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Old October 5, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Hi, I'm looking for a nice headset for FPS gaming. It has to have some sort of baseboost and I good sound so I can head footsteps (from sides/front/behind).

What headset would you recommend/use and how much is it?

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Old October 5, 2010, 06:47 PM
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What's your budget? Gaming use only, or do you use for music and movies as well?

EDIT: And do you use a sound card? What type of games do you play? With FPS games you probably don't want the bass to drown the mids, so you can hear the footsteps.
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Old October 5, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Oops sorry, wrong section....!

My sound card is a gigabyte integrated base model.

Budget.. best bang for the buck.

Yes i'll use them for movies and music too! But mostly for FPS.

COD ftw ;)

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Old October 6, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Well, the Sound Blaster Arena fits your criteria perfectly, it's a virtual 5.1 USB headset with Bass Boost.
I would recommend the SteelSeries 7H over that, however, where it has virtual 7.1 on the USB model.
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Old October 6, 2010, 06:52 AM
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I've been looking for one myself. You can have a look at this one Corsair HS1, USB Gaming Headset - 50mm Drivers, Circumaural Closed-Back Earcups, Dolby Headphone Technology | Canada Computers
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I have a pair of these, replaced by the razer carachsis (sp?). I got them for $15 + 8s/h on ebay BNIB.

Plantronics Gamecom 367 Closed-Ear Gaming Headset w/ Noise Canceling Mic Boom (Retail Box) | Canada Computers

I'd say they're definitely worth $30, if you're on a budget they're not bad. Also, this headset is the most comfortable one I've worn far.
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Old October 6, 2010, 10:11 AM
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Thanks for the helps guys

I was told that, for headsets, it was better to go cheap (15-40$) or go expensive (80$+) but never in the middle because you dont get enought quality for the price.

The 30$ ones look alot like the logitech i have right now (plus base). I feel it would be a decent choice since it wont be hearthbreakign when they will break. In the meantime, will I hear footsteps in FPS games and surch?

The 100$ + ones looks very great. Altrought I need somethign very very durable. (Using them almost everyday so I need at least 1 year garantee), so if I buy theses I really need to be sure they will last very very long.
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I can recommend Sennheiser PC151's from experience (I just sold my set, upgraded). They go on sale for $50 regularly.

To be honest, I'd recommend getting a sound card and a mid range set of headphones. They do a good job of simulating 5.1 surround in games and I got better because I can tell when someone is running behind me with my Xonar DX and Senny's in MW2 and BC2.
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I can recommend Sennheiser PC151's from experience (I just sold my set, upgraded). They go on sale for $50 regularly.

To be honest, I'd recommend getting a sound card and a mid range set of headphones. They do a good job of simulating 5.1 surround in games and I got better because I can tell when someone is running behind me with my Xonar DX and Senny's in MW2 and BC2.
I just looked for the Senny's and they are quite similar to the ones I have now.

I really want some decent base going trought the headset... otherwise Call of duty sounds so dull ;)

I don't think your solution will work for me.... ;(

Its hard to find a nice headset nowaday...

Any more idea? ty
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Picked up a pair of these last week. NCIX price matched from Directcanada $89.25. Very comfortable, good for gaming. Virtual 7.1 surround sound.

Big upgrade from my previous set.
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