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I figured as much, about those Turtlebeach ones. And I don't really want to stick with RAZER for headsets either, as I've gone through THREE of them since 2007. They at least lasted longer than $15-25 ones.

So if it came down to price/quality/durability which combination of Headphones + Microphone would you guys recommend? I need something that'll last longer than 2 years -_-.

Someone said the Sennheiser HD555 or the AD700 with a Zalman ZM-MIC1 microphone. Do those have wires that won't eventually fail within 2 years? And is there anything slightly cheaper?

I'll be using these for gaming on my PC so good bass would be nice.

*edit*
After looking it up, I've noticed that the Zalman ZM-MIC1 clips onto the wire of an existing headphone. That's not really comfortable in my opinion, I prefer to have the mic in front of my face and not have to hold it up each time I have to speak.
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If you MUST have an integrated mic, look into the Sennheiser PC360. Basically a HD555 with an attached mic. Not doing to deliver incredible bass though. Few open headphones will
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I love my sennheisers! I think I have the 350s. Very nice headsets
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Originally Posted by Shredicus;14321866 
If you MUST have an integrated mic, look into the Sennheiser PC360. Basically a HD555 with an attached mic. Not doing to deliver incredible bass though. Few open headphones will

It's just that they're $180-250 though =/.

Not going to use up ~$200 on a headset lol. Maybe in the far future....

From further research online it seems there really aren't that many options when you take the following aspects into account:

- sound quality / sound stage
- bass
- price
- wire durability
- no need for a mic that clips on to the wire -_- (wth?)
- audio leak

Makes me feel like I'm back to square one and if I'm gonna go for the headset option and know that they're going to last ~a year anyway I might as well get a cheap one (ie: sub-$50 gaming headsets) and be done with it....

...for a year.
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Yeah, I dont think you're going to find that on a $100 budget or whatever
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Honestly though, those of you who use the Zalman clip on mic, I have a question: Do you have to lift it up to your mouth when you speak or what's up? The way I see it, if it's clipped on to the wire of your headphone it's going to be pretty far away from your mouth and if it's designed to still receive your voice then I would assume it receives environmental noise as well.

And I obviously don't want a desktop mic as well.

I tend to lay down on the couch next to my computer sometimes and just talk on skype with my girl after a long hard day at the boxing gym. You don't really have much energy left to even sit in front of your computer after 3 hours of intense training, you just want to lay down, so a desktop microphone is a no.

If they somehow had a separate mic that was attachable to a headphone in the same fashion as a mic on a headset then that would be a solution to my problems. I'd go ahead and get the AD-700 if there's something like that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheeze You;14319355 
Well Turtle Beach's are awesome I have had the x3 wireless for Xbox 360 for about 3 years with absolutely no problem at all and they sound amazing, of course you would need a Pc version but no problems from them.
I use Beats Solo for music and they are awesome as well.
I've heard Fatal1ty is decent(never tried them though).
Also the CM Storm.
Take a look at this as well,
http://www.squidoo.com/bestgamingheadset

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Let me just add I think we strayed away from the original priority here, which was durability. No one's said anything about the AD-700s lasting a long time either.
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Also, regarding your concerns about the clip on mic being attached to the cord; I used this style for years with the crappy old steelseries siberia I had and it worked fine. I never had to hold it up to my face. I just clipped it onto the cord around where it would lay on my upper chest and it picked up my voice perfectly, even with my AC/air purifier running. TO deal with the extra wire introduced by the clip on, I just wrapped it around the headset cord so that they were intertwined and looked integrated. Never had an issue with it getting in the way.

Also I commented earlier that in my experience Audio Technica products were very well built and durable. Audio Technica is the company that manufactures AD-700s
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Also, regarding your concerns about the clip on mic being attached to the cord; I used this style for years with the crappy old steelseries siberia I had and it worked fine. I never had to hold it up to my face. I just clipped it onto the cord around where it would lay on my upper chest and it picked up my voice perfectly, even with my AC/air purifier running. TO deal with the extra wire introduced by the clip on, I just wrapped it around the headset cord so that they were intertwined and looked integrated. Never had an issue with it getting in the way.

Thanks for that info. It leads me to ask though, due to it being able to pick up your voice with it being as far away from your mouth on your chest, would it pick up any of the noise from the environment as well? Did anyone on ventrilo/skype complain about significant noise beyond your voice?

*edit*
I've been looking at the ATH-A700 which is supposed to be the closed version of the AD700, anyone have any opinions on this? Is it basically just an AD700 except closed (thus slightly better bass?)
Edited by Bloodcalibur - 7/23/11 at 5:57pm
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Intel Core i7-5960X ASUS X99-DELUXE EVGA GTX 980 SOC ACX Cooler 2.0 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro ASUS BluRay Writer Combo XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon AX240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM95 Corsair K95 RGB EVGA Supernova 1000W P2 80 Plus Platinum Corsair 780T Arctic 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse RAZER Destructor 2 Audio Technica ATH-M50x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K @ 4.4 GHz 1.4v  ASRock z87 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition @ 12... G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB @ 2133 MHz CL11 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1.5 TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2 TB Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Ducky Shine III - Cherry MX RED - Green LED OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt GOLD Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI @ 6200 DPI RAZER Destructor Audio Technica ATH-M50x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.7 Ghz (stock cooling) ASUS Crosshair V Formula EVGA GTX 570 HD SC @ 850/1700/2000 Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3-1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
OCZ Agility 3 60GB (525/475 mb/s) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Ducky Shine III OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt 80+ Gold 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI RAZER Destructor 2 
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NOVA-I
(15 items)
 
Abraxis-II
(15 items)
 
Abraxis-I
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5960X ASUS X99-DELUXE EVGA GTX 980 SOC ACX Cooler 2.0 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro ASUS BluRay Writer Combo XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon AX240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM95 Corsair K95 RGB EVGA Supernova 1000W P2 80 Plus Platinum Corsair 780T Arctic 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse RAZER Destructor 2 Audio Technica ATH-M50x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K @ 4.4 GHz 1.4v  ASRock z87 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition @ 12... G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB @ 2133 MHz CL11 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1.5 TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2 TB Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Ducky Shine III - Cherry MX RED - Green LED OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt GOLD Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI @ 6200 DPI RAZER Destructor Audio Technica ATH-M50x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.7 Ghz (stock cooling) ASUS Crosshair V Formula EVGA GTX 570 HD SC @ 850/1700/2000 Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3-1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
OCZ Agility 3 60GB (525/475 mb/s) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Ducky Shine III OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt 80+ Gold 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 RAZER Taipan 8200 DPI RAZER Destructor 2 
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