Gaming headphones

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

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    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.

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  2. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

    irishgrizzly

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    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

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    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

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

    ChrisN
     

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