Need a new headset.

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by fr33k, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. fr33k

    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    So far I seem to have a problem with headphones... the plastic that the mini screws come attached to always strips itself and bits of my headphones fall off.
    had some steelseries ice headphones... the plastics broke on the adjuster.
    i had some BD660's... after a year the plastic holding the adjust broke.
    currently using some skullcandly SLYR... plastic covering the adjust has broken at the screws.
    Judging from the reviews the one i'm looking at currently, Sennheiser GAME ZERO, has the exact same issues.

    anyone here know of a good headset that isn't plagued by that kind of problem?
     
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    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    well, it seems like that area seems to simply be a weak link in all headphones.
    My only option seems to be preventative measure.
    and from other websites the game zero is the best choice overall.
     
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    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    Buy a normal pair of headphones and attach a mod mic (or other mic, if you are feeling adventurous).

    Popular gaming headsets are the Audio Technica ATH-AD700: bass shy, but are supposed to have really good positional accuracy for FPS's.

    or the Beyerdynamic DT-770/880/990 lineup. As far as I'm aware- it's bass heavy/neutral/highs heavy respectively.

    http://www.modmic.com/

    Looks like the ATH-AD700's may have been discontinued? Not sure how these compare, but I'd bet they aren't that different. ATH-AD700X

    More research can be done here: http://www.head-fi.org/f/7775/video-games-discussion - and this is a VERY good thread to look at: Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide
     
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    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    mezball Master Guru

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    If you looking for a budget headset, using the V-Moda posted above with the Philips SHP9500 headphones would be great setup:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENMK1DW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3U7N2TVERP1OG


    Here is a link to a discussion about the cans at Head HiFi:

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/717690/philips-shp9500-discussion-thread
     
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    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    some great ideas guys but forgot to mention i can't do open ear.
    had some BD's... bad experience with the customer crevice rep when they sent me the wrong ones and i think a driver cracked already too.
     
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    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    Look through this thread then: Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide

    You can find something in your price range that is closed back. And whatever it is it will certainly be higher quality than what you have right now.
     
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    Tacoboy Master Guru

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    I like my Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones.
    There is the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250-Ohm.
    Or just get the Sennheiser G4ME ZERO.

    Hopefully you disabled the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIO, before you installed the Essence STX and the Asus software?

    Might deleting the Asus software and try the Unified Xonar Drivers.
    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

    Getting two LME49720 op-amps, for the I/V slot on the STX, might improve audio quality.

    The website Head-Fi is all about headphones.
     

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