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Need suggestion on a headset

#11ClouddxPosted 3/24/2014 3:53:22 PM
itachi00 posted...
so to sumj it up stay away on skull candy
buy headphone and buy separate mic to attach to headphone? did I get that right? if so which headphone should I aim for?


Take a look @ this topic and see what looks good: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-3-23-2014-astro-a30-added

and you attach the mic straight to the mic port on your computer.
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#12datopgamerPosted 3/24/2014 5:49:23 PM
Get a pair of sennheiser pc360. Its just above your budget, but leagues above the others. I think it goes for $166 on Amazon right now. As for the skull candy plyr 1, they sound great but the pair I bought the microphone was low on my PC but worked fine on my 360. I turned everything up but I couldn't hear myself good when using sound recorder nor could anyone hear me good when playing l4d2. I rma'd them and got the pc360 and its so much better.
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#13NGd72Posted 3/24/2014 6:03:03 PM(edited)
Astro A40's w/ MixAmp Pro was $65 at BB (w/ price match) a couple days ago :(
#14itachi00(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 9:04:25 AM
hows the razer tiamat? also is it compatible with a plug and play mic?
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#15r0ge00Posted 3/25/2014 9:07:22 AM
In a few words, not impressive and very overpriced.
#16ShuraYukihimePosted 3/25/2014 11:48:26 AM
Stay away from Astros. Their mixamps are good. Their headsets are overpriced. Many suffer from mic quality issues. And their audio can be had for much less in regular headphones.

As for what headphones, that's a preference thing. Do you want on the ear or over the ear? Open or closed? The "velure" or "leather" earcup pads.

But The real thing with headsets and headphones is that everyone is different. What is comfortable and sounds great to one may be awkward and sound not so great to another.

Comfort and sound above all else.

I'll make a note here. My experience with Astro has been poor. The mic on both headsets I tried, 40s and 30s, was low quality. It had issues picking up sound. Might just be me. Might be my voice. The Steelseries, while not great has no mic issues. Neither do either Razer headset I own.
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#17GunmaN1905Posted 3/25/2014 12:27:21 PM(edited)
I've had razer barracuda (their oldest premium gaming headset) for like 4 years and now I have megalodon for around 3 years and I can't find a single complaint except for one.
You can't turn off megalodon lights at all, so I have to power down my computer completley when I wanna sleep.

But razer is usually pretty pricey so I'd go with steelseries siberia v2 full. They're not that expensive for tier 1 gaming headset and the'yre absolutley amazing, at least from my experience. Those can last up to 5 years easily.
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#18datopgamerPosted 3/25/2014 1:36:39 PM
The Siberia v2 are pretty nice. I bought one to use for my laptop and they sound pretty good. Also they are very light as well as comfortable.
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