Are gaming headsets worth it?

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#1 gnes990
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Something that offers good surround sound. Just wondering.

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#2 nhlkiller
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I certainly think they are if you play a lot of multiplayer games or if you live with others and don't want to be making a lot of noise late at night its a good way to enjoy a game.
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#3 trastamad03
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I have the Razer Megalodons and love them. The build quality is great, it's sturdy, EXTREMELY comfortable. It's a bit pricey, but I wanted stuff to match my Razer set :D
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#4 SkySage7
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Yes, of course they are. There are things you just can't hear with your regular speakers, even if you put the volume to max, so headphones are a must if you're playing games a lot, especially multiplayer. Be warned though, excessive use of headphones might and will damage your hearing.
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#5 NVIDIATI
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Not one bit, they're overpriced, lack true soundstage and are composed of poor materials including low quality drivers. They know gamers who don't know better will purchase them.

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#6 X-The-Doctor-X
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I've got a triton and it works with PS3-Xbox360-PC and Wii. I really like it, it fits nicely and has good sound. It was pretty pricely byt worth it.

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#7 madg23
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i just use the cheapest one i can find. i find them all the same in the end.
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#8 BlackDevil99
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I wouldn't have said so until my monitor's terrible speakers forced me to get one (px21 from turtlebeach) and it is awesome. best sound I've ever experienced, beats my computer speakers, my monitor speakers, my tv speakers, even the big-ass speakers attached to my home-theatre.

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#9 realguitarhero5
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Yes. I have Turtle Beach x11's. They are amazing. They are only stereo, but SO worth it.

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#10 Hatiko
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I don't play multiplayer at all but it was worth it for me. I play games late at night and don't want to wake up anybody else so it is good. And when I play horror games it is best to have the lights off and the headphones on. Much more scary!

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#11 ZombieKiller7
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Nope. Ripoff.

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#12 3aNkabot
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No they aren't worth it, recently got a logitech G35 and there isn't much of a difference between my old one and this one(had a 2$ headphones), surround sound is over exagerated .
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#13 Wolfetan
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I have the Razer Megalodons and love them. The build quality is great, it's sturdy, EXTREMELY comfortable. It's a bit pricey, but I wanted stuff to match my Razer set :Dtrastamad03
Are the Megalodons wireless they look really nice?
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#14 MaskJackal
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People who are complaining about them being ripoffs probably just got bad headphones because they didn't research enough. Look around, make sure the headphones are good quality, and get them. They're actually very good for immersing yourself in the world.

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#15 razgriz_101
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Yes, of course they are. There are things you just can't hear with your regular speakers, even if you put the volume to max, so headphones are a must if you're playing games a lot, especially multiplayer. Be warned though, excessive use of headphones might and will damage your hearing.SkySage7

if you have them up full blast they will damage your hearing, generally below 80db is considered pretty much safe as houses.If your blasting them at full volume all the time then its yourr own fault for destroying your ears.

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#16 N7v1K0
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I used to think they were a total rip-off before I got Turtle Beach X-11s. Very useful for multiplayer, hearing more sound in general, and also good when you're playing at night.
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#17 Serial-No_3404
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Yes. I have Turtle Beach x11's. They are amazing. They are only stereo, but SO worth it.

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I agree. For 40 bucks they are great. Can't complain about them working for my xbox as well :P
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#18 James161324
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If your on pc no, if your on console sorta

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#19 MaskJackal
Member since 2011 • 86 Posts

If your on pc no, if your on console sorta

James161324

This seems a rather strange sentiment. There's a lot of extra audio you can pick up, on PC or console.

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#20 Elann2008
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Not one bit, they're overpriced, lack true soundstage and are composed of poor materials including low quality drivers. They know gamers who don't know better will purchase them.

NVIDIATI
This. x100
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#21 mems_1224
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absolutely. i love my turtle beach headsets. had em for 2 years now i think. i dont get background noise from my tv, i can hear people's footsteps when playing battlefield and can tell what direction shots are coming from more easily. they're also really really comfortable. i love them, im probably gonna buy some new ones soon
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#22 commonfate
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If you have friends who play with you enough then yes.

"Enough" is up to you though

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#23 brandon2802
Member since 2004 • 1773 Posts

Nope. Ripoff.

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[QUOTE="NVIDIATI"]

Not one bit, they're overpriced, lack true soundstage and are composed of poor materials including low quality drivers. They know gamers who don't know better will purchase them.

Elann2008
This. x100

What do you guys suggest that is in the same price range as one of these headsets?