Advise for gaming headphones?

Ozkrael

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Current headset is Corsair Vengeance 1500. The drivers are just terrible and I'm looking to replace them with something new. I was really considering the HyperX Cloud IIs, but have decided to buy a separate mic for better quality (Blue Snowball for now, probably get a Yeti later on at some point).

Since I wont be needing the mic on the Cloud IIs, I was wondering if headphones would be a better option for the same price or less (~$100).

Primary use will be for PC gaming. Bluetooth would be good for watching movies without having to sit right by the computer but not necessary.
 

fisbuar

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https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/QPAD/QH-90/
I use it for professional gaming.
Comes with extension cord, solid frame, has volume controller, with mute button, and removeable mic.
can be bought for rougly $59.99
 

Ozkrael

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Yeah the HyperX Cloud is a rebranded qh-90 I believe. The QH-90 is marked way up on amazon.com though.
 

atwspoon

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Headphones will get you much better quality over gaming headsets! I would recommend Sennheiser or Audio Technica. I have seen these drop down to $99 on amazon at times. If you are going high quality mic, you might as well upgrade to a real set of headphones, and both these models are top notch for around $100. My HD 558's have always performed above and beyond the gaming headsets I used to have.
Senn HD 558: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443092063&sr=8-1&keywords=hd+558
ATH-AD700X: http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD700X-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B009S332TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443092206&sr=8-1&keywords=ad+700x
 

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I have to agree on the 558's, awesome set of headphones for the price. I love mine and always wear them. Just as good for watching movies etc on the PC too.
 

anonymousdude

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Here's another vote for the 558's being good headphones. There is also the brainwavz hm5 and all of its rebrands are good too. Just a note 558's are open back, so if isolation is important to you then it is something to take into consideration.
 

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