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I game a lot and I'm asking for headphones for christmas, I like open headphones

I have looked at HD558's and I am nearly set on them but just wanted to ask if they are good, also I am getting a sound card - Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Sound card but don't mid spending a bit more (same applies for headphones if necessary)

So what headphones (>£150)

Soundcard (>£50)

Also I am planning on getting a Blue Snowball Mic is it good?

Thanks

 

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dont buy a soundcard, use the money on the headset or save it...

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If you want a soundcard, get a cheap ASUS one. Can't go wrong and unless you are a hardcore audiophile, you will barely notice the difference between a 20£ and 50£+ soundcard.

And yes, the blue mic is good.

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dont buy a soundcard, use the money on the headset or save it...

I have heard they are a big improvment on onboard audio?

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I have heard they are a big improvment on onboard audio?

You heard wrong

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You heard wrong

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Sound cards barely make a difference, unless you are an audiophile 

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Care to elaborate?

any audiophile will say that soundcards on low end stuff is useless.

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Sound cards barely make a difference, unless you are an audiophile 

Err...being an audiophile doesn't magically make a sound card better.  No, sound cards are crap, especially cheap ones. 

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