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Best PC Gaming Audio Setup?- SR850 or Headset

Hello people. I am going to get a headset or headphones for some gaming. I will obviously want surround sound since they are for gaming. I was wondering which setup I should get. I am looking at the samsun SR850 but am now looking at some headsets. Any of these options will be used with the asus xonar DG or a simular sound card. I was also looking at the gamecom 780 which looked pretty good. Also the siberia v2. Which of these if any of these should I get? Thanks in advanced.
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  1. Sourrund sound on Headphones/Headsets is a software matter, not hardware, so you should be aiming at the best Audio quality that you can get from the headset/headphone.

    https://www.razerzone.com/surround
    As you can see, it says "works with any headphones".

    In general, unless the mic is key for you, getting a headset means lower sound quality than a good headphone.
    This is due to the fact that gaming headsets have to cover marketing expenses, headphones usually dont.

    I dont know what budget you are expecting to spend, but here is a decent article that I always Recommend for gamers to check out:

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-2-19-2014-faq-added
    Let me know if you got any questions.
  2. cats_Paw said:
    Sourrund sound on Headphones/Headsets is a software matter, not hardware, so you should be aiming at the best Audio quality that you can get from the headset/headphone.
    https://www.razerzone.com/surround
    As you can see, it says "works with any headphones".

    In general, unless the mic is key for you, getting a headset means lower sound quality than a good headphone.
    This is due to the fact that gaming headsets have to cover marketing expenses, headphones usually dont.

    I dont know what budget you are expecting to spend, but here is a decent article that I always Recommend for gamers to check out:

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-2-19-2014-faq-added
    Let me know if you got any questions.


    Im looking for something with a good soundstage so I know exactly were the enemy is so that would matter right (if it is open or closed). These are semi open so they should be better right?
  3. Get a headphone and a modmic 3.0. Gaming headset are utter trash, they charge high for a low end headphone with a mic. Idk about your budget but this are some very good headphones.

    Audio Techica ATH AD900X, open back headphones you can hear your environment clearly

    http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD900X-Open-Back-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B009S331VU


    V-Moda Crossfade M100

    This are very good headphones, excellent quality for the price, comfy and great sound quality, portable also

    http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00A39PPDK

    Great headphones, don't know much about it never try it

    http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Signature-Reference-Class-Premium-Headphones/dp/B004444OFK

    I recommend getting V-Moda or Audio Technica headphones and a mic but if you NEED a headset get the Audio Technica upcoming headsets.
  4. Sorry I didnt specify. Headphones must be under $80. I did add the other headsets though that are in comparison. Otherwise I would have gotten the AD700X already
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    Ok... For 80 dollars, Im afraid soundstage is something that will suffer.
    In General, Soundstage is better in oped headphones, and at 80 dollars, you wont find quality open headphones.

    For 100 you could go for the creative aurvana Live. Its certainly your best bet.
    At 80 dollars and under, Im sorry to say i dont have any good recomendation (especially if you want a decent soundstage).
    Personally i have no knowledge of the AD700X so i cant help you there, however:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN6IrjXWRdM

    The thing i dont like about the AD700X is that it has a strong treble and a weak bass. That usually is great for competitive playing, but not nice for long term play and enjoyment (Treble usually gets irritating for most people if its forward).
  6. Well I guess this is kinda dead by now :D.
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