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    Looking for a new headset

    Hello.

    Backstory:
    I've been looking for a new headset for a while now, and simply don't know what to get.
    So far I've used Steelseries Siberia v2 + Steelseries USB sound card for about 2 years, but it's starting to break.
    I don't have room for internal sound card on my PC so I'll have to use external sound cards.

    On topic:
    I have a budget of around $220-$250. With that I need to get a new external sound card + a new headset.

    Any suggestions?
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    Sennheiser PC 323D

    This is what I have been using for a while now. Great bass, great virtual 7.1 that actually works (with the external audio driver).
    Its plastic is very durable and it has cloth cushions with a big ear cap. Another great feature is that microphone is muted when you raise the boon (you can hear a "click")

    Well spent money!

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    Most headsets charge a large premium for poor quality.

    No matter the "quality" of a headset, you can always do much better for the same price by purchasing headphones and a separate mic(Table, clip-on or the high quality Antlion boom mic.)

    Regardless if you want a headset or a separate headphones/mic solution, I always refer people to Overclock.net's Recommended Audio Products.

    The link covers a wide range of items such as headsets, headphones, audio interface, speakers, active speakers, subs.
    It further organizes everything by music taste, gaming, bass etc and by price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceG87 View Post
    snap
    Yeah it's one option to get headphones + separate mic.
    That's a good site, I'll have a look around.

    Though one thing what bothers me is that Google gives very mixed results about headphones + surround sound, which is very important for me.
    Some say that headphones can't do that (hear where the enemy is coming from) and some say they can.

    Lets say I buy these and this + a separate mic. Would it have surround sound or no? I don't know much when it comes to audio stuff.
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    Why is surround sound important to you?

    Are you willing to sacrifice performance to get your surround sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Why is surround sound important to you?

    Are you willing to sacrifice performance to get your surround sound?
    After thinking for a while I decided to scrap the surround sound and went for Ultrasone Pro 550 S-logic and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB.
    Though if I'm not mistaken those headphones do have some sort of surround system, but we'll see.
    This setup should provide a good overall experience.

    Somehow I managed to delete the original post. *shrug*
    Last edited by Dewote; 2013-01-24 at 06:13 PM. Reason: misspell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewote View Post
    After thinking for a while I decided to scrap the surround sound and went for Ultrasone Pro 550 S-logic and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB.
    Though if I'm not mistaken those headphones do have some sort of surround system, but we'll see.
    This setup should provide a good overall experience.

    Somehow I managed to delete the original post. *shrug*
    Good luck, hope you like it, Just keep in mind that ultrasones arent for everyone.
    "Marketing is what you do when your product is no good."

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    I am pretty happy with my Siberia V2's with the USB Soundcard.

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