New Headphones Advice

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kishkumen123
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So i recently had enough of my steelseries siberia V2, the microphone is pretty bad and no one can ever hear what i am saying unless im yelling and blowing into it, and not recently my right ear cup stopped working unless i bend the wire in a certain way and keep it there.

I have only had these headphones for maybe a year, so im looking for something good that will last me a long time.
I will be buying a gaming sound card to go with them but at the moment i am only interested in figuring out which headphones i am going to buy.

I AM looking for Gaming Headphones and i have recently been looking at the Astro A50, but they are the most expensive headset i have ever seen. I am willing to spend the money on them but i am not willing to find out that they are terrible and waste $300.

Im looking for advice and options, what do you think of the Astro headphones, if not what else can i look at that is just as or almost as good.

rafik

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The SteelSeries 7H is probably the best sounding gaming headset on the market.

kishkumen123
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i would rather not buy anymore steelseries headphones, the crappy quality of the siberia really turned me off from their products

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Sad for you, had mine for a long time now and i don't had trouble with but if you plan on 300$ range i'm pretty sure you should check the Sennheiser PC360 as it's surely the best you can get at this price !!

PS: if you plan on great headset like this, make sure you pick a sound card with an Heaphone Amp to benifit from that well spent money ;)

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kishkumen123 wrote:i would rather not buy anymore steelseries headphones, the crappy quality of the siberia really turned me off from their products

The Siberia was made more for comfort rather than sound quality. The design is a little less durable than their higher end headsets. I own the 5H V2 and the 7H and they are both fantastic, never had any problems with them.

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Apple earbuds.

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If you have a local Professional Audio supplier or store (possibly Guitar Center), go there and tell them you are looking for a good pair of cans (price range, intended use, etc). Most places I have been to have let me sample their headphones at length. The nearby audio supplier had a burned-in pair of Grado GS1000i that I couldn't afford but they allowed me to watch Pulp-Fiction from beginning to end. They never seem very busy, but they normally make large volume sales.

In the spirit of helping you further (assuming you haven't already purchased a pair), what is your budget for this headset and what kind of headset would you prefer: Over-ear, in-ear, around the neck, etc...

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