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recommendations for wired gaming headset under 200$

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Kingfish999

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so my current Turtle Beach X12 really need to get replaced soon. i got them years ago cheap because i didnt think i would use a headset very much. turns out its all i use anymore and haven't had my speakers even turned on in like 2 years. time to go to something better. ive gone through a few articles about "best gaming headsets" but it seems most of headsets listed have pretty poor reviews. i also see alot of 7.1 headsets which i heard were poor sound quality and it was better using stereo headset with virtual surround. either way was hoping someone would give me some good recommendations. i dont really listen to music alot and i do game with VOIP so a decent mic is good but i dont need a perfect one. looking for a circumaural set so i dont hear all the nagging i hear when gaming. want a wired set either 3.5mm or USB. i almost prefer 3.5mm non-amplified because my computers USB ports have ALOT of electrical noise some reason but amplified is alright. perfer them to be black in color but really i dont care. my head is pretty average size and i do want it to be comfortable because these turtle beaches are not after a few hours. my price range, as always cheaper is better but id look up to 200$ and maybe more there theres one that really is worth it. i want a good quality set that will last as my main speaker for gaming and normal computering for several hours
 

Janus67

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May 29, 2005
The two best gaming headsets that I've used and reviewed would be the Sennheiser G4me one (if you want closed, get G4me zero, but I think it loses some fidelity) and the beer dynamic mmx300.

Alternatively I've preferred the sound from my Philips fidelio X2 headphones and you can add an in-line microphone like the vmoda boompro and get better sound and a decent mic for about the same cost.
 

Mpegger

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Nov 28, 2001
I prefer open back headphones so I don't have any recommendations for you, other then what the other 2 respondents have recommended; Don't go with a gaming headset, stick with a good quality headset (the Sennheiser and AudioTechnica they recommended for instance) and use a quality add on mic such as a ModMic.
 
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Kingfish999

Kingfish999

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my mom was asking what i would want for xmas. i gave her a list of these because she knows i usually buy anything i want so she doesnt know what i havent bought yet. she was about to buy me a GoPro even tho i already bought one a couple weeks ago. i imagine she will probably get me the ATHM50X because they are the cheapest.
 

Theocnoob

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If you already have a webcam or desktop mic you wont need a mic for your headset. If you have no mic, just get a modmic and add it to the M50X.
Most people are happy with the M50X. It's not bad at all for the price.