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Nice Guy

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#1 10 years ago

Hello. Ever since i got new speakers i have sound problems in games. Well the sound itself works fine, but in game, i can't hear what's where, for example, in battlefield, a plane flies behind me but i hear it in front. And that makes all of my fps games unplayable. I used to have stereo speakers directly infront of me, and that was playable but not the best. Now i've got new, better stereo speakers (which are way bigger), so i repositioned them, since my small room doesn't allow me to have them both infront of me (see the picture):SPEAKERS.png

My dad brought me some headphones, from his work (he's a sound technician (spelling?) at the national radio and they used these headphones for recording in studio) and the effect is quite better, yet i can't precisely hear where things are.

So because i have so little space in my room, i think surround speakers are not an option, neither i have money for them. However, i've been searching the net and found those 5.1 headphones which are relatively cheap. If they're really as good as the site says i might consider buying them. Here's the link: Slušalke Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset ProGamer - mimovrste=)

So my question is, can i solve the problem without buying additional hardware? What headphones do you guys recommend? Are those mentioned above any good?

:cya:




Vince

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#2 10 years ago

I love how your purple (Y)




Bs|Archaon

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#3 10 years ago

Surround-sound headphones, especially the cheap ones, are utter crap. Avoid them at all costs. You're far better off with decent stereo speakers or headphones. I use stereo speakers and FPS games are far from unplayable.




Vince

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#4 10 years ago

In online cases, yeah, you need to splash out some gash if you want to flash your gash cash money cash gaming.




sunshineday

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#5 10 years ago

I just picked up my surround-sound headphone recently. I searched a lot online and got the one I like most. I have some good experience on its sound quality, I think I paid what I got. I bought Frisby 5.1 Surround Sound USB Headphones.




marvinmatthew

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#6 10 years ago
sunshineday;3983256I just picked up my surround-sound headphone recently. I searched a lot online and got the one I like most. I have some good experience on its sound quality, I think I paid what I got. I bought Frisby 5.1 Surround Sound USB Headphones.

You paid $24? Yeah, you're probably paying for what you're getting (I mean that in a not-so-good way though).

It would be helpful if you could place your new speakers so that they are symmetrical to each other.




NaotoKhan

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#7 10 years ago

Nice Guy;3982221i've been searching the net and found those 5.1 headphones which are relatively cheap. If they're really as good as the site says i might consider buying them. Here's the link: Slušalke Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset ProGamer - mimovrste=)

So my question is, can i solve the problem without buying additional hardware? What headphones do you guys recommend? Are those mentioned above any good?

I've never heard of that brand, but then I don't frequent Czech sites either (or whatever that is). Unless there's an English version of the page that I'm missing, the description there doesn't do me much good.

Do you have to have a mic on your headphones? That will probably limit you quite a bit. If you don't have to have a mic, I would think studio monitor headphones like your Dad has would be the best for accurate sound placement. Maybe try a different pair? I use Sony MDR-V6 headphones (got them cheaper than that though) and have been very pleased with them for gaming, as well as music.




UNDIESRULES

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#8 10 years ago

Zalman ZM-RS6F+M 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones

I know 4 people who use them including me and they are pretty good, not very loud but good clear sound.




C38368

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#9 10 years ago

FWIW, I use an amped pair of Beyerdynamic DT700/Pros, and I promise you that they dominate any "5.1" headphone in the end.

Not cheap, unfortunately, but brilliant for movies and gaming. Worth saving for.




Nice Guy

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#10 10 years ago

@NaotoKhan

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The page i posted before (it's slovene, not czech btw ;)) also lists the user opinions and all of them say that they're very pleased with headphones and that they're worth the money.

About those sony headphones, it seems that i can't get them where i live :uhm:

@C38368

There's no way i'm spending $200 on headphones as i'm not hardcore gamer, and i usually don't watch movies alone so i use normal speakers. So these headphones are not an option...

well out of all phones you guys listed those Zalman ZM-RS6F+M 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones look the most appealing to me. I don't need a micophone mounted on headphones as i can get a separate (and much better) microphone for free. So i'll probably just get those...

@Archaron

what's so bad about surround headphones? i really don't see how could stereo phones make better sound than surround ones?




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