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Looking for new gaming headset (over-ear 7.1 surround) high quality! help !

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Dear people,

 

Last week my logitech G35 broke down and now I need to buy a new headset.

I was wondering, couze it's a prity old model, if there are already some new headsets in the same (old) price class (100-130 euro's).

I want my new headset atleast to have 7.1 surround sound, over-ear headphones, Audio quality 20 Hz - 20KHz (32 ohms, 90 dB)

Microphone: (sensitivity -42 dBV/Pascal) response bandwidth 100 -  HZ.

(optional, I liked the usb plugin instead of the (2) thiny other cable's)

Plz help me out, I am in need for an upgrade !! :D

 

Cherio,

Dardalian

post #2 of 12
Have you seen this gaming guide yet? http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-3-29-2014-ultrasone-hs-15-added-edits
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Dardalian View Post
 

Last week my logitech G35 broke down and now I need to buy a new headset.

I was wondering, couze it's a prity old model, if there are already some new headsets in the same (old) price class (100-130 euro's).

I want my new headset at least to have 7.1 surround sound, over-ear headphones, Audio quality 20 Hz - 20KHz (32 ohms, 90 dB)

Microphone: (sensitivity -42 dBV/Pascal) response bandwidth 100 -  HZ.

(optional, I liked the usb plugin instead of the (2) thiny other cable's)

Plz help me out, I am in need for an upgrade !! :D

 

 

Is this for a Win PC or Mac or gaming console?

Most headphones are stereo, a lot of the gaming "headsets" are stereo headphone that ship with an attached USB sound card.

The USB sound card processes the headphone surround sound.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

It's for WinPC

I'm not experienced with headphones, but I thought a 7.1 is a little different than a stereo that is stimulated by a sound card to make it surround

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Dardalian View Post

It's for WinPC
I'm not experienced with headphones, but I thought a 7.1 is a little different than a stereo that is stimulated by a sound card to make it surround

Nope. As PurpleAngel explained, most surround sound gaming headsets are stereo headphones with surround DSP. Get a decent soundcard, and select a good headphone from that gaming guide I linked to, and you'll get the best sound.

What is your overall budget? What kind of soundcard do you have in your computer? Is your computer a desktop or laptop?
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Dardalian View Post
 

It's for WinPC

I'm not experienced with headphones, but I thought a 7.1 is a little different than a stereo that is stimulated by a sound card to make it surround

 

We only have two ears, so it only takes two diaphragms (one in each cup) to make our ears hear virtual sound card.

I guess the term "7.1" (8-channels) is usually referring to how many audio channels the USB sound card can process, the USB sound card what comes with the "gaming" headsets.

There are a few gaming headsets with several diaphragms in each cup, but I would think to keep the costs down they would have to build the headphone with really cheap diaphragms.

Music and movies are going to sound better with quality diaphragms and games will sound more realistic.

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Nope. As PurpleAngel explained, most surround sound gaming headsets are stereo headphones with surround DSP. Get a decent soundcard, and select a good headphone from that gaming guide I linked to, and you'll get the best sound.

What is your overall budget? What kind of soundcard do you have in your computer? Is your computer a desktop or laptop?

 

Ok, are those surround DSP an inbuild system or can u manage that on a soundcard?

I was surfing the internet and looking/compairing some headsets, I found out that most peope recommend an off-mic set, something like a modmic, wich I probably will go for (modmic4 www.modmic .com/)

then I need to look for good headphones (no clue what's good or not, just getting my information on different forums) couze I like to have that perfect quality :p

my budget is expandeble depending on the quality that I can get. I was thinking about 120-200 for the headphones (if needed I can go 50 up) aside from the modmic/soundcard (no knowledge about soundcards, u can say I am a complete noob :p)

 

(thx for the fast responses and help, I ll look into that guide though I find it hard to navigate threw it)

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

We only have two ears, so it only takes two diaphragms (one in each cup) to make our ears hear virtual sound card.

I guess the term "7.1" (8-channels) is usually referring to how many audio channels the USB sound card can process, the USB sound card what comes with the "gaming" headsets.

There are a few gaming headsets with several diaphragms in each cup, but I would think to keep the costs down they would have to build the headphone with really cheap diaphragms.

Music and movies are going to sound better with quality diaphragms and games will sound more realistic.

Ok, are those surround DSP an inbuild system or can u manage that on a soundcard?

I was surfing the internet and looking/compairing some headsets, I found out that most peope recommend an off-mic set, something like a modmic, wich I probably will go for (modmic4 )

then I need to look for good headphones (no clue what's good or not, just getting my information on different forums) couze I like to have that perfect quality :p

my budget is expandeble depending on the quality that I can get. I was thinking about 120-200 for the headphones (if needed I can go 50 up) aside from the modmic/soundcard (no knowledge about soundcards, u can say I am a complete noob :p)

 

(thx for the fast responses and help, I ll look into that guide though I find it hard to navigate threw it)

post #9 of 12
You only have to post the same thing once. We'll read your posts smily_headphones1.gif

Asus Xonar and Creative Soundblaster soundcards have the the surround processing for headphones built in. If you have a PC where you can install a soundcard, a Xonar DG or DGX has surround processing and a headphone amp (which is good for making headphones sound better). For a more expensive soundcard as a step up from there, the Soundblaster Z.

If you look through that headphone gaming guide I linked to in post #2, there are a lot of headphones being reviewed. For optimal performance for gaming, look at the competitive ratings.

Now open headphones will have the biggest soundstage, which is why they get the highest competitive ratings. However, open headphones provide zero isolation--everyone can hear what you are listening to, and you can hear your environment. So be sure that open headphones are a good fit for your needs. If they are, that's what you want to look at. In your budget range, I would recommend the Sennheiser HD558 or HD598.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Haha, yeah something went wrong there,

Soundblaster Z it will b :D

thx for all the fast help, now I can order and enjoy ^^

take care all!!!

post #11 of 12
The Soundblaster Z will be nice. smily_headphones1.gif

What headphones did you decide on?
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

well, I still got my senheiser MM 500 - X

gonna try it with that1 first and spare up some good money so I can have an even better headphones later on ;)

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