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Old February 3, 2011, 02:04 AM
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Its not that the HS1 USB cans are bad for USB cans, in fact they are one of the better ones out there...its that as a rule USB cans suck.

What is your budget? Maybe the hive mind can come up with alternatives for you that will be "better". :)
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Old February 3, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I picked up the usb one awhile back and they sound better then I expected but I wasn't expecting much considering its usb and the price.
However this is the most comfortable headset I've ever tried, even with glasses.
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Its not that the HS1 USB cans are bad for USB cans, in fact they are one of the better ones out there...its that as a rule USB cans suck.

What is your budget? Maybe the hive mind can come up with alternatives for you that will be "better". :)
Actually i bought the logitech F540. However it quite heavy and it hurts after wearing for awhile.
my budget is about 75-150. in this price range. ( i dont really need a headset, a headphone is considerable too.)@

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Old February 3, 2011, 10:38 PM
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I picked up the usb one awhile back and they sound better then I expected but I wasn't expecting much considering its usb and the price.
However this is the most comfortable headset I've ever tried, even with glasses.
Nice because i am wearing glasses too..
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Razer Carachsis (sp?) is extremely comfortable IMO. I actually have one I need to sell :P
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Because no one has asked yet, I'm going to. What is your usage? Music? Gaming? Videos? To be honest, I think you're going about it wrong. Buy a sound card, then spend $80-100 on jack-type headphones, and $8 on a Zalman mic. The sound quality you will get will be WAY better than any USB headset you will buy. There's some very good sound cards for under $75, like the Xonar DX, which I use.
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While on this topic. Do you think that the Analog version of the Corsair would sound (subjectively) any different from an onboard RealTek to a Asus Xonar DG? Or would it be a lot more worthwhile to go with something like the ASUS Xonar DX? (Trying to avoid creative as I have had nothing but trouble with their drivers and Windows 7 in the past).
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The problem with these type of questions is that the user has to have some sort of experience or default to base their comparisons on. Is there a sound card you can borrow from a friend/neighbour? If not, the budget solution when looking for an improvement is to upgrade your headphone/headset. You'll hear the biggest difference from that. Personally, in the sub $100 category for headphones, I would peg sound quality at 70% headphones, 20% source (bad vs. good, inbetween I can't tell ), 10% DAC/AMP/Soundcard.

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