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Choosing the best headphones? (gaming/music)

Q: Choosing the best headphones? (gaming/music)

Looking for the best headphones for gaming and music... Noise canceling preferred so I can use them in a work environment also. Planning on spending no more than $100. Don't need a mic I can just use a separate one.
What do you guys think?
Thanks!

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A: Choosing the best headphones? (gaming/music)

I'm considering using a few more dollars to get the Audio-Technica ATH-A700's, hmm what do you guys think.

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So what is available in Poland? I'm in the USA...
 

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A:Need Help Choosing Headphones

welcome to techspot.
i'm a musician too (bass) and i'd have to say that either akg or bose products are top-notch. i've used many 'phones thus far at gigs and stuff and the akg and bose headphones have been consistently good.
i'm real cheap, as the ones i actually own are a pair of $20 sonys.
 

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A:I need help choosing a gaming monitor

you can get something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/VG278HE-27-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B00906HM6K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1439210348&sr=8-3&keywords=asus+144hz

for gaming the response time should be as low as possible, i havent seen much difference between 1 and 2 ms but between 2 and 5, there is a significant differance.

the higher resolution you use the worse FPS you will get, simply because the gpu has to render more, that will mean you never hit 144+ fps on 2k/4k resolutions
 

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A:Advice in choosing a 3D gaming monitor please

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Do you plan on getting a pre-built computer or are you interested in building your own ?

ps. create your threads in the proper sub-section of the forums next time.
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by rubyjen


Hello. I have a simple Acer Aspire netbook with Realtek Audio Manager. I currently use USB headphones (due to a bad connection in the standard headphone jack). Of course the audio manager is very simplified, but I still managed to mess something up...I was listening to music and, while doing so, clicked on "Set Default Device". Immediately the sound via headphones ceased, and I'm not able to simply click again to undo what I did. Any and all feedback is appreciated...Thanks...


right click speaker >playback devices>right click show disabled devices.

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I have a creative system, I created a shortcut to the desktop for the Creative control panel so it is easy to switch.
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A:A new pair of gaming headphones?

I'm not sure if the PS3 supports USB headsets like a PC does. I also don't know for sure that the USB ports on the console are 2.0, because the only thing I use them for are charging the controllers. I could try my USB headset a little later to test it out... but most USB headsets just convert to regular 3.5mm jacks anyways. If you have an audio receiver you could use optical audio with the PS3 and then connect your headset that way. I actually use my PC's sound card as my receiver and connect my phones through the computer. Of course I need the computer on when I use the PS3 but there are a number of options with any headset.

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A:Recommendations for gaming headphones

A4Tech cheap ergonomic headphones would by my top choice. I have here on my PC an A4Tech model T-120 and HS-23

T-120



http://a4tech.com/product.asp?m=p5&cid=221&scid=221&id=673


HS-23



http://a4tech.com/product.asp?m=p5&cid=221&scid=221&id=475


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Just check the links below the images for more specification.
 

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A:New soundcard and headphones for gaming

here is a great CHEAP sound card from a decent company that supports all the major gaming features such as EAX turtle beach 5.1 24 bit sound card and it is 24 bit like the audigy cards.

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I never had that brand, so I can't compare, but I doubt that they would be any better than Sennheiser.

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A:Laptop doesn't recognize when I put in headphones, only plays music through speakers.

Hello. Test the audio driver to find out if the driver is causing the problem, by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver. You have to have a Realtek driver installed to use this test.
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A:Can't play music while gaming

nevermind i fixed it close this

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Temp on load:


Specs:
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1024mb pc2700 (2x512)
ASUS P4800 Deluxe
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Included four minidumps.

Thanks in advance for any help/ideas.
 

A:BSOD - Happens when gaming, playing music etc.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

3 minidumps crash at SACMXP1.sys. Your usb modem driver. They have a bugcheck of FE. They also reference bf2.exe.

Try updating your modem drivers, or use a different modem. Do you only get the problem with BF2?

1 minidump crashes at USBPORT.SYS. Usb port driver. It has a bugcheck of 44.

0x000000FE: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER

0x00000044: MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Thanks in advance

A:BSOD when idle,never when gaming or listening to music

The second BSOD suggests an issue with your Kapersky protection program. Also, your Kaspersky Lab BOot Guard Driver - klbg.sys - is from 2008 and should be updated






Quote:
Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the Norton from your system
- remove any remnants of Norton using this free tool: Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's


If you wish to reinstall Kaspersky after the troubleshooting is done, please download a fresh copy from the Kaspersky website.

Also, please update your Adobe products (if there's no update available, uninstall them and then install a freshly downloaded copy).

Here's a summary of the BSOD's:

Code:
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Jan 23 12:36:04.286 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:08:44.252
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 82cf02cd, a2fe9b60, 0}
Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiEmulateAtlThunk+1c9 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: spoolsv.exe
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Jan 23 22:22:25.832 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:08:41.799
BugCheck A, {0, ff, 1, 82c3a86c}
Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiServiceExit+7c )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: avp.exe
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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A:Sound card for gaming and making music

This is probably the best one out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010

That is the best of both worlds. There is a better card for gaming, but the Essence above is much better for creating music and phenomenal for gaming.
 

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A:BSOD error 0x00000124 During gaming and music!

Welcome to SevenForums

Your dumps indicate BCCode 124 which is mainly caused by defective hardware especially the processor or RAM.

Stop any overclocking if any. Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs).
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any ideas?

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A:Windows freezes playing music in the backgroung while gaming

just managed to get it to happen again sorry for double post, with eveything displayed on screen,

windows task manager:
CPU Usage 27%
memory 1.36gb

pyshical memory:
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cached 2221
free 1

kernel memory:
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non paged 45

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network 48kb/s
memory 0 hard faults/s 42% used physical memory

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core #0 51c
core #1 50c
core #2 47c
core #3 44c

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A:Are these speakers and soundcard good for loud music and gaming?

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A:Voice not loud with headphones - background music too loud

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A:cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.

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Different sounds for each headphones?

A:Two headphones different sound for each headphones?

mishab, welcome to the forums.

What you;re looking to do isn't possible without two sound cards, and then only if the game/program being used has the option in it to use an audio device other than the Windows default.

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A:download music from exterior hard drive to Music and Videos partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rikkidegraz



Anyway - baby steps. Can you help me to tranfer the music from my external drive to F: Music and Videos?



Normally, you would just drag them (copy, not move) with the mouse--from the external drive to F:Music and Videos. Can't you do that? But I may be misunderstanding you.

However:

First I would decide how many partitions you ultimately want to end up with on your internal drive.

You need the one named system

You need C

You don't need the others.

Plan 1: put all of your personal files on C and subdivide C with a folder structure: Music, Pictures, Video, Work, whatever suits you. 2 total partitions.

Plan 2: put only Windows and programs on C, and put all data on D. Subdivide D with a similar folder structure. 3 total partitions.

Plan 3: Put Windows on C. Use several different data partitions D, E, F, and so on. One for each data type (music, video, pictures, etc). 4 or more total partitions.

I would lean toward plan 2. You seem to have chosen plan 3.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each of those 3 plans. Plan 3 works, but having a bunch of partitions can be wasteful because you can never anticipate the proper size and growth rate of the data type on a partition.

Your pictures partition is already 80% full.

If you know for sure that you want to stay with those particular partitions, you should be able to use that tool to resize them.

Or you could delete all but system and C, then shrink C to maybe 80, then make new D, E, F, etc.

So you have a lot of control.

If you have everything backed up to the external, I would disconnect it temporarily. That way you can't make an error and foul that drive up accidentally with the tool.

You had best confirm what is on H:backups.

What is supposedly on E:C&E Conn and why that peculiar name?

Report back with your ideas and results of moving those files with a mouse.

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A:afterlast update of groove music app in july, my handset do not show any music stored in my sd card.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question after recent/last update of groove music app in the month of july 2016, my handset do not show any music stored in my sd card. i have reset my phone no.of times. it either shows few of the music or it shows finding your music.because of this handsets gets too hot and at the end my phone battery end up very fast.pls help me in this Your phone is desperetly tryin to update all its core apps to 10 last vrs., then cachin and syncin them. Let it finish his work plugged and wifi connected, don't make too much reset too close!!!! It will take a couple of days for stabylizing
That's a general rule, especially for older models

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Hello MajorFoley,

You should be able to click on View (menu bar) -> Group by -> (none) to change the folder view to what you wanted instead.

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Hope this helps.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/309139-music-folder-displaying-my-music-option-number-brackets.html
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A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-media-music-library-vs-music-folders.839137/
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A:Solved: Listen to music clips or download music

Here is a link to free radio stations in the UK (I don't know where you are based)
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Scroll down to the player that you use.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-listen-to-music-clips-or-download-music.376079/
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What version of Windows do you have and which version of WMP?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-put-windows-media-player-music-to-my-music-folder.862137/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-put-windows-media-player-music-to-my-music-folder.566306/
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Originally Posted by sjengie


Hi, anybody can help me how to get Metro Music App to read and play my music library from Synology 212j+ network drive?
Thing is it works fine for standard windows 8 media player so why the heck does it not work for Metro Music App?

When I select a song from the explorer it is played by metro but where are all the other files?
I have a Dutch - not yet supported region - Windows Account, so cant login music and xbox.
I have added synology shared music folder to my desktop music library but explorer keeps warning me that some features may not work so I have also indexed the folder but still no success

It gives me the creeps these complications and Windows may be loosing another user to the Apple platform (which would mean spending a lot of money to replace my windows home system but at least everything is compatible - I guess)
please help, I tried a lot already



Hi there
Goede Morgen !!

Remember that W8 is still technically in BETA so there is more to come out.
Since multi-media and connectivity is very important this I'm sure will be fixed in the final builds of W8.

I shouldn't base your purchasing requirements against what's in a BETA build of an OS. -- Wait till the Final before making that decision -- and meantime use something like Winamp or plenty of other free music playing apps most of which can also stream to and from smart phones etc.

Cheers (Tot Ziens)

Jimbo

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Regards,

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A:Music files appearing on Pictures as well as Music.

Panic over. I stumbled across the answer.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/music-files-appearing-on-pictures-as-well-as-music.937082/
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A:Solved: Adding Music to Music Folder

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-adding-music-to-music-folder.789160/
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well, you didn't see my post...

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same thing for me. same solution that is a band-aid (uninstalling and reinstalling the app).

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Hey Sawlstone,

Welcome to the forum

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A:Xbox Music App with music on 2nd drive

Make sure your index is searching and indexing those folders on the second drive - Xbox music (and videos, for that matter) only see media that has been indexed by search. You may want to look at the search/indexing options in the control panel to make sure the folders containing your media are being indexed - if they are, give the index a rebuild. That can fix things (I find that on my tablet sometimes).

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Does anyone know how to sync music with the Windows 8 music app, import playlists or such? It seems very user unfriendly...

A:How to sync music with the Windows 8 Music App?

Hello Chumly248,

I can't tell you at the moment, but I will look into it as soon as I get home...

What are you trying to synch with?

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Hi guys This is my first post while Gigabyte in Gaming GTX970 with SLI G1 gaming BSOD in this forum since I have not received any BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming help from elswhere BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming You guys are my only hope Okay so I recently bought two G Gaming GTX graphics cards The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from dguru scrubbed the drivers in safe mode After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers Now to the issue After gaming for some time graphically demanding games AC Unity FarCry the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games but I've managed to play Alien Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel nVidia supported either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming sometimes within minutes The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC just when gaming heavy does it occur I run the system SLI enabled I'm going to include two crash dumps below By the looks of it it seems to be a driver issue so what are my options here I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance Nahkman Code Debugging Details ------------------ BUGCHECK STR x C GenuineIntel CUSTOMER CRASH COUNT DEFAULT BUCKET ID WIN DRIVER FAULT PROCESS NAME ACU exe CURRENT IRQL f ANALYSIS VERSION debuggers dbg - amd fre LAST CONTROL TRANSFER from fffff to fffff c b STACK TEXT fffff f b fffff c fffff f b nt KeBugCheckEx fffff f b fffff f hal HalpMcaReportError x fffff f c fffff e db e hal HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous x f fffff f cc fffff bf c hal HalHandleMcheck x fffff f cf fffff bf d nt KxMcheckAbort x c fffff f e a nt KiMcheckAbort x d f x a STACK COMMAND kb FOLLOWUP IP nt KxMcheckAbort c fffff bf c d c lea rcx rsp h SYMBOL STACK INDEX SYMBOL NAME nt KxMcheckAbort c FOLLOWUP NAME MachineOwner MODULE NAME nt IMAGE NAME ntkrnlmp exe DEBUG FLR IMAGE TIMESTAMP fb cd IMAGE VERSION FAILURE BUCKET ID X x C GenuineIntel nt KxMcheckAbort c BUCKET ID X x C GenuineIntel nt KxMcheckAbort c ANALYSIS SOURCE KM FAILURE ID HASH STRING km x x c genuineintel nt kxmcheckabort c FAILURE ID HASH bfc df - f e- c- - c f Followup MachineOwner Code Debugging Details ------------------ BUGCHECK STR x GenuineIntel CUSTOMER CRASH COUNT DEFAULT BUCKET ID WIN DRIVER FAULT PROCESS NAME System CURRENT IRQL ANALYSIS VERSION debuggers dbg - amd fre STACK TEXT fffff e b fffff cdca fffffa d fffffa d nt WheapCreateLiveTriageDump x c fffff e ad fffff aee fffffa d fffff d fffffa d nt WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession x fffff e b fffff fffff b fffffa a a fffffa d nt WheapProcessWorkQueueItem x fffff e b fffff c fffff a e fffff fffffa d nt WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine x fffff e b fffff bae fffffa d fffffa cf nt ExpWorkerThread x fffff e c fffff c fffff fffffa d fffff ffc nt PspSystemThreadStartup x a fffff e c fffff e fffff db fffff e e nt KxStartSystemThread x STACK COMMAND kb FOLLOWUP NAME MachineOwner MODULE NAME GenuineIntel IMAGE NAME GenuineIntel DEBUG FLR IMAGE TIMESTAMP IMAGE VERSION FAILURE BUCKET ID X x GenuineIntel PROCESSOR MAE PRV BUCKET ID X x GenuineIntel PROCESSOR MAE PRV ANALYSIS SOURCE KM FAILURE ID HASH STRING km x x genuineintel processor mae prv FAILURE ID HASH e -e - e - -f d e Followup MachineOwner

A:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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