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BrianG
10-26-05, 03:40 PM
I mainly want to find something I could use at a LAN party off my monitor's USB hub. Thoughts? Performance? Issues? Sound quality?

Blackcat
10-26-05, 04:15 PM
I have a logitech pair of USB headphones that I like a lot. I am not sure of the make or model. I have never used another pair of USB headphones so I have nothing to compare them to. They have a nice sound, but the bass lacks a little. Only cost $33 so I cannot complain. Very good for games, and decent for music.

TierMann
10-26-05, 04:18 PM
Here's a thread for you..
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57997

I like my Zalman Theater 6, which if you allready have an audigy or another 5.1 card with a powered signal to atleast front, center, and rear is another option. But if you want to plug into your hub then it's not gonna work with the Zalman's without buying their usb soundcard too with the 3 outputs.

rohit
10-26-05, 04:45 PM
Its a good idea.
Havent heard/read of good USB headsfones. I myself need one, but its rarely available.
One i have heard of, that also has good sound quality are of plantronics with inbuilt sound processing. Its expensive here, thats the only problem.

Sazar
10-26-05, 09:01 PM
I bought plantronics DSP headset and its pretty damn good.

I uninstalled my audigy since I don't need to have it installed to listen to things.

It's USB based so easy in/out and the included software is good.

Fry's had a good deal a while back on my headset but its back up to bout $89 or so last time I checked.

BrianG
10-26-05, 09:57 PM
I may give the Plantronics a shot. I think they were on sale at CompUSA.

lightman
10-27-05, 09:23 AM
Logitech Premium 350 USB headset here. Works like a charm. :)

saturnotaku
10-27-05, 09:49 AM
Are there any USB headphones that are just that? I'm looking at replacing my old Sony set, but I just want headphones, no microphone.

JonathanM
10-27-05, 01:39 PM
Are there any USB headphones that are just that? I'm looking at replacing my old Sony set, but I just want headphones, no microphone.

I haven't seen any of those in a while. Seems to be more of a "what else can we stick on this thing to make it ""beter"" situation" when it comes to the mic.

saturnotaku
10-27-05, 01:48 PM
I haven't seen any of those in a while. Seems to be more of a "what else can we stick on this thing to make it ""beter"" situation" when it comes to the mic.

I kind of figured. Is the mic detachable from any of these headsets?

rohit
10-27-05, 04:00 PM
AFAIK, theres a good phillips H.fone that comes without MIC. Not sure it bein USB.

MrSavoy
10-27-05, 04:05 PM
Sennheiser Pc155's is what I use and they have a USB adapter that I use alot or you can hook em up to a regular sound card. They sound good and the mic is excellent.

LT.Schaffer
10-27-05, 05:13 PM
Well i bought these a while back and their great
1.They Have A Mic
2.They Are USB
3.Plug And Play[just let windows auto install]
4.They have their own soundcard
I Personally think their Great,but thats just me..
its really your choice whats best for you:)
And they say counterstrike on the side:D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826106013
Hope this helps:)

Sazar
10-27-05, 11:38 PM
Well i bought these a while back and their great
1.They Have A Mic
2.They Are USB
3.Plug And Play[just let windows auto install]
4.They have their own soundcard
I Personally think their Great,but thats just me..
its really your choice whats best for you:)
And they say counterstrike on the side:D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826106013
Hope this helps:)

I have the same ones, cept not the counter-strike version.

I dont think I could live with the yellow support bar :eek:

They are relatively comfortable and are relatively light.

The included software does help out quite a bit. Windows dl'd stuff is kind of short on features.

LT.Schaffer
10-28-05, 12:23 AM
I have the same ones, cept not the counter-strike version.

I dont think I could live with the yellow support bar :eek:

They are relatively comfortable and are relatively light.

The included software does help out quite a bit. Windows dl'd stuff is kind of short on features.

Well you could maybe paint the support bar;)
mine did not come with any software:confused:
was it a driver or something?

Sazar
10-28-05, 01:34 AM
Yah, you might be able to dl it from the website I guess.

It's a small app that allows you to adjust settings better.

lightman
10-28-05, 06:16 AM
I kind of figured. Is the mic detachable from any of these headsets?

The logitech's one isn't, but it stays cleanly along the ... uh ... bracket ?... when not in use, so it's almost like it isn't there ;)

Sazar
10-28-05, 09:00 AM
If you want to detach the mic, it is detachable.

You basically rip it off and thats it. Detached.

:cool:

LT.Schaffer
10-28-05, 03:43 PM
Yah, you might be able to dl it from the website I guess.

It's a small app that allows you to adjust settings better.

thanks alot Sazar:)
i was able to download it from their Website it's called "persono"
another thing i found out is if you have a problem with the inline volume not working make sure you have HID[Human interface Devices]windows service running

Sazar
10-28-05, 07:53 PM
Yah thats the app, persono :cool:

I just re-formatted, I still haven't dl'd that app.

It does give you more control over things and has a very small footprint (heck you have 2 gigs, you can afford the mem penalty :cool: )