View Full Version : Buying advice needed: gaming headset to go with sound card

2012-09-14, 12:29 PM
Hi all
I'm looking for a new headset to replace a faulty Creative Fatal1ty (jack needs tweaking in the port sometime to get all the channels working)

I have an Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIE sound card (headset 3.5mm straight into the analoge input mini jack),
Budget is £70 or under,
Mic is nice but not essential - I have a pretty good one on a Creative webcam which sits close by,
Not fussed on wireless - prefer wired if it brings cost down.

I've ignored USB headsets that promise 5.1 or 7.1 so far because they bypass the sound card (which I love) but I obviously want a rich surround experience.

Anyone own these and can share an opinion?

Corsair 1300 Vengeance? Think I saw Goku post about some friends liking them:

Roccat Kaves?

Hit me guys.

2012-09-14, 01:48 PM
If you want good headphones, avoid any company that makes gaming mice/keyboards.

Creative's "Aurvana Live!" headphones are supposed to be good. Aside from that, I'm seeing...

Closed: Sony MDR-V6, Fostex T50-RP, Audio-Technica ATH-M30, Shure SRH-440

Open: Audio-Technica ATH-AD700, Grado SR60i

Also: Koss Porta Pro, they're semi-open, on-ear and a ways below $70, but even they will probably sound better than anything from Razer/Roccat/Steelseries/Turtlebeach/etc. Superlux headphones are also supposed to be good, but I'm not sure which ones.

2012-09-15, 01:07 PM
Thanks fella. I've looked up the CALs and I'm favoring them over the others now so thanks. Forgot to say I'll use them for music but as a secondary consideration and from what experts say, they're as good as cans that cost twice as much.