Gaming: Music or Speakers
May 1, 2004 at 9:25 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 26

zachary80

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Which do you all prefer to use for gaming?

I only game a little bit (online first person shooters), but I have always preferred by headphones(hd497, mdr7509, and now hd580) over my computer speakers (Klipsch Promedia 4.1), which are supposed to be great for games
 
May 1, 2004 at 9:33 PM Post #3 of 26

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I use both. Maybe there should be an option for that?
 
May 1, 2004 at 11:08 PM Post #4 of 26

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Headphones, definitely.

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Heh. (no, I don't talk/type like that. But it's fun making fun of it)

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May 2, 2004 at 1:05 AM Post #5 of 26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lan
I use both. Maybe there should be an option for that?


Maybe, but I can't edit the poll anyway. The feature that lets you say why you needed to edit is pretty neat also (just noticed it -- see first post)
 
May 2, 2004 at 1:57 AM Post #6 of 26

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Cheap semi closed headphones are the best for gaming.
 
May 2, 2004 at 1:11 PM Post #8 of 26

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Definately headphones: more of a in-the-game feeling. And you can play at nighttime
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May 2, 2004 at 11:17 PM Post #9 of 26

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definitely headphones. my headphones are much better at directionality than 2.1 speakers, especially in fps (first person shooter) games.
 
May 2, 2004 at 11:56 PM Post #10 of 26

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Speakers for me. While I do entirely love headphones for their positioning, which gives me an extra edge I sometimes need, it's not NEARLY as much fun as feeling gunshots in your bones and turning up your bass dial even farther after that.
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Having good PC speakers helps. (Klipsch PM4.1's)
 
May 3, 2004 at 1:31 AM Post #11 of 26

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My Klipsch 2.1s are in semi-retirement since I purchased the Pioneer 800 Dolby Headphone unit. I used the DSP Pro (came with my Senn 580) for a bit and it was OK.

I use Pioneer for console gaming. Its eerie to hear a car trying to pass you from the left rear (Project Gotham Racing2 - XBox). There is an added tension to stealth action games (Splinter Cell games). Directional cues especially in Dolby Digital is very very good. I can't wait for Thief - XBox is released. Hmmm I should try the Pioneer with Halo.

And as saint.panda said, I can play at night with headphones.

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May 3, 2004 at 4:30 AM Post #12 of 26

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as the title suggests, I like to listen to music during gaming... but there wasn't a selection for that so I picked my other choice for gaming which is headphones. I don't game too much and only for fun so why not have some music going on when I do?
 
May 3, 2004 at 11:27 AM Post #13 of 26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ayt999
as the title suggests, I like to listen to music during gaming... but there wasn't a selection for that so I picked my other choice for gaming which is headphones. I don't game too much and only for fun so why not have some music going on when I do?



That was a bad typo (poll is whether you use headphones or speakers when you game), although it could be another poll
 
May 3, 2004 at 4:54 PM Post #14 of 26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zachary80
That was a bad typo....


naw, it was a good typo.
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I really do listen to music not related to the game on my headphones while I game.
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who cares about ambushes when you are in audio bliss.
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May 3, 2004 at 6:25 PM Post #15 of 26

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I've got exactly the same audio setup as the pollster (HD580's and Klipsch 4.1's) but I prefer the speakers. Positional audio (Audigy 2) really heightens the tension when the bad guys are walking around looking for you.
 

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