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Old 08-19-2008, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you guys use for a gaming headset?

I've got a cheap Logitech behind the head setset now which I don't really like. Its also got separate mic and headphone jack plugs, which have been giving me some problems with static (I think the jacks on my computer are faulty). I use vent a lot and guys are always complaining about my random static. ( if I twist the plugs in the jacks it fixes it temporarily)

I'm looking to get a good comfortable USB headset, something around $100 or less. I wanted to see what you guys are using or have any suggestions. The couple cheap headsets I've owned get really heavy/uncomfortable after a few hours of gaming, so something lightweight would be nice.

All suggestions and recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

I was thinking about this one. Newegg.com - PLANTRONICS GAMECOMPRO1 USB Circumaural Gaming Stereo Headset
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Mine sounds like yours. I have a USB adapter that I use as my jacks arfe in the back, though. I get static, so I use push to talk.
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USB headsets are generally outperformed by a dedicated sound card and standard headphones
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I used my asus monitor adapter speaker phone bit for awhile. aside from that I have a very cheap(read free) jack headset that works fine. if you want the better sound you need the better sound card like apokalipse pointed out. i don't run a sound card, whatever comes with the motherboard is fine for my uses.
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USB headsets are generally outperformed by a dedicated sound card and standard headphones
Best combo.

Right now i use an x-fi xtrememusic in gaming mode, along with a pair
of sennhesier hd280pro headphones.
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Fatl1ty Gaming Headset.

About 25 quid, EXCELLENT sound and MIC quality. These are great at a great price. I even started listening to songs I hadnt listened to in years purely because they sound so much greater with these.
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Method, how comfortable is it to wear that Fatal1ty for long periods of time say 3 or 4 hours? That looks like a decent headset.

I'm not looking for anything fancy, just something comfortable and be able to hear and be heard over ventrillo.
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Get an X-Fi card and this
Newegg.com - SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Circumaural Headset


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heres an xtrememusic refurb, but if you use ebay you might find a new one cheaper
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Newegg.com - audio-technica ATH-AD700 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Open-Air Dynamic Headphone
those are very good headphones. It'd be worth getting them even without having an attached microphone.
If you do use a microphone, you can always get a clipon one, or something like this:
Newegg.com - ALTEC LANSING ABM200 Black 3.5mm Connector Microphone
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^^

Would be a waste to use such high end headphones on a crappy onboard sound chip.
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