Surround Sound headphones recommendations

AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
I'd like some recommendations for surround sound headphones, mostly for PC gaming. Wireless is nice, but not really a must. What IS a must is that they be high quality and comfortable. Price range is maybe $150 or less. Do these fabled headphones exist?

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  • killa283killa283 Registered User
    edited November 2009
    there are a lot of choices in that price range.
    you can get a lot of different things, but the ones i list i have personal experience with.
    "surround sound" in headphones doesn't work as well as virtual surround sound.
    you can have 6 tiny speakers or 2 good ones.

    sennheiser hd201 - cheap, somewhat comfortable (for me), good sound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106455

    icemat steelseries siberia - mid-range price, great sound, extremely comfortable, even after long play times
    i will use these forever. they sound great in games and are the most comfortable headphones i have ever used, virtual surround sound "positioning" is excellent. i played lots of cod4 and had the edge when i won local tournaments (i used knife only while they shot bullets and such)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249007&cm_re=siberia-_-26-249-007-_-Product

    audio technica ath-pro700 - less cheap, great sound, somewhat comfortable, great sound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826402013

    LOOK AROUND BEFORE PURCHASING!
    amazon most likely has cheaper prices on the siberias


    edit : wireless + sound = no

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  • AzioAzio Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I once had a pair of these so-called surround sound headphones and they didn't work very well. They sounded like crap and it was hard to notice the surround effect at all, other than things that were supposed to be happening behind me sounded even shittier than stuff that happened in front or beside me. It was a few years ago, I don't know how the tech has progressed since then, but you might be better off getting a decent pair of stereo headphones and a sound card with surround virtualization such as CMSS 3D

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  • IdolisideIdoliside Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I have some Speedlink Medusa 5.1s. Non USB kind. They work out really well, def improved my game skills in L4D

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  • SparvySparvy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    killa283 wrote: »
    there are a lot of choices in that price range.
    you can get a lot of different things, but the ones i list i have personal experience with.
    "surround sound" in headphones doesn't work as well as virtual surround sound.
    you can have 6 tiny speakers or 2 good ones.

    sennheiser hd201 - cheap, somewhat comfortable (for me), good sound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106455

    icemat steelseries siberia - mid-range price, great sound, extremely comfortable, even after long play times
    i will use these forever. they sound great in games and are the most comfortable headphones i have ever used, virtual surround sound "positioning" is excellent. i played lots of cod4 and had the edge when i won local tournaments (i used knife only while they shot bullets and such)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249007&cm_re=siberia-_-26-249-007-_-Product

    audio technica ath-pro700 - less cheap, great sound, somewhat comfortable, great sound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826402013

    LOOK AROUND BEFORE PURCHASING!
    amazon most likely has cheaper prices on the siberias


    edit : wireless + sound = no
    None of these are surround though.

    I have always been a fan of Plantronics when it comes to headsets, they are usually good but not nearly as expensive as most sennheiser headsets for example.

    Take a look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265066&cm_re=plantronics_gamecom-_-26-265-066-_-Product

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