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Gaming Headset Recommendations for New Homebuilt System

Last response: in Systems
March 1, 2009 12:33:31 AM

I built my first computer last month, here are the specs:

ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9600 Agena 2.3GHz
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans
Rosewill RX850-S-B 850W 80Plus Certified,ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91
2 ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

When I play Far Cry 2, I can hear opponents with my headsets, but I can't decipher were they are compared to me, so I end up freaking out and nervously looking left and right repeatedly. Wondering if I go a better set of headphones if that would cure the problem and I would be able to tell exactly were they are compared to me?

And/Or do I also need a new sound card too? Right now I just use the on board audio?

Any Recommendations on Headsets and/or sound card (if recommended I need one)?
I would like to keep the price under $300.


March 1, 2009 4:20:16 AM

To be honest, i don't even know, i bought them a few years ago. I just plug them into the on board sound, I don't how to tell the difference? Sorry?
March 1, 2009 4:43:17 PM

I just picked up a pair of Plantronics Gamecom 377's at Best Buy for $39 They sound great, the cord while short @ 6.5ft is tough, paired with 2 6ft extension cables also purchased @ BB, I am very happy with them, I haven't tested sound placement yet though. But music, games(no real need for sound placement in the ones ive played since yesterday) and movies all sound great.