I second that. Totally satisfied.Newegg.ca - ROCCAT ROC-14-500 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Kave - Solid 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
These are solid headphones. My friend uses them, and I prefer them over my HS1's. You would need a sound card to accompany them though if you want to get the true quality.
In my opinion, the Roccat Kave's are a very good set of 5.1 analog headphones. The USB plug,is for power only. The Kave's plug straight into your sound card. Many here will say 5.1 analog headphones are a gimmick,but I say different. 5.1 analog is a true surround. I have a set of Kave's as well as several other sets of 5.1 analog headphones including my all time best of the best Psyko Carbon. If your budget is in the $100 range,take a close look at the Tritton Hda's and the Kaves. These headphones take a bit of time to "burn in" properly,but once done,they kick ass compared to stereo headphones. A while back,the negatives of 5.1 headphones may have been true. Today however,speaker technology has advanced considerably. I don't care what anybody says,..5.1 analog surround is the ONLY way to go for gamers. Now,we have 7.1 analog in the form of the Asus ROG Phoebus headphones. My wife bought me a set and they are scheduled for delivery today. I will let all here know how 7.1 compares to 5.1. Get a set of 5.1's. You won't be sorry.I really hate the idea of RMA. I can't be bothered to spend 50% of the retail price on shipping for RMA. Then what happens the 2nd time it needs an RMA?
I will definitely have to look into the sennheisers. I have heard the name mentioned all too often.
The Roccat Kave's defnitely look nice and I have been eyeing up their products for a while. The only thing that turns me off of that is the USB.
The Tritton hDA 5.1's go for $100 or less. The Roccat Kave's are about $120. The Kave's are the better of the two,and well worth the extra $20. If you shop around,I'm sure you will find them at an even better price. On board sound can't do a good set of headphones any justice. A decent 5.1 analog sound card is what you need when plugging in a set of decent headphones. Good sound cards can be had for about $70,and even a bit less. At the end of the day,it's well worth getting something really decent. You won't have to consider an upgrade for a long long time.Anyone know how often these good headsets (I guess the analog 5.1's) go onsale etc? What kinda price ranges are we looking at?
Will it still sound good with on board sound or would we need a much better sound card?