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hello community i am new to pc gaming and i am looking for headset i came across this http://www.amazon.ca/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset-Adapter/dp/B00IAVDOS6 i am using a xbox 360 controller with big picture at the moment cause i like gaming from my couch so it is about 9-10 feet from my couch to the tv and i was wondering if there is a way to hook that headset to my controller. if not what do you guys suggest for a good headset on a budget lets say $150 max? would be open to a wireless headset if it is a good product.
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Most people would urge you to go wired, and for good reason. However, i currently have the Logitech G930s. Wireless headset, USB plugin, basic functions work without any drivers. My only gripe is the connection is sometimes iffy (seems to be more a problem with the thing plugged into a USB hub than a fault of the thing itself) and the battery life is very short, advertised as 10 hours but seems to be about half of that. Still, sound quality is good and the headset itself is very comfortable, so as long as you can plug it directly into the USB on the computer you should be in good shape.
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Most people would urge you to go wired, and for good reason. However, i currently have the Logitech G930s. Wireless headset, USB plugin, basic functions work without any drivers. My only gripe is the connection is sometimes iffy (seems to be more a problem with the thing plugged into a USB hub than a fault of the thing itself) and the battery life is very short, advertised as 10 hours but seems to be about half of that. Still, sound quality is good and the headset itself is very comfortable, so as long as you can plug it directly into the USB on the computer you should be in good shape.


ok thanks i will take a look at those .i also noticed the pc version of the astro A50 for $200 i know it is above my budget but if i could swing it would it be a good investment . but you say most people would urge me to get a wired headset do you or anyone else no if i can get a headset that plugs into my 360 controller and gets me voice chat and hearing other players or am i gonna be stuck with a 10 + foot cable running across my living room if i go wired?
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I don't know too much about this topic, but you have 3 main factors;

Price
Practicality
Performance

Obviously wireless would be ideal in your situation, but if you want want quality wireless sound, you need to cough up big bucks.

I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 558s and a clip on zalman mic, and everything works great for me. Cost ~$110 total (got the cans on sale @ amazon)

If you MUST have all in one, then I'd suggest HyperX Cloud or Astros as you mentioned (never gotten any feedback regarding Astros, but some CS pros use them casually. They are also wireless, so they have the practicality thing going for them)
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Most people would urge you to go wired, and for good reason. However, i currently have the Logitech G930s. Wireless headset, USB plugin, basic functions work without any drivers. My only gripe is the connection is sometimes iffy (seems to be more a problem with the thing plugged into a USB hub than a fault of the thing itself) and the battery life is very short, advertised as 10 hours but seems to be about half of that. Still, sound quality is good and the headset itself is very comfortable, so as long as you can plug it directly into the USB on the computer you should be in good shape.


ok thanks i will take a look at those .i also noticed the pc version of the astro A50 for $200 i know it is above my budget but if i could swing it would it be a good investment . but you say most people would urge me to get a wired headset do you or anyone else no if i can get a headset that plugs into my 360 controller and gets me voice chat and hearing other players or am i gonna be stuck with a 10 + foot cable running across my living room if i go wired?

I dont believe the headset feature works on PC, at least it didnt with the xbox 360 controllers.

Ive never heard of the Astro series, but look up reviews and see if people like them. They are more expensive than the Logitech G930s but they look extremely similar, so be sure its worth the extra.

Wired headsets deliver better sound per dollar, but as LDV pointed out, if you do go wired its much cheaper to just build your own headset. you will get better sound that way. It may be a bit annoying to have the cable across the living room, but you do get better sound and not having to worry about batteries dying in the middle of a game.
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I'm using Beyerdynamic DT990 pro. Those are around that price. I can hear things in games my friends with real gaming headset can't hear.


But!
I'm using SoundBlaster ZxR as well. You need an AMP to run these. They are DJ headset and watching movies and listening to music is an absolute blast. You get surround gaming as well.
If you're planning to upgrade to a sound card, you can't go wrong with those. They have some of the best reviews around.

But if you just want a gaming headset with ok quality, then The wireless Logitech headset named Before is a good option. I know a few guys who are happy with them. However they always wonder how can I hear so clearly where the enemy is coming from. And I always tell them: Mother******* Beyerdynamic coupled with ZxR scout mode!
post #8 of 28
PlayStation Gold Wireless Headphones - plug and play on both the PS4 and the PC. I got a pair and use it for both. Great for the price.
post #9 of 28
came in to recommed hyperx cloud gaming.
its rebranded takstar pro80 which is audiophille quality headphone but hyperx have memory foam pads !

I myself own brainwavz hm5 which have nicest sound ever and most overwhelmingly pleasure ibnducting and making me horny huge, memory foam pads. it's like hamburgers on Your head. fantastic but dont have a mic so its not a headset
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PlayStation Gold Wireless Headphones - plug and play on both the PS4 and the PC. I got a pair and use it for both. Great for the price.

and the mic works and everything just fine?
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