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Should I go from a measly $20 Logitech headset to Turtle Beach?

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User Info: darkmew1

darkmew1
3 years ago#1
Is the Earforce X12 at $40 a good buy? I've been in desperate need of a good headset to alternate from PC and 360 just so I don't have multiple headsets. I already have my bluetooth earpiece I use for my phone and my PS3, and I could even use this simple Logitech USB one for my PS3, so I'm good there. I lost the 360 pre-packaged headset nearly a year ago and was forced to do multiplayer muted. And now I find the X12 on sale for $40, which I could seamlessly use for PC too, and could be extremely handy since a lot of my friends got L4D2 yesterday.

So, to any advocates out there: buy or no buy?
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User Info: KabtheMentat

KabtheMentat
3 years ago#2
I have a pair of X12s, I use them for my 360 and PC, and they're pretty decent headsets. Sound is good, they are comfortable, and are fairly durable.
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User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#3
If your budget means you must get a headset, get the SkullCandy PLYR 1 or something from Sennheiser. By and large though all headsets sound like crop.
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User Info: darkmew1

darkmew1
3 years ago#4
PraetorXyn posted...
If your budget means you must get a headset, get the SkullCandy PLYR 1 or something from Sennheiser. By and large though all headsets sound like crop.


I've had nothing but bad experiences with Skullcandy, I absolutely despise wireless headsets, and the price is just way too steep, especially for a headset. My budget consists of around $40 to $70. I don't need surround sound, stereo sounds just fine to me. Thanks for the suggestion though!
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User Info: strongo9

strongo9
3 years ago#5
Skip getting a headset. Get a nice pair of headphones and a mic separately.
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User Info: Deathblz

Deathblz
3 years ago#6
strongo9 posted...
Skip getting a headset. Get a nice pair of headphones and a mic separately.



People keep suggesting this, but headset mics seem to do a better job of isolating speech. Unless you spend a lot of money on the microphone, it's probably going to pick up every little sound in the room.
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User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#7
Deathblz posted...
strongo9 posted...
Skip getting a headset. Get a nice pair of headphones and a mic separately.



People keep suggesting this, but headset mics seem to do a better job of isolating speech. Unless you spend a lot of money on the microphone, it's probably going to pick up every little sound in the room.


That's why I suggested a condenser mic. The Blue Snowball costs about $60, but it's a studio-grade microphone that sits on your desk and gives you precise control over the area which it gets sound from.

You can get a nice sounding pair of Koss headphones in the $40-$70 range, that sound much better than what you're paying for them.

On the other end, the best pair of headphones in existence for gaming are the AKG Q701's, which go for $200-$250. You've got plenty of options between those two extremes.
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