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I've always used the typical computer headsets with an attached swing type mic for my gaming. My current cheap Logitech set it starting to crap out on me, so I'm in the market for something new.

I see most of the headset recommendations are for headsets that do not include a mic at all. What are gamers using for mics these days, some sort of clip-on lavalier mic? How do those compare to the swing type mics that are typically positions very close to your mouth? Do the clip-ons work well with push-to-talk in games?

My max budget is somewhere around $100. Outside of the recommendations in the following thread, anyone have any suggestions from their own experience?

Also, I mention later a few posts down that I'm not much of an audiophile and that, while I enjoy music, it's just not that big a part of my life. I suppose it's possible that I've just never had the opportunity to listen to it through a quality headset/speakers. Gaming is still my primary concern, but there are some games (FPS games, for instance) I often opt for listenting to music rather than the game audio.

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Edited by Quasimojo - 10/16/11 at 7:38am
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HD 555's, hands down.

I can't comment about the Mic, I don't use one.
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post #3 of 19

The zalman clip on mic is even mentioned in the thread you linked.
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HD 555's, hands down.

I can't comment about the Mic, I don't use one.
Hands are definitely up. The HD555 is not the best for all applications. Sigh.
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HD 555's, hands down.
If you can point me to where I can find a set for $40-50, my problem is solved.
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Hands are definitely up. The HD555 is not the best for all applications. Sigh.
Well, I put my hands down. You can do whatever you want with yours

For my 4 year experience with three pairs of HD 555 headphones using them with everything you can think of, I have to say they are the best I've heard on the budget level.

I would compare them to the HD 600s if not on a dedicated amp.
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If you can point me to where I can find a set for $40-50, my problem is solved.
If you trust me on anything, trust me on this..

If you spend 50$ on headphones, you're going to sit there and wish you had spent the extra money for the HD 555s.

I've seen them as low as 70$ on eBay.
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post #8 of 19


I have it and it works great. I have it a bit far away from me or next to my keyboard and people hear me great.

What kind of headphones you can get for $35 is beyond me.
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I should probably also mention that, though I do listen to music on occasion, I am far from an audiophile. It's just not that big a part of my life.

I'm more interested in experiencing all my PC games are trying to offer, both visually and audibly.
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im sure people will hate but the turtle beach x12s are descent but they are 59.99. the mic works great and you can use it with xbox live too
    
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