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I am looking for some headsets but honestly have no idea where to start, I have looked at the suggested thread but wanted a more personal suggestion from the members here. smile.gif

I will be using it for general computer use which for me is youtube,music,games,skyping. I am looking to spend around £50-£80.

I listen to a wide variety of music but good bass would be nice. Furthermore I wouldn't mind noise cancellation as while gaming I like to turn my fans up and I dislike hearing them(noise cancellation should help I think in this department).

For a headset I was thinking would this or this be any good?


Some websites I would buy from include:
http://www.ebuyer.com/
http://www.scan.co.uk/
http://www.aria.co.uk/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/

I am more than welcome for any suggestions.

One last thing is I have a worry about getting headset. because previously when I use to play on xbox I had these and they made this rather annoying low level hissing sound when plugged in, is this a common trait of a headset or just the poor build quality of this specific headset?



EDIT: I am running off onboard just encase that made any difference. smile.gif
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Any suggestions? It would be much appreciated.
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Hi smile.gif
Most will say that you should get a pair of headphones and a clip on mic!
And that Headsets are just over priced and junk biggrin.gif

Me, I have a headset smile.gif
I went for Sharkoon Xstatic headsetsmiley.png
200
And yeah, I do like them! Although the 5.1 is no where near as good as 5.1 over speakers redface.gif
But they're still good! And I do hear sounds that I wouldn't pick up on over speakers!

But as I said, most will say you should just go for headphones and a mic thumb.gif
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If you want a bassy gaming solution... go with the JVC RX900's... I have the RX700's and they are great, however I think that the slightly better bass of the 900's makes them more preferable to listen to and they are more comfortable. The gaming performance is the same to my ears however. As for the mic, the Zalman ZM-MIC1 is highly recommended and I have one myself, however it wasn't really what I was expecting... The quality is fine, but it doesn't "clip-on" if you get what I mean, the width of the headphone cable has to be just right for it to fit, and it often falls off my RX700 cable... Then just pick up a decent soundcard like the Asus Xonar DG, which should bring out the power of your headphones much better than any onboard would...
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Usually for gaming AD700 are the default suggestion and after reading a lot about them is probably right (wide soundstage allows you to pinpoint enemy position); but they are open cans and they don't have a lot of bass. In my sig you can see what I bought, the SRH-840 which are closed and indeed they have some nice punch regarding bass. As for mic, i bought the cheapest dirtiest almost-free clipon mic I could find and haven't heard any comments about people not hearing me so i don't care biggrin.gif

Oh btw, in case you are wondering, headsets are usually a bad choice, I had Steelseries 5HV2, Logitech something, Razer Barracuda and Plantronics .audio90 and some other model and there is nothing good to say about them.
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Hmmm yeah I might just get good quality headphones then opt for a no thrills microphone. All 3 of your suggestions (SRH 840, AD700 and the RX900) all look rather nice. Hmmm I will have to think over hoe much I am willing to spend. smile.gif

+1 for the help. Thanks guys.
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Don't get SRH-840, there are not many opinions about them for gaming (I absolutely love mine, but this is only my opinion), I mentioned them trying to point out the closed - bass relationship in headphones. If I were you I would get RX-700 or if you can afford the AD700 or M50, both from audio technica AD700 is open, M50 closed, and the M50 has a lot of reviews about gaming and pretty much all of them about being really good with good bass (explosions and stuff).

PS: Beware, I hardly un-mute my games now, I'm always listening to music tongue.gif
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Don't get SRH-840, there are not many opinions about them for gaming (I absolutely love mine, but this is only my opinion), I mentioned them trying to point out the closed - bass relationship in headphones. If I were you I would get RX-700 or if you can afford the AD700 or M50, both from audio technica AD700 is open, M50 closed, and the M50 has a lot of reviews about gaming and pretty much all of them about being really good with good bass (explosions and stuff).
PS: Beware, I hardly un-mute my games now, I'm always listening to music tongue.gif

The AD-700's are pointless if you want bass, and the M50's are terrible for gaming... The only cans that I could recommend that are within your budget would be the JVC RX700/900 or the Audio Technica A700's which are the closed version of the AD700's, which allows for more bass...
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Ok so I have thought it over and it's between the AD700's or the HD558's. They are around the same price but what would you guys recommend? after this I will just get myself a cheap £10 microphone. smile.gif

On a side note I have noticed the input is 1/4 (6.3 mm) will this fit in the back of my onboard? I am pretty sure it's the standard 7.1 onboard which I do believe are 3.5mm?
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sorry for the bump. frown.gif was just wondering on opinions.
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