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I'm no audiophile, but I want to upgrade to the best headset I can buy(or at least the best one under $500). Judging from the other threads I've seen, it looks like my best bet is the beyerdynamic mmx- 300. Currently, I'm using Turtle Beach X12s, so there is a lot of potential for improvement. One of the main things I want in my headset is a mic that hardly picks up background noise. This is quite important, as my dogs bark very loudly. Does the mmx-300 mic filter out background noise well? Also, what sort of surround sound is it, and would I need a mixamp? If it turns out my sound card isn't good enough or doesn't exist (can't check right now), what would be the cheapest option? And finally, is it the just the best headset for what I want, or is there something better? I will likely use it for gaming, some music, and possibly recording for Youtube.

I'm sorry if I'm asking any wrong questions or anything. I'm very new here, and want to ensure I'm getting the best before I spend $400. Thank you for your time.

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Not entirely sure if this is allowed, but bump.

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Assuming this is for a windows PC and FPS gaming.

 

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box) on sale at Newegg for $65 (really good value).

 

Sennheiser HD558 headphones, $130

or

AKG K612 Pro headphones $160

 

Any add on microphone you like.

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Assuming this is for a windows PC and FPS gaming.

 

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box) on sale at Newegg for $65 (really good value).

 

Sennheiser HD558 headphones, $130

or

AKG K612 Pro headphones $160

 

Any add on microphone you like.

Yes it's windows, but I am looking for the best under $500. I would prefer to get a headset with a mic, but if you can find a combination of equal quality for less, I might try it.

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