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Heinzftw
01-25-08, 10:24 PM
Was just wondering what the best Headset for gaming is? I was thinking of getting some Steel Series, but don't really know of any other solid brands.. Anyone know of some AMAZING headsets to replace my P.O.S logitech's

nV`andrew
01-25-08, 10:40 PM
For GAMING most people go with the HD555's

Bman212121
01-25-08, 10:45 PM
For GAMING most people go with the HD555's

+1 for that. The only thing that's a pain is figuring out a way to get a mic with it. Some people use clip on mics, but I've found them to be poor quality and prefer to have the microphone much closer to my face. So I figured out a way to take a over the ear mic and bend it to fit along with the headphones.

I've heard a lot of "gaming" headphones and it sounds like your head is inside of a tin can. They are worse quality than a normal pair of headphones and somehow the built in mic backfeeds really badly.

EDIT: I thought steel series rang a bell. These are exactly the ones I were referring to. If you thought your logitechs sounded bad, wait until you hear those things and you'll never complain about your logitechs again.

sammy sung
01-26-08, 03:40 AM
I use plantronics stuff and have done so for years.Theyre light and sturdy with a good mic on a great boom system thats adjustable several ways,easy to fold away.I use them for hours ,theyre comfortable and my ears dont get tired.
The model i use now is called audio 350 for 34.99 $ but they have a wide range of cheaper and more expensive usb models aswell.

http://www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/cat640035/cat1430032

http://www.plantronics.com/images/catalog/product_fullsize/audio350.jpg;jsessionid=YLILOZYYN3OJ4CQBGNUCFEYKAE ZWSIV0

Riptide
01-26-08, 09:52 AM
I want just a standalone mic. What's the best option? For counterstrike.

Gaco
01-26-08, 11:40 AM
If you buy the Sennheiser HD595 I can garantee that you won't regret it. Best headphone I ever had, they had it all: Amazing sound, really confortable and nice looking. BTW they're the bigbrother to the HD-555, but I think they're worth the extra dough. They're not exactly cheap, but not too expensive either, you really get what you pay for. In my experience (which is pretty extensive after my day-long headphone listening session at my local hifi store a few days ago) simply won't get better PC headphones without moving into the (expensive!) realm of hifi. If you're really looking for something you could move up to the HD600, but when reading your post I think the HD595 would be fully adequate for your needs and very satisfying ;)

As a bonus to the 595's you also get a really useful table headphone holder (http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=510615). You don't get that with the 555's or even 600's (which annoyed me a bit that I had to go buy that seperately for 25$ or something like that :lol:).

Be sure to notice that we're talking about headphones not headsets in case of both HD555 or HD595 which means that neither have mics on them so you'll have to buy a desktop microphone. That was kinda of a turnoff in the beginning as well but I quickly came to appreciate the superior sound so much that I was really happy that it didn't have a mic in the end.

Oh and BTW make sure you don't have a P.O.S. soundcard as well, if you don't have a dedicated sound card just buy one of the cheaper Creative X-Fi cards (the Music or Xtreme Gamer should both be fine and reasonably priced).

Gaco
01-26-08, 11:46 AM
I want just a standalone mic. What's the best option? For counterstrike.
While I may not think I have the full overview of the microphone market let me just tell you that I'm using Logitech's USB Desktop Microphone (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/microphones/devices/221&cl=us,en) and I'm satisfied with both design and functionality :)

(Don't buy it from their webshop though, you can find it much cheaper in the webstores, but I'm sure you know that already :D)

nV`andrew
01-26-08, 01:39 PM
A lot of people that play counterstrike that are using HD555's seem to like the Zalman clip on mic. They're a little hard to find though

Smee
01-30-08, 03:20 AM
Thought this might be of use.. I am thinking about doing this myself, as I have the headphones already.. I question his mic choice however.


http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ultimate-gaming-headset-beyerdynamic-dt-770-microphone-mod-195242/