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    Need Good Gaming Headset!

    A headset just means headphones that have an attached microphone. Can anyone recommend a headset? Looking for the $25-60 price range. Microphone is a must! I had a pair of Altec Lansings they were nice, but they broke and the design looks flawed. I need a reliable pair, not anything flimsy! They must sound pretty good as well, and must be comfortable which is the most important id say.

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    This is what I use:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106069

    They have served me well so far. Use them all the time when playing WOW and have also used them in CSS.

    Only complaint I have is when I have had them on my head for a really long time, my ears get sore. However its usually over four hours of using them.
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    these are what i use...no complaints so far
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106346

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    if you could increase your pricerange to $100 you could get a pair of Audiotechnica A500's and a Zalman clip on mic and it will pwn any so-called gaming headset on the market
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    I like my sennheiser PC-150. Has pillows (soft ones, not plastic coated) that make it comfortable to wear, and has a great sound with my x-fi. I highly recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGR
    This is what I use:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106069

    They have served me well so far. Use them all the time when playing WOW and have also used them in CSS.

    Only complaint I have is when I have had them on my head for a really long time, my ears get sore. However its usually over four hours of using them.
    I was actually looking at these. Do they feel cheap or flimsy?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokie mcpott
    these are what i use...no complaints so far
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106346
    I would also consider those. How long have they lasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by soloz2
    if you could increase your pricerange to $100 you could get a pair of Audiotechnica A500's and a Zalman clip on mic and it will pwn any so-called gaming headset on the market
    I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxalic32


    I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.
    LOL!



    damn neither of those links work for me. is newegg down?

    edit: nm

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    ive got these zalmans
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...=ZALMAN%20TECH
    i have 0 complaints about em thus far (4 or so months)
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826265014

    I have a set of these that I like. The microphone is great on them.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826235001

    These are what I use now, the sound is slightly better, but the mic is terrible compared to the plantronics.

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    I have a pair of Icemat Serbias that i've been using for a while now. Not only is the mic great, they make a decent set of headphones as well.

    I got them for like 10 bucks AR on that crazy buy.com deal back in December.
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    I had a Plantronics headset years ago, and I'm not sure if they've gotten better or not but they were absolute garbage. I can't remember what type they were other than that they were usb. I'd get a crackling sound coming from them. Since then I've stuck with Sennheiser and haven't been disappointed since. Those pc-150's are your best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxalic32
    I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.

    Your loss
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    I would also consider those. How long have they lasted?[/QUOTE]

    The 150's have lasted the longest than any other headset I've had. I had to buy new logitech ones every 3 months because one earpiece would die, but not with these yet *knocks on wood*. I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxalic32
    I was actually looking at these. Do they feel cheap or flimsy?



    I would also consider those. How long have they lasted?



    I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.

    You call that PWNing your wallet LOL, My headphones where $300 and my amp was $300 LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey_Its_Cole
    You call that PWNing your wallet LOL, My headphones where $300 and my amp was $300 LOL.
    I have a $700 SinglePower PPX3, and about another $100 in tubes for it. I'm running that to my HD580's w/ HD600 grills and depending on what cable I use for it those are about another $300-400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey_Its_Cole
    You call that PWNing your wallet LOL, My headphones where $300 and my amp was $300 LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by soloz2
    Your loss

    Well what you need to consider is how long i will actually be using these. I've become a casual gamer. I used to buy $100 headphones and use them all day. But i no longer sit at a computer so long, i get outside, and spend money on thinks like bikes, skates, weightlifting equipment and other more physical things like hockey equipment. I'm looking for a decent set i will use occasionally. I won't spend $100 for a headset unless i plan on sitting at a desk my whole summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxalic32
    Well what you need to consider is how long i will actually be using these. I've become a casual gamer. I used to buy $100 headphones and use them all day. But i no longer sit at a computer so long, i get outside, and spend money on thinks like bikes, skates, weightlifting equipment and other more physical things like hockey equipment. I'm looking for a decent set i will use occasionally. I won't spend $100 for a headset unless i plan on sitting at a desk my whole summer.
    it's all priorities. I'd still spend $100+ for a good gaming headset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxalic32
    Well what you need to consider is how long i will actually be using these. I've become a casual gamer. I used to buy $100 headphones and use them all day. But i no longer sit at a computer so long, i get outside, and spend money on thinks like bikes, skates, weightlifting equipment and other more physical things like hockey equipment. I'm looking for a decent set i will use occasionally. I won't spend $100 for a headset unless i plan on sitting at a desk my whole summer.
    The Plantronics ones I use are not flimsy to me.

    Also.. why on earth would you want to go outside? The WOW world is all you need
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGR
    The Plantronics ones I use are not flimsy to me.

    Also.. why on earth would you want to go outside? The WOW world is all you need

    rofl


    I also meant to say earlier but forgot... I have yet to find a sub $100 headset that can withstand the tortures of a LAN party. They just aren't made as well. They don't sound as good either. if you skimp on your headset/headphones you're only shortchanging yourself
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