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Need help in deciding which XBOX headphones to buy

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April 05, 2011 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , ATVI , TTWO

My sons who are 13 & 15 both are insisting I buy them these $200+ dollar headphones because all their friends are buying these headphones. Something about them being so clear that they can hear the enemy walking behind them in the Black Ops game. Now the question is , how do I convince them that their friends are wrong and that they can do with cheaper brand headphones?? Do you have any that are similar?

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#1) On April 05, 2011 at 11:02 AM, IBDvalueinvestin (99.67) wrote:

I guess no one on here wants to help?

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#2) On April 05, 2011 at 12:25 PM, GNUBEE (24.85) wrote:

Not much help. They probably want the Astro's or some other dolby (yes 5-7 speakers inside) headphones. I say let them get the $200 headphones. (them being the key word)

but make them work for them.

Got a menial hard labor task? spring clean up? Mulching of flower beds? Anything that you would be paying someone to do that they can do? Would you like to hire someone to clean your windows, but they are too expensive?

Tell them you pay $10/hr and find a weeks worth of work.

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#3) On April 05, 2011 at 12:31 PM, PurpleHuskies (99.57) wrote:

I would search online/amazon for any 5.1 surround sound head set with a mic.  I am not familiar with xbox/ps3 but any 5.1 surround sound headsets can identify the direction of sound. 

 

If you have to get new headsets, I would go with 7.1 surround sound headsets.  For example, you can buy 7.1 surround sound headsets from Turtle beach for example: http://www.turtlebeach.com/products.aspx.  

 

Personally I would not invest in that much money on a gaming headset if I were you unless your sons are making money from the gaming, ie, a professional contract or winning tournaments. 

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#4) On April 05, 2011 at 12:34 PM, IBDvalueinvestin (99.67) wrote:

GNUBEE very good advice, I was not thinking of making them work for it and since they want them so badly would be willing to work hard for them.

Thanks so much I got a lot of work going thru my head that they can do at their age without too much oversight.

I also was doing some research on those headphones and found that the company that makes them trades publicly MCZ $2.30 

Will keep a watch on shares and see if they continue their uptrend.

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#5) On April 05, 2011 at 12:37 PM, GNUBEE (24.85) wrote:

Careful,

PS3 has proprietary chat, so you need specific ones to be able to talk to team members.

X-Box...not sure

turtle beach headsets (cheaper ones) are simulated dolby (two speakers and software to sound like 8), so I dont know if it sounds the same. Other turtle beach headsets are good (any headset is much better than speakers), but TB's 5.1/7.1 are just as much as any other.

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#6) On April 05, 2011 at 12:39 PM, GNUBEE (24.85) wrote:

MCZ is also a top contender in the chimp contest.

check out the latest blog from Flabuilder

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#7) On April 05, 2011 at 12:45 PM, zymok (< 20) wrote:

Definitely agree with having the kids earn the cash.

When their own sweat is involved, they'll take much better care their stuff :)

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#8) On April 05, 2011 at 12:46 PM, IBDvalueinvestin (99.67) wrote:

PurpleHuskies thanks for responding, 

They actually already have one turtle beach headset but one of the speakers blew out and they want the latest hot item that all their friends have which is the Mad Catz headset.

Guess I am done making my deciding thanks to Gnubee genious idea of making them work for it.

At $255 each they would have to work 2 full weekends each before I buy them for them.  

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#9) On April 05, 2011 at 12:54 PM, GNUBEE (24.85) wrote:

Glad to help. (insert silly smiley face with thumb up here)

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#10) On April 06, 2011 at 8:10 AM, bottomfisherman (33.37) wrote:

Make them earn it, buy Mad Catz make me money lol!!!!

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