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I've searched with no luck trying to find a good headset for gaming. All I'm looking for is comfort and how well it produces bass. Maybe some occasional music listening but that's what I have my Z-5500's for and am needing these headphones only for nighttime play. So what's a good pair? I do not want to buy a separate mic and attach it to headphones though. Any recommendations? My limit is around $100.
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i really like my creative fatal1ty set. They have a good mic which is detatachable, they are also very good at directional for gaming. Especially good in cod4 i have found.

Really can't complain about the amount of bass they produce either, they are the bassiest pair i have ever owned, but it's not too much.
post #3 of 14
Its cheap but I use the Logitech Premium Stero Headset that cost about $30 at bestbuy.
Edited by Zaxbys - 5/14/08 at 2:54pm
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as far as headsets go make sure to get one that's not USB connected if you have a dedicated soundcard. As far as suggestions go, I suggest headphones and clip on mic.
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post #5 of 14
My Fatal1ty set isnt bad considering the price.
post #6 of 14
I LOVE my sennheiser 156's, but they are out of stock on newegg. I would therefor recommend the next model up, the 166's. Great base, great mic, comfortable, I love them.
166's
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Alrighty now I'm stuck between the Fatal1ty set and the Senn's. Gotta look more into these, thanks for the help and +rep!
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steelseries 5hv2
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Originally Posted by holtzman View Post
I LOVE my sennheiser 156's, but they are out of stock on newegg. I would therefor recommend the next model up, the 166's. Great base, great mic, comfortable, I love them.
166's
I've got the 166's and they are hand's down the best pair I've ever put on. The mic is nice and clear, no one ever complains of not being able to hear me in Ventrilo or teamspeak.
The only thing I wear headset for are games that require you to know which direction the sound is coming from (Counterstrike 1.6, COD4, etc) and it works extremely well. I've used other headsets that don't locate the sound very good and you end up turning or looking the wrong way, that never happens with this headset.

The best part is that this headset has a great deal of padding, I could wear mine for 10+ hours and not have any pain or aching in my ears. Other cheap Logitech headsets I've worn have put me in pain after only half an hour.

And this concludes the reasons I think the Sennheisers are the best
    
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steelseries 5hv2
that, or the icemat siberias, i think the new modelled versions have a attached mic on the headphones, ever since they went with steelseries

i have the siberias when they were still with icemat, and it came with a clip on mic, but none the less, very good headphones.
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