All gamers know how important audio is to their experience in video games. What’s often overlooked, however, is that just because something is labelled a “gaming headset”, doesn’t mean it’s your best choice. Personally, I’m a big fan of the Sennheiser line of headphones. Yes, most don’t have a built-in microphone and connect via a traditional 3.5mm plug instead of USB, but the superior quality stands out.
Sennheiser Cyber Monday Deals
Amazon is currently running several Cyber Monday deals on a variety of Sennheiser headphones. If you’ve never experienced what good audio sounds like, I highly recommend you consider one of these sets. Look past all the marketing of simulated 7 channel surround sound and instead focus on high quality audio. You can’t go wrong with Sennheiser.
Sennheiser HD 579
The HD 579 headphones offer the following features:
- Open back, around ear design
- Powered by proprietary Sennheiser 38mm, 50-ohm transducers
- Soft, replaceable ear pads for enhanced comfort
- Robust 3m detachable cable with 6.3mm Jack and 3.5mm Jack adapter included
On Amazon US, the deal isn’t quite as good, but it’s still a $100 savings off the regular price.
While we’re on the topic of headphones that don’t connect via a USB port, one of the best improvements you can make to your PC gaming experience is purchasing a sound card. While USB headsets have certainly taken over the market, most of the USB sound processing is just not very good, and you’d be surprised how much better things sound with a dedicated device.
Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card
The Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card is also currently on sale at Amazon Canada and is the perfect companion to any analog Sennheiser headphones. You can pick one up for only CDN$ 100.99, discounted from CDN$ 158.00.
If you take advantage of these Cyber Monday Deals, your ears will thank you!