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Windows 7: Headphone recommendations

07 Jan 2011   #1
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 
Sound Card |Headphone recommendations

Hi, my headphones are done. Can you guys recommend any good headphones which support 5.1/7.1 audio, price range is 100.

In near future, I'll be ditching onboard audio and will be getting Asus Xonar DX.

Thanks


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07 Jan 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For music or gaming. It seems to me if your asking for 5.1 or 7.1 on a headphone than it's gaming. Audio I know in spades, gaming not so much. I use AKG 701's and love them........no I LOVE them ! But on a budget the best phones for the money are Grado SR60's. Grado Prestige SR 60 - headphones - Ear-cup, Binaural
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07 Jan 2011   #3
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Hello there!

Here is what I've used for a few years. Excellent sound and very comfortable on my ears. I use them for PC gaming and movie/music with my PC


Sony MDR V500DJ - headphones - Ear-cup, Binaural - Black


Sony MDR- V500DJ headphones


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07 Jan 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Surround sound headphones look to a respected brand like Sennheiser.
Newegg.com - Sennheiser - Wireless Stereo Surround Sound Headphones w/ transmitter (RS 160)
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07 Jan 2011   #5
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

I use to have these, which lasted 3-4 years

SteelSeries – SteelSeries 5Hv2

then went for these, which lasted like 2 years and right speaker is gone (still using same)

Zalman ZM-RS6F Series 5.1 Surround Headphones

what about the ones which got USB, are they any good?

Just realized, I got only one pci slot available due to 5770's in crossfire and i can't fit d2x in there so have to go with single slot card. Got two options now

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-x...29964-pdt.html

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-x...29963-pdt.html

which one will you go for and why?
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07 Jan 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Again this is why you look to respected brands. Zalman makes cases and coolers, SteelSeries makes.......? Steel? When looking for quality audio seek a quality audio manufacturer......IMHO.
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07 Jan 2011   #7
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Surround sound headphones look to a respected brand like Sennheiser.
Newegg.com - Sennheiser - Wireless Stereo Surround Sound Headphones w/ transmitter (RS 160)
these are not 5.1
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07 Jan 2011   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You are correct sir. And now I can see it's all about the game. These got a good review lately but not for music as I'm sure they suck for that.

Psyko PC51V1 5.1 PC Gaming Headset System - 5.1 Channel, Boom Microphone, Volume & Bass Control, Black & Red, (Open Box) at TigerDirect

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07 Jan 2011   #9
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
You are correct sir. And now I can see it's all about the game. These got a good review lately but not for music as I'm sure they suck for that.

Psyko PC51V1 5.1 PC Gaming Headset System - 5.1 Channel, Boom Microphone, Volume & Bass Control, Black & Red, (Open Box) at TigerDirect

3dGameMan.com | Video reviews & forums
they are out of range, and i don't like the look of them
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07 Jan 2011   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yeah they are pricey and look like idiot garb. Maybe you'll like these?
Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2 PC Gaming Headphones - Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, Microphone TBS-2114 at TigerDirect
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