Any gaming headsets that can do music well?

Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by WhiteSlate, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. WhiteSlate

    WhiteSlate New Member

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    Hey guys
    It's a bit of an odd question, but I'm (casually) interested in music, so I've been looking for a good quality pair of headphones that can play genres like dramatic classical and electronic well. However, I also do a lot of voice-communication and I can't stand desktop-mounted mics, so I've been looking for headsets as well. However, all of the headsets I've found like the Coolermaster Storm Sirus or the Tritton 720 all have excellent game-audio performance, but under-perform with music; I haven't got any interest in gaming audio.
    I just wanted to know if anyone knew of any headsets that combine a microphone with good quality audio, if such a headphone exists - under £150, preferably closer to £100.
    Thanks in advance,
    WS
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Hi Whiteslate

    Someone who is a bigger gamer might pull me up on this one but I would just get two separate headphones for this. The mic is the stumbling block here. To my knowledge there are only a handful of genuinely great headphones for music with a mic and they are really quite pricey. I think you could get two for less and both would fit their purpose better than a compromise.

    [​IMG]
    Beyerdynamic MMX300 Gaming Headphones (MMX 300)

    £294.95

    vs

    [​IMG]
    Koss SB45 Multimedia Stereo Gaming Headphones in Black & Silver

    £29.95

    and

    [​IMG]
    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Closed Back Headphones 250Ω (DT 770

    £126.95

    or

    [​IMG]
    Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open Back Hi-Fi Headphones (AD 700)

    £109.96

    What do you think?
     
  3. WhiteSlate

    WhiteSlate New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. The issue is that I'd be doing the two at the same time pretty much, but I've thought about it a little more and I think it's worth compromising on the mic to get a better set of headphones. I think I'm going to go for the DT770s.
     
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