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Old 05-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I'm in the process of purchasing a gaming headset! Found the top gaming pc headsets and it goes to the Razer one.

However...
It's asking for a USB 3.0 according to the review. See the link below.

Here is my current PC. It doesn't have a USB 3.0.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01070924


Here's the review:
Razer ManO'War review | TechRadar

Which one do you recommend? Currently there's a sale in Amazon for $89 for it! I'm thinking of the drop from $110 to $89, I can just purchase the USB 3.0 hardware.

Does all PCI support USB 3.0?

I only have one PCI-E slot I use for the graphics card already.
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Honestly I'd just get a pair of good headphones (like some Sennheisers) and either an AntLion ModMic or a Yeti desk mic.

I had a Corsair gaming headset, while fairly nice, wasn't that comfortable for extended periods of gaming and the mic wasn't the best quality.

Decided to pick up a pair of Sennhesier HD598Cs's a couple months ago and a ModMic..and I don't regret my decision. I can literally wear my Senns all day without any discomfort - my gaming headset would start to hurt my ears after several hours of wearing them.
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And the Razer stuff will die probably in 6 months. Terrible gear. Would be better off putting that money in the PC rather than in a headset.
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Honestly I'd just get a pair of good headphones (like some Sennheisers) and either an AntLion ModMic or a Yeti desk mic.

I had a Corsair gaming headset, while fairly nice, wasn't that comfortable for extended periods of gaming and the mic wasn't the best quality.

Decided to pick up a pair of Sennhesier HD598Cs's a couple months ago and a ModMic..and I don't regret my decision. I can literally wear my Senns all day without any discomfort - my gaming headset would start to hurt my ears after several hours of wearing them.
Anything within 1% of that quality for about $30 less around $95?

I think sound in conjunction with visuals are very important immersive experience.


To the other guy, what are some computer stuff I can buy?

Theres also esports kind of headphones but with lesser quality. Though I like the route of Carnage of a higher quality headset.
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Anything within 1% of that quality for about $30 less around $95?

I think sound in conjunction with visuals are very important immersive experience.
I mean, I got my 598CS's from their Warehouse Deals for around $70-80. I see there's several other entries for $70 from their Warehouse Deals. ModMic's are about $50 new, and Yeti Blue's are around $130 when not on sale (believe they occasionally go down to $70-ish once in a while).
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I mean, I got my 598CS's from their Warehouse Deals for around $70-80. I see there's several other entries for $70 from their Warehouse Deals. ModMic's are about $50 new, and Yeti Blue's are around $130 when not on sale (believe they occasionally go down to $70-ish once in a while).
Thanks!

I have only Amazon credits at this point unfortunately.

Thanks for mic suggestion! The hunt foe headphones are still on. This will be for Starcraft 2.
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And the Razer stuff will die probably in 6 months. Terrible gear. Would be better off putting that money in the PC rather than in a headset.
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And the Razer stuff will die probably in 6 months. Terrible gear. Would be better off putting that money in the PC rather than in a headset.
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Anyhow what kind of sound quality are you looking for akasixcon?
I would not worry about USB3 compatibility as USB3 is backwards compatible towards USB 2 so if you cant find USB2 USB3 will work just fine.
Still though are you a audiophile or just want something to game with that everyone can hear you on and deliver good sound quality?
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Thanks!

I have only Amazon credits at this point unfortunately.

Thanks for mic suggestion! The hunt foe headphones are still on. This will be for Starcraft 2.
I have a corsair void wireless and love it.

For gaming the mic is good and the audio is great imo.

I think you can get the wired version for like $50 or wireless for around $80-90
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