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post #1 of 16
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Yeah. I returned by Logitech USB 350's - because

1.) Didn't know I couldn't adjust bass and such through sound card software (which should've been a no brainer, but I didn't think about it)
2.) The mic didn't work
3.) Felt bad spending $40 on them because of #1 - even though the sound was "okay" at "stock"

The headphone part of the headset has to be really good - since I'll be using them as headphones too (on the computer though, because I'd look pretty stupid with a boom in my face listening to my CD player) for music and such.

The mic part has to be good, but I really won't use it anything other than through AIM/CS:S and the like. Nothing special.

$45 max. I can spend about $55, but I really don't want to spend that much with a new build coming soon as I might need it.

Pretty sure everyone is going to say the Sennheiser PC 150's, but figure I should go ahead and ask anyway.
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post #2 of 16
get a cheap labtec or creative set of headphones. like 20bucks. I mean dont spend loads on a headset if you have a good sound card. (i didnt check your system btw sorry). but yea i dont think spending that much on a headset is needed i have a 20euro pc line one, that with my soundcard is really loud and clear.
    
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I'm getting a XtremeGamer X-Fi in my new build.
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post #4 of 16
well then, you will get CMSS with that and everything so even a decent set would do imo.
    
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well then, you will get CMSS with that and everything so even a decent set would do imo.
...What?
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post #6 of 16
Creative HS-600

Got HS-600 + X-Fi XtremeMusic for my birthday and they are very good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826158019
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The Razer Barracuda looks pretty nice! But it is also $$$.....
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post #8 of 16
CMSS gives you virtual surround sound in any headset. Plus the x-fi have crystalizer to make sound clearer.
    
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Quote:
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The Razer Barracuda looks pretty nice! But it is also $$$.....
its sound hes after
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
its sound hes after
And by 'looks nice' I mean 'sounds nice'
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