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Reekris

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#1 10 years ago

My headset recently broke.. partially.. lol. I believe a wire shorted, as the left side (the side furthest from the wire) goes out unless I position the wire just right. So I need to buy a new headset, and I'm here for suggestions.

I had this one, and I liked it very much, but I wouldn't mind something better. The new headset will be used for gaming and listening to music. I'd like s headset (meaning with mic of course) because I use voice chat programs while gaming, but I'll also gladly take normal headphone suggestions. I'll also take microphone suggestions. I don't need an awesome mic, just something that doesn't have super crap quality.

My preferred price range is under $100 for headphones/set, and I don't know for the microphone if I get that seperately, because I don't need an expensive one.




Chocu1a

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#2 10 years ago

Honestly, those you had are pretty good.




error41

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#3 10 years ago

A couple links from tigerdirect here and here

These two are 5.1 headsets which pull off surround sound pretty well and fall near your budget.




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#4 10 years ago

Or...

You have correctly figured out its a problem with the wire. Find out where the problem is in the cable and cut that section out with a pair of wire cutters. Ditch the damaged piece of cable, then get a soldering iron and re solder the good bits of cable together. Wrap the bit you soldered with electrical tape.

Its slightly cheaper than buying new equipment (by 100%, minus the cost of a small blob of solder). Assuming you have a decent toolkit, of course.




error41

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#5 10 years ago
Freyr;4197153Or... You have correctly figured out its a problem with the wire. Find out where the problem is in the cable and cut that section out with a pair of wire cutters. Ditch the damaged piece of cable, then get a soldering iron and re solder the good bits of cable together. Wrap the bit you soldered with electrical tape. Its slightly cheaper than buying new equipment (by 100%, minus the cost of a small blob of solder). Assuming you have a decent toolkit, of course.

Or... You could try answering his question, benefitting him and anyone else inquiring about a new headset. Perhaps he doesn't want to spend time fixing his old headset and the options I gave provide a 5.1 experience.




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#6 10 years ago
error41;4197308Or... You could try answering his question, benefitting him and anyone else inquiring about a new headset. Perhaps he doesn't want to spend time fixing his old headset and the options I gave provide a 5.1 experience.

Perhaps he didn't realise fixing the existing equipment was possible? As a tech I know more about fixing broken equipment than the precise merits of everything on the market which is why I didn't comment on what he might find cost effective, I prefer to buy equipment at the higher end of the range myself so I am not familiar with the low end equipment.

Of course, if you really want my opinion of what he could get then I would just say Sennheiser. Sennheiser is by popular acknowledgment is the world leader in headphone technology and I would recommend anything they produce, this is within the price range stated:-

Sennheiser USA - PC 161 - Product Details




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#7 10 years ago

On the cheaper end of the spectrum: Newegg.com - PLANTRONICS .Audio 510 USB Connector Circumaural Definitive Performance Headset

I've had these for a long time after breaking two Logitech brand head sets (I admit I wasn't too gentle with them :p). I use them for Ventrillo, TeamSpeak, Skype and TeamFortress2's in game voice chat and they've always worked well. USB Plug N Play ftw.




Reekris

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#8 10 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll probably end up getting a somewhat cheap set of headphones, then save up and get a nice headset.

And yes, I was aware that it is possible to repair a shorted wire, but I didn't really want to take the time and effort to fix it, especially since this is a good opportunity to get something better :p

But then again... I suppose I could fix my old ones, and save up for a good one... I may tinker with it.. thanks again!




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#9 10 years ago

I may be wrong, but if moving the cable fixes the problem then it's more likely to be one of the connections that is dodgy, rather than a random section of the wire. That'll make it harder to fix, especially if it's at the headphone end.

Personally I wouldn't bother repairing something worth so little (in the time it would take me to repair something like that, I could probably just...earn that much money, and I'm not exactly overpaid), but that's up to you obviously.




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#10 10 years ago

I own the headset you showed and think they are great. I use them for gaming, team speak, and SKYPE. Sound quality is good and price is reasonable...




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