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nexus1111 December 31, 2008 03:01 PM

Gaming Headphones
Hey all, looking for a good pair of gaming headphones for around $150 to $200. These will be used solely for gaming. I have the Bose quiet comfort for everything else but I need something with a mic. Would like a pair thats very comfortable. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thnx

nexus1111 December 31, 2008 03:09 PM

Also, I have Creative X-FI MB sound card.

lowfat December 31, 2008 03:17 PM

My suggestion is to get a good pair of closed headphones and a separate mic. I like my M-Audio Q40's a lot. But there are tons of other good ones. Some Beyer DT770s are favoured by a lot of people.

hausner December 31, 2008 03:18 PM

Sennheiser PC350 hella expensive now ,wait for special
Sennheiser PC350 Gaming Stereo Headset 10-26000HZ 150OHM 10FT Black Noise Cancel Mic


Steelseries 5H v2
Newegg.ca - steelseries 61001SS 3.5mm/ USB Circumaural 5H v2 Professional Gaming Headset
I have this one

Tritton AX360 5.1 - good sound but looks ugly/cheap
NCIX.com - Buy Tritton AX360 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headphones W/ External 5.1 Dolby Digital Prologic Decoder - TRI-GA600 In Canada.

Avoid Icemat Syberia,Razer Piranha - average sound, cheap plastic

joeperson December 31, 2008 03:20 PM

You may want to focus more one the specific features of the headset since you have audio specific headphones already. Things like noise canceling microphones, 5.1 audio, cable length, cable breaks (if you step on the cord will it separate at some connectors or from the headset breaking it in the process). At 100+ you'll probably get comfort as a side benefit.

(I also have the steele series 5H v2 usb)

JMCD December 31, 2008 04:43 PM

I have the creative wireless gaming headset, best 100 bucks I ever spent.

Herrmoo December 31, 2008 05:49 PM

Anything from BOSE or Creative is garbage. Look at Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic.

Thund3rball December 31, 2008 06:12 PM

In that price range I'd get a sweet pair of Sennheisers and a standalone mic. Anything "gaming" won't even compare or be worth the money imo.

MpG January 1, 2009 12:54 AM

I can vouch for the Senn PC350's, but I'll grant that there's likely a premium in there for the convenience of having the mic integrated into the headset. If you don't mind a separate mic (find them annoying, personally), you could probably get more for your money that way.

Cranky January 2, 2009 11:44 AM

I'm using these, and they have a detachable mic:

NCIX.com - Buy Creative Fatality Gaming Headset 8FT Noise Canceling Microphone W/ Volume Control - 51MZ0310AA002 In Canada.

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