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get your priorities straight man.

You admit that you'll be able to get better sq with a pair of cans and a cheap mic than with with a headset... but you still want the headset?

If you absolutely have to have the boom, then make one yourself. OR..

go buy the cheapest headset you can find and be happy in your crappy sq

oh, and stay away from 5.1 headphones/headsets
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post #22 of 35
Perhaps these Sennheiser PC151's would be the kind of thing you're looking for?

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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
get your priorities straight man.

You admit that you'll be able to get better sq with a pair of cans and a cheap mic than with with a headset... but you still want the headset?

If you absolutely have to have the boom, then make one yourself. OR..

go buy the cheapest headset you can find and be happy in your crappy sq

oh, and stay away from 5.1 headphones/headsets
I would prefer to have a headset, while others might prefer a different option for my needs a headset is better.

Also could you explain why 5.1 headsets are bad?

Yeah annoyed those are the ones I was looking at earlier, but right now all I have is a lot of people telling me different models with no real explanation, then the next guy comes along telling me they are awful and suggesting another model. My knowledge of headsets is practicially nothing, looking at the specs for each one doesnt help me much apart from on my basis of higher numbers are better ^_^
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I would prefer to have a headset, while others might prefer a different option for my needs a headset is better.

Also could you explain why 5.1 headsets are bad?
Because it's a gimmick. It doesn't give great surround sound in games (a good pair of stereo cans with the X-Fi's CMSS-3D will give better surround), and in music, which is stereo, it will sound really bad.


If you can spend the money, get good headphones. You won't regret it.


Edit: If you don't mind, why could you need a headset but not have a use for headphones and a cheap clip on mic? They serve the exact same function.
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Yeah as I said im really after a headset, if I was going to go the headphone route I would have less money to spend on them as I would have to get a microphone as well. Even if it is a cheap one its going to knock £5-£10 off my budget for the headphones. Plus I just prefer headsets for my use, ive not exactly broke the bank on my previous headset purchases (£15 being the highest I think) so no matter the increase I will see a huge difference in sound quality. But I use them for gaming over music and the features of a headset > headphones there for me.

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Edit: If you don't mind, why could you need a headset but not have a use for headphones and a cheap clip on mic? They serve the exact same function.
Well apart from the fact I tend to take my headset around with me a fair bit so its just easier to have the 1 thing to remember ive only really ever had headsets (any clipon mics have just been lent) and its just what im used to and prefer. As much as you can (and have) try and convince me to change its just not what im after. Its a personal choice at the end of the day and im willing to sacrafice some sound quality for it.
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Originally Posted by Isileth View Post
Yeah annoyed those are the ones I was looking at earlier, but right now all I have is a lot of people telling me different models with no real explanation, then the next guy comes along telling me they are awful and suggesting another model. My knowledge of headsets is practicially nothing, looking at the specs for each one doesnt help me much apart from on my basis of higher numbers are better ^_^
Hmm, well, I'm no audiophile, but I know from experience than Sennheiser make some pretty damn good headphones. Personally, if I were you, I'd go with the PC151's. They fit your budget, they're a great brand of headphone and, if you're buying online in the UK (which you are) you can use the Distance Selling Act to send them back within two weeks of purchase for absolutely any (or no) reason and get your money back if you don't like them. Then you can try another pair out if you want. I don't know, but I'd imagine the PC151's are probably very good for the money, as Sennheiser have a very good reputation for high quality audio equipment; especially headphones.

Good luck with your hunt!

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post #27 of 35
i just got my siberia icemat's from fedex this morning and wow...amazing.

granted im coming from standard onboard sound with a pair of crappy ipod earbuds with one of them going out, but still..amazing headphones.

the mic isnt a pain like i thought it would be either, ppl in css could here me great with the mic clipped on to my shirt or the coord about a foot away from my mouth.

They do look kinda goofy but i like em, and ive been wearing them listening to music/gaming for the past 2 hours and havent taken em off, they're quite comfortable for a headset.
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Heard to many bad things about the icemats to really consider getting them, right now im looking to see if I can get the PC150's any cheaper but if not ill grab them from amazon.
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Nice thats quite a bit cheaper thanks.

Thats Sterling not Euro though
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