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Hey guys!
My Sennheiser pc161s are old and starting to malfunction. They're my favorite headsets that I've tried hands down. Ever since my headset starting having problems I've purchased a Logitech G930, a Steelseries Siberia V2, and didn't really like either of them. Sound quality wise they were fine... although a bit processed and not as clean as my sennheisers, but the ultimate problem was that they just weren't comfortable to me at all and also the build quality seemed shoddy to me.. I'd hear plastic creaks as soon as I moved my head an inch. This happened constantly on BOTH of them.

I thought I would be ok with the Siberias because I had the v1 a while back and enjoyed them (they had air vents), but I really don't like the whole cover your entire ear/noise cancelling concept and that just seems to be the direction all the headsets have gone so I'm gonna do the smart thing and ask for advice here instead of wasting my time and money buying things I don't like.

I honestly really liked my Sennheisers and was considering just buying PC350's, but they seem like they're over the ear design yet again and I'm fearful they won't be comfortable to me.

So to sum it up..

I really like having some air flow around my ear (Is this known as open air acoustics??). Sennheiser PC161s were my favorite headset. Don't like a lot of the current style of headsets that are popular. Don't care for noise cancellation. Boom style mic necessary. Don't think I'm a big audiophile, just enjoy clean, crisp sounds.

If anyone has been in my shoes and any suggestions please let me know. The easy answer would be to go ahead and buy another pair of PC161s but they're rather old technology and I would love to upgrade.

Thanks very much for reading.

Edit: Almost forgot, Price range ~$100-150
Edited by gl0ry - 9/17/12 at 2:22am
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So far from what I've been reading on the forums, the AKG GHS1 seems like the most suitable upgrade for me... but people say it's not good for big heads and the microphone stinks.
Edited by gl0ry - 9/17/12 at 10:31am
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Been looking up stuff all day and there doesn't seem to be anyone who wants to reply frown.gif

The only headset I'm truly interested in are the sennheiser pc360s but they're way over my budget. I think in reality the best thing I can do around my budget is just getting AD700s and try to get modmic or other suitable boom mic addons.
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What about the PC 360s instead of the PC 350s. Unless you need closed back.
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What about the PC 360s instead of the PC 350s. Unless you need closed back.

What about the pc360s? I have no interest in the 350s what so ever. Only the 360s but they're also 250 dollars.
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What about the pc360s? I have no interest in the 350s what so ever. Only the 360s but they're also 250 dollars.

Hmm wierd, I read PC 350 earlier. My mistake. tongue.gif
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i would really suggest you save up and get the PC 360. really worth it. and it's not like you are buying headset every month. and they are comfy as hell.

if you really can't save up for them or need headphones immediately, buy some cheaper senns.. like 518.
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i would really suggest you save up and get the PC 360. really worth it. and it's not like you are buying headset every month. and they are comfy as hell.
if you really can't save up for them or need headphones immediately, buy some cheaper senns.. like 518.

I agree, I have had my 360s about a week and a half now and they are awesome. Very comfy and sound AMAZING. Bundle this with a gaming audio card for virtual surround and your good.
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I agree, I have had my 360s about a week and a half now and they are awesome. Very comfy and sound AMAZING. Bundle this with a gaming audio card for virtual surround and your good.

I have no doubt that the 360s are amazing. Those are the ones that cover pretty much anything I'd want in a headset, but I just can't justify spending near 300 dollars on them. I hear a lot of good stuff about the AD700's and that the sound is just as good for a fraction of the cost. The only issue being no microphone frown.gif
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Yea you could always get a clip on mic.

But yea, the 360s are pricey. I payed $275 for BestBuy to ship them.
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