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So...should I get a headset, or headphones/mic?

#1StormKMDPosted 9/10/2013 5:22:58 PM
I'd like some good sound quality, and also I want it to have a large lifespan. I can't really go higher than $80.

These are what I'm looking at right now:

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346741568&sr=1-1&keywords=creative+aurvana+live

OR:

http://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-SMSLFY205-SLYR-Gaming-Headset/dp/B009RXUNZI


Apparently, both have great sound quality, but I'm skeptical because I haven't had the best experience with gaming headsets before (mic not working after awhile, one ear goes out, etc).
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#2someflamablekidPosted 9/10/2013 5:28:03 PM
http://tinyurl.com/kzmmmmz

That's what I've been using for over a year now with 0 problems. I take relatively good care of my stuff but I am not perfect and it has survived a few drops and wire pulls. It still works fine. Mic quality is great from what I can tell and sound is 7.1 and works well. Best headset I've ever used. But maybe I just got one that is made of magic and can never break.
#3StormKMD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:17:10 PM(edited)
Bump.

That one you mentioned looks nice btw.

I also think it's worth mentioned that I have a love for music.
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#4Master_BassPosted 9/10/2013 6:28:35 PM
I recommend the Creative Aurvana Live! I got my pair for $60 and they've been great. Generally, you'll get better quality stuff if you get a pair of headphones and then a desktop mic.
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#5TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/10/2013 6:33:26 PM
These are recommended often. There are also the Samson SR850 headphones, which are very similar.
http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8
http://www.head-fi.org/products/superlux-hd-668-b

I use these:
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX700-Precision-Sound-Headphones/dp/B0013OWPV4
http://www.head-fi.org/products/jvc-full-size-headphones-model-ha-rx700-wired-headphones

I recommend these often, but they're a bit more expensive than usual:
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX900-High-Grade-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B0013P3ZOE
http://www.head-fi.org/products/jvc-harx900-high-grade-full-size-headphone

And here's a mic:
http://www.modmic.com/products/modmic-3-0
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#6aak57Posted 9/10/2013 6:36:59 PM
Get a pair of actual headphones like the CALs and a dealextreme clip-on mic.
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#7StormKMD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:39:20 PM
Sounds like I'll probably go with the Aura Live!

Do you remember where you bought them? $20 less sounds much better haha.
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