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I suspect the g930's are no different same headset just wireless? I've watched a few reviews on them and the general consensus was that they were pretty awesome for the price.

But first hand knowledge is better and I value first hand knowledge from consumers higher.
I have first hand knowledge, have pretty extensive knowledge on audio (at least subjectively), and have listened to many of these gaming headsets (not owned, but have listened to (from friends).

Avoid the G35s and G930s. I got mine for $55 new and still felt ripped off.
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The g35s have been compared to 6hundred dollar audio equipment and received a 8/10. Learn your stuff bro.

PC360 uses HD555 drivers... meh
Sounds like the person who reviewed the headset is deaf or is getting a little something-something in the bank from Logitech.

There is no way the G35s sound better than my M50s or some Ultrasone HFI 580s, which are at the $100 price mark. Saying that the G35 is on par with something 6x that amount is purely ridiculous.

And FYI: HD555 drivers are also better than the G35s.
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What do people think of the Steelseries 7H gaming head sets?
I know the buzz-word "gaming" in peripherals is horribly overused and just a gimmick, but I've heard amazing things about them.
I own them myself. Just replaced the SteelSeries Siberia V2 (mic died) with the SteelSeries 7H.

Although OP doesn't want wired, they are very good, albeit not as good as the Sennheiser PC350/360 which are more expensive than the $200 budget
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I have first hand knowledge, have pretty extensive knowledge on audio (at least subjectively), and have listened to many of these gaming headsets (not owned, but have listened to (from friends).

Avoid the G35s and G930s. I got mine for $55 new and still felt ripped off.
Whats your take on the Steelseries 7H? 3ft cord with a 6ft extension if you're not plugging it into a keyboard or laptop plus a usb sound card you can chose to plug into if you want. Although I suspect the sound card is low quality (compared to other offerings) but still better than nothing?
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Whats your take on the Steelseries 7H? 3ft cord with a 6ft extension if you're not plugging it into a keyboard or laptop plus a usb sound card you can chose to plug into if you want. Although I suspect the sound card is low quality (compared to other offerings) but still better than nothing?
See my post above. I absolutely love my 7H. Great for music, and also very good for gaming (I play Counter-Strike).

The funny thing is I swore against using the USB 7.1 But they actually sound better with the USB than anything.
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Whats your take on the Steelseries 7H? 3ft cord with a 6ft extension if you're not plugging it into a keyboard or laptop plus a usb sound card you can chose to plug into if you want. Although I suspect the sound card is low quality (compared to other offerings) but still better than nothing?
From a practical standpoint, they seem very versatile. The sound card will probably be low quality, but probably better than your onboard. My guess is that it is a low quality DAC, with some virtual surround software built in.

The headphones themselves I suspect will have bloated bass (because a vast majority of gamers want big bloated explosions), and will not be great for music, but I cannot swear by this, because I have not listened to them.

From what i have read, the bass doesnt have very much extension, but it still rather low quality. Highs seem to be okay. Not sure about mids. Again, after reading reviews, they don't seem to be a good choice for music.

For versatility over quality, they're not a bad choice, though there are much better options.
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From a practical standpoint, they seem very versatile. The sound card will probably be low quality, but probably better than your onboard. My guess is that it is a low quality DAC, with some virtual surround software built in.

The headphones themselves I suspect will have bloated bass (because a vast majority of gamers want big bloated explosions), and will not be great for music, but I cannot swear by this, because I have not listened to them.

From what i have read, the bass doesnt have very much extension, but it still rather low quality. Highs seem to be okay. Not sure about mids. Again, after reading reviews, they don't seem to be a good choice for music.

For versatility over quality, they're not a bad choice, though there are much better options.
Well my usage is 80% gaming and 20% Music/Videos.

I like clear sound with little to no distortion, bass is good for the explosions, gunshots and when abilities fire off but too much bass just hurts my head and sounds bad.

I love my Carcharias but there's some distortion from time to time and the cord is just way too long. But besides that they're generally clear, id be happy with something similar to them but just a little higher audio quality throughout the range.

I know for what my price range is and what im looking for im not going to get the "perfect setup" or anywhere near true audiophile quality and im fine with that. Once more, when I have my own place then ill be going all out with my desktop being upgraded.
post #29 of 33
I have a Logitech G930 and I think it's the best gaming headset ever ! I've read many problems from users on the internet, but mine works just fine...
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post #30 of 33
as does the headset i mentioned earlier.. its all based on user experience you can listen to people and what they think but it all comes down to your ears... if you try a headset adn dont liek it you can always return it.. or beter yet bring your ipod down to the store and test some out.... use a clip from one of the games you play to test for your environment...
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