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i had the logitech g930 for 1-2 year(s). it was really nice and i some problems with the sound cause or the software, but logitech has fixed that now.

im looking for a new headset since someone broke mine g930. what i liked about the g930 is

-very light, or at least to me
-wireless
-noise cancelling
-very comfortable for long hour gaming. (ear cushion were very soft)
-microphone wasn't in the way and easy to access
-7.1
-weren't that ugly

i'm looking for anything with that would be better or i'll just buy the same ones again. i was leaning towards razer taimat 7.1 but i don't have a sound card so need some help with that.

Edit*

now i'm looking for headphones since most people here know more than me and recommend headphones over headset.


-price range :
200

-use:
PC gaming 90%, movies 10%. i don't listen to music at all. I will be using them in home only

-features :
noise isolating is a must, i have parrots and i don't want to hear them when i'm playing
mic is not necessary, but would prefer one if, unless sound quality is diminished
has to be comfortable for long gaming sessions
i do not own a ps3/xbox360 so dont need connections for that, just PC connections is fine

i read the threads here and the HD555 are not available anymore. ATH-A700x seem kinda ugly to me but if they are good quality then its fine.
i dont not have a sound card, i use on board sound (asus sabertooth x58) do i need to buy a sound card, if so which one?
the reason why i went with headset was because i had the cheap $20 headphones and i could hear static all the time even on low volume. my friend recommend usb headset to get rid of that. will the high end headphones have static buzz? cause it drive me freaking CRAZY! and make me wanna rip someone's head off.

i live in Texas and the stores i will give my business to are Frys, newegg, amazon, and maybe bestbuy.
Edited by Sarfaraz - 3/18/13 at 10:53pm
post #2 of 7
I'd personally suggest you go wired instead, more choices, much better quality.
But assuming you've already done your homework about wired headphones and you still want to stay wireless then...

The only wireless headset I can suggest is the Corsair Vengeance 2000:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Wireless-Headset-CA-9011115-NA/dp/B007ZZ6OW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363434765&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+vengeance+2000

It's $100 on Amazon now, which is a pretty good deal.
Again, you probably already know that it isn't going to do better than a similarly priced AT A700D/A700x but if wireless is absolutely what you really want, then the Vengenace 2000 at $100 is hard to beat.

FORGET the Tiamat btw. smile.gif
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

I'd personally suggest you go wired instead, more choices, much better quality.
But assuming you've already done your homework about wired headphones and you still want to stay wireless then...

The only wireless headset I can suggest is the Corsair Vengeance 2000:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Wireless-Headset-CA-9011115-NA/dp/B007ZZ6OW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363434765&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+vengeance+2000

It's $100 on Amazon now, which is a pretty good deal.
Again, you probably already know that it isn't going to do better than a similarly priced AT A700D/A700x but if wireless is absolutely what you really want, then the Vengenace 2000 at $100 is hard to beat.

FORGET the Tiamat btw. smile.gif

Keep in mind there have been many users upset over the quality of the Corsair 2000 headset. They tend to break or crack fairly easy, even with proper care. If you read the reviews on Amazon AND on the forums at Corsair, you will see there are quite a few complaints.

Also, these are going to be replaced soon with a newer model and hopefully much better build quality. That's why they are selling lower right now, clearing out the old to make way for the new ones.

If you MUST have wireless, I would advise the Sony Bluetooth headsets. They are $400-500 depending upon if noise cancelling, but have really great sound and many happy users. Otherwise, go wired like the other person suggested.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
oh shoot i forgot to mention my price range.
i would like to keep in under $200, or $250 if it really worth the extra money.

i have no problem waiting for corsair to release a newer headset, (Corsair Fanboy)

no one has anything good to say about razer tiamat?

i read the reviews about corsair 2000, and it seem most people broke theirs. Some people broke their g930, not sure how since i have dropped it a few times and no damage. I did my research on wired vs wireless, but that was when i bought the g930 and i forgot why i choose wireless.
post #5 of 7
Here's the thing, majority of gaming headsets break easily. The reason they charge so much is not because of R&D, it's because the money goes into marketing and promotions.
So yeah, perhaps you might want to wait for a new range of Corsair audio line-up (their speakers will be the first to get a refresh) if you're not urgent for anything right now.

But there's no reason why the new Corsair headsets (whenever they are coming) will not break easily either. Just look at the history of gaming headsets from any other non-audio company, each iteration has issues. Steelseries anyone? Razer? Even Logitech? Come on.

To answer the Razer Tiamat question, it is just an utterly stupid headset. The sound quality you get on all 3 main fronts — lows, mids and highs — are just terrible. Sure it has some bass due to a mini-woofer, but it's so bloated that you won't even be able to tell what's an explosion and what is a footstep. Because the mids on the Tiamat is so unnatural, you won't even get to appreciate the voice of actors in games.

Forget the Tiamat, is what I'll tell everyone.
Edited by benbenkr - 3/17/13 at 2:00am
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
gonna try headphones now since no one recommends headset on this site.

any help is appreciated.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Sarfaraz View Post

gonna try headphones now since no one recommends headset on this site.

any help is appreciated.

I think that the sennheiser PC360s would actually be a smart move for you. They have the audio quality of headphones + an awesome attached mic.
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