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Need help with a Gift: Good Gaming Headphones that do not require an AMP

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I want to buy some headphones for 100-150$ for my brother. He will use them for computer gaming 99% of the time (not consoles), so the only thing they need to be good at is making sound effects/game music sound good. He does not have an amp, and he is not the type of person who would ever consider buying one.

 

Thanks!


Edited by Sergezell - 12/17/13 at 3:40pm
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With what system will your brother be using said headphones?

 

I really like the Ear Force Turtle Beach x12 because they are a low cost option that deliver seriously good sound.

 

The tend to stop working after a year or two of use, but at $50 or less you can by two and have a backup.

 

http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/xbox-headsets/ear-force-x12/56?gclid=CKenkueruLsCFUQ6Qgodj1wAfQ

 

I use them exclusively for XBOX 360 and have had one pair die after a year, but for the price I am very satisfied.

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I really like the Ear Force Turtle Beach x12 because they are a low cost option that deliver seriously good sound.

 

The tend to stop working after a year or two of use, but at $50 or less you can by two and have a backup.

 

 

I bought a pair solely for the microphone use and couldn't stand the sound, myself. I think it sounds too bright and kind of like tinny if that's the word for it. I also don't think it's very comfortable; I had to take it off after between matches. For $50, considering it includes a decent microphone, I'd say it's worth it, but only on a $50 budget. For $100 there are better options than buying two just because one would break in my personal opinion. They do break very easily in my experience, mine broke after a year of light use and my friend's broke after 6 months of almost every day use. 

My personal favorite Headset for under $100 is the Logitech G930. I don't think it works with consoles though, if that's what you're looking for.

For consoles under $100, the Plantronics RIG is awesome. I prefer using it over my ATH-M50's while gaming at my friend's house, even.

 

Best Wishes,

DigitalTherapy

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This is for computer gaming only. He has speakers for his consoles.

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Then I would recommend the Logitech G930 for that use. Fantastic Headset for the money.

 

Best Wishes, 

DigitalTherapy

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I would like to chime in on the Turtle Beach x12's. One of the worst headphone's I've used. Seriously.

 

You could also consider the Sennheiser PC360.

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Originally Posted by Sergezell View Post
 

I want to buy some headphones for 100-150$ for my brother. He will use them for computer gaming 99% of the time (not consoles), so the only thing they need to be good at is making sound effects/game music sound good. He does not have an amp, and he is not the type of person who would ever consider buying one.

 

Thanks!

Takstar Hi2050 headphones, $70

Sennheiser HD558 headphones, $130

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