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so i am thinking about getting some good headphones help me choose please i am not a audio geek .( steelseries siberia V2 usb 7.1 surround ) headphones cost 100 usd  and the other option is getting a ( razer  kraken PRO) with a  sound card which can simulate 5.1 surround cost 100 usd  or get a (steelseries siberia V2 non 7.1 version with asus sound card which can simulate virtual 5.1 cost IS 110 !!!! usd ) ... 

 I am confused between getting the  7.1 surround or the 5.1 surround . will there be a difference between 7.1 & 5.1  ??
is the steelseries  siberia V2  better or worse than the razer kraken pro  ???!                                               

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Q1.should i get the siberia v2 7.1 or the siberia v2 with sound card pci-e  with 5.1 surround or usb with 7.1?

Q2.so should i get the razer kraken pro or the steelseries siberia v2 7.1 or steelseries siberia v2 non 7.1 ??

Q3.if the answer to question 2 is not steelseries siberia v2 7.1 then which sound card should i buy the asus xonar dg pci-e which simulates 5.1 surround or  asus xonar u3 usb which can simulate 7.1 surround sound ?

Q4. if there is better head phones then the steelseries siberia v2 and the razer kraken pro ???
Q5.
i am a competitive cod/bf3 player so i must have surround but the question is  which one 7.1 or 5.1 ???

...... YES i know about razer surround and currently use it but after december this year they will take 20 usd ... i don't want to use razer surround ... If you don't know about any thing abou headphones and know about sound cards and 7.1 vs 5.1 please leave a answer and this is vice versa if you thing a about head phones and sound cards answer these 100 questions of mine :P :)

 

LINKS to these headphones and the sound card :-

1.steelseries siberia V2 usb (7.1) surround :  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Q8IHEK

2razer kraken pro with on asus xonar dg 5.1:http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Kraken-Analog-Headset-RZ04-00870300-R3U1/dp/B009SJR2BE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374705497&sr=1-2&keywords=razer+kraken+pro

 

3.steelseries siberia V2..( 5.1) with asus xonar dg 5.1http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Siberia-Full-Size-Gaming-Headset/dp/B002Q8IHDQ

4. asus xonar dg 5.1 sound card : http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-XONAR-Headphone-Audio-Card/dp/B0045JHJSS

 

OR SHOULD I GET THE ASUS XONAR U3 SOUND CARD WHICH SUPPORTS 7.1  ??  
5. asus xonar u3 usb sound.card with 7.1: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Xonar-Sound-Cards-XONAR_U3/dp/B0054L8GVK

 

 ps i am also posting this on audio section of the forum please admin/moderator  do not delete it  because this is both a audio and peripherals question .. ps linus or slick if u saw thi post i watch you guys from 2011 maybe  not slick from 2011 but linus from 2011 :)


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In my opinion go for the usual Siberia V2s.

 

Sorround sound with headphones isn't really worth it in my opinion and from my experience with the Siberias, they are very comfy and have alright sound quality.

 

A decent PCI E sound card will probably beat a USB one also. Depends which one you go for. With the one SteelSeries send you, it's probably not as good as an entry level sound card I would assume.


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In my opinion go for the usual Siberia V2s.

 

Surround sound with headphones isn't really worth it in my opinion and from my experience with the Siberias, they are very comfy and have alright sound quality.

 

A decent PCI E sound card will probably beat a USB one also. Depends which one you go for. With the one SteelSeries send you, it's probably not as good as an entry level sound card I would assume.

i want surround sound and the asus xonar u3 usb sound card has 7.1 surround  and the pcie sound card has 5.1 surround thanks for recommending the siberia PS I WANT SURROUND SOUND BECAUSE I AM A COMPETITIVE COD/BF3 player :)  


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how about you get proper headphones?


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honestly, if you want to get a good pair of headphones for gaming, I'd refer you to a thread on headfi. I don't know if I can post links, so I'll just give the name of the thread. It's Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide on HeadFi. He goes in depth for headphone/amp choice especially for gaming. It's a great and very extensive guide that I think you'd find really helpful.

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i want surround sound and the asus xonar u3 usb sound card has 7.1 surround  and the pcie sound card has 5.1 surround thanks for recommending the siberia PS I WANT SURROUND SOUND BECAUSE I AM A COMPETITIVE COD/BF3 player :)

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

honestly, if you want to get a good pair of headphones for gaming, I'd refer you to a thread on headfi. I don't know if I can post links, so I'll just give the name of the thread. It's Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide on HeadFi. He goes in depth for headphone/amp choice especially for gaming. It's a great and very extensive guide that I think you'd find really helpful.

thanks bro i found it :) still not sure about 5.1 vs 7.1 


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Or should I make the choice even more difficult? CM Storm Sirus 5.1 ?!


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You won't really get any improvement from using the siberia v2's with a sound card, the siberia v2's use a built in sound card despite the 3.5mm jacks.  The sound card is needed to handle the noise cancelling microphone.

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Or should I make the choice even more difficult? CM Storm Sirus 5.1 ?!my questtion is 7.1 vs 5.1 and i dont know if 5.1 is good as 7.1 so why do u give me a headphone with 5.1 surround bro 

 

 

 

Because this is a awesome 5.1 headset BRO! price is good, quality is good and the sound for music as well as positional sound in games is good ;) 


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I don't like the Siberia v2, Nor Razer Kraken, both sound the same as my 8323's, and that's 25$. You can probably get something like ATH-AD700's for 100$.

Also, 5.1 and 7.1 is a joke for headphones, get whatever virtual sourround thingy like the razer thing. You won't hear a difference.


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