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Pc gaming headset w/ mic

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December 14, 2009 11:29:15 PM

help! looking for best pc gaming headset w/ mic for my 13 yo son who mostly plays wow. approx $100

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December 26, 2009 4:58:53 PM

thanks. i bought the sennheiser pc350 already, but he says that he can barely hear w/ them on his HP laptop. He usually plays WOW. the sound seems 'distant'.
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December 26, 2009 5:18:55 PM

The pc350 model has an Impedance of 150 Ohms. They are designed to be used with a headphone amplifier or a high end audio source.

FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier - $19.99
http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0...

This will fix the "distant" effect he's hearing. The 2 together (the headphones and amp) will provide a recording studio like quality sound.


I do wish more reviews and ads for headphones pointed out the headphone amp requirement because it catches a lot of people off guard and they blame supposedly poor sound on the very high quality headphones because they weren't aware they needed to be paired up with an amplifier.
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January 2, 2010 7:41:24 PM

Thanks, Viper. You are making my life a lot easier! Would I be better off exchanging for the PC161, or purchasing the amp for the pc350? I bought the pc350 online from Amazon.
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January 8, 2010 1:04:38 AM

The pc350 are easily the better set of headphones. While the use a headphone amp may be an inconvenience, the sound quality of the set (and even the quality of the mic) is far better and worth the amp requirement.
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