Originally Posted by kabob983
Yeah, I do play a lot but I like hearing my audio through my surround sound system AND still being able to talk to my wife. The simple voice chat headset is really all I need.
Sure, if you want to unload those "old" headsets I'll take 'em off your hands!
The best sounding gaming headsets are an 'open' design. Meaning you can still hear outside sound perfectly well, and outside people can hear the sounds from your headset perfectly well. So you and the wife can still carry on a conversation perfectly well using these headsets. You definitely dont want to be listening to Gansta Rap music in the office with open headphones/headsets on. You might as well be playing all curse words thru regular speakers, because of how much sound leaks out of the headset.
Where the bonus comes, is that the sound is much more accurate and direct. You can pinpoint people, footsteps, gunshots, explosions, helicopters, water, wind, fire, electricity, etc.. so many more sounds come out on the game from those tiny little headset speakers because they are so close to your ears.
It feels like I can literally play the game blind, the sound is so accurate. Forget just knowing theres a shot from behind, I can tell you what 0'clock the guy is at, exactly what gun he is using and if he is running up/down the steps, in the bathroom or on a wood floor. No bullshyt, all those sounds are very apparent and distinct in games like COD. The headsets also magnify the sounds that are much more important.. so things like booming airstrikes dont completely overwhelm you from hearing everything else.
Even if you dont decide to get a new headset, go to BB.. get the $129 AX720's.. use them for 2 weeks and return them. You will have a 1st hand knowledge of how much of a advantage they give you, and you can return them for a full refund no questions asked. Win-Win situation.