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Best gaming headset?

#1AGeestaPosted 3/17/2013 12:28:45 AM
What's up guys,
I need to upgrade from the original xbox360 mic. I've been doing some research and it looks like you have to spend around $100, give or take, for a pretty decent headset. I really only play Halo 4 and I'm looking to get into some gamebattles and more MLG gameplay so upgrading the headset is a must. There's no way I can afford Astro's so the next best thing is Turtle Beach? Anyone recommendations or advice? I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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#2MonkeyFridayPosted 3/17/2013 12:52:07 AM
The almighty Seinheisser/AstroMixAmp Combo...
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#3AGeesta(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2013 12:57:24 AM
Explain
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#4ukokira1Posted 3/17/2013 12:58:42 AM
MonkeyFriday posted...
The almighty Seinheisser/AstroMixAmp Combo...


This
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#5CapwnDPosted 3/17/2013 1:08:49 AM(edited)
Best of the best is going to cost about $415.

Sennheiser PC360 $200
Astro Mixamp $130
DSS2 $80
3.5mm to 3.5mm cable $5

Next tier down is The Sennheiser/mixamp combo (just the PC360 + mixamp)

Next tier down is Astro A40 (which is the Mixamp + A40 headphones) at about $250

For your budget of around $100 ($130 or so) I would suggest getting the DX12
http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/xbox-headsets/ear-force-dx12/57

That is the DSS2 and the X12 headphones. The boom mic on the X11 and X12 are very loud (and personally I would try maybe dampening the mic with something), but other than that they're not too bad. The DSS2 is amazing, has just as good (or better, as far as drive) drive and surround sound as the Astro Mixamp. The Astro mixamp wins for chat integration. With the DSS2, chat is more complicated. Not an issue with the DX12, but if you later decide to use just the DSS2 with your own headphones, it's a little more complicated then if you decided to use the Mixamp with your own headphones. Instead of going into details, I'll post a link to another topic where it is all laid out:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/927749-xbox-360/65707013

For drive and power the DSS2 wins. For Chat capabilities the mixamp wins. Both have great directional surround sound.
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#6zidane13412Posted 3/17/2013 2:27:03 AM
What about the Turtlebeach px51? It sounds amazing, I heard that its not the most comfortable for some people, but Im sure theres a way to make it a little more comfortable. It'll take me a couple weeks to afford them though >_< But it would be quite a step up from my x12s.
#7zidane13412Posted 3/17/2013 2:31:13 AM
or the turtlebeach earforce sierra.
#8Robot_SoopaPosted 3/17/2013 2:33:29 AM
Bought some Turtle Beach XL1 thing for like $20 at Target after getting tired of Xbox brand terrible quality and they're awesome.

Anybody who pays any more than that is a moron.
#9BigMoneyAntPosted 3/17/2013 3:35:04 AM
I would save for a little longer to get the XP SEVEN headset. I highly recommend them.
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#10el_pajoleroPosted 3/17/2013 8:19:14 AM
Sennheiser U 320. They fit very comfortably, sound quality is top (like you would expect any less from Sennheiser) and don't cost an awful lot (roughly $150). Plus they are compatible with PC and PS3 as well.
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