Best budget 7.1 surround headset?

ShadowOdysseus

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So I am looking for a cheap, high quality headset with 7.1 surround. Around $50-60 is preferable,
but I have an upper limit of $90ish. The headsets I am currently looking at are the Sentey Arches and Sentey Symph, but the Arches are huge and the Symph has questionable build and sound quality.
 

basroil

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You will have to look for more expensive stuff if you want high quality. A good balance will be a ATH-M40X or HD518 and a mod-mic unidirectional, which can be had for about ~100. Don't bother with "7.1" headsets because they are WORSE for positional audio than good stereo headphones.

The only reason to go with "7.1" is if you have a mutant head with more than two ears.
 

MystoPigz

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If you definitely want to get a 7.1 surround sound gaming headset, then the Kingston HyperX Cloud II and the Logitech G35 headsets are some great headsets (The G35 is actually on sale for $49.99 on Amazon). I would just get a quality set of stereo headphones and attach a modmic.

-MystoPigz
 

ShadowOdysseus

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As an added thing (if it expands my possibilities any), I have a Creative SB1040 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card that is not installed right now, but I could potentially use.
 

basroil

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You will have to look for more expensive stuff if you want high quality. A good balance will be a ATH-M40X or HD518 and a mod-mic unidirectional, which can be had for about ~100. Don't bother with "7.1" headsets because they are WORSE for positional audio than good stereo headphones.

The only reason to go with "7.1" is if you have a mutant head with more than two ears.
 

ShadowOdysseus

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That sounds interesting, but modmic's attachable mics are a tad bit expensive, so a cheaper alternative might be in order.
The recommendation of the HyperX II might be possible if i push my boundaries a little with my budget.
 
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