496 posts13 Apr - 19:48
I agree with analyze. Don't buy a headset from gaming brands, they are good for mouse and keyboard, not audio. Link
A good headset has big stereo drivers. Never buy 7.1 headset. They sound terrible.
For surround, you can use software: razer surround is free. Dolby headset ain't good and that is what you get on those dongles attached to headsets or on cheap sound cards.
Since vista and the end of sound cards added value as we knew before, creative now works together with motherboard vendors to add a sound blaster chip and software. This gives you sbx studio with virtual surround. Best option of the things I mentioned. Cinema 3 is the latest version you can find on z270 and x370 motherboards. But the real deal is a little device from sennheiser gsx 1000 with an amazing virtual surround experience. I have mine today and drunk has one as well.
Then the design: over the ear has more comfort than on the ear. Open sounds much better than closed. If you are not in a loud space, take open. Otherwise the sound vibrates more in your ear covers.
I can understand that a sennheiser game one isn't for the budget of everybody. So take this one: Gsp 300, just 99$.
193 posts13 Apr - 20:28
Once the new Beyerdynamic MMX 300 is available here in the UK, I'll have a pair of Sennheiser Game Zero's (these are the closed back version) to more or less give away. Very nice headset with a quality mic.
So if anyone is thinking of a new headset let me know. (I'll make a forum post once I'm ready to sell).
EDIT - Just read the whole thread and see it's Ronnie that's looking. In which case you can have my Game Zero's mate. Only caveate is I don't know when the Beyerdynamic is going to be available.