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99.9% of the time I don't have/need a soundcard in my computer and I have onboard disabled. All my sound is output via HDMI to my receiver through the GTX580. Since it's digital, theres no use in a soundcard. I've tested with a highend HDMI sound card, and without on ~$3500 speakers. My ears are very good and there was no difference in quality. Digital is digital for the most part. On analog, yes it's a huge improvement... but I rarely use analog and only when I take my computer to another place.

I use a headset for very little things, Ventrillo and LANs. So they are only producing voice, and once a month for gaming. Otherwise I use my ~$3500 speakers for obvious reasons.
In the case of HDMI, it's whatever you're plugged into (receiver for instance) that's doing the conversion of digital to analog. Using the USB, it would be the USB.
    
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In the case of HDMI, it's whatever you're plugged into (receiver for instance) that's doing the conversion of digital to analog. Using the USB, it would be the USB.
I'm really not concerned about the sound quality of the headset as much as it not breaking in a year. I go through a new pair of headsets every year because the mic stops working. Buying a $30 headset every year adds up, by now I could of just bought one that will last 5+ years and be better quality.

I will be using USB, so I know I will definitely be getting a quality loss... but I'm using it just for vocals 99.9% of the time. Ventrilo doesn't really sound that great coming through a $500 center speaker. It's can get very loud and annoying. If this wasnt the case i'd just buy a table mic.

I usually wear a headset and have it play ventrilo sounds, while everything else comes through my normal speakers. Another reason why the Senn will not work for me after researching them, they cup around your ears.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/16/11 at 6:25pm
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I think thoses logitechs are great- i have had a pair for over 6 months love em, but i also bought a new set of SB Sigmas, theses things rock for the money great sound-easy use of software and very easy on the head and ears for long periods.
    
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I'm really not concerned about the sound quality of the headset as much as it not breaking in a year. I go through a new pair of headsets every year because the mic stops working. Buying a $30 headset every year adds up, by now I could of just bought one that will last 5+ years and be better quality.

I will be using USB, so I know I will definitely be getting a quality loss... but I'm using it just for vocals 99.9% of the time. Ventrilo doesn't really sound that great coming through a $500 center speaker. It's can get very loud and annoying. If this wasnt the case i'd just buy a table mic.

I usually wear a headset and have it play ventrilo sounds, while everything else comes through my normal speakers. Another reason why the Senn will not work for me after researching them, they cup around your ears.
Another Siberia fanboy post: Had mine for 2 years. Used to raid 10 hours a day with it, taken it to 8-9 LANs to play CSS/CoD4. Still going strong.
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post #25 of 31

I think I understand where you're coming from now. You're not looking to use this as a serious gaming headset or whatever. Its mostly for talking to people on vent. Got you. That said I would in no way recommend you spend near 100 dollars. I was thinking occasional usage of USB but mostly 3.5

I would try to find something in the sub 50 dollar range personally. Like the Pc151 lol.


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post #26 of 31

You can't plug headphones and microphone into your computer? The cords on these things are like 10ft long. JVC RX-700 with Zalman Clip On mic... in US, the whole set up will run you about $40 bucks.


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post #27 of 31
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I'm really not concerned about the sound quality of the headset as much as it not breaking in a year. I go through a new pair of headsets every year because the mic stops working. Buying a $30 headset every year adds up, by now I could of just bought one that will last 5+ years and be better quality.

I will be using USB, so I know I will definitely be getting a quality loss... but I'm using it just for vocals 99.9% of the time. Ventrilo doesn't really sound that great coming through a $500 center speaker. It's can get very loud and annoying. If this wasnt the case i'd just buy a table mic.

I usually wear a headset and have it play ventrilo sounds, while everything else comes through my normal speakers. Another reason why the Senn will not work for me after researching them, they cup around your ears.
Okay, understandable.

While people are saying Siberas, that's a good option, but $100 on a headset is a bit much if you're only using it for voice chat and not actually using it for game audio.

I've had this $30 headset on my 2nd rig for years now, and it hasn't broken. You'll need a USB dohickey to go with it though, like we were talking about.

otherwise, if you have the money just go with the Sibaria USB version.
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post #28 of 31
Get the SteelSeries 7h! It has a pull out mic so just in case if your in public and you don't want a mic sticking out.

http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-7h
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I wouldn't agree with this. I've had a pair of these to use with my Xbox 360 and the sound quality isn't nearly as good as my Siberia's. They're extremely uncomfortable when wearing them for a few hours too.
Well yeah I didn't say they were great, but they are good. Yes that's another thing my ears hurt after a while of playing a little too. But may not hurt for everyone. They must have been somewhat good if you bought 2 of them. I decided I'd rather not pay more than 60 dollars at the time. They helped me play better in COD games or any game that you can hear footsteps. I could tell where they were coming from and when.
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Oh, and the Turtle Beach (60usd) are very tough I have got up quickly many times and the cord would get caught and yank on it pretty hard, but never once come close to breaking. They are tough for the price IMO. I can't see them breaking unless someone really disrespected them often/a lot.
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