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Hi!
I need a good gaming headset but cant spend that much money. So I have an idea. On a review I found that the headphone Sony MDR-V6 is on place number 12. It is the best headphone that is not so expensive. So I thought that if I buy this headphone and then add a microphone called " Antlion Audio ModMic V4" I should have a good headset for the money.
The best price for Sony MDR-V6 + Antlion Audio ModMic V4 I could find was 179$.

Is this combination the most bang for the buck gaming headset I could get?


Edited by phoenician - 3/17/15 at 11:54am
post #2 of 7

What's your budget? Do you want open or closed?

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by phoenician View Post
 

I need a good gaming headset but cant spend that much money.

So I have an idea. On a review I found that the headphone

Sony MDR-V6 is on place number 12. It is the best headphone

that is not so expensive. So I thought that if I buy this headphone

and then add a microphone called " Antlion Audio ModMic V4" I

should have a good headset for the money.
The best price for Sony MDR-V6 + Antlion Audio ModMic V4

I could find was 179$.
Is this combination the most bang for the buck gaming headset

I could get?

 

Check out the Sennheiser HD558 open headphones, maybe find a good price on a used pair.

post #4 of 7

Or a used DT990 Pro.

post #5 of 7
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What's your budget? Do you want open or closed?

The budget is about 85$. I have found this gaming headset that is not so expensive (3rd place): Kingston Hyperx
It does not matter if the headset is open or closed.

 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

Check out the Sennheiser HD558 open headphones, maybe find a good price on a used pair.

They look like pretty good headphones. I will think about buying used HD 558 headphones.

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by EDMaddict View Post
 

What's your budget? Do you want open or closed?

My budget is about 85$. It does not matter if they are open or closed.
I have found another review where there is a cheap headset on third place: gaming-headset-review
 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

Check out the Sennheiser HD558 open headphones, maybe find a good price on a used pair.

 

The HD 558 headphones look like the popular good headphones. I will think about buying used HD 558 headphones.

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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Or a used DT990 Pro.

I could not find any used DT990 Pro headphones.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by phoenician View Post
 

The budget is about 85$. I have found this gaming headset that is not so expensive (3rd place): Kingston Hyperx
It does not matter if the headset is open or closed.

 

Please don't buy an over-priced headset.

All of them from the $15 junk to $100 junk are just that - junk. They all have the same or similar cheap generic chinese drivers inside and almost no thought is given to tuning or damping them properly. 

Sure, these drivers aren't all that bad, they're the same drivers you find in the AKG K518 - BUT AKG did a good job matching it to the right earpads and some baffle damping vents to tune it.

Razor Kraken (for example) has EXACTLY the same driver as these AKGs (and A LOT of other gaming headsets at various prices) but they tuned is horribly with over-bearing boomy bass that would make even the early Beats headphones put it's tail between it's legs and wee itself in a dark corner.

 

Go with the HD558.

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