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I'm looking for an affordable gaming headset for around $60 and have narrowed it down to the two listed below. Which should I get? Feel free to recommend other options.

http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-GameCom-780-Surround-Headset/dp/B00B1KJK22/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2K4JU9NINU3QJ&coliid=I241YK5GQLN935

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826193069
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The build quality of the Plantronics looks better.  I would probably go with it.

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You could always go for OCN recommended gaming headphones, like the Superlux HD668B + mic.
The zalman mic beats the gamecom mic 10-0.

You could also upgrade the leather pads to velour, but not sure where you can get them outside of europe.

And for the Rosewill headset, I got an angry rant on another forum about how crappy they are. He got angry about the bad quality even though he bought the headset only for fun/testing purposes.
"FLAC music tracks sound like a 360p youtube video".
Edited by Tiihokatti - 7/23/13 at 4:21pm
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post #4 of 8
Stop it. The Zalman mic is a junk mic. Anyway, the Plantronics looks like it'll be more comfortable since it has those non-leather ear pads.
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Hey man. I just signed up to respond because I recently bought the Platronics 780. As far as sound, the headphones are amazing for the price. BUT, I can't believe how uncomfortable they were. I had to send them back to Amazon because of it.

My head is small (wish I could show you) but even after stretching these over night for two nights, they went back to their original form. They gave me a headache after twenty minutes. To compare, I have the HD555 Seinheizer that I bought like five years ago and I can wear those for like 3-4 hours before they get annoying. So I hope this helps.

I would probably do some research on comfort on Amazon reviews before you pull the trigger. Your head might be able to handle it. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post

Stop it. The Zalman mic is a junk mic. Anyway, the Plantronics looks like it'll be more comfortable since it has those non-leather ear pads.
Then the plantronic mic is even worse junk, as ppl who have upgraded from them to hd681B+zalman say that the zalman beats plantronic easily.
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post #8 of 8
Never buy a clip-on mic, ever. I don't know why people keep suggesting them.
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