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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I want to buy a headphone around 100$ for gaming and movies.(I don't care about music.) So, I am between these:

 

1)Sharkoon X-Tatic S7

 

2)Plantronics Gamecom 780

 

3)Creative SB Tactic3D Rage

 

 

Which one would be best option and why?

post #2 of 5

I have been a serious gamer for over 10 years.  My experience ranges from CAL teams for Day of Defeat to COD Ghosts.  I own a pretty nice home rig and have experience with over one hundred headphones.  To me there is no substitute for the Turtlebeach EARFORCE X12 which remains my gaming headset of choice.

 

http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/xbox-headsets/ear-force-x12/56?gclid=CI2vto7anLsCFcdgfgod8QwAKg

 

http://cdn-assets.turtlebeach.com/products/56/X12_User_Guide_WEB.pdf

 

Here are my reasons:

 

Cost:  The headphone costs less than $80 making it really affordable right off the bat and if a replacement is needed it will not break the bank.

 

Connectivity:  There is no wireless to fiddle with and the headphone is completely wired.  This lends itself to less noise than wireless counterparts.

 

No Compromises: Of all of the headsets I have tried the X12 is the one with no compromises.  The sound quality is quite good for a headset, the mic gain is tuned perfectly, and the pickup pattern is small enough to not broadcast everything in the gaming environment.

 

Volume Controls:  The X12 comes with a Bass Boost, Mic Volume, and Game volume control interface.  The amp is actually pretty quiet even at ear bleeding sound levels.

 

Build:  I am not super careful with my gaming headphones.  They typically rest in a pile by my Xbox 360 ready for future use.  I by no means slam them down on the ground or abuse them, but I typically store and connect them in a hurry thus not being super careful.  To that end I have had no issues from my mild abuse and the headphones still stand strong.  The headband is comfortable and padded, the earcups nicely padded, and the mic perfectly positioned.

 

Of all of the headphones out there the X12 is the one I recommend and remains the one all of my gaming buddies thank me for when they actually pick it up.

 

Warnings:

The earcups are a tad small meaning if you know you have large ears then you may have some discomfort wearing the X12.

 

There are quite a few cables that will tangle with the X12 so if keeping cables out of the way is a must look elsewhere.  I run mine from my HD TV and Xbox 360 to a nearby couch with no problems, but caveat emptor!

 

The X12 is not a sealed headphone champ so if you are gaming in really loud environments you may want to invest in something a little more beefy in the seal department.

 

The X12 is my only recommendation so do not extrapolate this suggestion to other headphones including the X11, etc.  The X12 is the headphone to get.

 

Have you tried the X12 before?  If not I highly suggest it and you can pick them up from GameStop and if you do not like them you can bring them back.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 

I have been a serious gamer for over 10 years.  My experience ranges from CAL teams for Day of Defeat to COD Ghosts.  I own a pretty nice home rig and have experience with over one hundred headphones.  To me there is no substitute for the Turtlebeach EARFORCE X12 which remains my gaming headset of choice.

 

http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/xbox-headsets/ear-force-x12/56?gclid=CI2vto7anLsCFcdgfgod8QwAKg

 

http://cdn-assets.turtlebeach.com/products/56/X12_User_Guide_WEB.pdf

 

Here are my reasons:

 

Cost:  The headphone costs less than $80 making it really affordable right off the bat and if a replacement is needed it will not break the bank.

 

Connectivity:  There is no wireless to fiddle with and the headphone is completely wired.  This lends itself to less noise than wireless counterparts.

 

No Compromises: Of all of the headsets I have tried the X12 is the one with no compromises.  The sound quality is quite good for a headset, the mic gain is tuned perfectly, and the pickup pattern is small enough to not broadcast everything in the gaming environment.

 

Volume Controls:  The X12 comes with a Bass Boost, Mic Volume, and Game volume control interface.  The amp is actually pretty quiet even at ear bleeding sound levels.

 

Build:  I am not super careful with my gaming headphones.  They typically rest in a pile by my Xbox 360 ready for future use.  I by no means slam them down on the ground or abuse them, but I typically store and connect them in a hurry thus not being super careful.  To that end I have had no issues from my mild abuse and the headphones still stand strong.  The headband is comfortable and padded, the earcups nicely padded, and the mic perfectly positioned.

 

Of all of the headphones out there the X12 is the one I recommend and remains the one all of my gaming buddies thank me for when they actually pick it up.

 

Warnings:

The earcups are a tad small meaning if you know you have large ears then you may have some discomfort wearing the X12.

 

There are quite a few cables that will tangle with the X12 so if keeping cables out of the way is a must look elsewhere.  I run mine from my HD TV and Xbox 360 to a nearby couch with no problems, but caveat emptor!

 

The X12 is not a sealed headphone champ so if you are gaming in really loud environments you may want to invest in something a little more beefy in the seal department.

 

The X12 is my only recommendation so do not extrapolate this suggestion to other headphones including the X11, etc.  The X12 is the headphone to get.

 

Have you tried the X12 before?  If not I highly suggest it and you can pick them up from GameStop and if you do not like them you can bring them back.

First thank you for answering. Secondly I didn't like the TBX12. Reasons:

1)The most annoying thing is it is specialized for X360(which I really hate this kind of specialization stuff.) Also I will never use an X360 or XBOXONE.(I just don't like.) PS4 maybe but mostly I am a PC gamer. (I know it works on PC but I read that mic doesn't work on PS.)

2)I didn't like its outer quality. It is made of cheap plastic. That is why it is cheap I think(~59$)

3)I will watch movies a lot and Plantronics and Sharkoon has Dolby support.(Thats why I want one of em)

 

Anybody else have a suggestion? I think I am going to go with Sharkoon or Plantronics. Just can't decide which is better... :/


Edited by zyrex - 12/6/13 at 3:56pm
post #4 of 5

I suggest Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Go! Pro USB Audio System with THX SB1290. since it supports cmss 3d headphone.

 

pair that with a good headphone that has a good soundstage and you're good to go.

 

have you seen madlustenvy's thread? you should check it out

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added

 

This thread might interest you.(if you do pc gaming)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/591811/do-you-use-cmss-3d-or-dolby-headphone-for-gaming

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by b0000 View Post
 

I suggest Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Go! Pro USB Audio System with THX SB1290. since it supports cmss 3d headphone.

 

pair that with a good headphone that has a good soundstage and you're good to go.

 

have you seen madlustenvy's thread? you should check it out

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added

 

This thread might interest you.(if you do pc gaming)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/591811/do-you-use-cmss-3d-or-dolby-headphone-for-gaming

Thank you for your advices. I also posted to Envy's thread. So maybe he can help me.

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