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I am looking for a headset (headphone+mic combo) that does stereo sound (phones on each ear) plus a microphone that plugs into my USB port. I am having a problem with my mic as it is too soft when I record and if I am going to use Skype, I can't have my voice sounding like I am a 4 year old girl who is too shy to talk to you. Which, I guess if I was a 4 year old girl, I'd be piss scared to talk to anyone online anyway lol

Anyway, can OCN suggest me a pair? I am willing to spend up to $50.

I found these which look pretty good:
Logitech

Logitech has always impressed me.
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I'm sure you've read all the threads on here about USB for music and or gaming, so I'll spare the speeches and move on to my thoughts. (for Skype you'll be perfectly fine with USB - I'd like the convenience, too)

Unless you just really want the style of the Logitechs you linked to I'd be somewhat afraid of their comfort. Logitech had a similar style of behind-the-head headset that was not renowned for it's comfort - in fact it was quite the opposite.

I would consider something more traditional like this. Could be more enjoyable for you in the long run and saves a few bucks, too. The Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 is another good one to watch out for. I tried it out in-store when I thought I'd won one a while back, it was darned comfortable and had a decent mic, too.
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I'm sure you've read all the threads on here about USB for music and or gaming, so I'll spare the speeches and move on to my thoughts. (for Skype you'll be perfectly fine with USB - I'd like the convenience, too)

Unless you just really want the style of the Logitechs you linked to I'd be somewhat afraid of their comfort. Logitech had a similar style of behind-the-head headset that was not renowned for it's comfort - in fact it was quite the opposite.

I would consider something more traditional like this. Could be more enjoyable for you in the long run and saves a few bucks, too. The Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 is another good one to watch out for. I tried it out in-store when I thought I'd won one a while back, it was darned comfortable and had a decent mic, too.
lol Yes, I've read the horrors of lag and the like by going through USB. But what I am going to be using this for is blogtalkradio, and I will pay 3 bucks a month to have unlimited calls with Skype so I can just dial into my own radio show and have people hear me. I did a test call on Skype with my current set up (Logitech headset going through my sound card Line In) and even with Mic set all the way up, I could BARELY hear myself.

I was kind of wondering about the comfort of the one I listed as well. The one you listed looks pretty nice as well. I think I will take a run over to Best Buy and just take a look to get a better idea of styles.
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