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So wireless headsets, how do they work? will they mess up my wireless router?

#1SonyHoundDawgPosted 4/10/2014 3:21:25 PM(edited)
Wife wants a wirless headset for her birthday. Anything I should look out for? I know zero about headsets as I usually never used them.

I do have a dual band wireless router that was mostly for console use, iphones or tablets around the house., the actual PC's are located in the same room with the router and connected with a wired connection.

Any good brands or recommandationst oo? My budget is prolly $100 tops
#2Sora_AnbuPosted 4/10/2014 3:30:10 PM
Does she want to use it for music/movies or gaming? Does it need the mic? The router doesn't really matter for wireless headphones. Will she use them outdoors or just at home?

Answer those plz
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#3SonyHoundDawg(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2014 4:17:33 PM
At home use, 99% gaming use and maybe some youtube. Mic is needed.
#4Sora_AnbuPosted 4/10/2014 4:26:19 PM
Range? How many walls/rooms... Does your computer have blue tooth?
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#5Dragonspawn1319Posted 4/10/2014 4:32:18 PM
How they work depends on the set. For example wireless turtle beaches use a wireless transmitter for sound and bluetooth for mic use, which would need it's own transmitter if your pc doesn't have one. Astro A50's send everything through it's mixamp/transmitter. But I've never seen a set that would use your router for a signal or interfere with it.
#6kill2thisPosted 4/10/2014 4:33:16 PM
I have a pair of Corsair Vengeance 2000's router is in the same room as me, numerous other devices connected wirelessly, I have no interference, Can walk around most of the house (two storey) without them breaking signal, they're not too heavy and the memory foam ear cushions are comfortable, build quality is decent, mic is of a decent quality (It's not a studio mic or expensive desk mic quality but decent) and the overall sound quality is on par with any other gaming headset I've used (Siberia V2/Astro A40/Trittons) of course you would get better quality from a pair of wired studio monitors but yeah, these seem to fit what you want, there's also a newer version but I've not used them (supposedly the same) Battery life is also fantastic 6+ hours after charge

Heres the link to the new version (not sure if this is cheapest I'm from the UK, just wanted to find them quick for you.)
#7SonyHoundDawg(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2014 4:38:05 PM(edited)
Range doesn't have to be far itll be used right at the computer most of the time. Computer has no Bluetooth right now.

I'm probably looking for something simple, basically plug in play in case she needs to take them out and put them in later or whatnot.
#8wildog2006Posted 4/10/2014 8:10:58 PM
The PS3 headphones work great on PC. It's a USB dongle that you can use on a playstation or PC.

I've only used that one, you can probably find them cheaper, but there are a couple different versions as well.
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#9ShinobiKazePosted 4/10/2014 8:18:31 PM
The worse that will happen is your wireless devices may try to mate with your router.

Getting some isobutyl nitrite will make the process more tolerable for yourself.
#10Sora_AnbuPosted 4/10/2014 9:52:04 PM
Check out... The LG tone+, unconventional, but has great range with blue tooth, and you can probably pick one up for $50, then a blue tooth dongle for $5-10... Added benefit of being able to be used with anything with blue tooth.
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