Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Audio Setup - Personal Gaming

Some people like to play game with speakers (surround sound, etc.) but I prefer to have headphones on. It does get uncomfortable after a few hours of gaming but I usually take enough breaks that it doesn't affect me too much. I prefer headphones and headsets over speakers since it allows be to hear more especially if I play First Person Shooter games and need to hear foot steps.

So here is a question for you:

1) Which do you prefer?: Headset /headphones or Speakers
2) What is your setup? (Brand, etc.)


My Setup



JVC HA-FX35 (Black) Marshmallow Inner-ear Headphone


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106455
$14.99

JVC  HA-FX35 (Black)  Marshmallow Inner-ear Headphone


Logitech Gaming Headset G330 (Black)

$33.86



*My ear covering headphones broke recently and I have yet to find a decent replacement. I've been shopping around and I think I've narrowed it down to these 4. If you have other suggestions that would be awesome. Preferably not too expensive.



Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones (HD 201)

$19.99
Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones (HD 201)


Sennheiser HD228 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Stereo Headphone

$54.95
Sennheiser HD228 Supra-aural Stereo Headphone


Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202 II)

$24.95
Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202 II)


Sennheiser HD203 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Stereo Headphones - DJ/MP3 closed lightweight Headphones

$29.99
Sennheiser HD203 Circumaural Stereo Headphones - DJ/MP3 closed lightweight Headphones

44 comments:

  1. I also have a pair of marshmallows and they're the greatest headphones I've ever bought under 20 bucks. If I was to suggest any of those headphones I'd tell you to get the pro dj styled with dynamic bass. Nothing like having noise canceling cups with a rumble inside them :)

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  2. need some new headphones, thanks for the recommendations

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  3. All these headphones make mine look like a rock..

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  4. Wow. those are some very nice headphones... Makes me feel like mine are rocks that i strap to my head.

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  5. I'm actually using the same logitech gaming headset in your setup, lol! I can't wait to see what you choose, the little red rubbery grip thingy is starting to peel off D:

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  6. I just go with a normal cheap xbox setup lol

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  7. I've got some of the G330's... microphone is beast

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  8. Nothing compares to my treble filled, bass ridden laptop speakers lol

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  9. I prefer headpgones and use AKG K 420's they have really good bass, but the only problem is that i kinda need to buy a mic

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  10. I tend to prefer headphones. I personally use Turtle Beach EarForces.

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  11. I got BOSE headphones and PLANTRONICS headset

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  12. I prefer headphones, but I usually just end up using speakers when playing on my TV. The PC is the only headphone-playing time I get.

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  13. I'm ashamed to admit I just use the built in speakers on my TV.

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  14. looking for some new ones, this will help me choose :) ty

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  15. I prefer speakers but right now, I'm wearing the Sennheiser HD 202, because I'm sitting outside.

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  16. I prefer speakers but right now I'm using the Sennheiser HD 202 headphones because I'm sitting outside.

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  17. The senheiser HD 201 is the best choice, the cheaper one, the lighter, and the quality is just awesome.

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  18. the sennheiser dj's look great. might get a pair!

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  19. i own the ultimate ears triple.fi 10...i just love them

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  20. is undoubtedly much better with headphones

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  21. ahhh ATTACK OF THE HEADSETS!!!

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  22. I should really look more into this

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  23. I prefer speakers, but mainly as being up close to a 50" tv with headphones starts to bug me.

    I recommend Logitech, they are an excellent brand with long lasting quality

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  25. I use my surround sound. Though I might pick up those 20 dollar headphones for late night gaming.

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  26. Those are some really nice headphones there. I prefer my good old speaker though.

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  27. I like headphones but only for PC games. TV speakers are just fine for the x-box

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  28. great, need some new earphones

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  29. I use Klipsch headphones. :D Really nice brand.

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  30. I think I've gone through 4 different sets of headphones already. I prefer them over speakers because just like you said, you get to hear more when they block out other sounds.

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  31. I Prefer my pair of sennheiser's

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  32. I use headphones for PC but don't like having my face directly infront of my T.V to play xBox so just play through speakers on that.

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  33. Awesome post man! keep up the good work!

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  34. I don't even have a gaming console =/

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  35. If I only had a gaming console =/

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  36. I use a Bose QC3 for the laptop, and a big set of speakers for the PS3 (Per side: 1", 4", 4", 6", 8", 16")... I like big boom on my big screen.

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  37. The first Sennheiser you posted is one that I had at one point in time that I wasn't very satisfied with, though other headphones by that brand is usually good. I just didn't like that one. Then again, this is just for music listening.

    Personally, I prefer a pair called the Koss Portapro. They are AMAZING.

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  38. I like having good quality headphones, cause I'm in love with music :)!

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