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So yeah, I'm looking for a Headset. This means it must have a microphone attached to it. Bonus points for deep bass and being able to listen to music with them.

I've been thinking of getting either the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath by Creative or Logitech G35.

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I'm not an audiophile, but I do appreciate a set of cans that do everything fairly well. I've tried and used many, but my absolute favorite set of cans for everything I do is the Steelseries Siberia V2. Not sure if you can get them in your locale, but they are worth a look in my opinion. If you wanted to spend a little more, I can also highly recommend the Sennheiser PC330 G4ME. They are excellent but are usually cost around $130USD.

I've owned both headsets above (and kept the S V2 cans), so I can recommend either from experience. However, Turtle Beach also has a set of cans that are getting pretty good reviews. The Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A might be worth looking into. They have true surround sound with eight discrete drivers and you certainly can't beat the pricing.

Note that all of the headsets I've discussed above are primarily 3.5mm analog jack headsets, although I know for a fact that the Steelseries has a USB option if you wanted to go that route. I don't remember if the Sennheiser has the same option, but no clue on the Ear Force cans.

Hopefully you were looking for advice on the 3.5mm jack headsets and not USB headsets. Otherwise I may have just wasted my time and yours smile.gif
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I'm not an audiophile, but I do appreciate a set of cans that do everything fairly well. I've tried and used many, but my absolute favorite set of cans for everything I do is the Steelseries Siberia V2. Not sure if you can get them in your locale, but they are worth a look in my opinion. If you wanted to spend a little more, I can also highly recommend the Sennheiser PC330 G4ME. They are excellent but are usually cost around $130USD.
I've owned both headsets above (and kept the S V2 cans), so I can recommend either from experience. However, Turtle Beach also has a set of cans that are getting pretty good reviews. The Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A might be worth looking into. They have true surround sound with eight discrete drivers and you certainly can't beat the pricing.
Note that all of the headsets I've discussed above are primarily 3.5mm analog jack headsets, although I know for a fact that the Steelseries has a USB option if you wanted to go that route. I don't remember if the Sennheiser has the same option, but no clue on the Ear Force cans.
Hopefully you were looking for advice on the 3.5mm jack headsets and not USB headsets. Otherwise I may have just wasted my time and yours smile.gif

Ah, I'm really not too picky on the fact whether it's a 3.5mm jack headset or a USB headset. It just seems that most of the high end headsets have USB connectors.
    
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I'd steer clear of Turtle Beach, overrated and built terribly. The Siberia V2s on the other hand, thats a pretty good headset. The Corsair 1500s are pretty good too, well built and they sound alright for the price, amazing mic on them too. assuming you aren't set on a headset, you could probably get a pair of Audio Technica AD700s and a Zalman clip on mic for the budget you have. I highly recommend buying headphones and a microphone separately, since you have the option to upgrade later, and you get much better price/performance with headphones and a mic VS a headset.

AD700s are great headphones, and will sound better than any headset you can get in that price range, or above. They don't have a lot of bass, but it's still there. The Zalman clip on is pretty good, but you could always upgrade to a desktop mic later. Also, spend about 40$ later and pick up a sound card, that will help considerably over the stock 3.5 ports.
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i have no experience on audio and audiophile products.
i own a ss siberia v2 (70-90eur, depending on color*). i researched a lot before the buy.
and a asus xonar dg (30eur, pci*) (xonar dgx is the pciex1 version, same price). had no much money left, but this card surprised me. it has a headphone amp.

do you have a sound card? i prefer to have 3.5mm jacks and a sound card over a usb headset.
in my research i found that creative build quality is not very good, logitech products have good quality as steelseries'.

my recommendation as above is to get a ss siberia v2, if you prefer usb them go for the logitech g35

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