Gaming headphones

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by irishgrizzly, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I have a 5.1 sound system for gaming, but have to use headphones late a night. Can anyone recommend a good pair with surround sound.

  2. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

    Jun 29, 2008
    Beaumont, TX
    It sounds like those are for computers?
    I'm just assuming your not talking about computer gaming since this is a "console" forum, but I may be wrong.
  3. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    Wouldn't this thread have to be moved, "if" it was in the console forum? ;)

    I don't know about these dedicated 5.1 headphones, or gaming headphones, but I use my Sennheiser HD 555s for late night gaming and they offer true surround sound. I can hear when someone is behind me, to to my left, etc. They have this thing they call a Surround reflector, which as noted really works.

    They sound great with a headphone amp for music as well, which is why I bought them. They're very comfortable
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Yeah, these sound perfect. Reading through the Amazon reviews and the everyone says the same.

    As an aside, I never knew about "burn in" with headphones – where you hear the best sound after 100 hours of listening.
  5. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well, a lot of good earphones, people recommend "seasoning" them up before using it. Like, leaving it playing either a good classical music or something. Because the panels inside can get rough and hard during the shipment/inventory process.
  6. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    For my 360 I use turtlebeach, they are great but I don't know if they work with the computer.


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