Headphones/Headsets for Games.
Jun 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

XernobiuL

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Sorry for my bad english, i'm still learning it.
 
Hi, Good evening!
 
I need help from you guys to buy a new phone for games, I play a competitive FPS game and i need a quality headphone that has a good sense of directional sound.
I have a siberia v2 and I think he has more marketing than sound quality.
Anyone tells me a better headset with a good soundstage?
 
Thx.
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM Post #2 of 17

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Welcome to head-fi!!! where are you plugging your headphones to? budget? 
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM Post #3 of 17

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Yeah, what formula 1 asked and also have these availble:
 
  • Are you going to use them to listen to music? If so what percent of time gaming and what music?
  • What music Genre's if you are going to use them for music?
  • Give us some sample artists if you are going to be using them for music.
 
As you mentioned directional sound I may just lead you back towards the realm of regular gaming headsets like Logitech or Thermaltake...and if you have the cash Sennheiser.
 
Another option is to get a good headphone and then get a attachable mic like this
http://www.modmic.com/
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM Post #5 of 17

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Yeah, what formula 1 asked and also have these availble:
 
  • Are you going to use them to listen to music? If so what percent of time gaming and what music?
  • What music Genre's if you are going to use them for music?
  • Give us some sample artists if you are going to be using them for music.
 
As you mentioned directional sound I may just lead you back towards the realm of regular gaming headsets like Logitech or Thermaltake...and if you have the cash Sennheiser.
 
Another option is to get a good headphone and then get a attachable mic like this
http://www.modmic.com/


80% Games
20% Music
 
I listen to rock and some electronics but I want this phone to play and i need one that has a good sense of directional sound.
 
I've been seeing some:
Thermaltake Shock One
Beyer dt990
AKG Q701/K701
 
Are these good?
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM Post #7 of 17

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Take a look at the Astro's. They are extremely popular for legit gamers. Our current headhone forum is more for music and if you intend to use it for gaming that much, then something like the Astro should be better.
 
DISCLAIMER:
This above post is on speculation from what I always see recommended and loved and from the bottom post here. I have no experience with Astro's.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/610822/best-gaming-headsets-not-headphones-mic
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM Post #9 of 17

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Take a look at the Astro's. They are extremely popular for legit gamers. Our current headhone forum is more for music and if you intend to use it for gaming that much, then something like the Astro should be better.
 
DISCLAIMER:
This above post is on speculation from what I always see recommended and loved and from the bottom post here. I have no experience with Astro's.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/610822/best-gaming-headsets-not-headphones-mic


ok. I'm looking for astro's review.
thanks for the help.    : )
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM Post #10 of 17

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If you dont have a good source/dedicated soundcard, probably the sennheiser HD558/598's. They are pretty good for positioning your enemies on Fps, big soundstage and no amp is needed. 
 

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