1. lyons238

    Keep Astro a40's for gaming or not?

    Whats up everyone. Just as a basis I'm a bit of an audiophile and produce music as a hobby. I own a pair of Ultrasone Pro 900's that I use for producing and listening to music. I just got a pair of 2013 Astro a40's for PC and PS3 gaming. Now I am having a bit of doubts with them. They sound...
  2. Prodeje79

    Best headphones for pure FPS gaming around $100 new/used ?

    I have a nice set of Sennheiser HD580 for music/etc. Also I have an Astro A40 headset for comparison......   I have an Astro 7.1 Wired Mixamp (2011 Version) and a Turtle Beach DSS. I so far prefer the mixamp.......   I want something for pure FPS listening/directional/footsteps etc. I ,of...
  3. korky

    Sennheiser HD 598 vs Astro A40??

    Hi guys,   i'll be getting a new set of headphones as part of my new PC and just wanted to get some opinions between my selections.   Ive narrowed it down between the Sennheiser HD 598's and the Astro A40 2011. Now a majority of people recommend the 598s as they give the best sound...
  4. D

    Does Astro A40 Headset + Mixamp sell?

    I'm thinking about selling my brand new Astro A40 BXR Blue edition w/ wired mixamp because I'm in need of money for my new computer build. However, do they sell? And what's highest they go for? It's been opened and has about 3 hours of total use. Still have box and case
  5. BeauRoger

    So can 2.0 stereo headphones do surround in gaming?

    Ive been looking at several types of headphones to game on, but i want them to be solid all around, not just games. Mic is not important to me.   At first i was looking at the logitech g930 which has gotten great reviews, but later people started convincing me to go for "regular" headphones...
  6. D

    Monster Turbines or Audio Technica M50

    I know, I know...   M50s are full size cans and Turbines are in-ear, but I have a hard time deciding which one to buy since they are close to price.   I plan on using it for my iPod touch/iPhone 4s    I already have Astro A40s for my laptop so I won't be using the turbines or M50s...
  7. jeezus

    did i make the right choice?

    i bought the samson sr850 instead of the a40's to go along with the astro mixamp what do you guys think? should i have shelled out the extra 60 or so dollars for the a40's or are they overpriced?
  8. jeezus

    my new gaming audio for xbox, what's yours?

    just ordered all this today and i can't wait!!! :)     -samson SR850 -astro mixamp -dealextreme mini mic     what do you guys use?     PS. is there some kind of external EQ thing that i could plug between the mixamp and headphones? if so a link would be cool.
  9. DKits

    Headphones for PS3

    Hey guys, I've only recently started doing research into audiophile-esqe stuff but I want to get going a good set-up for my PS3.   I want a pair of decent-high end headphones, I've looked Sennheisers such as the HD 595 and etc but don't know if that's the best choice. My budget would be...
  10. Melee

    Headset or Headphones + Mic?

    I am looking for a nice headset setup for gaming on my Xbox 360, PC when Diablo 3 is released (I am mostly a console gamer), occasionally for Movies, and DEFINITELY great for music. As for my requirements, I'm extremely open to suggestions and appreciate any and all input. I am quite close to...
  11. AzNDegree

    Need help choosing headphone

      Hello, I just registered so I can get help on choosing the right headphone for me. Well I like a lot of music, but mostly dubstep/techno/house/pop.   I looked up an people said get Beats? But then I looked around and people said there are a lot better headphones out there for the...
  12. NathanRM

    Help Me Buy A Good Pair Of Headphones? $250-$300

    Hey guys, I recently purchased Astro A40s but due to them having lots of errors with the audio dropping out, I have decided that I am just going to buy a pair of headphones. I would like them for gaming but at the same time I want good music quality. I was thinking of Beats but people say they...
  13. FliGuyRyan

    I find myself gaming now... want great music sound, but a good "headset" for speaking too. Very confused.

    It's almost 2am, and I'm really tired. I'd like to write out an entire list of my dilemma, but nay, I cannot. So here is the short breakdown.   I upgraded my computer. It's amazing. And I'm now starting to get into gaming. This comes as I gave up about a year ago pursuing a really good pair...
  14. Mad Lust Envy

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (8/18/2022: iFi GO Blu Review Added)

    Youtube Instagram Latest Updates 8/18/2022 iFi GO Blu review added (CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW PAGE) 1/10/2022 Koss KPH40 Utility Review added (CLICK HERE to go to review page!) 8/14/2021 Creative Sound Blaster GC7 Dac/Amp Review Added (CLICK HERE TO OPEN FULL REVIEW). The Creative GC7...
  15. Mageer

    Best 7.1 gaming headset for PS3

    Hi! A friend of mine is looking for a 7.1 channel gaming headset that is compatible with the PS3. I have been searching for 7.1 gaming headsets on Head-Fi for a while now, but it seems like every thread ends with the same conclusion over and over again, that Mixamp is the best way to go. I do...
  16. jeezus

    convince my friend ath ad700's are superior to astro a40's

    one of my friends on xbox is telling me he is going to buy the a40's and i keep trying to convince him that the ath-ad700's are better. i told him to just get the astro mixamp and ath-ad700's. can the headphone savvy people of head-fi try to show him why they are better?   Please leave links...
  17. eadon08

    Which is better M50 or MS400

      I found some phaiton MS 400 for around $180, so Ive been debating between the ath m50 and the MS400...   I would use them with my laptop, ipad, and android phone...     I just need a nice headphone to work in the design studio with, but I cant not bother those working around...
  18. bthrb4u

    BTHRB4U's guide to helping you see how a headphone works and why some are good for gaming and some not.

    First you must understand that every headphone is different. This website is full of suggestions on how different headphones sound.  Do you know what you are looking for?  Think again. Hopefully this will help you see that some headphones may sound awesome, they are not what you need. In this...
  19. akaTRENT

    For the Gamers: Astro A40 2011 Unboxing/ Initial impressions.

    Hey guys I have posted on another forum or two outside of headfi, but I know there are some gamers on here that may be interested. Here is the Unboxing video and under are my initial sound impressions (Ill have a full review in a few weeks):     So the comfort of these is awesome. Feels...
  20. HerkFE

    Gaming & Music & Movie watching down to 3 headphones which is best?

    So I use an Astro Mixamp and want a new set of headphones since I am sick of the Astro A40's and their mediocre sound quality.    I am currently looking to spend under $100 for these and probably buy the zalman clip mic for my gaming.   Here are the 3 I am interested in.   Pioneer...
  21. Qibla

    Best Headset For $300 Budget

    Hey all.   I'm looking at replacing my old headset after a slight mishap.   I'm using it for gaming, so need a mic, and also music and movies.   I've been looking at Turtle Beach x41's or Astro A40's   Any other recommendations?
  22. Steggy

    An In-Depth Headset Round-up Review(Turtle Beach HPX | Astro A40 | Sennhieser PC 350)

    An In-Depth Headset Round-up Review(Turtle Beach HPX | Astro A40 | Sennhieser PC 350 | Tritton AX720) The following is my review of 7 headphones and headsets based on my experience with them. For the review, we used the Astro Mixamp with an optical connection to provide Dolby...
  23. Salchichon

    Anyone witrh experience of the Beyer Headzone system?

    I would like to know if it is any good. I own an astro A40 mixamp doing kind of the same thing but much cheaper. Would it be a good upgrade or a waste of cash?
  24. Ear Damage

    New Astro headset

    More than likely it will sound worse than their bigger brother, the A40 Astro A30 Audio System
  25. Ynglaur

    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 versus other Creative products

    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 is a software solution, but I can't tell how well it compares to some of Creative's hardware solutions, such as: - Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro - Sound Blaster Recon 3D - Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB...