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any audiophiles here that uses headphones for gaming? I need some advice

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Not asking which headphone to buy but asking how does the headphones make a difference. I have a gaming computer that has logitech z506 5.1 speakers but no dedicated sound card and want to know would headphones be better than my current set up. Perhaps I could buy a sound card to improve the quality of the sound but I am very keen of trying out some expensive headphones. Only problem is they don't have demos here, they just sell them and I don't know anyone with  a good pair of headphones. Would the sennheiser hd 518 be better setup than my logitech z506? Minus the sound card of course. I would be using this for single players not multiplayer's btw.

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Yep, headphones would sound better.

What budget would you have for the "audio" upgrade?

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well black friday is this week so exactly $100. I'm looking at the hd 518 cause its near my budget unless the hd 558 drop to around $100. just to mention I live in a hot climate so velour earpads are recommended.

 

edit: this is without the sound card btw. I could get that some time next year.


Edited by NerdsofSteel - 11/24/13 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by cizx View Post
 

I assume you haven't seen this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added

 

Check it out.

well my second option would the cal but I'm not sure if they offer international warranty(waiting for sennheiser email be back though regarding this). and I am not sure how would the pads do in a hot climate.

 

I'm looking at the following headphones:

 

HD 518 (still waiting an email back from sennheiser to see if they would cover here)

 

AKG K 240( I can get it from authorized dealer name pittbullaudio on ebay for $100 + a $9 shipping/ will also price match as well)

 

CAL! (probably the best deal here. lack of velour pads hurts it though. and I'm still waiting an email back from them)

 

audio tecnicha ATH 50( missed the deal on sonic electronic I would have the money till today or tomorrow.  Doesn't look they don't off international warranty cause pitbulladuio or sonic electronix won't ship it here)


Edited by NerdsofSteel - 11/25/13 at 12:16am
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