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Absurd
09-09-2002, 09:17 PM
I prefer headphones and here's why:

With the latest 3D algorithms for headphones - 3D sound locations are more distinct. A person hear can much more and clearer with headphones.

I have Klipsch Pro Media 5.1's and Sennheiser 580's with an amp. Playing games with both I find the 3D directional better with headphones, and I can hear even the most minute sounds - whereas with speakers things aren't quite as clear and neither is the 3D.

To get the quality of sound in speakers compared to a decent pair of $200 - $300 headphones, you would have to spend a good $1000 +.

I'm using a Sound Blaster Audigy in my system.

In many games hearing something before the other person first, can put you at a great advantage - and it seems headphones are a must for online play.

Which do you prefer - speakers or headphones for playing games?

gorganfloss
09-09-2002, 10:08 PM
I like headphones more...but for some reason evry month or two I have to buy new ones because the left earpiece goes dead.

I guess its one of lifes many mysteries (or it could be just bad luck)

NerfYoda
09-09-2002, 10:24 PM
I use speakers, except when my roomate's asleep.

XERXES
09-09-2002, 10:27 PM
i use speakers cause i just got a Sound Blaster Audigy card and the surround sound speaker set. Its nice, however i have yet to get some headphones for when my roomis is sleepin.

-[MotU]-Lyger|=-
09-09-2002, 10:31 PM
You got to be rollin and kickin it in Headphones, yo.

XERXES
09-09-2002, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by -=|Lyger|=-
You got to be rollin and kickin it in Headphones, yo.
but they mess my hair up yo:(

gorganfloss
09-09-2002, 11:05 PM
What if you dont have hair?