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PostPosted: 20 Oct 2013 09:34 
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Changing this up a bit. Avoiding the high-end stuff as spending that kind of money warrants a more personal choice.

Headsets

$10 CyberAcoustics AC-202B
$15-20 Plantronics Audio 355
$25-30 Creative Fatality
$35-40 Logitech G230
$50-100 HyperX Cloud -- HyperX Cloud Core(Less Features)
$100+ Sennheiser G4ME ONE


Stereo Headphones
Better Value for the money.
Closed = Better isolation, small soundstage(directional distance), portable, music recording/monitoring.
Open = No/less isolation, lots of sound leakage, usually much better soundstage, preferred for music listening.


Closed Back <$25
Tascam TH-02
Philips SHP2600
Sennheiser HD201

Closed Back $25-50
Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi Headphones
Razer Adaro
JVC HARX700

Closed Back $50-75
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
LyxPro HAS-30
Shure SRH240A

Closed Back ~$100
Audio-Technica ATH-A700X
Sennheiser HD280 Pro
Shure SRH440

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Open/Semi-Open < $40
Superlux HD681
Superlux HD668B

Open/Semi-Open $40-80
AKG K240
Takstar Hi2050
Sennheiser HD518

Open/Semi-Open $80-100
Philips SHP9500
Sennheiser HD 558
Audio Technica ATH-AD500X

Open/Semi-Open $100-200
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X
Sennheiser HD598
AKG Q701


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Soundcards
Just use your onboard/motherboard sound option.

USB - Sabrent CM108
PCI Cheap - StarTech 5CH2
PCI Good - Asus Xonar DG
PCI-E Good - Asus Xonar DGX



Microphones

Attachable
Zalman ZM-MIC1
AntLion ModMic

Desktop
Labtec Verse
Samson Meteorite
CAD U37

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PostPosted: 20 Oct 2013 11:01 
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Yay!

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2014 18:47 
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2014 19:13 
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No "Surround Sound" or USB headsets are listed as both of those solutions are actually detrimental to both positioning and quality.


Where does that put my Siberia V2 USB? 3.5mm would be better?

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2014 19:17 
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USB Devices do use CPU resources (minimal) and are bargain bin entry level chips (Most likely the CMedia CM108), in general most motherboards come with the Realtek 892 which is a better sound device. They use the same drivers so I doubt it is much different.

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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2014 12:49 
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Sennheiser HD518 $79 - Great Deal
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518 ... rds=hd+518

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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2014 13:10 
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I'm selling Chewed Up Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Headphones... $200.

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What about my Bose QC15s?


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I picked up the Logitech G430 just because it was on sale and it was the same price as the G230 in Canada ($60).

The headset is virtual Surround Sound enabled but can be turned off in the Logitech Gaming software (ugh). Still unsure if even having Surround Sound in the headphones (Disabled or not) makes it harder to hear enemy footsteps in game. The G430 comes with a usb adapter for the surround sound but if you don't care about that, you can just plug it in with the 3.5mm and it will still work.

It's comfortable and the quality is actually quite good although it could be a bit better. I haven't had that long to test out the mic. Apparently in reviews on amazon they say that the mic will cut in and out due to botched background noise detection. So far it hasn't to me and the mic quality is average at worst. Only had it for one day though, so I can't really comment on it's durability just yet. I'm also not the smartest when it comes to the technical aspects of headphones, so I can't really comment on that either.

Overall, great headset so far but $80 might be a bit to much for it.

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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015 15:09 
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Bump + Many Updates

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Awesome, thanks jero.

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Nice list as always Jero!

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