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Hey guys, I bought the G930's during black Friday but it runs on the same frequencies as everything in my house... Sooo, I need to replace it with a great pair of Headphone + Mic. I would like the mic to be good I know I could probably pick up a Zalman mic and a nice pair of headphones but I'm looking for something I can use for a while. I can go a bit over budget but I'd like to stay around there.

I have a lot of background noise but that will be changing in a few months so I'm not completely sure where to start looking. Thanks!
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For what purpose? If for gaming the ATH-AD700s are excellent along with the zalman you mentioned.

Alternatively to the zalman you could turn the ad700s into basically a headset. Buy some cheapo headset and remove the microphone and adhere it to the ad700s.

Like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phjR5V1ZmBc
    
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For what purpose? If for gaming the ATH-AD700s are excellent along with the zalman you mentioned.

Alternatively to the zalman you could turn the ad700s into basically a headset. Buy some cheapo headset and remove the microphone and adhere it to the ad700s.

Like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phjR5V1ZmBc

I'm looking for more of a stand alone mic, kinda like the Blue Yetti or the Snow Ball.
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I'm looking for more of a stand alone mic, kinda like the Blue Yetti or the Snow Ball.

I would say that unless you plan on doing some recording of sorts with the mic, getting the Yeti or Snowball would be overkill.

That, and having a desk mic that size is kind of annoying for gaming if you have limited space.
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I would say that unless you plan on doing some recording of sorts with the mic, getting the Yeti or Snowball would be overkill.

That, and having a desk mic that size is kind of annoying for gaming if you have limited space.

I do record audio but really I'm just looking for a mic with great quality. Skype and TeamSpeak usage mostly.
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I do record audio but really I'm just looking for a mic with great quality. Skype and TeamSpeak usage mostly.

Do you currently record with your headset?

Unfortunately, a Blue Snowball takes up at least 60% or so of your budget, which leaves not too much for headphones
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Do you currently record with your headset?

Unfortunately, a Blue Snowball takes up at least 60% or so of your budget, which leaves not too much for headphones

Yes but there is quite a lot of white noise, I'm actually using a pair of Turtle Beach X1's that I bought years ago as I'm in the works of getting a refund for my G930's. Like I said, I will be willing to go a bit over budget if you think it's worth it, I would just really appreciate a quality mic.
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*Update*

I've been thinking a bit and If there are a pair of headsets with a great mic and sound quality I'd definitely consider it. Also around $100 please.
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Again, aside from the mic what is your purpose for the headphones? Gaming/music etc. From what ive been told theres no headsets that can compare to available stand-alone headphones. So if you were going to get a headset then do as i said in my first post.
    
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Again, aside from the mic what is your purpose for the headphones? Gaming/music etc. From what ive been told theres no headsets that can compare to available stand-alone headphones. So if you were going to get a headset then do as i said in my first post.

This headset or headphones + mic will be used for gaming. Right now I play in a big outfit on Planetside 2 and I would like my mic quality and audio to be better. I also will use these for recording gameplay commentary.

I will be mostly using skype and teamspeak, I know you said to get the ATH-AD700 and I'm sure they are great headphones but I'm looking for something more sound noise cancelling.

As for the clip on mic, how is the quality with the Zalmen? I'd really like my voice to be clear with no white noise.
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