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Old 02-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just went through my second logitech G35. The damn thing breaks so easy. I was wondering what sort of headset I should buy next, is there one that can take a beating? Also I would like one with great directional sound quality. My budget is <100
I have a built in sound card on my Sabertooth X58.

Ill be looking at the other headsets, I felt that my needs where a bit different then others, with me being use to 7.1 surround sound =P.


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Old 02-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This headset seems perfect for you.
Newegg.com - Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Also, the headband appears to be steel, which will be superior to plastic in terms of durability.
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I was under the impression that the corsair 1500 has a little soundcard thing which isn't needed if you have your own soundcard, I don't remember who told me, someone on here I think. Therefore I would suggest the corsair 1300 as its pretty much the same headset just cheaper as it doesn't have the built in soundcard for 5.1/7.1
that the 1500 does as your onboard soundcard will do that for you.
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The 1500 supports Dolby Digital, his integrated sound card does not (Realtek ALC892). The 1300 only claims "3D Sound" which likely means that it uses a different audio codec that most integrated sound cards can use. However, Dolby Digital is the standard for surround and will give you the most accurate 5.1/7.1 across more audio sources than anything else. The 1300 will only attempt to replicate Dolby Digital, whether it sounds close to the real thing I do not know.
I'm also willing to bet that the sound card on the 1500 is superior to his sound card. Even the highest end motherboards have garbage sound cards.

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The 1500 is a little cheaper at amazon
Amazon.com: Corsair CA-9011112-WW Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset: Computers & Accessories
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My bad. I'd go with the 1500 then they look like a good headset, and not terribly expensive either. They do look very comfortable as well and solid, as ghost said due to the steel band where most headset just have a plastic band.
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