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Recommend a good gaming headset with detachable microphone.

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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a decent gaming headset that I wouldn't look ridiculous wearing in public. Best bang for buck would be my ideal choice but in regards to a budget, I wouldn't like to go over £100. (60-70 would be the ideal price point)

This will be used with a Asus Xonar U3 USB sound card.

I have done some initial research but I've never really had a keen interest in Audio so I really don't know what I'm buying, even after reading reviews. What brands dominate the audio market? I'm looking for a good quality build that wont break (physically or internally) after a few months.

So what do you guys recommend?

Cheers,
Shox
post #2 of 6
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Probably should add that I will be using it for music also. I would say 50/50 Gaming/Music.
post #3 of 6
I'd see if you can find something like an Audio Technica ATH-M50 in that price range and get an Ant Lion Modmic or Zalman ZM-MIC1.

I don't have experience with them, but the Samson SARH600 are on the recommended list as decent for gaming and the Sony MDR-V6 and Grado SR60i are good music headphones, but I don't know how they fare in gaming.
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What kind of music? Does it matter if the sounds leaks out to other people? Gaming headphones are typically open and airy with little bass, which makes for an excellent soundstage but maybe not great for music, depending on what you like.
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Lots of genres really but I would consider myself a bass enthusiast lol. Never knew that about gaming headphones. I wouldn't like to have the sound leak, that would be one of my top concerns.

When I think about it more, I think I'm better suited with headphones more oriented towards music. I only really needed a mic for Skype calls so I could probably just get a USB mic or a webcam with speakers.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Music oriented headphones with heavy bass would be ideal. Sound leak is a big no no. Noise cancellation isn't needed. I would like them to be sturdy and well built. Of course comfort is a big factor as well. I'll have them on for 4-5 hours in some cases.

Anyone have any recommendations? I've been taking a look myself and these seem nice http://www.amazon.co.uk/iFrogz-EP_MG-STH-EarPollution-Mogul-Stealth/dp/B0041DXTJG/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1359550889&sr=1-5
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