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I need a new headset, guys. I had my Plantronics 367 for a bit over two years now. There's nothing wrong with the sound quality but the design of the frame is pretty flimsy and it's starting to fall apart. I had to super glue it a few times.

I need something more durable. As for the budget. $60 or less.

Thanks.
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I love how this guide is about not buying headsets but half the people who ask for advice say they still want one.

Anyway am I the only one to notice that the OP has the description for the AD700 and A700 mixed up?
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I love how this guide is about not buying headsets but half the people who ask for advice say they still want one.

Anyway am I the only one to notice that the OP has the description for the AD700 and A700 mixed up?
"Guide to Gaming Headphones\\Headsets."

Unlike you, i can read.
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"Guide to Gaming Headphones\\Headsets."

Unlike you, i can read.
Unlike you, I can read more than the shiny title in a guide and actually read the content. There are not headsets recommended in this guide. If you want a headset and are not the least interested in hearing about what headphones have to offer, this thread isn't for you.
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post #275 of 471
Hey, just read this thread and was wondering where I can find the Plantronics Audio Switcher for purchase? it seems to be discontinued... or something similar if possible. I'm from Canada and just purchased a auzentech x-plosion, I thought this was a perfect solution.
post #276 of 471
I would like to disagree with some things in the original guide to gaming headphones. The way the guide is written, it seems like the most obvious cheap headphones to pick for under $40 or so is Sennheiser HD201. In fact, I just did this, and now that I have my HD201, I wouldn't recommend these headphones. The sound is pretty good (though, I wish it could be a little louder) but the comfort is terrible. The cushions are really thin and the ears will always touch the hard plastic that covers the drivers. If you listen to these for more than one hour, it may become painful. I have normal sized ears and I have been having this problem. My mom borrowed these headphones to watch a movie and also experienced discomfort when using them for too long. As for sound quality, they're pretty good, though I don't know if I would go as far as to claim that these are the best under-$75 headphones one can buy. The same Portapro mentioned in the guide has much better comfort and pretty good sound quality. The surround sound does feel to be fuller and better with HD201, so I would give it preference for playing games, if it actually was comfortable for longer sessions.

So now I wonder, is there a set of full size headphones like HD201 but more comfortable? Does HD555 mentioned in this guide have any comfort issues?

Thanks.
post #277 of 471
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So now I wonder, is there a set of full size headphones like HD201 but more comfortable? Does HD555 mentioned in this guide have any comfort issues?

Thanks.
This question is completely subjective, I can wear HD201's( mine) for hours( I wore them all day once.)
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post #278 of 471
I found the HD201s to be uncomfortable aftter an hour or so too. The AD700s are like it but with a bit less bass, better quality and sound stage and also much more comfortable.
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post #279 of 471
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I need a new headset, guys. I had my Plantronics 367 for a bit over two years now. There's nothing wrong with the sound quality but the design of the frame is pretty flimsy and it's starting to fall apart. I had to super glue it a few times.

I need something more durable. As for the budget. $60 or less.

Thanks.
I would suggest the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset (The cheapest one in the series) it's far below your budget but I just bought my second one after my cats decided to completley destroy the cable, I used the first one for 2 years with no problems. Great sound quality and the microphone is great aswell.

My cats ruined the cable on the second one aswell, just on one position so I was able to solder it back together and worked fine after.

Bad things would be... In the first week/few days that you use it, its very uncomfortable after several hours. But after that start you wont feel it even when using it a whole day.
The microphone that can go in and out is annoying sometimes because it only goes in one way (There's a small bump wich makes sure its locked in place.)
The cables are weak, and the build quality is very good but it feels like it will break if you drop it once. (Even tho it doesnt.)
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post #280 of 471
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I would suggest the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset (The cheapest one in the series) it's far below your budget but I just bought my second one after my cats decided to completley destroy the cable, I used the first one for 2 years with no problems. Great sound quality and the microphone is great aswell.
You're a brave soul for posting that here
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