Q701 Gaming Headset Dilemma

Poll Results: Which headphone is better for gaming?

 
  • 25% (1)
    Astro A50
  • 75% (3)
    AKG Q701
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Need help, im having a dilemma at the moment, and I can't quite decide between the AKG Q701's and the Astro A50's. Im a hardcore gamer who plays games which require the best surround experience. I prefer the functions of the Astro's such as the wireless and the game/chat volume rocker, but am I going to hear a noticable sound quality difference with the AKG's?

(Note, I will be using a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Professional with either headset).

Thanks tongue.gif
Edited by Mrtaste - 10/20/13 at 3:34pm
post #2 of 3

I used the A50's for a few months about a year ago on an xbox.  I'm just a casual gamer, FPS mostly.  I thought the A50 setup worked pretty well with their mixamp simulated surround and chat functions.  I have a 7.1 home theater setup and I thought the sound cues through COD/BF were similar between my speakers and A50's.  I stopped playing in a clan and didn't need the chat functions so I sold it and went to using my other headphones & receiver for simulated surround for evening games.

I like a good amount of bass for FPS and as I remember it the A50's were adequate.  I had Q701's but to my ears they're lacking the bass I want for games.  I never directly compared the two though.

I voted A50 in your poll.

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Originally Posted by Mrtaste View Post

Need help, I'm having a dilemma at the moment, and I can't quite decide between the AKG Q701's and the Astro A50's. I'm a hardcore gamer who plays games which require the best surround experience. I prefer the functions of the Astro's such as the wireless and the game/chat volume rocker, but am I going to hear a noticable sound quality difference with the AKG's?
(Note, I will be using a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Professional with either headset).

Might consider selling off the Fatality Pro and getting the Creative Sound Blaster Z (SB1500), $100.

and then see what your willing to budget for headphones.

The Z has a headphone amplifier, the Fatal1ty does not.

The Z's CS4398 DAC chip is better then the Fatal1ty Pro's CS4382 DAC chip.

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