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Old 05-23-09, 10:59 PM   #1
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I own a pair of plantronics gamecon headphones but they sound like crap for music.
I don't mind them for gaming but playing music really sucks. They don't sound half as good as the sennheiser hd590's I used to own which is expected. I would love to find a set that has good audio with a mic.
Any ideas. I'll spend up to 100$ if they sound good and are worth it. They will be used for music and gaming. I'm very picky with sound so please don't recommend something shi**y.
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Old 05-23-09, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: advice on a new headset?

I've had these for a while.

http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/efhpa2/home.aspx

The last couple of pairs of headsets I've had have been from Turtle Beach and they sound pretty good.

All channels are individually adjustable from the remote and it plugs into your sound-card like a regular 5.1 set of speakers so no finicky driver setup.

There are newer models out now which probably have better speakers.

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Old 05-24-09, 08:57 AM   #3
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Get the new Razer Carcharias it seems to be getting great reviews and reasonably priced 79.99
I was just looking at those on the EGG. I may get them.
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Old 05-24-09, 09:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: advice on a new headset?

I used to have the Plantronics DSP 550 until I..uhhh broke them. I really liked that headset so I bought these which is the closest thing to them. I'm not an audio freak and don't even have a sound card, but music sounds fine to me. I forgot the place I bought them from, but I get them for around $40 instead of $80.
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Old 05-24-09, 09:59 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I was doing a lot of research and now I might spend more money on a pair of Sennheiser pc350's for 150$. I had no idea they made a headset for pc gaming.
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Old 05-24-09, 02:06 PM   #6
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Good choice, the PC350's sound awesome especially when connected to a X-fi sound card.
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Old 05-24-09, 07:03 PM   #7
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Get the new Razer Carcharias it seems to be getting great reviews and reasonably priced 79.99
I have a pair and their Awesome +1
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I have a pair and their Awesome +1
Cool, I just ordered 2 pair for my wife and I.
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I just got the Razer Carcharias last nite and WOW what a kickass headset. The wife love's her pair to worth every penny.
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Default Re: advice on a new headset?

I've had some really nice and pricey headsets over the years (including some studio-quality AKG's) and have had nothing as good and functional as my Sennheiser pc350's.

You'll not be disappointed if you go that route.
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Old 06-02-09, 10:05 AM   #11
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If you love bass, and you want a lot of it...get the Dr Dre headphones. Yea sure, they sound like they could be a flop, but i listened to these beasts at best buy one day and they really are pretty nice!

Im fine with my Bose for now, but i gotta get these soon.

Too bad they are 300 bucks!
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I have Sennheiser HD-280Pros. Closed cans and took some getting used to but they sound great and are in your price range..
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