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Old 07-23-07, 11:20 AM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 07-23-07, 11:28 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-23-07, 11:41 AM   #3
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these are what i use...no complaints so far
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106346

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Old 07-23-07, 04:17 PM   #4
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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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Old 07-23-07, 08:50 PM   #5
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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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Old 07-23-07, 09:39 PM Thread Starter   #6
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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.
I was actually looking at these. Do they feel cheap or flimsy?

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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?

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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
I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.
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Old 07-23-07, 09:43 PM   #7
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I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.
LOL!



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

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Old 07-23-07, 09:56 PM   #8
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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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Old 07-23-07, 10:12 PM   #9
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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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Old 07-23-07, 10:33 PM   #10
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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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Old 07-24-07, 05:45 AM   #11
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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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Old 07-24-07, 10:28 AM   #12
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I'm not looking to PWN my wallet.

Your loss

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Old 07-25-07, 12:48 AM   #13
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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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Old 07-25-07, 12:54 AM   #14
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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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Old 07-25-07, 06:41 PM   #15
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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

well as long as I'm at it...
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Old 07-26-07, 09:21 AM Thread Starter   #16
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You call that PWNing your wallet LOL, My headphones where $300 and my amp was $300 LOL.
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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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Old 07-26-07, 09:25 AM   #17
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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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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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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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