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Old 03-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My old one broke, so I wanted a new one, however, not sure which one to get. First off, the most important thing is comfort. Like, this one looks really comfortable, but it doesn't have a microphone:

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However, something similar to that and a microphone is what I'm looking for. I like the big, closed earphones, rather than smaller ones, as well.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What's your budget? I'm using these right now Amazon.com: Steel Series SteelSound 5H V2 Headset ( 20065 ): Electronics

They are honestly the best headsets I've ever owned. Before that I owned the V1's.
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i have the fatality headset and i love it. big earphones lots of padding, padding on the top piece that goes over your head so it doesn't hurt during long gaming sessions and great quality. Newegg.com - Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

also has detachable mic so if you don't want the mic in your face while gaming you can take if off and just have headphones.
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I highly recommend a Sennheiser set, I have a PC151, its cheap and works real well

Newegg.com - SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset

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I have the pirahna by razer, and it's bloody amazing.
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Sennheiser is the best I have ever used. Clarity, comfort, excellent mic. I am using the pc166 and it gives you usb options as well. Costs a little more, but I always noticed a great quality difference on every level.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i know several people hear and Me have these, very comfortable, but are semi-noise canceling and not full noise canceling

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