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Windows 7: Headphone recommendations

07 Jan 2011   #11
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

what about Sennheiser PC 333D??

also what about the ones with USB, do they work exactly like 5.1/7.1 headphones?

found few here

http://www.dolby.co.uk/consumer/prod...aming-a40.html

any you will recommend?



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07 Jan 2011   #12
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The Senn's are sweet but expensive, likely out of the range? The Astro's are nice as well and I didn't see a price. Seems like these things are going to come down in price as more hit the market. Again I think that going with a known headphone manufacturer is smart. Maybe you can give me an idea what those two go for in the UK? Astro's don't provide spec's and I'm not sure I believe what I'm reading on the Senn's going down to 14 hertz ! But I've owned Senn's and they are amazing but all in all it's the AKG's that have me in sonic bliss but again that's for music and gaming and music are vastly different beast !
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07 Jan 2011   #13
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just for shits and giggles as we say !
AKG K702 - Headphones
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07 Jan 2011   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have the Logitech G35's but they are USB only and have their own onboard soundchip.
I am not sure what they cost there, but in the USA they retail for $130 and regularly go on sale for as low as $65. I bought mine for $65-20% with free shipping, came out to $52.

I have been pleased with them, watched the Dark Knight on Bluray when I got them and after a couple of minutes of watching the movie, I forgot I was wearing headphones. Sounded like I was in a room filled with speakers.

Headphones are subjective, so I would recommend buying them from someplace that you can return them if you aren't satisfied, or borrow a friends pair if you know someone with them.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming...s/devices/5095
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08 Jan 2011   #15
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Turtle Beach is for 79.50
Sennheiser PC 333D is for 106.00

and Astro A40 is 194.50

now need to pick either turtle or sennheiser, both are in my price range
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08 Jan 2011   #16
Lactobeezor

win 7 64-bit
 
 

Honestly there are NO good phones for gaming that are 5/7.1. The ability of phones to reproduce good direction finding sound are OK at best. I only use phones when on vent or teamspeak. Then it is for the communication aspect of game play and not sound. I have tried the turtle beach and the zalman and favor the zalman best but both are just OK. For gamming phones I favor/use Sennheiser HD 485's because the all around sound reproduction for gaming is pretty good, just not surround which is made for open air speakers IMHO.
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08 Jan 2011   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sennheiser's would be my best guess without hearing all the candidates. Or you could consider two pair, the Grado's I recommended at first (great phones for the money!) and the Turtle Beach's or Logitech's cause there cheap.
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08 Jan 2011   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

One other feature you may want to keep in mind when looking for headphones is noise reduction.
I was fortunate to get a pair of way over priced Bose Quite comfort headphones for my birthday a few years ago but I'd never recommend to anyone spending 300 bucks on a set.
Fabe
edit if you didn't live so far away I wouldbe glad to send you the 15 or so pairs I have that need some kind of wire repair I got when I purchased a pallet of computer parts from a closing store. Since I'm either going tothrough them a away or give them away befroe I move
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08 Jan 2011   #19
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

what about madcatz 5.1 gaming headset? are they any good? can't find any reviews over web
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08 Jan 2011   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is where you find comments like: They were great while they worked.......Headphones are not just speakers for the ears but very technical devices that if not constructed properly will fail. Headphone manufacturers understand and have designed for comfortable wear and durability. Stay with major headphone makers and you will have the best results.
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