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CMetaphor February 9, 2010 08:53 AM

PC Gaming Headset
 
So, I tried the Sennheiser PC350's and was horribly disappointed... So what would HwC suggest instead? Integrated mic is a good thing to have, but not a requirement. Been looking at Steelseries models as well as some regular Koss headphones (I've always liked Koss).

Ideas?

MarkOne February 9, 2010 09:07 AM

Welcome to the forum, it will help us to know what is your budget,


What do you expect from them and what you don't like about the other one you try , ( I means the quality of the sound )



oups wrong section, :ph34r: but good question :haha:

OHPC February 9, 2010 09:08 AM

What about a set of Grado's with a separate Mic. What didn't you care for about the 350's CM?

Grado Labs, Inc.

CMetaphor February 9, 2010 09:25 AM

I found it very difficult to get an even tone out of the PC350s. Ill explain: I'm a musician. I love sound quality. And when I listen to music, I like even tones so that no one frequency is dominating any other. With the PC350s i wasn't able to get clear mids - the result is far too much treble, especially in games (BFBC2 w/ War Tapes sounded god-awful). There was too much "tin" sound and everything else seems muted unless i increased the volume to near-painful levels.

By comparison, although lacking in treble some, my old Zalman 5.1 headphones have much better mids. Not much on bass either, which is why I had wanted to replace them.

Budget is $200, probably going to buy from futureshop since i have a gift card from there.

Rudel February 10, 2010 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CMetaphor (Post 331134)
So, I tried the Sennheiser PC350's and was horribly disappointed... So what would HwC suggest instead? Integrated mic is a good thing to have, but not a requirement. Been looking at Steelseries models as well as some regular Koss headphones (I've always liked Koss).

Ideas?

Get this....I know they're crazy expensive but Oh my God are they amazing. Got mine direct from Beyerdynamic before NCIX had them

NCIX.com - Buy Beyerdynamic MMX300 Premium Gaming Headset Stereo Headphones 5-30000HZ 32OHM 10FT Silver Mic USB - 485918 In Canada.

Jackquelegs February 10, 2010 07:45 PM

I got one recommendation. It's something I use when I don't use my SRH840s.

Razer Carcharias

jcmaz February 10, 2010 08:10 PM

I recommend the Zalman mic: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=13863&...=ZALMAN%20TECH

ddrmanxbxfr February 11, 2010 11:48 AM

IMHO, i think that if you have that budget you would be better with a good pair of Grado, beyersdynamics or AKG with a separe microphone. It would sound a lot better than using a all-in-one headset. As you'll have a really good pair of cans.

Else on my side im a bit cheaper, im using a Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000, works great but i don't use it for anything else except teamspeak.

CMetaphor February 11, 2010 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackquelegs (Post 332013)
I got one recommendation. It's something I use when I don't use my SRH840s.

Razer Carcharias

Actually I ended up going with this suggestion (thanks Jackquelegs) as they are extremely comfortable and sound great too!

Jackquelegs February 15, 2010 04:16 AM

The velour padding is very easy on the ears. :haha:

Sound quality is great for something that's 70$. You are absolutely welcome


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