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Need help choosing an over-ear headphones with mic/headset, mostly for pop, rock, metal and gaming

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I'm looking for an over-ear headphones and a microphone or an headset with a budget of 200 euros. At the moment I'm using a Logitech G930 headset. The problem i have with this headset is that 1. You only hear bass, no treble at all 2. The wireless part is sucky.

 

An important factor for me is the quality of the microphone. I skype and teamspeak a lot. 

 

I will be using it mostly for my notebook that has a Realtek ALC982. I'm thinking of buying an USB sound card (ASUS Xonar U7) but I don't have a budget for that yet. 

 

So to sum this up:

1. High quality microphone

2. Over-ear

3. Closed design

4. < 200 euros

 

Thank you in advance,

Atlantes

post #2 of 12
Get a modmic.

Then get the headphones you want from this gaming guide: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-7-9-2014-ultrasone-hfi-15g-added

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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your response.

 

I checked the link to the gaming guide and I found 3 headphones that matches my requirements:

 

Creative Aurvana Labs Live!2 € 110,00
AntLion ModMic € 45,00
   
Total € 155,00

 

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X € 155,00
AntLion ModMic € 45,00
   
Total € 200,00

 

Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition Gaming Headset € 175,00
   
   
Total € 175,00

 

 

Which one do you recommend and do you know a solution how to combine the 2 cables when using a ModMic?

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

So i'm thinking about buying the ATH-M50X with the AntLion ModMic.

 

For now I'm using an onboard RealTek ALC892. Do you think I need an external Sound Card (Because I use a notebook) or some kind of Headphones Amp?

post #5 of 12
I have not heard the RealTek ALC892, but it's not the best of the RealTek. Sure. If you spend a good bit of money, you could improve the SQ some. What would your budget be?
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

~ 70 euros

post #7 of 12
I don't know what you'll find in that budget range. Sorry. I'm not that familiar with EU pricing. Maybe FiiO E10K?
post #8 of 12
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hmmz the only downside is that it doesn't have a microphone input so I need to use the microphone input of the laptop. Do you know an alternative that has a mic input?

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Atlantes View Post

Hmmz the only downside is that it doesn't have a microphone input so I need to use the microphone input of the laptop. Do you know an alternative that has a mic input?

Unless you look for external sound cards from Asus, Creative, and other companies that make internal PC soundcards, I don't think you'll find that feature. FiiO is more of a DAC/headphone amp company.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Do you or anyone else has experience with the ASUS Xonar U7?

 

http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards/Xonar_U7/specifications/

 

  • Audio Performance
    Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) :
    114 dB
    Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) :
    110 dB
    Output THD+N at 1kHz (Front-out) :
    >0.0006 %(104 dB)
    Frequency Response (-3dB, 24bit/96KHz input) :
    10 Hz to 46 KHz
    Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage :
    Line output (RCA, 3.5) : 1 Vrms (2.828 Vp-p)
    Headphone output : 1.3 Vrms (3.677 Vp-p)
  • Chipset
    Audio Processor :C-Media 6632A High-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
  • Digital-to-analog Converter(DAC)
    Cirrus Logic CS4398
    Cirrus Logic CS4362
  • Sample Rate and Resolution
    Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
    Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
    S/PDIF Digital Output :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
    ASIO Driver Support :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
post #12 of 12
Google "head-fi ASUS Xonar U7" and you'll find lots of experience smily_headphones1.gif
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