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>buying headphones for gaming
>wat buy?

-Shure SRH440 120$ CND
-Audio-Technica ATH-M50 165$ CND
or is there a better "best bang for your buck" sort of deal?

also, post your battlestation
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already have a mic
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>>273152267
Depends anon, do you value sound quality or surround more?

Pic related are amazing sound quality, easily worth way more than their price, but no surround.
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>>273152473
Gimme your war thunder voucher goy :^)
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>>273152267
Sennheiser HD series is always a good bet if you're willing to drop 120-150 ameribucks on it, whatever the conversion rate is. I got a pair, comfy, good sound quality, easy foam mod to make the sound quality great.
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>>273153663
Sennheisers are usually a bit overpriced though, quality materials and audio is always crisp with good range, but generally you'd be overspending at each budget tier.
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>>273153783
Cont.
Except the lowest tier, to be fair, the HD201 offer extremely good sound quality for their price, they cost like 20 bucks and sound as good as most $80 ones I've had.
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>>273153663
good sound, but build quality is shit. Plasticy as fuck for the price and they break a lot.
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>>273153783
There are probably better price-performance ratio headphones, but I have a massive head and they're some of the only ones that actually stretch enough to fit and don't clamp down.
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>>273152267
ATH M50s seem like they'd be better for gaymen.
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>>273152267
Antlion ModMic is probably what you want. You won't have to sacrifice sound quality for a 3 dollar microphone they attach to overpriced headphones.
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>>273153906
b-but

>muh soundstage
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>>273153889
That's one advantage of european phones, German specifically, they are always massive.
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Headphones are headphones. Just get whatever is cheapest, jesus christ.
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>>273153504
>headset
trash
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ATH M50's are great monitor headphones and great all around headphones as well, and they don't require an amp.
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>>273154056
>being this pleb

do you just buy any console too? any video game?

If you're gonna bother with headphones, you might as well drop a bit of dough on some good ones since you'll be using them a lot and cheap ones will break every month.
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>>273154056
full pleb
good audio is like 30% of the whole experience
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>>273152267

I've had my ATH-M50's for almost 5 years, only thing I needed to replace really was the ear pads.

Quality set of cans. You might be able to find the non "X" version for cheaper. I got mine for $100.
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>>273153504
>surround
>headset

Please stop posting in serious headphone threads.
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Anything from sennheiser. Get the best you can afford.
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Get ad700x's instead :)
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>>273152267
if you already have a mic, go for "incase sonic" headphones. Theyre hard to find, but sound great and are the most comfortable headphones Ive ever owned. Suede and memory foam in the pads.

i have a big head and most circumaural headphones hurt my ears over time, so comfort is a big deal for me
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>>273154056
Would you really listen all day to your computer sounds with that shit?
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>>273154056
You obviously have never used a good pair of headphones then.

I have beyerdynamic DT990 Pro's 250ohm and their pretty good for gaming. I dont think i could go back to closed back headphones.
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>>273152267
ATH M50's are in my experience uncomfortable to wear for any extended period of time due to being tight, heavy, and closed. Sound quality is good though. I ended up sending them back and buying some HD 558's and I'm much more comfortable with them. your mileage may vary though.
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>>273154847
what amp are you using with those?
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Are there some decent headphones for under 100 bucks?
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>>273154485
What a fucking faggot. Do you not know how good the sound is on those cans? Who cares if they have a cheap pointless mic attached. For the price, you can't really get better quality, unless you want something faggy like 7.1 or whatever other gimmick makes your "serious" dick hard.
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>>273155159
yes
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>>273154964
Not using any amp at the moment, but i do want to get one. Most people seem to say that it's fine without one.
It does sound pretty weak when i use them on my laptop though, which is why i'l eventually get an amp.
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>>273155159
Sennheiser HD 518 is a really good purchase at around $130 and is currently discounted on amazon.com if you're a murrican't to like 80.
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>>273152267
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 for anything that has bass.
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>>273152267
M50s are bad for the price. What's your budget OP?
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>>273155528
>braided cable
Man, when will this gimmick die?
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>>273155595
They can sell them for a lot more than they're worth so probably never.
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>>273155698
That shit's almost as bad as neons.
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>>273155595
They sell coiled ones tho so that's something I guess.
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>>273155698
But anon, my cheap ass 5 Euro pieces of shit that I'm passing the time till I buy a legit set have a braided cable, it's a pointless fucking gimmick and I've seen people not buy products because
>no braided cable, no buy
Fucking hell.
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>>273155973
Most people don't even look at what kind of cable it comes with
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>>273152267
Listen OP, if you don't tell me what your budget is I'm going to have to let you be misinformed by some of the other people posting
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>>273155973
>>273155595
>But it's like, more durable, maaan.
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I heard the M50 have "bad" soundstage, so it's hard to position enemies, sounds, etc. Is that true?
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My Sennheiser HD 555s have lasted me a long while, are there other recommendations for similar price or slightly more?

I really liked how balanced everything was overall
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>>273156551
Just buy the current Senns at that price point. The HD555s are out of production and outdated as well.
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>>273156473
I unno, they work just fine for me. I hear a sound, I turn around.
The only real first person immersive game I've used them on is STALKER though.
So usually all I hear is
AHH NUUUU CHEEKI BREEKI IV DAMKE from all directions
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>>273156859
So the 598s from what I've just looked up, I may go for those
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>>273156473
Yeah
They're closed headphones, which means that they isolate sound very well. If you're using the M50s while on the subway, for example, then a lot of the noise will be blocked out
However, soundstages require the headphones to be open, or not isolating sound, in order to actually be, you know, good
The M50's are really good for the price though
I'd recommend the Sennheiser 558s. It's a little out of the price range of the M50s, but you also get a great soundstage and the headphones are balanced better for gaming.
I'm currently using Sennheiser 598s, love em
Too bad that they don't come in a less elegant model though, the wood accents probably drive up the price by like $30
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>>273157492
Just be warned, the sound might be better these days, but the materials they are using, especially for the cushions are way inferior to before. Not too big of a deal, I mean they don't use materials that aren't comfortable, but you will need to adjust.
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>>273152473

ugly case
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>>273158027
That case is /v/-core these days given its popularity and cheap price.
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>>273152267
>closed headphones for gaming
>closed headphones for listening to music
>actually wearing uncomfortable studio oriented closed heaphones while at home for no particular reason

for listening to music these shitty plastic things beat the fuck out of your closed 100$ pea soup cans

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-TAD300-Dynamic-Headphones-Import/dp/B005TCZIH4/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A5LCN0QXH7898


Anyway, those overlooked shure are a better deal than the overpriced m50s if you can get them for a bit less
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>>273158106

>not getting one of these babies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NGMIBUU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AZ8ZZL30AH7DI
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>>273152267
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>>273158326
>Audio Technically no bass
>Ever
>>273158440
Decent taste but I'll be getting this in the black/blue finish.
http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-Tower-Chassis-Cases/dp/B00I44ES4I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416855643&sr=1-2&keywords=NZXT+h440+blue
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>>273158551
>muh nigger bass
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>>273158551
AD900Xs have fair enough bass. You don't need any more than that unless you're a nigger.
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>>273158717
I hate nigger bass too m8, but those things have absolutely fuck all. Here's the superior sub $100 pair with accurate bass and everything else.
http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1416855868&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=superlux+668b

Especially if you power em'.
>>273158819
eh
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hot a new monitor btw
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>>273158819
I also have ATH-AD900X

If you just adjust your EQ they have plenty of bass for anything but the most bass-oriented music.

More than enough bass for video games.
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>>273158551

>http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-Tower-Chassis-Cases/dp/B00I44ES4I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416855643&sr=1-2&keywords=NZXT+h440+blue

Looking slick, anon. NZXT masterrace.
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>>273159189
model?
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>>273158960
those superlux have that ringy hiss I dont like at headphones and they arent so good for listening through portables or your motherboards output
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>>273158960
Those headphones are fucking uncomfortable
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>>273159319
Yepp, it's gotten fucking outstanding reviews across the board. The only possible issue is cooling but we'll see.

Also going full shill with the Kraken x61.

I hope they don't let me down.
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>>273159492
>ringy hiss
>motherboard output

There's your problem you dummy, don't use shitty onboard ever. Buy a decent dac.
>>273159539
They are killers for large ears like mine, but once you get used to it, it lightens up. Planning on buying more comfy-oriented open for long-sessions soon.
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>>273159539
not as bad as the headclamps op posted
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>>273159321
Samsung LS27D390HS/ZC
got it for 160$ new
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>>273159553
No cooling issues. 3 120mm fans in front. 1 140mm fan in back for exhaust. 2 additional fans on water cooler for exhaust. I use a 240mm Corsair H100i. No space issues. Still around 2CM of headroom between cooler+fans and RAM slots on a standard ATX mobo.
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>>273159913
Yeah, I'll most likely be getting some Noctua's since I doubt the stock fans will be anything special.
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>>273152267
I bought a pair of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 couple months ago and i'm really loving them. Granted I've never really owned any decent audio equipment in the past, but I'd buy these again in a heatbeat
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>>273155595
I don't know much about cables, but isn't it better?
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>>273160191
Technical standpoint, no.
It's just more durable[typically] and looks prettier.
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>>273160327
I know enough that as long as it's the same inner cord, it's not audibly better, but by "better" I was including durability and what not.

Anyways, thanks for that.
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http://www.amazon.ca/Samson-SR950-Professional-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00CBPJLFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416856667&sr=8-1&keywords=samson+SR950

I've been using these since march and they're pretty good. They sounded pretty poor out of the box, but once I broke them in they sounded fantastic, just the right amount of bass and fantastic soundstage. Plus those ear pads are comfy as fuck.
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>>273153504
I've had one of these since June. It's easily one of the best purchases I've made in the past few years. Don't listen to faggots who talk shit about it, it's the best headset that's out right now. You'll need an amp/DAC/amplified sound card, though.
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>>273159913
One more thing. The NZXT LEDs (at least at launch) were faulty. Mine got really dim. Just something unfortunate. Haven't gone to any lengths to fix it because I'm lazy. Modular PSUs can be a little bit of a hassle to install but obviously that doesn't really matter in the end. Recommend that you get your hands on a SATA cable that has a FLAT end for your SSD. If you don't have one I'm sure getting one will be no problem. It's possible to connect it with a 90 degree connector but you really gotta bend it (hard to get in but once it's in it should be fine)

Depending on the length of your EPS connector you may have to end up routing it in the front instead of the back. Maybe under the small area between the PCIe slot and the back of the case. I had this issue with an old PSU (Seasonic S12II 620).

Lastly, there is one weird square female connector in the back on the fan controller. I could never figure out what it was for, but don't stress over it. So long as you got a MOLEX connected to the fan controller it should receive power just fine and work.

Also the stock fans are just fine. No need to spend on noctuas unless you really want to go overkill. The water cooler is also fine with the included fans I'm sure. Radiators are typically louder than fans. I keep my fans at 700RPM and have them set to crank up to 1100RPM when not idle. I run SLI GTX 780's too. No heat issues. Using all stock fans.
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>>273152267
>also, post your battlestation

>1 battlestation so far
>it's a 1/10

This thread is not going well.
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>>273160791
For $80 it's not terrible, but its frequency response given it's driver size is pretty shit.
>>273160981
We /hpg/ now.
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>>273158440

I was thinking of getting this one but is their really no where for a disk drive?
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>>273161102
I mean yeah, for the price range. Obviously gonna get better shit (hopefully) through spending more.
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>>273161106
5&1/4 bays are getting phased out anon.

If you need disc support, I rec' this:
http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-MediaStation-Portable-Blu-Ray-Writer/dp/B008CNXXM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416857253&sr=1-1&keywords=buffalo+mediastation+bdxl+portable+blu-ray+writer+-+brxl-pc6u2b

Sort of costly given how cheap blu-ray players are. But it's small and gets the job done. you could always nig-rig a 5 and quarter with a simple /diy/ job tohugh.
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You can get Sony ma900 for that price OP.

Get some of that soundstage these m50 faggots dont know about.
I know they carry them in every ballin Sony store
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>>273161354
>usb connection
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>>273161817
Those are trash for the price and there are much better buys for $300.
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>>273162018
TWO USB's you mean.
But like I said, it's just a few hole cuts and mount. Or just get a minimalist case with a few bays if you like its look.
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>>273157492
Don't get the 598s unless you are autistic about how they look. I personally love mine, but I'll be the first to admit they're basically remodeled 558s. Their frequency response is nearly identical, but the 558s are ridiculously cheaper at 117 vs 200 on amazon right now.

I typically have company over so I went with 598s because I love how they look and so does everyone else. They're not worth the price alone.
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>>273162024
Nigga ill give you 300 dollars just to shut the hell up.

And theyre half that if you just clicked on a different part of your screen.

I just got mine and they look ABAP on me
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>>273161354
>http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-MediaStation-Portable-Blu-Ray-Writer/dp/B008CNXXM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416857253&sr=1-1&keywords=buffalo+mediastation+bdxl+portable+blu-ray+writer+-+brxl-pc6u2b

>$90

Fuck man. Why must people hate physical copies of things.
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>>273152267
I rarely see them posted, so I'll mention the urbanears plattans and zinkens. The plattans are wonderfully light with excellently accurate sound reproduction, and the zinkens have the DJ-style swivel cups and a flippable cable for hooking up to either standard size headphone connector, with thumpy bass that doesn't overpower the mids and highs.
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>>273162581
Because USB and .mkv killed optical.

I have mixed feelings, but there are also cheaper portable blu-ray. And even cheaper if you don't need BR.
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>>273152267
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BWUHHYE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought these a year ago and my cat decided to chew on the nub near the connector ruining them forever, not sure if I want to buy the same pair or try something new.

They were kind of hurtful to wear for long periods of time since I have a big head/big ears

also decent 10$< mics I can tape to my headphones?
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>>273162652
Oh, and current battlestation to bolster the ranks. Still need wall art for this room, and the pic doesn't include the lovely Corsair K70 I got this weekend.
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>>273162793
Buy a used rockband mic for under 10 with shipping and thank me later. Those fuckers have ridiculous range.
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>>273158326

>wahh muh open back
>wahh muh soundstage

bassnigger here, kindly fuck off and take your shit opinions with you
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>>273163049
>opinions
thats a weird way to spell facts
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>>273162793
Zalman

http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ
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>>273162861
dude, paint your walls

that grey looks hideous
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>>273163049
It's literally objective fact by nature that closed-backs by design limit the sound-stage thus making them awful for gaymen and arguably normal music listening.
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>>273163758

His grandparent furniture doesn't help ither.
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>>273162793

post cat
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>>273163758
It's builder's beige. My camera sucks a fat one, so it has terrible color repro. I might go a little darker on them when i repaint.
>>273163850
The couch was a curbside find. Ugly as balls, but the center table makes it perfect for vidya. Eventually I'll buy a new couch, but it's on the priority list below getting married
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>>273155202
all gaymen headsets are terrible, unless by someone who know what they are doing, like sennhieser or AT
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A bit messy. Camera made everything in the picture fucking yellow for some reason but too lazy to take another.

Also the reason I use this old wrist wrest on my mousepad is because this stupid ass fucking G502 is actually pretty uncomfortable over long periods of time without it. Fuck all the reviewers who said it was fucking comfy.
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>>273163945
the devil herself
>>273163745
I bought this a while ago and I was not very happy with it. It had to be right next to mouth for any sound to be clear and not muffled
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>>273164429
I want to get a cat, but I think it's gay for a single male to own one
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>>273165047
3DPD love cats though m8.
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>>273165047
>one
I have 3
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>>273165047
you're right
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>>273165256
What are you doing on /v/ Ronnie?
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>>273152267
I currently have a Shure SRH440 and I'm loving it.
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ok, this a good place to ask: my siberia v2 broke so i need headphones and a mic for about 50 euros
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>>273165416
they were rescue cats man and they're all siblings
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>>273165237
sure, but do they love males who own one?

I don't want to fastpath my journey to wizardhood
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>>273162793
http://www.dx.com/p/xty-operator-style-earbud-microphone-set-2631

this thing sounds astonishingly good, just velcro dot it to the side of the headphones. here's the soundcloud from the image: https://soundcloud.com/mictest1-2/xtymictest

For a budget rig I stuck it on the side of a pair of koss portapros, they give a great sense of space and being open backed they don't muffle the sound of your own voice, which I find really disconcerting otherwise.
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>>273165602
Typically, yes. Though any grill who would make/break a relationship based on a pet is definitely not worth your time.
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