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8-25-2009 @ 8:57PM
I don't think you should be voted down for thinking so, especially if you're happy with a pair of $30 headphones. You should use what's comfortable for you and provides the quality you're looking for. That being said, if you're willing to put some more money towards your audio experience, you can get some very good headphones that sound fantastic, and don't make the tradeoffs between comfort, longevity, audio quality, and voice quality that a number of lower-end headphones do. That's not to say you can't get good headphones that are cheap and bad headphones that are expensive, it's just that as with most products, some of the best cost a premium to make and purchase. For example, I used to rock a pair of Saitek Cyborg 5.1 headphones, about $70, for the longest time until I had a pair break on me...then I had a second pair break on me. Instead of dropping another $70 for a similar pair, I figured I had already spent about $150, so if I'm going to spend that much on headphones, I'll get something highly rated, comfortable, and sounds great. A trip over at Amazon and sorting by customer review (and some Google searches for other reviews) later, and I found myself dropping nearly $200 for a pair of Sennheise PC-350s, which I haven't regretted in the least. They're perfect for sitting back with the microphone up and just listening to music, and when I'm raiding no one ever complains about my sound quality, background noise, or audio levels. As with most premium computer peripherals, gaming or otherwise, it's not that you NEED something expensive and high-end, it's just that in some case, when you TRY something you've dropped some cash on, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it in the first place.
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