Forget About Gaming Headsets! THIS Is What You Need!


good people for $100 this is the best
gaming headset experience you can get and treat yourself with and if you’ve
come here with a similar budget in mind well look no further we have received so
many requests to check out the Philips SHP9500 and see what all the fuss is
about and thank you to everyone who has pointed us towards this wonderful
inexpensive gem based on countless user reviews it’s like the best 69 dollars
you can spend on a pair of open-back headphones but combine that with the
boom pro microphone from V-moda you have yourself incredible sound for your ears
and for your voice to the new cooler master master mouth 710 a weird name but
damn this thing is good with an ultra lightweight body at only 53 grams for
excellent flick control and aim correction the ultra weave cable is
awesome for Wireless like feel the ambidextrous shape for me personally is
super comfortable and then like the shorter body plus the glide is smooth
thanks to white PTFE feet enjoy the domination with an excellent optical
sensor and despite the funky name the cooler master mm 710 is legit check it
out the low all right let’s run down the basics for the headphones first the SHP9500 is a lightweight at 320 grams it is size adjustable to fit all head sizes
with numbers on the headband to remember your profile the build quality is mainly
plastic with metal mesh covering the driver with a good amount of resistance
on those swivel joints they’re not playing around and conform to the shape
of your head the pattern here is enough for my preference I don’t make contact
with the driver wall and the clamping force is pretty light there’s no way
you’d have any pressure or fatigue after hours of use but some might feel this
thing is a bit too light clamping force wise the cable is removable it’s too
long in my opinion tow at 3 meters but at least it’s rubber so the cable noise
is not that significant and it’s because of the removable cable we’re able to
convert this into a headset so meet the $35 boompro by V-moda one of the best
microphones I’ve tested in its class which is why it’s so easy to recommend
so as long as your headphone has a 3.5 millimeter jack you’ll be able to use
the blue bro with it it carries both the
headphone and microphone signals there’s an inline remote for volume and mic mute
plus the low profile nature of the mic is just a bonus I initially wanted to
run this pair with the mod mic Wireless and that is a great microphone but that
would just skyrocket our total value for this contraption that we’re creating and
then boom Pro is just a better value overall plus it replaces the default
cable therefore we’re not adding any bulk and that’s for the microphone test
this is what the boomPro sounds like we have done a full comprehensive analysis
and comparison with this mic and many other gaming headsets make sure to check
it out and that will give you an idea of how this thing compares and just how
good of a value it is for $30 now the clarity is there it sounds natural and
doesn’t sound nasally it has beautiful bass and fullness to the vocals
unfortunately or fortunately it does not have any noise compression and noise
cancellation of the background so you can say it’s kind of negative if you’re
typing on the keyboard it will pick that up if you’re using a mouse it will pick
that up if you can hear Michael typing from a different dimension it will pick
it up as well and the reason why this thing sounds so good is because we don’t
have any noise compression characteristics and no noise
cancellation built into the microphone capsule and for me that is a positive
but let me know what you think now in terms of sound quality I can describe it
in three terms open sound clear detail and smooth playback the open nature of
the drivers plus light clamping force delivers a type of mellow and non
aggressive listening experience the clarity is impressive especially with
any vocal playback but at the same time pushing through with that smooth high
end it really interesting combination that keeps the detail without any harsh
elements the low end is present so the signature is a bit fuller but just don’t
expect anything too deep with regards to the bass my only complaint with the
sound signature would be the mid-range as it’s not so forward making some
elements sound a bit too distant and this is already an open-back headset
therefore the mid-range is like little bit too far now in the gaming
environment like red that too it gives me nice environmental expansion
so the sound is open with good definition of raindrops mosquitoes in
the forest and the of the wind the footsteps and the speech
all come through very well the mid-range could be slightly more forward to give
you even more definition in the entire spectrum but this thing is fantastic for
competitive genres so like in modern warfare 2 it’s a great example where
audio cues are crucial as those footsteps are just so loud and help with
directionality the open style and good clarity is that perfect combination for
shooters like COD and having that quality mic in there is just a massive
bonus for online play I do have a few complaints about this pair and even
though it’s $69 let’s still mention them the clamping force for users who prefer
a tighter seal even with an open back design like the HD58X or 650 or
whatever from Sennheiser you might be disappointed because these are quiet
light on the clamping force the cable well note this one but the original
cable is 3 meters which is way too long for mobile use the left and right
distinction on the ear cups is just a bit obnoxious sure it’s part of the
design element but we already have the left and right distinction inside the
headband so why are they repeated and number 4 the little confusion that is
caused by the 9500 versus the newer 9500s which is significantly more expensive
at $99 and that also comes with a 1.5 millimeter cable instead of 3 meter
cable so that’s a positive and a slightly different frequency tuned on
the drivers and that is the main difference but it’s like they’re
practically an identical pair let’s get some more opinion Sieber what are your
first impressions first impressions I am actually really impressed with the
Philips 9500 I mean for 70 bucks this thing when I when I just had this I I do
not expect you to be $70 because you I didn’t know the price was so as soon as
I tried them on for the first time I’m like wow this it’s great really oh thank
you I appreciate that it picks up your hair every time when I when I when we
when we switch headsets good I mean I can still see your hair on it because
the material is yeah it’s definitely difficult to keep clean so that’s
something to keep note of but other than that I can’t really complain anything
about this headset especially since it cost $70 that’s that’s my take
on it peace out mics in the hot seat working first
impressions when it comes to comfort comfort I find that they’re nice and
light the only problem that I have is that the clamping force for my head just
isn’t enough they feel like they’re moving around a little bit too much and
even if I go to the smallest setting they do feel a little bit like they’re
actually writing on the top of my ears so the mic I absolutely love the quality
my issue is that it’s a little bit too malleable so if you bump it it’s gonna
get all bent out of sorts and you’re gonna have to reposition it the cable
itself the braiding is well done enough that you don’t have to worry about
inking or anything else but I do like the rubberized cable on the original
headset a lot better well from a price per force perspective I can’t think of
anything else that comes anywhere close to it especially in the gaming headset
market that’s considerably overpriced these days and having said all that this
is a great combination for around $100 that gives you fantastic vocal clarity
and a really nice sounding headphone to that will make a killer gaming combo
I’ll leave links for all types of headsets including this and the
microphone and other options that you might consider in the description below
thanks much for watching let me know if you’ve experienced this pair and what
are your thoughts is it worth the hype and the $69 price point I mean that’s a
that’s a really good price point thanks for watching make sure to check out this
other relevant content I’ll talk to you next

100 thoughts on “Forget About Gaming Headsets! THIS Is What You Need!

  • November 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    I like Mike 🙂 He knows the details people wanna hear about.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Even if i have the money should i choose this combo or a hd58x + modmic?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    check out the sivga sv007

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Sad thing, that its unavailable in eastern europe 🙁

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    When are you going to review the Arctis 1? They improved almost everything that you didn’t like about it! 😄

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I can barely afford to watch this video

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    As much as I hate it when tech youtubers review audio, this is a genuinely good headphone for $100.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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    been using the shp9500s and a 3$ mic from aliexpress for the last 3years , best setup for gamers out there

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    For a similar price, you can get the Superlux HD668B headphones, some velour ear pads and a modmic. The sound quality is similar to the Phillips 9500, but I think the mic quality is better. It's another Zeos setup. I currently run this, but I upgraded from the $10 Cosmos velour pads to the brainwavs hybrid pads. It makes one heck of a headset. I can't recommend this whole "make your own headset" thing enough. I definitely think the overall quality is better than most gaming headsets in the same price range.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    I was thinking about buying the Sennhieser massdrop Game Ones after I saw your great review. Would you recommend this over the game ones? I also listen to a lot of music and game a lot. What do you think?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    € 149,90

    edit: add € 38,40 for the mic

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    I already own shp9500. BUT I bought hyperx alpha not long ago. I am very upset.If I saw this video earlier…

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    @HardwareCanucks – Dmitry! Why aren’t you reviewing in detail the Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ DSC!??…

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Thank Zeos y'all!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    I've been waiting 6 months for the boom pro to be in stock in australia. Finaly just bought it today. I tried the ebay knockoff and its shit. I have heared of v-modo boompro being a bit unreliable. will see. I currently use the v-moda crossfade m-100 headset. better then any gaming headset i've used. Also wait for amazon sale and get one for $150 compared to $330

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    I have and love these headphones, but tbh I don't think open back is for me. I have an AC unit behind me so during the summer when that is almost always on, I don't like hearing it while I'm playing. Also I'm not a huge fan of hearing my keyboard clacking while I'm playing CSGO or other KBM games (I use MX browns). Other than that I love the SHPs for music and gaming with a controller.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    I completely disagree, i think that mic sounds sooooooo nasally

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    I've been using this for 3 years now, and can't switch to anything else for gaming even tho I got different high-end pairs

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    arctis 1 wireless when review

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Wanted to buy it, but in Germany, you cant get these headphones except for only one offer that costs 150€

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Thanks for sharing,it's my favorite too!
    yah…today all gaming headphone are overprice

    or not just headphone
    keyboard , monitor , mouse…
    those I/O device should not be that complicated
    User experience is the most important thing

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    I've never seen those headphones available in poland and I still cant find them

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    can my hyper x cloud 2 mic be functional with these?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Another channel switching to the stupid aspect ratio: I’ll dislike every video I watch just because.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    I've had these headphones for 2 years, and I love them

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    Mine came with a 1.2m cable.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    I dont use headphones. I use my monitor or speakers

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    They are really good, i have them! Awesome!!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    These or the Logitech g pro or pros wired?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    One thing I feel that should be addressed is Surround Sound emulation with third party software such as Razer or Dolby. A huge amount of gamers use Headphone simulated surround technology for their daily gaming. I feel as a pair of open back headphones these would not perform nearly as well as closed back competitors.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    4:39 "Modern Warfare 2"?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    would you recommend the sennheiser hd 4.40 bt? for about 74 dollars (67 euros)

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    ~130$ in Europe FUCK, thank for the vid great job guys, love you video and love your vibe 🙂

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    We need a 2.5mm Sennheiser adapter for the Boom Mic pro, I love my HD 4.40 headset and want to use it to game, but it's not 3.5mm so I'm limited when it comes to attachable mics on a budget.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    I've had these for over 2 years now. Love them, wish they had some bass though and they will leak sound to your mic if too high.
    Also, the Vmoda boom pro is over rated.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Too late. I got one of those about five years ago. It was also only $75.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Please don't buy this!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    You guys should watch Zreviews if you're in to audio gear

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    How do they compare to the AudioTechnica ATH AD700X?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    I believe I have the newer version and I absolutely love them for both gaming and music!!!!!!!!! I bought them a year or two ago and literally no complaints. The aux jack is amazing because you can literally use any aux cord out there at any length you like, I’ve even used mine with my little Bluetooth adapter. 10/10 recommend and I’m super happy you reviewed these because they are waaaay underrated.

    Ps the clamping force is totally subjective, I personally love how light it is for long gaming sessions. 🤘🏽

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    Would you guys recommend this setup or the sennheiser game one (purley audio)

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    The boom mic pro doesn't work for me on PS4 anyone know why?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    This one against Arctis 7 wireless 2019? how does it compare

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    I've had this exact set up for like 2 years lmao

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    Modern warfare 2?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    It was only a matter of time that someone bigger than Zeos reviewed this but I didn't think it would have taken this long lol. If you have a small head I wouldn't recommend these unless you plan to use them for a short period. They will stretch quickly – falling off just from looking down. Replaced these with Game One's due to it. Bought mine on Newegg for $60 CDN 2 years ago with the boom pro for $25 CDN.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    These or hyperx alpha

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    Agree,
    Most Gaming Headset is Overrated and mostly Gimmick

    ATH M50X, Takstar Pro82, Philip 9500, Khastadio OS-01 and Khastadio CS-01

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    The cooler master mh751 is better value, no?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    thanks mate, might buy this combo over the Logitech G Pro X

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    Shoutouts to Zeos, my man's work is being noticed!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    The quality of this video is insane

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    I've used this setup about 2 or 3 years ago. Was not a fan at all to be honest. The boom pro will easily pick up the sound from your open back headphone, annoying all your friends, and the mids in the SHP 9500 have good base for an open back but TERRIBLE mids. You can mod the pads on the 9500s to improve the midrange though. All in all it's definitely ok for $100.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    Too late. I already got the pc37x

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    I have a question. If you use this headset with for example discord. Would the voice cancellation in the discord settings help to suppress the background noises like keyboard and the tiniest things happening in the background?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    they watched the zeos video lul

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    Just wondering why in Canada the 9500s sells for more than double the U.S price?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    That was my setup since 2017 you're gonna get much better than what you paid for it.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Recommend something for PS4 Headset with good Mic, Please and Thanks

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Zeos is gonna blow up now!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol no I'm not sorry for the caps

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Would you go for the setup in the video, or the Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC? I had a pair of Cloud II's for almost 4 years recently die on me and I am trying to decide by Black Friday.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    I bought the Phillips SHP9500S Specifically to use with my Nintendo switch as I have two different Sennheisers I use for my desktop, and Koss headphones for my laptop. These are really good headphones for their price.
    What you covered about these headphones allowing you to hear the details of your environment very well is really true. In Splatoon 2, these headphones allow me to better hear someone walking or swimming up around me, even over the background music bumping.
    IMO the sound stage and the Highs, lows, and Mids are perfect for games that require you to better focus in on a select set of sounds or notes. While also giving you a good listening experience for all the good music for whatever game you're playing has to offer.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Everything is great until your friend lends you his HD600 and now you don't want to listen to them ever again….

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    Nice!!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    Eber cracks me up….!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    I have been using philips shl3300 with a Modmic 4, use my SHE6000 in ears as well and to be honest they destory any Gaming headset about I don't believe in buying a feature and I'm happy

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    this whole channel is built for shilling

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Demitry bro I'm from India and those headphones cost nearly 300$ and that's hard to get they are currently online for 400$ to 500$. My friend got it for 150 1 year ago and I used it and I love it so much. I'm waiting for the prices to drop to at least 200 or 250 to buy that beauty.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Some say that price is… nice.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    Is it better than the Sennheiser GSP 600 ?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Z reviews

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    I've always liked mod mic setups cause they are generally better but for someone who both games on console and pc they never really work right from what I understand. What would everyone recommend for this usage?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Please do a review on some of the RIG series gaming headsets

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    I have a pair, they're not as great as everyone claims. The sound signature is great but the build quality isnt that great. The pads are very uncomfortable and the clamping force is wayyy too weak. Replacing the pads with bigger pads helps a little but it's still too weak which causes too much sound to leak. Pressing them on to my ears increases the quality of the sound signature drastically.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Thanks, just as I was about to wait for these headphones to go down in price during BL, this video will likely spike their price up

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    Ma boy Zeos had this first, but let people know the truth about gaming headsets.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    I've seen them in your videos in the past as B roll

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    Is there a closed-back version of the same?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    I figured out this combo before even hearing of Zeos. Finding this combo made me feel like I had discovered the truth in the universe. I felt enlightened.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    Best Earphones please?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    im using audio technica ad700x, if i buy the SHP9500 will it be an upgrade? or even the pc37x?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    wtf 99c I feel for you Cand bros

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    the headphones are great but remember they say you dont need a amp to run these headphones. you do if you want the sound to be more full if you are gonna use it on console the volume might not be enough i used this setup on xbox for a year and it came with its short comings because the audio quality is pretty bad . pc users dont have to worry because of amps and dac compatibility

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    I have this exact setup. Ive had it for years and I love it so much.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    Can someone tell me that has the pc37x and shp9500 which is better for csgo audio direction

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    I see you've been making Turkish food!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Who is your favorite NHL team and favorite NHL player?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    I hace vantage 2, so this headset?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    I can attest to these headsets jumping into the audiophile hobby a while back DAC+AMP+headset spending over $600+ for everything I keep on going to these for gaming. They are insanely easy to drive as well your onboard audio on Mobo is more then sufficient. O and there so damn comfortable! Can't go wrong for less then $100.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Dude, I love my SHP 9500S been using em for a year now, and I got mine for 60 dollars. If you want really good closed-back headphones tho since the open back will leak sound out and in id get Audio Technica ATH M40X which are 99 dollars, and you can also change the ear cups, and add that same microphone.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Zeos is that you?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:13 am
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    Most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever had. Best paired with a DAC, nothing too fancy.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:17 am
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    What's the difference between the SHP9500 and SHP9500S for you? What would you recommend more for the $100 price range?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    tldw, fuck you philips
    oh wait wrong video

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    The phillips x2 fidelio
    are even better

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Zeos told us to do this YEARS ago

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    I don't even know why I even watch reviews of products like this! In India it costs 15000 Rupees (almost 200 USD) smh

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    not really, I have it. its just mess. it stopped working in 3months + it amplify all outside sounds which is annoying

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    How much ???

    NICE

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