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Hi there guys,

I almost always trust about OCnet users opinions and I found this thread to check here at the forum

http://www.overclock.net/t/1326872/gaming-headset

But after watching what ppl where saying on the reviews on NEWEGG about the Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless (etc)

And they weren't pretty good. And I wanted to know if its really worthy to get it cuz I want a wireless headset but I don't want it to last 1 month...Is there actually another AWESOME option to pick or you guys just recommend me this CORSAIR? I wanted wireless cuz thinks its better to in the day use... Less wires more comfortable experience.

I saw a guy streaming with the MIC of the headset aiming top to the celling and I heard him SO clear like he had it aiming to his mouth isn't it a good deal cuz most of the gaming headsets do that?
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Most headsets mute the mic when the boom is in the up position. The individual you saw streaming probably was using a desktop microphone. I myself use the Sennheiser PC360 with a Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD and it is the best sounding headset/soundcard setup I have ever used. PC360 all day.
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Most headsets mute the mic when the boom is in the up position. The individual you saw streaming probably was using a desktop microphone. I myself use the Sennheiser PC360 with a Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD and it is the best sounding headset/soundcard setup I have ever used. PC360 all day.

Wow they seem nice, but were looking for something bluetooth OR not too pricey (expensive), BTW I liked them a lot but if I lived in the US I'll definitely go for them...I loved the mic quality that they have they sounded SO GREAT!
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Real Headphones + Room Mic > Any headset in any respective price range.
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Most headsets mute the mic when the boom is in the up position. The individual you saw streaming probably was using a desktop microphone. I myself use the Sennheiser PC360 with a Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD and it is the best sounding headset/soundcard setup I have ever used. PC360 all day.

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Real Headphones + Room Mic > Any headset in any respective price range.

Which one would be your preference?


Guys I need to tell you, I LOVE YOU so fuxxing much! You open my mind like a JAck in the BOX its so crazy I will never thought about any room mic + headset NEVER till you guys mention. Is thre like OCN preference about ROOM MIC + REAL HEADPHONES, I dunno like for example if you are going for RAM you should go for SAMSUNGS 20nm 16gb, something like that ?
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How much are you looking to spend?

You could do a C920 webcam for 70$ and that comes with an omnidirectional dual mic that will pick up your voice nicely regardless of distance, and a 1080p webcam - then for headphones maybe grab a pair of sennheiser 555's for 170$?

If that is too much go with a cheaper pair of headphones (at 100$ or less you should get IEM's) like Hifiman RE-0 or RE-400. Cheap headphones typically do not sound good because a large part of the sound comes from the construction, and over-ear headphones are far more expensive to construct well than cheaper in ear monitors. For this reason most headsets do not sound good - because the construction is not designed for acoustics - but rather looks/price.

Are you looking for an open headphone, closed headphone, IEM...? Something portable or something comfortable?
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How much are you looking to spend?

You could do a C920 webcam for 70$ and that comes with an omnidirectional dual mic that will pick up your voice nicely regardless of distance, and a 1080p webcam - then for headphones maybe grab a pair of sennheiser 555's for 170$?

If that is too much go with a cheaper pair of headphones (at 100$ or less you should get IEM's) like Hifiman RE-0 or RE-400. Cheap headphones typically do not sound good because a large part of the sound comes from the construction, and over-ear headphones are far more expensive to construct well than cheaper in ear monitors. For this reason most headsets do not sound good - because the construction is not designed for acoustics - but rather looks/price.

Are you looking for an open headphone, closed headphone, IEM...? Something portable or something comfortable?

sennheiser 555 absolutely outstanding nothing to say about it.

About the camera and mic its like I'm just interested on a good price performance mic cuz I won't be moving it at all I'll use it to set a good desktop audio set up... Very clear explanation, AWESOME but if we can keep moving and looking for something of this things that would be good for my desktop setup smile.gif
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The reason I suggest a webcam mic is simple - placement. As far as mics go placement is very important. Mic's are designed to be either close to your mouth, or far away. I don't think it would be a good idea to get a studio-type desk-mic or a regular type desk mic because those usually need to be close to your mouth to pick up sound and get in the way of your keyboard. Webcam mic's are designed to work at a few feet distance and will pick up sound nicely, and are designed to be placed on top of monitors, instead of being in the way on your desk.

Also, if you plan on using speakers, your mic will pick up your speakers, and the further the mic is from your face - the more of a problem that will be. So decide if you want to use speakers and choose a mic accordingly.

Stay away from anything wireless.

Consider that a mic that is close to your mouth will sound the best - but one on a desk/monitor is more convenient. Don't worry about sound quality too much - worry about static and whether the mic will pick up your voice well at distance.

http://www.modmic.com/

^ 30$ Something you could attach to your headphones. These dont use USB so make sure your motherboard has a mic port (usually not nearly as good as USB because USB has way less static.

Zalman-Zm-Mic1

^ 10$ Something you could clip onto your jacket/shirt. Also needs motherboard audio and might have too much static on this one so im not so sure but keep in mind this one is very cheap so its not a big deal if it has static because its so cheap.

Q2F-00001 Webcam

^ 45$ A 720p webcam that comes with a mic built in. It is USB so it will have no static.

Desk mic

^ 15$ desk mic that uses your motherboard audio. This is nice if you want a desk mic.

Newegg

You can also browse newegg and look for things with good reviews. I assume your budget is under 50$ and a lot of the really good next level mics with noise cancelling are 60-100$. After that you get into studio quality stuff from 100+$.
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The reason I suggest a webcam mic is simple - placement. As far as mics go placement is very important. Mic's are designed to be either close to your mouth, or far away. I don't think it would be a good idea to get a studio-type desk-mic or a regular type desk mic because those usually need to be close to your mouth to pick up sound and get in the way of your keyboard. Webcam mic's are designed to work at a few feet distance and will pick up sound nicely, and are designed to be placed on top of monitors, instead of being in the way on your desk.

Also, if you plan on using speakers, your mic will pick up your speakers, and the further the mic is from your face - the more of a problem that will be. So decide if you want to use speakers and choose a mic accordingly.

Stay away from anything wireless.

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Desk mic

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Newegg

You can also browse newegg and look for things with good reviews. I assume your budget is under 50$ and a lot of the really good next level mics with noise cancelling are 60-100$. After that you get into studio quality stuff from 100+$.

Definitely dunno if an studio mic will be worth it its like too expensive well if I could get it for just 100 grands I will get it but here it will definitely be a LOT more expensive.

I just have doubts about the microphone that what I care about the one that is on C920 webcam was checking the reviews on youtube but everyone was like talking more about the image 1080p bla bla and I care about the SOUND quality more than anything. Thats the center of my issue all arround the MIC, and ofcourse a good hearing with some good headset its awesome.

The cheap option for what you can guess are not what I'm aiming BTW spending 150 U$S on a mic maybe its like too much... but if there is something like the SAMSUNGS 16gb Low profile 16gb kit would be awesome! About the hearphones think that I got nothing to say the Seh....555 look AMAZING!
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Why bother reading reviews, if you have questions about the C920's sound quality, I can record you some clips so that you can hear it and decide for yourself. Also, the modmic looks like a very good option, you can attach it to your headset as well.
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