Gaming headset recommendations

Rollins

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I have a surround sound system, but I’m considering a gaming headset.

1. Should I even bother?

2. If so, I’m looking for something in the sub $200 range. What do I look for? Atmos capable, yes/no?
 

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01L1IIF1A/ref=psdcmw_12097479011_t3_B06WRMZZ45


Got those, the 596, like two years ago during Black Friday when they were 40 bucks.

They’re fantastic, especially in combination with dolly atmos, you could tell where things are coming from, be it above/below or behind you, especially in halo 5 and fortnite.

But I’ve been told these, the 598, have a better/larger sound stage that would help with gaming and movies.



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tumorman

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Bought the ASTRO A40 Gaming Headset off of Amazon today. Been digging deep into headsets recently and this seems like it fits perfectly. Tired of that TV audio, ready to step it up!

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Not sure if there's a headset thread, did some searching but couldn't find one so if this is the wrong thread feel free to move Plainview
 
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VaLLiancE

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Platinum from Sony 9much better than the Gold my son has)
The 3D audio is special I can hear above and below me.
Feels like I am using my Atmos AVR.
 

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Platinum from Sony 9much better than the Gold my son has)
The 3D audio is special I can hear above and below me.
Feels like I am using my Atmos AVR.
I went through two platinum headsets. One was a replacement. Both broke at the hinges which has been a huge complaint.

The most recent gold headset, which I have, fixed that problem. I also have the hyper x cloud ll headset.
 

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These are cheap, crystal sound and have a great sound stage that aid in knowing the location of enemies... music sounds great to, the mic is a tic above ok.

They do let some outside sound bleed in but if your alone then it’s not an issue.

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tumorman

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Bought the ASTRO A40 Gaming Headset off of Amazon today. Been digging deep into headsets recently and this seems like it fits perfectly. Tired of that TV audio, ready to step it up!

Amazon product
Not sure if there's a headset thread, did some searching but couldn't find one so if this is the wrong thread feel free to move Plainview
So I got these yesterday and they rock! Will say it's hard to get used to hearing all the new sounds in call of duty lol. It's overwhelming a bit
 

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I went through two platinum headsets. One was a replacement. Both broke at the hinges which has been a huge complaint.

The most recent gold headset, which I have, fixed that problem. I also have the hyper x cloud ll headset.
The opposite happened to my sons gold headset