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post #1 of 8
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So...I'm looking for a replacement for this..
Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Bought it about a year ago for $40, recently dropped it and the thing broke right along the left ear where it connects to teh swivel. I think I might repair with Gorilla Glue (super glue didn't seem to work, non porous surface) or something... I actually didn't think they were bad, I loved the long cord (could get to my closet and not take my headset off), and hte sound quality was... decent.

So, I am looking for something to replace it. I don't want to spend a lot of money... $40-$50 is my limit.
post #2 of 8
What are you going to be using it for? What kind of music do you listen to and what are some things that you are looking for.

You should really get a dedicated headphone + dedicated mic. You will get much better quality out of both for same (or even less) price.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by General Crumples View Post

You should really get a dedicated headphone + dedicated mic. You will get much better quality out of both for same (or even less) price.
Agreed. I would of recommended ADH-700 + Desk / Clip-on mic but that exceeds OP's budget.
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Agreed. I would of recommended ADH-700 + Desk / Clip-on mic but that exceeds OP's budget.

He hasn't even said what he wants use them for yet tongue.gif
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post #5 of 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106156&name=Headsets-Accessories

plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020&name=Sound-Cards

Granted it would be a total of 70 bucks, but these items will sometimes go on sale. If you keep your eyes open, I am sure you can snag both of them at a good deal.
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post #6 of 8
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I would use them to listen to music and do voice calls (Skype, Teamspeak...)...

My music selection is... Well, a bit different.

My top artist on iTunes...
Neon Trees
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Skrillex
Neorosonic
Cage the Elephant
Powerman 5000
We Came as Romans
Sixx AM
AwolNation
Imagine Dragon
Foster the People
Korn
A day to remember
Mudvayne
Slipknot
Michael Jackson
30 Seconds to mars
Three Days grace
post #7 of 8
http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ

Well this at least takes care of your mic! It's 3.50 and it is actually surprisingly good. I have one wrapped up in my book bag so that if I need to make a skype call I can with my laptop (without screaming at my laptop that is).

If you want a pair of headphones for your budget, that still have great sound quality, I would go with the HD 668B superlux headphones. http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=pd_cp_e_0 .

And I would pair them with asus xonar dg 5.1 sound card. You will actually need a sound card (and more specifically, a sound card with a headphone amp) for any sort of decent quality headphones or headsets because of the higher impedance rating. You CAN still use the headphones without the card, but they won't sound as good.

Now obviously, this is overshooting your budget by quite a bit, but the difference is that you are moving towards audiophile gear vs useless crap.
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post #8 of 8
Superlux actually just released two new headphones (681 MKII and 662 MKII). They aren't out yet in the US but you should wait awhile until they come out and read some reviews. I think they will be much better then the 668b smile.gif
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