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I have gotten very accustomed to wearing a headset while gaming...but after the millionth time of my cable getting snagged and falling the ear piece finally broke off. If I am going to do this...I have to go wireless.

What is the best way to go about this? I've been thinking about a stand alone mic on my desk and getting a better wireless headset. Does any one do this? Does work worth a darn? Any annoyances?

It just seems that if I find a wireless head set that has gotten decent reviews it will end up with a built in battery that you can't change out on the fly and if you do plug in the charging cable it will not function while charging. Though I am wondering if that will really ever be a problem. Sounds bad on paper...but I am not sure that it would be that big of deal. Any opinions on that? I know I detest cordless keyboards and mice like that...they always die at the wrong time for me

I've also been wondering about the Xbox headsets...do they even work with a PC? I'd like to expect so, but I've seen stranger things. Plus i don't really want to mess around with any adapters or anything.

Or if some one wanted to just recomend something that would be great. I am by no means an audio-phile and I rarely listen to music when I am not working in my garage or driving my car...so this headset/headphones will pretty much only need to play the sound of gun fire and the sound of noobs dying. Budget? eh...this is pretty important so really what ever it needs to be so that it isn't a piece of garbage, but since I am not going to listening music other than some in game ambient sound so I don't think I need the highest quality either.

Thanks for any help...I am still new to the idea of a headset. I was so shocked when I used even a realatively cheap headset. Even with the junk I've been using it was amazing when compared to my dusty 7.1 speakers.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/14/11 at 10:16am
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Creative HS1200 ?

Seems to be the only one around that's worth much to anyone...

but near $100
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xbox headsets CAN work on a pc
don't go plugging it into your mic/hp slots and expect it to work
you gotta get a small adapter.
i got mine from radioshack for like $2.
it's just a little plastic piece:
one side has a male prong the same size as any standard heaphone jack
the other has a female input the same size as your xbox jack

there are problems with this sometimes though, like one prong for both mic/sound doesn't always work. you need something to distinguise between the two (input/output).
not sure whatd you need for this though

i wasn't able to get mine to work unfortunately, but a buddy of mine still used his.
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I absolutely love my G930 for gaming. Its horrible for music, just not the best quality and not really balanced, but for gaming they would very well. The virtual surround is pretty effective, battery life is great, it hits hard with explosions and gunfire when I play Battlefield, works for insane distances from the receiver(like 50-75 feet) and the microphone quality is perfect.

I would definitely recommend it if you're only really using it for gaming and want something wireless.
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Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz View Post
xbox headsets CAN work on a pc
don't go plugging it into your mic/hp slots and expect it to work
you gotta get a small adapter.
i got mine from radioshack for like $2.
it's just a little plastic piece:
one side has a male prong the same size as any standard heaphone jack
the other has a female input the same size as your xbox jack

there are problems with this sometimes though, like one prong for both mic/sound doesn't always work. you need something to distinguise between the two (input/output).
not sure whatd you need for this though

i wasn't able to get mine to work unfortunately, but a buddy of mine still used his.
I have never even really seen a Xbox headset save for laying on a shelf at a friend's place. So I wasn't sure how they worked. I just have all these co-workers and friends saying their TurtleBeach wireless headsets for their Xboxes are really good. If it might work I will look into it...maybe I con some one into letting me borrow a headset for a few hours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooCwzRck View Post
I absolutely love my G930 for gaming. Its horrible for music, just not the best quality and not really balanced, but for gaming they would very well. The virtual surround is pretty effective, battery life is great, it hits hard with explosions and gunfire when I play Battlefield, works for insane distances from the receiver(like 50-75 feet) and the microphone quality is perfect.

I would definitely recommend it if you're only really using it for gaming and want something wireless.
I have a feeling this is what I might be getting...I just wanted to see if there was something else out there better for the money.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/14/11 at 10:14am
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You'll hear people say that USB headphones are terrible, gaming headsets are terrible, wireless headsets are terrible, etc. In reality, that's not quite true. There are plenty of wireless headsets that are extremely high quality but for other applications like VOIP.

In general, when you hear something being denounced so authoritatively, what the person is really trying to say is that 'for a certain price point, [option 1] hardware is 1) more expensive or 2) lesser quality that [option 2] hardware. There are decent wireless headsets and a Sennhesier pair comes to mind (though I forget the model) but they cost more than a similar performing wired pair. That said, if you need the wireless type then the price or loss in quality are something you probably aren't too worried about.
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or the wireless Clear chat form Logitech or the one he mentioned above:

G930



either way. Anything that fits your requirements is around a $100.

Would using a Bluetooth headset serve well ?
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or the wireless Clear chat form Logitech or the one he mentioned above:

G930

Amazon.com: Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound: Electronics


either way. Anything that fits your requirements is around a $100.

Would using a Bluetooth headset serve well ?
I'd have to get a blue tooth transmiter for my PC, but I would be ok with that. However, i thought that blue tooth wasn't all that great for sound. The one I use at work all the time is horrible and I've asked around for something better and we supposely have about the best there is. And this is just for conference calls
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A USB Bluetooth adapter is around $12 on amazon but now that you mention it I haven't really seen Motorola type headphones with a mic before. even then how good would the sound be for gaming ? i.e. guns fire and explosions.

Just an idea I had... sometimes they flow without thinking haha.
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Wait if wires breaking are your only problem why not getting something with a detachable cable? So if the cable breaks, you get a new one. No need for wireless headphones.
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