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Hullabaloo1989
1 posts
hey guys,

im looking for a decent headset for pc thats not gonna break the budget. my budget is $100. id really prefer it to be a usb headset as iv had alot of trouble with headphones with the mic and headpphones jack playing up.

iv checked out razer and logitech and they seem to be a bit pricey. any advice would be great.

cheers

Hulla
01:32am 03/09/12 Permalink
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FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4357 posts
G35. $107 from Umart. You won't regret it.

I'm sure you can find them for a similar price, depending on where you are.

last edited by FraktuRe at 01:37:02 03/Sep/12
01:35am 03/09/12 Permalink
Bromby
98 posts
G35


This. I have the G930s which are basically the wireless variety of these and they're awesome.
05:43am 03/09/12 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3506 posts
This. I have the G930s which are basically the wireless variety of these and they're awesome.


+1 for G930s.

http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=&&bid=2&sid=67519

$159
09:11am 03/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7398 posts
This. I have the G930s which are basically the wireless variety of these and they're awesome.

-1 for the G930. I have one at the moment and by god is it annoying. I probably had a bad batch but my microphone is now loose and won't stay up, it will turn off randomly and sometimes won't even turn on at all.

I'm actually considering getting the GW2 Steelseries headset, apparently their headsets are extremely sturdy and great sound.
09:25am 03/09/12 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
701 posts
Plantronic Gamecon
09:30am 03/09/12 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1247 posts
G35 or GTFO
09:47am 03/09/12 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3507 posts
-1 for the G930. I have one at the moment and by god is it annoying. I probably had a bad batch but my microphone is now loose and won't stay up, it will turn off randomly and sometimes won't even turn on at all.I'm actually considering getting the GW2 Steelseries headset, apparently their headsets are extremely sturdy and great sound.


have you tried to get it replaced? have they been out a year yet?
09:49am 03/09/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
260 posts
-1 for G930

Not a very comfortable headset and the mic quality is poor.

I can't make any actual recommendations other than research a bit more, my set up is a bit pricey. All I can say is I was happier with my $50 Logitech headset than I was with the (on special) $115 G930.
10:02am 03/09/12 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1435 posts
I plan on trying these cans next purchase

You can get a version without the BF3 logos and s*** on it now.

http://au.razerzone.com/razer-blackshark
03:27pm 03/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7402 posts
Whoa deeper they look mad. Might go for them this time round.
have you tried to get it replaced? have they been out a year yet?
Yeah I'm taking them into Umart tomorrow when I get paid so I can grab a new set while I wait. Logitech has been giving me a bad run in the past few months. My mouse broke, then my 5.1 surround sound blew and now my headset has gone :S
03:33pm 03/09/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4124 posts
I prefer the orange and blue, but yeah shame about the battlefield 3 writing =P
03:41pm 03/09/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3348 posts
04:05pm 03/09/12 Permalink
Inept
Brisbane, Queensland
113 posts
-1 for G930/G35's, had them for about 8 months or something, bloody uncomfortable after a while, have had them replaced once already within a 2 month period because the wireless battery wouldn't hold charge, good wireless range though.
04:12pm 03/09/12 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1930 posts
I know it's over budget but shouldn't you get something like this ...

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=178

I'm thinking of picking up a pair soon. Gets good reviews.
04:31pm 03/09/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
19841 posts
I use these for gaming http://au.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-tiamat-7-1/

And Audio Technica AD900's for music and movies and stuff that isn't gaming.
05:05pm 03/09/12 Permalink
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Sydney, New South Wales
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01:21pm 06/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21717 posts
Spend your money on headphones and get a POS mic I reckon.
01:22pm 06/11/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10407 posts
I've owned a G35 pair for a few years, and I never use them. I prefer to use the speakers built in to the monitor. The problem is that once you're playing a game, you are not allowed to choose to wear headphones at that point. The only way to use the G35 headphones, is quit the game, shut down your computer, take it apart, dance the f*****g macarena, put your computer back together, format your hard drive, hold your breath for 2 minutes, then plug the headphones in, then reinstall windows, and then play your game with headphones. Easy!
Note, at this point if you want to use your speakers again for some reason, you'll probably need to send your computer back to Taiwan.

last edited by thermite at 13:29:37 06/Nov/12
01:28pm 06/11/12 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5043 posts
I have an el cheapo $20 logitech desk mic thing and it's so sensitive when I talk that people in vent can hear the birds outside. So get one of them and spend the rest on just headphones without any of the gimmicks like fpot said
01:31pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
1125 posts
G35 or GTFO


+1
04:41pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7577 posts
g930 omg its good
05:09pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13107 posts
lol doing it wrong again thermite
I change between 4 different sets of headphones fairly often and at most all I need to do is tell the active piece of software to use a different device, or tell windows to change the default device, and this is on the fly. 3 of the headphones are usb and the other is 1/8" jack into the soundcard

as for logitech G35... too heavy even after you get used to them, crap for music, and like a lot of logitech headphones, the black coating on the squishy pads starts peeling off after a few months, continually leaving little bits of black s*** all over your ears and shoulders. changed to razer
05:18pm 06/11/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3397 posts
05:18pm 06/11/12 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8023 posts
G930 +infinity
06:51pm 06/11/12 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6444 posts
I have a G35 which I don't need anymore as I no longer game. I've probably used them for about 50 hours. Make a reasonable offer and they're yours - PM me.
08:01pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2188 posts
if you have a webcam you dont need a headset, just use the mic from that.

also,

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/6516/2zrnxhy.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img152/1069/27896510151154185195860.jpg
09:16pm 06/11/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6178 posts
if you have a webcam you dont need a headset, just use the mic from that.
Good thing we're coming into summer so that way you can definately cool everyone else on Vent/Team speak/skype with your awesome fan noises!
09:40pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13108 posts
^ yeh the guy using his webcam mic is the guy you mute cos he either doesn't use a ptt button, or even when he does, you still hear every other f*****g thing going on in his neighbourhood and it drowns out all the other communication
09:54pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2190 posts
ive been using my ยง30 logitech c270 webcam mic for a long time and i have never had anyone whinge about background noise, maybe because of the logitech software but yeah.. i play with a friend who uses some new usb plantronics headset and i hear his background noise all the time.. im pretty sure it comes down to software.
09:57pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8044 posts
+1 for getting some real headphones rather than some pissy gaming headset. Buy some Audio Technicas or something and a cheap mic. Same price, better sound.
10:01pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Merky007
Brisbane, Queensland
466 posts
I've got a pair of Senny HD 201's which were $36... a pair of Senny 418s, which were roughly $80. and a plantronics game-con 780 headset (roughly $100). I actually prefer the the gaming headset over both pairs of headphones, plus having the usb connection is always a bonus.
10:38pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8045 posts
USB connection is only a bonus if the alternative is onboard audio.
10:45pm 06/11/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6180 posts
USB connection is only a bonus if the alternative is onboard audio.

1990's called, they want their soundcard back.
12:02am 07/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8046 posts
LOLOLOLOL good one!!@11

I never had a problem with the quality of onboard audio, until I listened to a good card with a proper headphone amp, not to mention features like Dolby Headphones for virtualised surround sound that actually works, rather than bulls*** "5.1" headsets.
12:07am 07/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3104 posts
This aint no bulls***:
http://hothardware.com/cs/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/mrtg/2352.psyko_2D00_carbon_2D00_2.jpg
Psyko 5.1. Only headset ive ever found that full cups my ears and is comfortable for hours. Currently had mine on the last ~8hrs with only a few short food/drink breaks without problems.
$299. F*** yeah.
12:36am 07/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20136 posts
I've got a gaming headset that I use mostly for WoW cos its convinient and makes more sense and desktop mics are just too awkward in my experience. I've been through lapel mics and desktop mics and even proper expensive professional mics on stands, and in the end a good headset with a good mic is just the best solution I've found.

I've got a pair of G35's, and they weren't bad, but I don't really use them anymore cos I found they have a fair bit of clamping force, and wearing them for prolonged periods of time wasn't particularly comfortable.

Wouldn't ever claim the headphones are better than actual dedicated headphones though, I've also got a pair of Audio Technica AD900's that I use for everything else and they're far superior as a set of headphones.

Edit: seems I already posted in this thread, didn't realise it was a necro
01:25am 07/11/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
47 posts
I just use a pair of Turtle Beach headsets that I use on my xbox... No issues with it... Mind you I dont use team speak and just skype my mates when playing BF3... I wouldn't spend more than $100 on a headset tho....
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