Hey guys im looking to purchase a new gaming headset, I had the razer barracuda headset but unfortunately the have stopped working and are no longer covered under warrenty, so its been a couple of months now without any headphones and without headphones my gaming has dropped a little so clearly sound is a very very important element in game play.
So im looking for a new headset, Price wise looking for a pair under $200 AUS or maybe even a pair for $100 and a sound card for $100 probably will to spend maybe a couple dollars more if needed.
The only headset i have really seen is the new Razer Megladon but as they are only capible of virtual 7.1 and stereo and alot games arent really supporting 7.1 yet and that cause issues with 5,1 surround sound games.
So any audiophiles or headset gamers that can point me in the right direction, give me any experiences with headsets and sound cards would be much appreciated
23rd October 2007
Can I aks why it matters? Like really, why not use speakers? I use speakers and they have a far more realistic surround sound then headphones do, and they are typically more bassy and I find sound better. I've never really understood why so many people use headphones when they have perfectly good speakers they could use. I suggest Logitech headphones though, they by far (and Altec Lansing) make THE BEST headphones around IMO.
Because I am living with family and I cant use my speakers all the time
After using headphones compared to speakers the difference is quite amazing, in gaming you can pin point footsteps with speakers it can throw you off.
23rd October 2007
Mm, family point taken.
18th November 2004
I have read some excellent review of the new Razer Megalodon.
From personal experience, I can recommend Plantronics as an excellent brand. They have the GameCom 377 (stereo) and 777 (virtual surround) gaming-oriented headsets. I personally own their (now discontinued) Audio 510 stereo USB headset, and it serves the purpose of gaming with voice chat quite nicely.
Logitech's new G35 is supposedly excellent, and I've had nothing but great experiences with all my Logitech stuff (G9 mouse, G15 keyboard, Z-2300 speakers, assorted other mice and keyboards over the years).
In terms of sheer sound quality, though, I advise you to get real headphones and a separate desktop or clip-on microphone. Sennheiser makes some good headphones with excellent quality for the price. Get a nice pair of Sennheiser HD595's or something, and get one of these to attach to the cable. Instant microphone headset. =p
Hmm i have searched a little more finding the Megalodon has some static problems with the mic which I dont like the sound of very much.
I like you suggestion of an external mic and a decent pair of headphones. Then i can use the headphones for music also
My old Barracuda were a true 5.1, so if i could find another pair like these with or with out mic i would still be pretty happy. Im not to sure about this virtual 7.1 stuff
I only have my onboard sound, would i hear much of a difference with a sound card??
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26th July 2005
Wow Zam you just opened my mind. All I have to do now is wait for my Logitech headset to explode and invest in a clip on mic and quality set of headphones. Brilliant tip :bows:
It depends on what your onboard card is. Some are really great so you wouldn't notice much difference at all.
7th December 2003
I can recommend Sennheiser. Good quality for the price and very reliable. I bought mine 6 years ago and it is still working.
29th January 2007
I personally can recommend a siberia neckband. Can't really comment on the mic as I don't use that, but otherwise it looks good, sounds good and is comfortable.
6th February 2005
MrFancypants;4958399I can recommend Sennheiser. Good quality for the price and very reliable. I bought mine 6 years ago and it is still working.
Seconded, Sennheiser are the best you can buy.
My brother has my old set which is about 5 years old and still working despite heavy use from me, and heavy abuse from him. I replaced them with a set of HD650's, which are still going nicely and sound great.