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What do you use for sound for gaming?

Gaming sound system  

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  1. 1. What kind of sound system do you use for games?

    • Headset
      7
    • Headphones
      12
    • Monitor speaker
      2
    • Box speakers
      9
    • Game without sound
      1
    • I don't game
      1


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I'd love to know what most people actually use when they game.

I feel like most people use headsets even though their sound quality is crappy. I myself have Sennheiser HD 650 which are meant to be decent but I've had them since 6 years and even the foam is starting to disappear.

 

And if you have several please just pick what you use the most or your favourite.

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i use a 2.1 stereo speakers setup

my monitor doesn't even have hdmi, let alone speakers

and i never really liked wearing headphones and they make me feel somewhat isolated too


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It depends, if no one is home or it's daytime, I use a pair of Klipsch speakers with a sub. If people are home that I won't want to disturb or it's at night, I use my Sony WX1000-XM3 headphones. 

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I swap between a pair of 990's 58x or 4xx depending on the game


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6xx for music, game ones with my gsx 1000 for pc stuff. 7.1 surround is real nice for games, FPS especially


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I use a pair of AKG M220 headphones. I do have a set of Polk speakers connected to my PC, but never use them for gaming.


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I use Tannoy Reveal 5As for everything unless I'm in a voice call in which case the headphones come out (usually ATH M20X). Works great for me, I press one physical button and the speakers mute leaving me to listen solely through the headphones.


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Headphones are usually Audeze LCD-24 + Sennheiser HDV820 Amplifier + Schiit Yggdrasil or Chord DAVE DAC.

 

Speakers are either JBL M2 or my home theater setup, which consists of:

 

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2 Genelec 7380 SAM Subwoofer's

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2 Yamaha MX-A5200 11 channel power amplifier's

 

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It all depends on what I want. For something that isn't a simulator, I'll use the JBL M2's, for something that is a simulator, such as Assetto Corsa, I'll use the home theater.

 

However, Sometimes I will whip out my Adam Audio monitors for gaming. 7.1 with main monitors is fun.

 

Rarely I will use my line arrays. Martin Audio MLA Mini's.


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51 minutes ago, Derkoli said:
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Headphones are usually Audeze LCD-24 + Sennheiser HDV820 Amplifier + Schiit Yggdrasil or Chord DAVE DAC.

 

Speakers are either JBL M2 or my home theater setup, which consists of:

 

PMC Fact Fenestria

2x McIntosh MC1.25kW monoblocks

2 Genelec 7380 SAM Subwoofer's

PMC Fact 10.C

4 PMC Twenty 5 22 height speakers

2 PMC Fact 8

4 PMC Fact 12
 

Bryston SP4 32 channel processor

 

2 Yamaha MX-A5200 11 channel power amplifier's

 

2 IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioners
 

 

It all depends on what I want. For something that isn't a simulator, I'll use the JBL M2's, for something that is a simulator, such as Assetto Corsa, I'll use the home theater.

 

However, Sometimes I will whip out my Adam Audio monitors for gaming. 7.1 with main monitors is fun.

 

Rarely I will use my line arrays. Martin Audio MLA Mini's.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Matt1632 said:

Can't go wrong with Audio Technica M50x

You definitely can especially for gaming


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For my main rig, iFi Micro iDSD Black Label + HD800/ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000/Denon Ah-D7000/modded Fostex T50RP (these are on rotation now) or if I wanna feel the explosions and gunfire, an LG Dolby Atmos soundbar. 

 

On my 2nd rig, I'd used my Oppo HA-1 with the various cans I'd mentioned, or with my Philips Fidelio HTL9100, this soundbar's great for music too. 


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My main setup is a NAD M51 DAC, S.M.S.L. SP200 amp and, currently, a pair of Grado GS1000e headphones. 

The Grado headphones is just my current favorite for playing video games. They suck at pretty much everything else, but their soundstage lends them really well to immersive games. 

 

Else I switch between a pair of Audeze LCD-2, Sennheiser HD600 (or 660s if I feel fancy) or Shure SE846.  


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5 hours ago, rice guru said:

You definitely can especially for gaming

I play flight sim usually and when I'm not its Hoi4 or cities skylines. so not a great disadvantage


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I use speakers. Can't imagine how a single person can stay sane after hearing gunshots in their ears for hours


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Just good old speakers, but it wouldn't be shit without my FX Sound. That software is awesome, really brings the game to life. 


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I use the PS Plaltinum Wireless. I know they’re probably shit but I’m looking to upgrade to me later this year, to something like DT990s. 


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5 hours ago, pm128 said:

I use speakers. Can't imagine how a single person can stay sane after hearing gunshots in their ears for hours

It's soundstage a good headphone for gaming will present the gunshots around you and not exactly In your ear 


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Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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I swap between Amiron Home/Wireless, T5p.2, Klipsch Heritage HP-3, DT880 and Sennheiser HD560S, depending on the mood and if noise isolation is prefered or not. The only one speaker I sometimes use is Marshall Stockwell gen 1.

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It depends on what game I'm playing. If its a game that doesn't really require voice communications, I'll use my Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound System. If its a game that does require voice communications such as Rainbow Six Siege, I'll use my headset. 


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