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What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by SanitizedName » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:18 am

Earlier, we were talking about the audio people are running, and thought it might be a good idea to throw out what we're using, for those in the market for some new gear. So, I'll get the ball rolling....

I'm running the CoolerMaster Storm Sirus headset. True 5.1 surround (4 drivers per side). Not super comfortable (for MY head), but the sound is incredible.

Comes with a "puck" that connects USB, and allows for tweaking the separate channels (front, center, rear, bass). Also has a set of cables you can use in lieu of the puck, to connect to a sound card, if you prefer. I have a pretty good dedicated sound card (Creative Fatal1ty X-fi Titanium Pro, and think the puck provides sound on par with it. Included software provides full customization for the sound.

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/audio/sirus/

Reviews are 4/5 on both Newegg and Amazon, which is where I'd put them, subtracting 1 for the comfort thing (again, just my head).

Typically goes for ~$100, but I think I got it for a bit less.
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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by HoneyR » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:33 am

I use the Plantronics Gamecom 780
I like them a lot, super comfy ear foam things. They are USB.
Amazon says 80 bucks, but I bet I got them on sale.

I really like the 3d sound- like footsteps creepin' behind me in game.

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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by JUNKERS » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:18 pm

mic - dynex desk top, best buy special

audio-7.1 although BF4 only supports 5.1 so i run speaker fill in on the side channels

center-2 RCA center channel speakers+2 ADS neodyne dome speakers-power-1 200w
insignia amp

front-infinity renaissance 80's 4 way tower speakers{bi wired} -power-1 500w denon amp
for high and mid's, (the woofers are setup as the sub channel off the 7.1 set up)
sub- channel power 1 800w yamaha amp

side-custom made boxes containing RCA rear's from a satellite setup,+the high's from a pair of bose 301's -power-1 200w insignia amp/+
{bi wired}8" kicker sub's -power-1 200w RCA amp

rear-are the front's from the RCA satellite set up -power-1 200w insignia amp

a crap ton of wire,
added all up there's 6 amp's at 2100 watt's of power/ in a 8x8 room,
my kid's are always telling me to turn it down
also have a logitech 930 headset, that if i remember correctly sound real good, and are comfy as far head sets go, think i used it a few times

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Post by Dread » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Creative Labs Gigaworks S750 7 Piece THX 7.1 Speaker System

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Gigawork ... 70-8550452

old but still sounds good!
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Post by Shadow_Fox » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:56 am

guess I am just cheap.... I use a 10 year old mic and the speakers from my 26" TV/monitor. 8O :cry: :lol:
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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by SanitizedName » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:21 pm

i actually LOL'd on this. that is one geektacular setup you have there junk, uhh i mean cthulhu
JUNKERS wrote:mic - dynex desk top, best buy special

audio-7.1 although BF4 only supports 5.1 so i run speaker fill in on the side channels

center-2 RCA center channel speakers+2 ADS neodyne dome speakers-power-1 200w
insignia amp

front-infinity renaissance 80's 4 way tower speakers{bi wired} -power-1 500w denon amp
for high and mid's, (the woofers are setup as the sub channel off the 7.1 set up)
sub- channel power 1 800w yamaha amp

side-custom made boxes containing RCA rear's from a satellite setup,+the high's from a pair of bose 301's -power-1 200w insignia amp/+
{bi wired}8" kicker sub's -power-1 200w RCA amp

rear-are the front's from the RCA satellite set up -power-1 200w insignia amp

a crap ton of wire,
added all up there's 6 amp's at 2100 watt's of power/ in a 8x8 room,
my kid's are always telling me to turn it down
also have a logitech 930 headset, that if i remember correctly sound real good, and are comfy as far head sets go, think i used it a few times
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Post by KrankyKoala75 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:46 pm

slitandstork and myself use turtle beach p11 ......... they r compatible with ps3. They have USB and 2 volume controls, chat and game. They also have padded earphones and cost around $70 australian.
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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by Sephiroth » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:02 am

My stereo is a Logitech Z623 2.1 system, THX certified. Great sound, though the bass is better heard outside my room than inside. It has a great sub.

When I use headphones, I like my Sony MDR-V100 from the 90s. Still work great, good sound. 10ft cord.

Ever since my mic died, I've just used my Microsoft Lifecam's mic.
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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by Killroy-420- » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:24 am

I have gone through several decent sets in the last few years. My newest and I think best quality one so far is SENNHEISER PC333D Headset. It is buy far the clearest and best voice capture unit I have ever used. Newegg.com has it on for 178.95 USD I purchased mine in Canada on sale last summer for 179.00 CDN reg price 249.00 at the time.
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INSPIRED BY DJ'S
The headset features a DJ hinge, which allows you to flip up the right ear-cup for teamspeak without removing the headset.
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Noise-canceling clarity reduces ambient noise for crystal-clear conversations.
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Post by Lone » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:14 pm

2 Dixie cups connected with string. It's high quality blue hand woven string. I put the cups on my ears and put the string into the speaker jack. Dixie cups were on sale, so I definitely saved some money, which I will use to buy the new PC I've been talking about for...well, it's been awhile.

To communicate I use a number of hand signals. Well, mainly 1 hand signal goes a long with a slam on the desk with the other hand. This was free. However, I did have to buy a bandaid to fix it up once and needed a new keyboard because I broke one (user error).
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Post by Sephiroth » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:14 am

Lone never fails to make me have to wipe a booger off my desk. 8O
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Re: What are you running for audio (headset/speakers)?

Post by MarshallDillon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:24 am

HoneyR wrote:I use the Plantronics Gamecom 780
I like them a lot, super comfy ear foam things. They are USB.
Amazon says 80 bucks, but I bet I got them on sale.

I really like the 3d sound- like footsteps creepin' behind me in game.

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I love my Plantronics Gamecom 780, for the very reason you mentioned. And, it has great audio.
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Post by redneck » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:28 am

yep lone can do that to people the jarhead mentality :You_Rock_Emoticon:
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Post by MajDing » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:12 am

For gaming, I'm using the Razer Tiamat 7.1 true surround headphones with an ASUS sound card. The headset has 5 drivers per ear cup, and separate volume controls for the Left, Right, Center and Rear channels, as well a separate control for the bass, which is driven by the fifth (and largest) driver. Comfortable, and the surround sound is fantastic. I've tried sets from Logitech, Corsair, and others that reproduce simulated surround, but these really pinpoint where the sounds come from accurately. My only gripe is the microphone... it sucks. I have a separate logitech USB boom mic for that.

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