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Sound Judgment: Five Gaming Headphones Tested @ HotHardware

Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013

An interesting read, especially considering there is no clear way to review a set of headphones without actually trying them out and basing a decision on personal preference.  In this review I think they did a pretty good job with no clear winner, or loser.

What separates a premium headset from a blue light special? It's a combination of things, from well designed drivers to comfy ear cups that kiss the sides of your head with a gentle yet firm caress (we're being melodramatic...a little). And then there's the overall feature-set and premium extras like a noise-cancelling microphone and 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

Unfortunately, there's only so much you can discern from a headset's spec sheet, and with so many to choose from, you'd have to invest an obscene amount of time and money auditioning each one. We don't want you to have to do that, so we went and rounded up five high-end headsets from four different manufacturers, including Corsair, Creative Labs, Roccat and Rosewill and the goods posted on the following pages...

Keep in mind this is a five way round-up and few 1:1 comparisons.

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