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User Info: darkoj

darkoj
4 weeks ago#1
Hey all, I'm looking for a quality gaming headset, preferably wireless, that isn't too expensive. $100 is the maximum I'm willing to spend, but ideally, I'd like to purchase a well made headset closer to the $50 price point, so that two can be bought (two children in two different states demands twice the amount of gaming accessory purchases).

The Logitech G933 model went on sale last week for $100 (including a nice arctic white version), but due to many reports of various technical failings of the unit, I hesitated in purchasing a pair.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 400 model is going on sale at Target for under $50 on Black Friday, but there seems to be a consensus that their plastic construction is prone to breaking, and with two elementary aged children to be the ones wearing them, I'm very skeptical of this model. Although my children maintain a high level of respect with our electronics, and they're coached to be gentle with whatever peripheral device they use, I'll be wearing the headset regularly also; call me big headed, or just 6'5", but I fear repeated placement and removal of this headset around my ears will prove disastrous long term.

Wireless is preferred, but a wired connection is acceptable so long as the unit is reliable and performs well. In fact, for my needs, reliability is more importance than sonic fidelity.

So what recommendations do y'all have? Oh yes, it's important to note that having chat functionality is essential. I thank you for your input!
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User Info: WalkingPlague

WalkingPlague
4 weeks ago#2
I wouldn't recommend any of these "gaming headsets" with 7.1 surround sound. Its all a gimmick. You're better off with some studio headphones; open-back if that's your thing-- or noise-canceling: Audio Technica, Sennheiser, etc. Not wireless though, but very well made and the sound quality is equally, if not superior to those gaming headsets these companies like to push on people only for them to break within a years time. You also have HyperX brand which is very good from what I hear.

Just my $.02, but of course, buy whatever you want.
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User Info: darkoj

darkoj
4 weeks ago#3
Cool, thanks for the input. Do you have any thoughts on headsets with microphones?
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User Info: dean_666

dean_666
4 weeks ago#4
darkoj posted...
Cool, thanks for the input. Do you have any thoughts on headsets with microphones?


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User Info: darkoj

darkoj
4 weeks ago#5
The HyperX line seems promising. I'll look into them further after work.
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User Info: Neo1661

Neo1661
4 weeks ago#6
darkoj posted...
The HyperX line seems promising. I'll look into them further after work.


Yeah Hyper X are fantastic headsets for the money. I've got the Hyper X Stinger and best headset I've ever owned. The Hyper X Clouds are also very good.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#7
WalkingPlague posted...
I wouldn't recommend any of these "gaming headsets" with 7.1 surround sound. Its all a gimmick. You're better off with some studio headphones; open-back if that's your thing-- or noise-canceling: Audio Technica, Sennheiser, etc. Not wireless though, but very well made and the sound quality is equally, if not superior to those gaming headsets these companies like to push on people only for them to break within a years time. You also have HyperX brand which is very good from what I hear.

Just my $.02, but of course, buy whatever you want.

7.1 is a waste when the software for virtual 7.1 I found to be just as good on PC. I saved like $150 for going with 5.1s instead of 7.1s. I use lucisound 30's, and they are great. Got them on sale for about $70.
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User Info: KingisLegend

KingisLegend
4 weeks ago#8
HyperX is amazing for the price, You cannot go wrong.

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almightydun
4 weeks ago#9
KingisLegend posted...
HyperX is amazing for the price, You cannot go wrong.
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User Info: darkoj

darkoj
4 weeks ago#10
HyperX is getting a lot of love. It seems they specialize in corded headsets; how do you think the connections will hold up to regular packing and unpacking for interstate travel?
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