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LUNSSI #1 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:09 PM

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Hello my fellow fappites! I seek a new headset to plug into my soundcard. I just want a stero headset I dont need virtual surround. Budget is £70/€90. I am not interested in how it looks only how it feels comfort wise and that the sound quality is good for the price. If nice features are there too then thats a bonus.

 

Recommendations from your own experiences of a model or brand. advice and opinions.

 

Thank you in advance.:great:



SastusBulbas #2 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

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I can tell you DO NOT buy an Asus headset, I have just chucked an £80 one in the trash due to perished earpieces. Asus are aware of it, they carry NO SPARES whatsoever for their headsets. It is categorized as wear and tear.

All the rubber/leather effect material cracked and split, on the headband too.  And it has happened to a few users as can be seen if you google it. Mine were mint apart from that rubber issue.

 

Razer, well I had the Razer Charachias, but the cable kept twisting and some wire snapped somewhere.

 

Currently I use Kingston HyperX Cloud, basically a Q-Pad design. Q-Pad seem to be liked by a few magazine reviews and players. So far they seem OK.


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Testokan #3 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

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I have a Razer Kraken (WOT version). I like it and the sound is very good. I just don't really use it for WOT. 

 

Before I had a Logitech Wireless Headset (H800). Not very comfortable. 

 

The issues I have when choosing a new Headset is, how it feels, after wearing it for more then 1 hour. And that is a little bit difficult to test in a shop. 



Joat #4 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

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I've used Sennheiser, they are a bit pricey but the quality is excellent.

 

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hgjwz #5 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

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Owned 2 turtlebeach ones and currently an seelseries siberia v/2. Would highly recommend checking those out.

Deztro #6 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

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I'm very happy with my CM Storm Sirus 5.1. It's not virtual surround but real surround due to 4 speakers on each side. I bought it to hear the direction my enemies came from on Counterstrike but on WOT it performs also well :smile:. It's very comfy (even after playing for about 4 hours non stop) and it comes with interchangeable ear-cups. (didn't bother to use the leather cups that came with it because reviews told me they become sweaty). Furthermore it has a nice intense bass.

Ceeb #7 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

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I kinda "borrowed" some plantronics headsets from work, lightweight, comfy and crystal clear.  (has to be for a 999 contact centre)

 

So any plantronics get my vote 



LUNSSI #8 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

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Thanks for the responses gents Ive just done a tech spec contrast on 5 manufacturers.

 

Anyone owned or own a set of these?

 

http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/gaming-headset-stereo-pc-320



Visionx_LV #9 Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

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With that Budget its clear as day.

http://steelseries.c...ries-siberia-v2



TomiF #10 Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

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I have Koss SB 49 headset and it is pretty damn good for being so cheap. Good warranty and it simply won't break and is comfortable at least to me. Sound quality is good enough for me. Also microphone is good enough to use voice activation so you don't have to use push to talk if you don't want to.

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BrokenWing #11 Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

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Quite like my Plantronics 380, a bargain at only £20:

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Before that I also had these Fatal1ty ones (now only £23!) but the cord was a bit flimsy on it. Great sound but mic wasn;t the best, people told me I sounded like I was under water. Never had that problem with the 380 above.

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Indy_Bones #12 Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

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My advice would be to avoid a headset and instead invest in a decent set of stereo headphones and a clip-on mic instead.

 

You can pick up a pair of Sennheiser HD449's for about £70, with a decent clip on mic costing less than £10, just wrap the mic/cable around the headphone wires next to the earpieces and you've then got a setup which will outperform gaming headsets 9 times out of 10 for sound quality, has good flexibility of usage with any stereo or portable music gear you may have e.g. Ipod, and they're generally much better built than most headsets as well.

 

I've had a pair of HD600's for over a decade now and they still sound just as good as when I bought them, whereas a friend of mine is on his third set of gaming headphones in the last 3 years...



LetsRockAndRoll #13 Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:55 PM

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When I saw the title of the thread and the name of the OP I was expecting a really meaningful and fully researched thread on the merits of various designs of tin foil head wear/sets. I must admit I am very disappointed to find it isn't.

 



LUNSSI #14 Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

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Looking into al models mentioned thank you again for the suggestions. Really appreciate your help.

 

View PostIndy_Bones, on 12 August 2014 - 05:49 PM, said:

My advice would be to avoid a headset and instead invest in a decent set of stereo headphones and a clip-on mic instead.

 

You can pick up a pair of Sennheiser HD449's for about £70, with a decent clip on mic costing less than £10, just wrap the mic/cable around the headphone wires next to the earpieces and you've then got a setup which will outperform gaming headsets 9 times out of 10 for sound quality, has good flexibility of usage with any stereo or portable music gear you may have e.g. Ipod, and they're generally much better built than most headsets as well.

 

I've had a pair of HD600's for over a decade now and they still sound just as good as when I bought them, whereas a friend of mine is on his third set of gaming headphones in the last 3 years...

 

Good suggestion. I have been looking at normal headphones and a clip on mic however given my budget is £70 those are not an option. Also the HD 449's appear to be designed specifically with music in mind. Looking at the specs that really matters. The 449's are good for mids.. female vocals etc.. but lack the punch of base that is essential for me in gaming.

 

So far its a tear up between sennheiser pc320's and the steel series siberia v2.. both excel over the others in terms of audio range and mic qality.

 

thanks again all of you.

 

 

 

 



BrusilovX #15 Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

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I currently use a Sennheiser PC360 which I bought a year or so ago - very happy with them.

 

Prior to that I used a Turtlebeach headset/mic that came with the Dell I bought back in 2007 - in the end there was nothing wrong with the  headset but the mic was giving feedback and had to be trashed.



NoobWarrior #16 Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

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Sennheiser 323D here, happy with them.

 

 



Pantsergenist_NL #17 Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

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I have a headset of € 5,- which works more than fine

Sturmtiger_304 #18 Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

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Razer Tiamat 2.2, nice quality of the sound, but the square cushions around the ears might be awkward.

 

Don't bother with Steelseries.



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I have Razer Carcharias for years now, they have great sound quality and are extremely comfortable to wear.

You wont go wrong with Sennheiser PC 320, they have excellent sound quality.

 

Also if you plan on using headset for longer game sessions I recommend to buy some that fit around ear instead resting on ear,

no matter how soft headphones are when they rest on ear it will start to hurt after some time.

 



LUNSSI #20 Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:33 AM

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View PostSturmtiger_304, on 12 August 2014 - 08:58 PM, said:

Razer Tiamat 2.2, nice quality of the sound, but the square cushions around the ears might be awkward.

 

Don't bother with Steelseries.

 

any reason for not bothing with steel series? not much use to me to say things without information. thanks.






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