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Master Chief 14

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#1 10 years ago

I can use the same mouse or keyboard for years, but every few months it seems I always have to keep replacing my headset because of a damn wire shortage or something else. I normally get the headsets around the 30-40 dollar range, and I wonder if I have to pour in more money to get a much more durable headset. Hell right now I'm considering just getting a microphone and not dealing with a broken headset every few months, any suggestions?

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#2 10 years ago

I know the feeling. I've had this headset for about 4 or 6 months, which is a new record for me. I have about 20 broken headsets lieing in a box, and i don't ever do anything to them. I don't think there's much you can do, but i suggest getting the cheaper ones. This pair cost about $10 or $15 USD(Converted from DKK), so they're pretty durable. It's all about luck.

Mr. Pedantic

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#3 10 years ago

I'd say mostly luck, though quality obviously has to do with it too. I've had my headset for about one and a half years, but before that I had three bad headsets, all around the same price. If you shell out heaps of cash for a good quality headset, then it's obviously going to have a better chance of surviving more than a month or so, but there are still some bad ones.


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#4 10 years ago

my dell mic has latested 4 years and propbly still works but i threw it away...

Shocking.. that mic latest longer then the pc i bought it with lol :D

i think headsets are a matter how good you take care of it and not bang it on the desk and what not.


A Phoenix from the ashes

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#5 10 years ago

It depends, it could be the audio port on your case. I know on mine, the front panel USB connections short anything that I use them with, but I don't much care anyway as I have about ten spare. :)