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Old 02-22-2006, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Decent Headset or 5.1 speakers

Basically i want to know what will be best, a decent set of headphones(must have a mic) or some 5.1 speakers. I would probarbly spend about £80(around $105).
I want to know how to spend that money, weather i should spend almost all of it on some nice speakers and then buy a cheapy headset, or spend like £50 on some nice headphones and then £30 on a avarege(probarbly 2.1) speakers? or somewhere in the middle? I could get both but then i would be spending a lot less on the speakers, is a decent 2.1 set or a cheap 5.1 set better?

I will be playing quite a lot of games(mostly what the pc will be built for) and i will also be listening to music frquently, I will also be watching a few movies.

The headsets i was thinking of are the sennheiser 130,135,150 or 155(do any of these sort of close your ear into them rather than sitting on your ear?) Is there any difference between the 0 and 5 models apart from the usb thing?

Where should my money be spent?
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would personally buy headphones, because everybody in my house gets ****ed off if my speakers are even quiet. So headphones are better in my case.

If you get some Sennheiser or Sony headphones, they should be good.

Make sure they are the huge ear-muff kind, because the bass is trapped inside your ears, so its better sound.

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I was looking at getting pc160s or 150s do the 155 type models have any advantages(apart from a buit in sound card). If thats it then they will be pointless for me cause im getting a fatal1ty x-fi.

Possibly some creative t3030s for speakers?
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just found the t3030's for £20+7postage
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1595...1-speaker.html
Can anyone see a reason why they are so cheap?
Cant find them for less than £30+postage ANYWHERE else, ebuyer seems to be the cheapest place in the UK for everything related to computers and they are £31.60+postage here.
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97667
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they're thin, crappy, 29 watts...

you get what you pay for.

buy cyber acoustics, they offer high wattage for low $.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what about the Creative I-Trigue 2.1 3400. The place im ordering from tonight(Overclockers UK) does not sell the ones you suggested, i dont need supoer-powerfull ones. I will just be listening to music and watching movies with them(not too loud)

Or how about some logitech z4's?
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Just bought some sennheiser PC160s and some logitech z-4's.
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Get the Audio-Technica ATH-A500 headphones with a clip on zalman mic.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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too late, ive already bought the headphones.
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