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August 8, 2010 3:45:10 AM

I'm looking for getting the best virtual 7.1 surround sound headset for PC. I'm using it for gaming that it can hear alot of footstep such as first person shooter where they come from, good quality, booming or thumping bass, good bass quality and a good mic quality too. Thanks.
August 8, 2010 4:17:49 AM

best is probably the logitech g35s. However i STRONGLY recommend getting a normal pair of headphones and a clip on mic . I got a pair of Shure SRH-440s for 80 bucks and I can hear people sneaking up on my from different directions just fine, probably even better because the tech put into a pair of normal headphones is simply superior to that put into a pair of 7.1s.

thats my .02
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August 8, 2010 4:32:22 AM

Wouldn't agree with the above poster in the slightest. moving from my older skullcandy Stereo set to my G35's is like night and day. so much easier to accurately detect location based on movement (and you can do it while still, the sound still moves around you).

Megolodons are better quality if you have the cash, but the sound quality is about the same. G35s are not too expensive, and make a huge difference. i highly recommend them.
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August 8, 2010 7:01:58 AM

+1^
I replaced my Creative Fatal1ty headset with G35, and it was a huge upgrade, the sound quality is fantastic,the bass is good(not anything near a good speaker but good for a headset),the only problem is that its a little heavy.
Razer megolodon has a good build quality but G35 has better sound quality and is more comfortable with ears.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Surround-Sound-Headsets,rev...
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August 8, 2010 7:17:58 AM

I'll say it again, the G35 does an extraordinary job virtualizing 7.1. Its the only USB headphone worth considering at this point.
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August 14, 2010 6:33:34 PM

welshmousepk said:
Wouldn't agree with the above poster in the slightest. moving from my older skullcandy Stereo set to my G35's is like night and day. so much easier to accurately detect location based on movement (and you can do it while still, the sound still moves around you).

Megolodons are better quality if you have the cash, but the sound quality is about the same. G35s are not too expensive, and make a huge difference. i highly recommend them.


skull candys arent exactly high quality.
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August 14, 2010 7:44:26 PM

A couple warnings before you buy the G35s.
http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Headphones-Headsets-Micro... There is a beta test of a fix coming "soon."

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Headphones-Headsets-Micro... Some people have issues where they are blasted with static, known issue, they are just addressing it after 2 years.

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Headphones-Headsets-Micro... Flimsy plastic is all that's holding the earpiece to the headband. Cracks and breaks through normal use.

In general, the G35s are hit or miss. I would seriously recommend investing in a pair of quality headphones and using a better sound driver to simulate surround sound. The G35s can do a great job for some, but for many it's a waste of money and they cannot use the G35 drives, so they end up with an expensive Stereo headset.
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