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I love my Asus Orion Pro headset, it has the regular headphone and microphone jack and it has an adapter that you can plug it into a USB dongle.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826785064

I know its just a little over budget but this has been an awesome headset.
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IMO, you're always gambling on comfort when you buy new headphones/headsets. If you got something that works for you, stick with it. Headphones/sets aren't like GPUs where the new releases are all better.
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

As an audiophile gamer and with the info you have given us, I say that the 1500 has better positional audio (for you). Ignore the the above poster as he doesn't seem to have any idea about audio.

HERE is some info:
The 1500 has virtual surround software build-in on the USB-soundcard which is the main source of the positional audio (after the quality of the headphones ofc).
The 1300 does not have any kind of virtual surround as it relies on the external soundcard which you plug the headphones into. If you already have a soundcard with Dolby Headphones, CMMS-3D or SBX support then take the 1300.

Of course there is also the option of using Razer Surround with the onboard audio to get the surround for any headphones/headset without getting a new soundcard...

Well the on-board audio is 7.1 so it is already surround but not sure about any of the CMMS-3D or SBX. It has all the separate plugs on it for the 5.1 speakers i use. But i just want a decent pair of headphones for a decent price. I am not really committed to getting these specific headphones just looking for something good for the money.

A lot of people on newegg and other sites seem to be giving the audio quality really bad reviews so I am still looking around. It seems all the good sound quality headphones don't have an attached microphone. Is there a realistic way to have a secondary microphone that can like "stick" to the headset to always stay into position to talk instead of having something on like the desktop that i need to lean forward to talk into?
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Originally Posted by Viperelite View Post

Well the on-board audio is 7.1 so it is already surround but not sure about any of the CMMS-3D or SBX. It has all the separate plugs on it for the 5.1 speakers i use. But i just want a decent pair of headphones for a decent price. I am not really committed to getting these specific headphones just looking for something good for the money.

A lot of people on newegg and other sites seem to be giving the audio quality really bad reviews so I am still looking around. It seems all the good sound quality headphones don't have an attached microphone. Is there a realistic way to have a secondary microphone that can like "stick" to the headset to always stay into position to talk instead of having something on like the desktop that i need to lean forward to talk into?
/facepalm

The 7.1 has nothing to do with headphones. It just means that the soundcard has analog outputs for your usual logitech/creative 7.1 speakers that no man should ever buy.
Some games (like BF3) have virtual surround for headphones build-in on the game itself, but most games don't (like BF2, Dead Space, etc.) and I can say that they sound horrible without some kind of virtual surround.
Onboard vs. soundcard vs. THX vs. Dolby vs. CMSS-3D (BF3 + headphones)
And more virtual surround demos...
Aaaand more...
THX/SBX/CMMS-3D is on creative soundcards and Dolby is on Asus soundcards. I guess the Corsair USB also uses Dolby.

EDIT: Modmic or DIY mic with Zalman Clip-On. You can also use the Zalman clip-on with the usual set up - Clip them on your headphone cable.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 8/16/13 at 12:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

/facepalm

The 7.1 has nothing to do with headphones. It just means that the soundcard has analog outputs for your usual logitech/creative 7.1 speakers that no man should ever buy.
Some games (like BF3) have virtual surround for headphones build-in on the game itself, but most games don't (like BF2, Dead Space, etc.) and I can say that they sound horrible without some kind of virtual surround.
Onboard vs. soundcard vs. THX vs. Dolby vs. CMSS-3D (BF3 + headphones)
And more virtual surround demos...
Aaaand more...
THX/SBX/CMMS-3D is on creative soundcards and Dolby is on Asus soundcards. I guess the Corsair USB also uses Dolby.

EDIT: Modmic or DIY mic with Zalman Clip-On. You can also use the Zalman clip-on with the usual set up - Clip them on your headphone cable.


Oh I see. The mod mic thing looks cool but at 30$ it is a lot less appealing. The in-line mic seems like it would be hard to make work. I really would like to find a good set of headphones with a built in microphone but there is so much conflicting information it is hard to know what is good and what is just a gimmick. I guess I will just keep looking around for now.

Edit: Well after some searching around I came up with 3 other headsets to compare to the Vengeance 1500 that are both on sale in my area.

AZIO Levetron GH808 - This one Ive never heard of the brand before but it is a steep discount and kind of wondering if the quality of them is the reason they are almost half price. Anyone have any input about AZIO products? http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1211_1215&item_id=056712

SteelSeries SIBERIA v2 - Ive heard of this brand before last time when i got my other headset but haven't heard much about them. Is the SteelSeries a decent brand of headphones? http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1211_1215&item_id=041627

Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset - Ive also noticed these are on sale as well for almost half off. I got a Razer Death Adder and Razer Tarantula a few years back and they have been one of the best buys Ive ever made. Never had a problem and still work perfectly. What is the Audio/Mic quality like on Razer headsets? http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=37191&vpn=RZ04-00270100-R3U1&manufacture=Razer&promoid=1195
Edited by Viperelite - 8/16/13 at 3:11pm
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