Best true 5.1 headset up to 100€?

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  1. Chaos9

    Chaos9 Member Guru

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    Hello,

    What is the best true 5.1 headset for gaming, movies AND ALSO MUSIC.

    Up to 100€.

    I´m looking for confort and clear sound from the various directions. Other than that i dont care much about design, size etc

    I use to buy things from the same shop here im my contry so, if its not against rules, i will leave here the link for the headsets avaible in the store already ordered by price:

    http://www.alientech.pt/index.php?cPath=60_116&page=1&sort=3a

    What is your opinion?

    ps: yes, a headset, not regular 5.1 speakers!

    Thanks very much.:)

    EDIT: Must be usb and must have an integrated audio card.
     
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  2. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Hi,i have a set of Zalman 5.1 headphones...sound is good...they are quite light considering how many speakers are built in to them but they are let down by the mic,the mic is separate part that looks like an after thought and to be honest i got fed up with having to unplug the 4 cables when i wanted to watch a film but there are usb versions now,perhaps if you have x-fi card with the external ports at the front of your pc case the standard version may be fine
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Zalman-Zm-RS6...969?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item45fa94a101
    also found these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Professional-...InternetTelephonyHeadsets&hash=item3366cf3857
    there dont seem to be many on ebay...perhaps if you try google
     
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  3. Chaos9

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    Thank you for your answer.

    I want it to be usb. And i want it to have a integrated sound card.

    This all because it will be used in a laptop.

    More help please...
     
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    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    they are crap, spatial effect and positioning its almost the same than 2.0's and their sound quality its much less, used 2 40€ ones before, and now with 2.0 20€ superlux ones they >>>>> 5.1s. Not to add they weight much more.

    Apart from that (my own and many others) opinion, the ones i know.
    G35 looks like a nice one, but there arent a lot of more (and g35 its more expensive).
    Ozones one for 40€... those seem to be fine

    Also zalman's are 5.0, not 5.1 (subwoofer wire its cut).

    Good part of zalman is that when i bought them, they came with a button-mic which i can use with other headphones :p (superlux).
     
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  5. Chaos9

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    Thanks for your input.

    I was thinking about the ozone strato EVO 5.1

    Have read a lot of good feedback.

    The price/quality ratio is superb, the drivers are great, it looks very nice and they are confortable. Also you can adjust channels independently with wheels.

    Plus its only 62€. But im not sure yet.
     
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    My friend has a Zalman headset, it's all right, but there is zero bass. I only had a super-cheap 2 channel Logitech headset for years, but last Christmas I picked up the G35's. The surround effect is definitely there, and there is a decent amount of bass. Compared to my old set these things are rockin', but I know there are better out there. Seeing as how you want it to be USB your choices are limited however, so I would highly recommend the G35 set!
     
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    Thanks for your input.

    So im almost sure ill go with the ozone strato evo.

    Anyone has thoughts about this product and the company quality in general?
     
  8. ESlik

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    Before you buy, check out Roccat. A German company and they make pretty decent 5.1 headphones.
     
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    I have been using these for years
    http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169415500
    The sound quailty is mehhh but as far as positional its excellent. Its very easy for me to figure out if someone is front right or rear left (I FPS alot)
    The base has kinda died over the years (me dropping them and what not) and I have been looking into the Trittion HD 510
    http://www.trittonusa.com/index.php/products/gaming_audio_technology/pc510/

    I have tried DD Headphone and virtualized 7.1 with my sound card and I HATED IT. I could not tell where people were located.
     

  11. kewlio250

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    just a warning, dont go with tritton's, i got the top of the line true 5.1 AXPro headset from them, and the bass is absolutely horrible, as is the inline audio control

    if you absolutely NEED it to be usb, then i would go for the roccat Kave 5.1 (http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Sound/ROCCAT-Kave-5-1/) and a 5.1 ch mixamp (soundcard), the one i would suggest the soundblaster x-fi (http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-Surround-5.1/M/B0017QQQAE.htm)


    this combo will get you true 5.1 channel surround on your laptop, dont settle for "virtual" 7.1/5.1, it is junk

    also dont go for the razers, i have had a pair in the past, and the bass was washed out, and audio quality for anything but gaming sucked (music, movies, yolutube, etc.) and the positional awareness was mediocre at best

    if you go with the roccat/soundblaster combo, you will get excellent sound quality, great positional awareness, and deep thumping bass (just keep in mind that the headset requires a usb connection for power, so you will need 2 usb's open for both) this also should be within your price range


    just my 2 cents after researching true 5.1 headsets for myself
     

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