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What are a good Gaming Headset for $25-50? I need to replace my Plantronics 377 set. The slider joint snapped. I thought about the Creative Fatal1ty ones and other but dont really know.
I am using the Creative Fatality HS800, honestly if you cannot get it lower than $20-30 I would ignore it. Its functional, yes, but on the other hand it causes my ears to hurt after a few hours. You might have a different experience though. My advice is to get a nice earphone with a clip on mic. Might be more expensive right now, but on the other hand, you get to upgrade your headset as you go along without needing to care about the mic, and also there is a wider selection to choose from.
 
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I am using the Creative Fatality HS800, honestly if you cannot get it lower than $20-30 I would ignore it. Its functional, yes, but on the other hand it causes my ears to hurt after a few hours. You might have a different experience though. My advice is to get a nice earphone with a clip on mic. Might be more expensive right now, but on the other hand, you get to upgrade your headset as you go along without needing to care about the mic, and also there is a wider selection to choose from.
Ah but I am interested in replacing my Plantronics 5.1 set. So, I need quality noise canceling Mic and excellent speakers. I need comfort and excellent build quality.
 
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Guys i have had Philips SHP9000 for a couple of years now and i'm am inpressed.

Product Details

The philips shp9000 ensures you get everything out of your music! these high definition headphones render every single tone faithfully to produce lifelike sound. they also come with an impressively large frequency range and have a pair of specifically tuned speaker drivers that react precisely to audio signals. the philips shp9000 are suited to all head shapes as they're lightweight and fully adjustable for that comfortable, natural fit.

Here they are:
Features Gold-plated connectors
Headphones Type Headphones - binaural
Headphones Form Factor Ear-cup
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Connectivity Technology Wired
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Response Bandwidth 5 - 40000 Hz highest i could find at the time :rockout:
Sensitivity 106 dB
Impedance 32 Ohm
Diaphragm 50 mm
Magnet Material Neodymium
Connections
Connector Type 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
Miscellaneous
Cables Included 1 x headphones cable - detachable - 4 m Another thing the wire is braded with fabric so that it doesn't tangle easily and feels good.
Included Accessories Carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter


My opinions

They are really comfortable you some times forget they are even on your head. The head strap is amazing it auto adjusts which makes these headphone fit everyone which also makes them quite big. The lows and highs are amazing its how music should be listened to. For gaming you hear all. I would easily recommend them to anyone who likes music, films and gaming.

Before these i thought music and gaming experiences couldn't get any better. Even with my favourite songs that i had listened to 100s of times without them. I never knew that i was missing parts of the songs till i used these its like you hear more of the music than a normal pair. I guess that is because of their amazing 5 - 40000Hz frequency responce.

The build quality feels like they have put a lot of time and money in creating these. They are stronge and durable, considering i have been using them on planes, trains, buses etc for nearlly 2 years. With their carry case which doesn't add protection but is a nice extra to transport them.



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Ah but I am interested in replacing my Plantronics 5.1 set. So, I need quality noise canceling Mic and excellent speakers. I need comfort and excellent build quality.
There is a Zalman clip on mic that I seem to see people recommending everywhere, but I can't seem to find the exact model. Add on a JVC HA RX 700, you are good to go :toast:
 
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There is a Zalman clip on mic that I seem to see people recommending everywhere, but I can't seem to find the exact model. Add on a JVC HA RX 700, you are good to go :toast:
Zalman ZM-MIC1
 

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i have one. not perfect audio quality, but its loud. clip on system can be annoying, but it fits that niche of working on any headphones.
 
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yeah you can rip the mic off just about any headset you want, really.


i used zipties to hold the zalman to my cord, but it does have that issue with background noise, since its not positioned in front of your mouth. only really useful for people in quiet environments, and using push to talk.
 
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extremely great separation going on there.
 
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What are your opinions of the Razer Carcharias? I think I Might snag a Asus Xonar card to improve audio too. My onboard is VIA audio...bleh!!!
 
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What are your opinions of the Razer Carcharias? I think I Might snag a Asus Xonar card to improve audio too. My onboard is VIA audio...bleh!!!
You would want to avoid Razer products as much as possible unless there are no clear alternatives, simply because they tend to be a bit pricey and their quality slightly below average. My onboard is VIA too, but I find them "adequate".
 
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I'm looking to get some new 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming headphones and have no idea what to get.

I'm currently using ABS FX7 that I got for 30 a while back but I'm looking to speed up to $100 or so for some nice headphones.

Suggestions?
 
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have you thought about stereo headphones instead?
 
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I heard the Psyko is very head heavy, and can get really uncomfortable even with short periods of use. I think you are better off sticking with the standard ones.
 
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Ok so reading across the web people that do seem to be happy with Surround Sound Headphones are plauged with a good many people that claim its just a gimmick and perfer using Stereo Headphones coupled with a good Soundcard that mimics the Surround Sound.

Is that what yall suggest for gaming and music listening?

In that case whats a good Stereo Headset for a price range around $100?

EDIT:

I'm actually thinking about one of these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...eadphone_Technology_CA-HS1.html?tl=g39c51s408

or

http://www.airetechit.co.uk/e-shop/products.php?13892&currency=USD
 
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I would vote Roccat Kave, but it uses USB in. If you want a USB in, you might as well get the G35 (that is, if you don't wear glasses).

After scouring the internet for hours, I think Steelseries Siberia (V2), Sennheiser PC350 and Creative Fatal1ty (if you can find one for cheap) are those I would take a better look at. Possibly the Creative MKII too.
 
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