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post #1 of 9
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Hi guys.

I need a headset. I browsed the sticky threads and have a general idea of what i want:

1. I would really like a mic, either something built into the line (clips onto shirt etc) or a mic on the headset itself - yes, i know this usually sacrifices on audio quality but i need one.

2. Preferably closed back, as i don't want to hear anything outside them.

3. Budget is pretty tight, we're talking about £50 or around 80 USD.


Obviously brand isn't important, just really the best value for money. Any help will be rewarded!
post #2 of 9

I just bought these



If you add a clip on mic


You should be set. The total came to like $70. From what I read those are the best bang for your buck. If you want a little cheaper you can go with

Either way those are the best budget cans. If the two wires really bother you, they can be secured together with some small zip ties or duct tape
    
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Actually i might do that, i didn't think about buying a clip on mic seperately. I guess what i had in mind was some bulky desktop mic but a discreet clip on one is a great alternative.

Can anyone suggest any other headsets? just to give me more choice, even if it's a bit over budget.
post #4 of 9

If you want to go a little over $80. I heard the AD700's are great for gaming.

    
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post #5 of 9
The JVC HARX 700 I heard are great phones for the price.
Grab a cheap headset like a very cheap plastic one, mod it like Fragtality and attach it to your headphones.
I would give you the link but I'm mobile right now.
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post #6 of 9
HD555 but those are a little bet over 80$ (i think they are @ 85)

or get those JVC RX900 cheap (55$) yet very good

frankly i don’t recommend going cheap , so IMO the HD555 are the best for the price out there


just saying if could get a little money more and get the AD700 are amazing (95$)
    
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Samson SR850 or the Superlux HD688
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post #8 of 9
AD700's are just a bit over budget, but they have an amazing sound stage for gaming and are very well known for being extremely comfortable. They go even a little further over budget though because you'd need to buy the Zalman Mic separately to have a mic. HD555's are a little cheaper than the AD700's, I believe they have less sound stage, both headsets are lacking in bass compared to others, and the HD555's have poor build quality. I have seen a lot of people mention or post pics of theirs snapping. The RX700's are some of the best bang for your buck headphones around, do decent at everything and excel at in-your-face music. RX900's should be an upgrade over those, but some people prefer their modded RX700's over the 900's. All those headphones are great choices though.

EDIT: Whoops forgot to mention, AD700's and HD555's are open back! If you want noise isolation don't go for those. The RX700's and 900's are closed back though. If you can go to a total of about $130 for both the mic and headset, the A700's will be a really good choice and are closed back, but that's quite a ways over budget.
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post #9 of 9

For a mic, given my Megalodon's intermittent issues with its own mic, I've been using my

instead. It works astoundingly well, actually. It filters out background noise very well, and it sounds as good as my Megalodon on a good day. It sits very close to some speakers, and filters out sound from them to an impressive degree. This is great for around-the-room skype calls.

tldr: You don't need to deal with a clipon if you don't want to.
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