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HALP: Headset

Post by Nicholson » December 2013

Hey guys,

As we know 'tis the season! Most of the family members outside immediate family usually just give me gift cards or money and with that I plan on dropping some money on a actual headset. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of brands/models? What to look for in one? What to stay away from? Any help would be awesome!

Happy Holidays & Cheers,

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Post by DanJhonson » December 2013

Can you give a rough budget?

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Post by dat xero » December 2013

I've always liked the $50 and up plantronics gamecom headsets. their cheapo models always broke on me for no reason. I like my gamecom 777's. comfy, hear everything loud and clear in good quality and don't look ridiculous:

http://www.kulaklik.com/Plantronics-GAM ... 246.html#0

shows pics of someone wearing it.

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Post by nhoj » December 2013

Buy headphones + mic instead for a gaming headset.

My 2 cents

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Post by Red--- » December 2013

i've been thinking about a new headset as well. did quite a bit of reading and there are too many opinions.

still not sure if a higher end "7.1/5.1 surround sound" headset is worth it. like the razer tiamat/kraken or gamecon 780. or if you should just get a decent headset and go for a nice soundcard instead.

at the moment my gamecon 377 do well. like dat xero said they did break kinda easily but still comfy to wear with some tape :). plus with something like the razer surround sound program they do a pretty good job of creating virtual surround sound to me.

nhoj wrote:Buy headphones + mic instead for a gaming headset.

My 2 cents

never could bring myself to do this but it's something else I read. some of the outstanding sound only headphones do the absolute best for situational positioning.

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Post by twist » December 2013

nhoj wrote:Buy headphones + mic instead for a gaming headset.

My 2 cents

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Post by lowcarb » December 2013

you don't need sound to see through walls, go with ear buds.

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Post by DanJhonson » December 2013

mike wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-360-Headset-Pro-Gaming/dp/B003DA4D2U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1387570833&sr=8-2&keywords=sennheiser+pc+350

DO ITT


This is pretty much the best headset you can get under 300 bucks, however what john said it true, getting headphones and a separate mic will generally get you a MUCH better set of cans for a decent bit less than an equivalent headset. Also BUDGET PLEASE SIR!

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Post by Hopper » December 2013

I have a cheap $40 logitech headset with no mic, great for player positioning like red said.

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Post by external » December 2013

best headphones for fps: http://www.amazon.com/AKG-K-701-Headpho ... words=k701

cheaper alternative: ATH-AD700s if you can find them. apparently theres new model AD700X but idk if its any better or same

then buy a zalman mic for like 10 bucks

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Post by Nicholson » December 2013

DanJhonson wrote:Can you give a rough budget?


hmmm. I didn't put too much thought into it, but I was hoping somewhere in/around the area of 100. Being a college student and having to pay my own way, I was hoping to not spend $300 (though those headsets do like kinda nice lol)

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Post by CraftyDus » December 2013

For your money.

My sage rock solid advice is do not buy a fucking gaming headset mic/headphone combo from some fucking gaming peripheral company.

Buy a real pair of headphones from a real fucking audio gear lab/company.
Pay attention to the frequency response specs (wider is better)

Hear dog whistles like a fucking boss.

four examples in your price range.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sony-MDR-75 ... 1126810.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Audio-Techn ... 1174448.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure-SRH44 ... 1460401.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sennheiser- ... 1126138.gc

Then buy a real mic from a real fucking microphone lab/company.

Sound like fucking velvet throated god.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/microphones/yna

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Post by Joshinator » December 2013

CraftyDus wrote:For your money.

My sage rock solid advice is do not buy a fucking gaming headset mic/headphone combo from some fucking gaming peripheral company.

Buy a real pair of headphones from a real fucking audio gear lab/company.
Pay attention to the frequency response specs (wider is better)

Hear dog whistles like a fucking boss.

four examples in your price range.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sony-MDR-75 ... 1126810.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Audio-Techn ... 1174448.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure-SRH44 ... 1460401.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sennheiser- ... 1126138.gc

Then buy a real mic from a real fucking microphone lab/company.

Sound like fucking velvet throated god.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/microphones/yna


I love my 7506s. Best thing that happened to me. They are like full on brother to me now.

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Post by The Bear » December 2013

Yeah ive heard that buying a good pair of headphones and buying a mic separate is the way to go. I bought this headset over a year ago and not to happy with em so stay away from this head set. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826816027

Ive always heard that the audio technica ad700 headphones are great. Wish I would have spent the extra 20 or 30 for em instead of getting a full headset which I'm now having problems with my mic on my corsair's. Mic's are usually the first thing to go on a headset that's why just buying headphones and a mic separately is the way to go. Hope this helps Dicholson!

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Post by nhoj » December 2013

Like external said about the K-701 is true. I loaned a pair from my friend to play with under a few days when he was on vacation. Enjoyed every minute of playing MW3 and BF3. Will probably buy a pair of these or the Audio Technica AD700x when my g930 stops working(again)

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Post by stile » December 2013

JVC HARX 700 with ZALMAN clip on mic

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Post by dogfire » December 2013

CraftyDus wrote:For your money.

My sage rock solid advice is do not buy a fucking gaming headset mic/headphone combo from some fucking gaming peripheral company.

Buy a real pair of headphones from a real fucking audio gear lab/company.
Pay attention to the frequency response specs (wider is better)

Hear dog whistles like a fucking boss.

four examples in your price range.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sony-MDR-75 ... 1126810.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Audio-Techn ... 1174448.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure-SRH44 ... 1460401.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sennheiser- ... 1126138.gc

Then buy a real mic from a real fucking microphone lab/company.

Sound like fucking velvet throated god.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/microphones/yna


Fuck yeah motherfucker

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