Report poll What audio setup do you game with?

Poll started by INtense! with 2,788 votes and 64 comments. Browse the poll archive.


Laptop speaker (155 votes)


PC stereo speaker (695 votes)


5.1 (or better) surround (578 votes)


Connected to hi-fi (98 votes)


Headphones (1262 votes)

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Twitwi Oct 19 2011 says:

I would like the ability to select multiple, as I use my PC speakers if it's single player, and use my headphones if it's Multiplayer.

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Spr09 Oct 19 2011 replied:

same here :\

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sp4ceman Oct 19 2011 replied:

me too

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Sanguinius Oct 21 2011 replied:

Headphones/mic because i don't like to trouble my family with the sounds from games, but if i would live alone then 5.1 surround ALL THE WAY BABY :D

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Cossack-HD Oct 25 2011 replied:

I've headphones jack on my keyboard, so when stereo system is ON sounds are in headphones and stereo twice - sometimes it's sucks coz i wear headphones and forgot about 500W stereo... My father like to listen music by stereo on high volume so i can sometimes forget about it and then...

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joker169 Oct 22 2011 replied:

Same here

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sbseed Oct 24 2011 replied:

personally i only use my speakers to listen to music and stuff... then i dont use headphones but a headset to game, yelling at ppl with my voice instead of typing everything out is much easier to do; also it doesnt interfere with my gaming.

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Dotdroid Oct 24 2011 replied:

The mighty headphones will be victourious!!!!!!!

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hogsy Oct 19 2011 says:

Stereo :(

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Tanshaydar Oct 19 2011 says:

Laptop Speaker: DOLBY HOME THEATER v3

+6 votes     reply to comment
InStars Oct 19 2011 says:

I play with stereo speakers, but I change to Headphones + mic setup when I need to talk trough VoIP while gaming ;)

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Omar007 Oct 19 2011 says:

5.1 Surround Sound :D

I couldn't let the Philips SPA 2600 Surround System for less then 30 euros pass ;)

+3 votes     reply to comment
TheNodCommander Oct 19 2011 says:

5.1 surround speakers! Nothing too fancy, but works fine for me!

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Tyrell Oct 19 2011 says:

Stereo speakers when alone, headphones with mic when playing with others

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Kyou. Oct 19 2011 says:

Headphones, what else would I use to hear footsteps..

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sicka11 Oct 27 2011 replied:


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cooldude1313 Oct 19 2011 says:

Headphones simply because the sounds are so much better.

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Garyn Dakari Oct 19 2011 replied:

Same here.

That and, I live in a house with small children, so I have to play games that have language with earbuds.

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Bäver33 Oct 19 2011 says:

7.1 Surround headphones ^^ Unbelievably good sound!

+7 votes     reply to comment
Alex2the3gr8 Oct 19 2011 says:

Good headphones, you can get true surround sound and porn cannot be heard screaming down the stairs ;D

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TwinBeast Oct 19 2011 says:

2.1 speakers during the day and headphones during the night.. and external soundcard.

+8 votes     reply to comment
OrdinaryMagician Oct 19 2011 says:

TV speakers when in Multiplayer games while also being on Skype, but most of the time just headphones.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Eylam Oct 19 2011 says:

Only 5.1 Surround! Probably would change my mind if got very good 7.1 Headphones!

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Bad_D0g Oct 19 2011 says:

Some headsets have good bass output but nothing beats a real sub :)
5.1 kit for me. I sometimes use headphones for multiplayer because people's voices tend to have a lot of bass which sometimes sounds wierd

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LopperUK Oct 19 2011 says:

Desktop speakers but if i'm on skype i use headphones

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Furrywolfie1 Oct 19 2011 says:

I use my Sony studio monitors. Clear sound, deep bass down to 18hz, and not too bulky.

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MrMattWebb Oct 19 2011 says:

Bose home theater stereo hifi

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AlekZanDer Oct 19 2011 says:

Speakers. They are for filling a room with sound. They don't isolate you from the real world. And I like to hear what is happening around me. Headphones are meant for portable media devices and are meant for only one person. They also isolate you. But at least no one can hear you. And I have heard that they are bad for your years...

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Rampsquatch Oct 19 2011 says:

I use Headphones cause my laptop speakers suck. If I had 5.1, I would use it.

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MrTaxikiller Oct 19 2011 says:

Harman/Kardon, BDS800 Integrated System with Blu-Ray HKTS 60

is what I use.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EclipseStardestroyer Oct 19 2011 says:

Headphones all the way!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Cpt.Dann Oct 22 2011 replied:

Your face all the way!

+3 votes     reply to comment
romanius24 Oct 19 2011 says:

headphones dond work i cannot hear any voices

+2 votes     reply to comment
7game Oct 19 2011 says:


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FJS Oct 19 2011 says:

2.1/nice gaming headphones

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Dragonlord Oct 19 2011 says:

Headphones... as with the neighbors I can't use speakers at a medium volume (older house so walls transmit sound like hell) and at low volume you hear nothing.

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Havoc_frost Oct 20 2011 says:

ive had my speakers for 11 years and they still sound great

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TheJP3372 Oct 20 2011 says:

I'd use Headphones if i had one, but for now, just plain ol Stereo speakers :D

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Kappp Oct 20 2011 says:

5.1 headset with a headphone amp.

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mybeverage Oct 20 2011 says:

laptop speakers... #college

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Colossal_Dragon Oct 21 2011 says:

Headphones, since I usually "multitask" while playing games ;)

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Ark_ Oct 21 2011 says:

Pc stero mostly sadly, earphone if i'm on skype at the same time.
I want to get a good pair of headphones tho.

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Mckiller2 Oct 21 2011 says:

Fatal1ty Gaming Headset,all i need unless i have friends with me then i use speakers so they can hear something too :P

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Ice_Man_120 Oct 21 2011 says:

5.1 headphones.

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Nokiaman Oct 21 2011 says:

2.1 Stereo Speakers

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aidy70060 Oct 21 2011 says:

What about a 5.1 surround headset?

+2 votes     reply to comment
claytonian Oct 22 2011 replied:

Gullibility factor of 100.

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eukos Oct 21 2011 says:

5.1 surround speakers here

+2 votes     reply to comment
TrashCan-Man23 Oct 21 2011 says:

More times than not, it's gonna be headphones.

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PentaSTAR Oct 21 2011 says:

Simply PC stereo speakers, when I need voice communication I'm using headphones with microphone.

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