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Best Brand for Keyboard + Mouse + Headset

Poll Results: Which Brand for Keyboard, Mouse, and Headset?

 
  • 12% (7)
    Cooler Master
  • 14% (8)
    Corsair
  • 30% (17)
    Logitech
  • 9% (5)
    Razer
  • 1% (1)
    Roccat
  • 3% (2)
    Rosewill
  • 20% (11)
    Steelseries
  • 1% (1)
    Tt eSports
  • 5% (3)
    Zowie
55 Total Votes  
post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
So, I am currently using a borrowed keyboard and mouse, and my Sennheiser 595s. I want to outfit my keyboard, mouse, and a new headset with all one brand. I know that may seem weird, but I appreciate continuity in my desktop.

Now before you suggest a clip-on mic, I don't want one. I've used headphones and a separate mic for 4 years now, and I'm tired of it. I just want a headset with a built-in mic for convenience's sake.

So which of these brands makes the best versions of all 3? I would like a mechanical keyboard, though it's not a necessity. Backlighting is also a plus. For the mouse I don't need a crazy amount of buttons, but on-the-fly DPS adjustment would be nice. If the brand makes a good mouse pad that'd be good to know, as well. And for the headset, I just want something comfortable with decent fidelity / clarity both in the headphones and in the mic. Bass isn't extremely important, but some impact on 'splosions would be nice.

I've used Razer mice exclusively for the last 5 years up until I borrowed this MX518, which is also decent. I am completely open to trying new things.

Any and all mini-reviews, personal experiences, and help is greatly appreciated.
    
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post #2 of 35
IMO This idea is doomed to fail only because each brand will excel in certain areas.

For instance Logitech makes great mice and headsets, but lack the mechanical Keyboard and mouse pad department.

So many things in these categories are based 80% on preference so everyone's opinions will vary.


My suggestions:

Logitech G700 Wireless Mouse (I have huge hands and always loved my faithful G7 mouse, too bad I can;t get my hands on another for a decent price)

Logitech F540 Heatsets (I wanted wireless headsets for convenience that could also at the press of a button be used with my xbox 360/PS3)

Any Steel Series Cloth Mouse pad (I never knew a mouse pad mattered, until I got my first Cloth pad from Steel Series. It made my Mouse just that more precise)

WASD Keyboard. (I like the customization)
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 7/24/12 at 1:54pm
post #3 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post

IMO This idea is doomed to fail only because each brand will excel in certain areas.
For instance Logitech makes great mice and headsets, but lack the mechanical Keyboard and mouse pad department.
My suggestions:
Logitech G700 Wireless Mouse
Logitech F540 Heatsets
Any Steel Series Cloth Mousepad
WASD Keyboard.

Right, I am trying to find the company that overall does all of them pretty well. The one with the best overall product for keyboard, mouse, and headset.
    
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post #4 of 35
Well, the best price/quality keyboard by those brands must be the CM Storm Quick fire rapid, since it's a Costar board and is relativly cheap for a mechanical board. They also got the Spawn mouse, which is very comfortable for claw grip and has a very good sensor. Never heard anything about their headsets smile.gif
post #5 of 35
You're not going to find a company that does all 3 well.

Also, if you like sound quality, nothing is going to match those 595s that has a mic attached. I have a pair of senn 650s HDs with a clip on mic and there's nothing that's going to take their place because of the SQ. I think once you see how inferior the sound is with regular 'gaming' headphones, you might just find yourself going back to the clip on wink.gif

Good luck though.
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post #6 of 35
As others have said, no brand does all three well.

Brand loyalty for the sake of brand loyalty is stupid.
post #7 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dunan View Post

You're not going to find a company that does all 3 well.
Also, if you like sound quality, nothing is going to match those 595s that has a mic attached. I have a pair of senn 650s HDs with a clip on mic and there's nothing that's going to take their place because of the SQ. I think once you see how inferior the sound is with regular 'gaming' headphones, you might just find yourself going back to the clip on wink.gif
Good luck though.

Like I said, I did that for 4 or 5 years now, with 4 different pairs of headphones. I have no interest in perfect sound quality for gaming when I'm using onboard sound anyway.

And it's not brand loyalty, it's for aesthetic purposes.

And to say no company does them all well is inaccurate. Razer for one does all 3 pretty well. Obviously their mice are much better than their keyboards, but their keyboards aren't terrible, and their headsets have decent sound.
    
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Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
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post #8 of 35
while I personally prefer mechanical keyboards and should persuade you in that direction I would go with Logitech or Cooler Master in that order.


Mouse - Logitech is known for their quality and customer service, G9x doesn't need any explaining... it is that good. (heard great things about the CM mice though)

Headset - G930 is probably the best you are gonna do for a USB headset, although the F540 and G35 arent bad options too (CM ones get good reviews on Newegg)

Keyboard - obviously Logitech doesn't make a mechanical, but they are at least of good build quality. (CM Storm is a nice keyboard, inexpensive too).

i would say this - if you want LED's and customizeable options - go Logitech... but if you have the mechanical itch and use claw grip - go CM

personally, i think Razer makes junk and uses cheap materials with their mice... and have read countless horror stories on their keyboards. If Logitech does anyting good - customer service and build quality.

flames incoming...
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post #9 of 35
Oh my... hmmmmm... if Mionix made a nice headset I would say go for that, but this idea is pretty much doomed to fail... >.>

Corsair's Vengeance series was all released together so the aesthetic of the 3 input devices together (K60, M60, headset) shouldn't look all that bad, but honestly I would just get the greatest of all worlds, say a nice mech by filco, rosewill, leopold, das, ducky, even some by CM along with whatever mouse you like (extremely personal preference here) and your good old senn 595's will give you best experience.

A way to make your devices all kind of flow together would be to add small touches with some vinyl. I've used 3m dinoc on my keyboard, mouse, and headset and I can attest to how easy it is to really make all your peripherals match. Not to mention it keeps fingerprints, dust, all that other crap off your nice keyboards and mice tongue.gif
post #10 of 35
Man, I must be the only Corsair fan on here. :-/

Well, I'll attempt to make my case, but I love the Corsair Keyboards and Mice. My favorite setup is the following:

Now as an audiophile myself, I would NEVER use a gaming headset to listen to anything besides voice on skype or steam. I would switch promptly to my Grado's or AKG's. However, for gaming headsets, the Corsair Vengeance 1300s are nothing to sneeze at. I like them a lot. (I choose the 1300 since I plug into the sound card. The 1500 is USB which a bit weird).

Just my two cents.
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