For gaming and music do I want headphones or a gaming headset?

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Gawd
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I want something over ear and closed back. In my case, headphones are for when my family is nearby watching television.

What us good for $100 or $150? I came across the Sennheiser 598 CS. Is there anything better on somewhat of a budget? Do I want regular headphones or a gaming headset? Is the positional audio of the headsets more of a gimmick?
 

IdiotInCharge

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Gaming headsets can be fine- but they're really usually no better than <$100 headphones. Main thing they come with is a mic which is useful, and for gaming, 'better' cans don't do much. Gaming is a pretty 'low-fi' endeavor overall, if the cans can hit the right notes, that's useful enough.

Beyerdynamic's DT770's are another option, same basic idea, but I wouldn't hesitate to consider the Sennheiser headsets (Game One? Game Zero?).
 
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