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Best gaming/commentating headset under $300

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I was looking at the Astros, Sennheisers, and the Trittons. I was wondering which one is the best between the 3. Also when headset is the best. For now im using the turtle beach 31's and since i have connections at best buy i think its time to upgrade because im tired of the sound they make whenever they are turned on because it is so loud and atrocious. I will be gaming on pc and xbox for a while, then im moving to pc all the way. Also whats a decent pci sound card and an external sound card that will improove my gaming experience wit these headset. please just not too expemsive, preferably way under $100

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The best thing you can do is simply not buy a gaming headset. They're usually overpriced and you can do much better for yourself by buying a very nice pair of headphones + a clip on external microphone.

Standard onboard audio has come a long way and there is little/no need for an internal sound card. For under 100 I'd suggest simply getting an external desktop amp.

http://www.amazon.com/Topping-TP21-Digital-Amplifier-Headphone/dp/B005CRLZGE/ref=sr_1_37?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350147849&sr=1-37&keywords=headphone+amplifier

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATHM50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350147944&sr=1-1&keywords=audio+technica+ATH-m50

http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-145045-ME-15-Microphone/dp/B000815CF4/ref=pd_cp_e_0

Now you basically have an amazing pair of headphones, a good desktop amp for them, and a microphone.

The mic and headphones are probably better sounding then most gaming headsets in the 200-300 dollar range.
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Since you said "headset" PC360 or 350 + grab a creative Z series card once they're avail.

I don't think you'll get much better unless you aim for proper headphones. Of course, the Z series card I recommended above includes a nice desktop mic.
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