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After having my Logitech headset die out on me because of a flimsy wire, I've had to look around for a new headset. I had settled on either a Sennheiser 151 or a Plantronics Gamecon 367. But I'm also partial to the option of using a pair of headphones and a desktop mic.

So would it be better to just get one of the headsets of buy a Sennheiser HD201 and a Desktop mic. Which option would get me the most bang (and sound quality) for my buck? All three routes would cost me about $40 anyway. Preferably my budget is around 50 dollars. Any suggestions or advice would be helpful.
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I used to rock a headset. Now it's all about the headphones/mic. It's really nice if you need to eat or do something else while still talking and what not. You don't have a mic in your face all of the time.

Plus, you get to choose which headphones you want!
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I used to rock a headset. Now it's all about the headphones/mic. It's really nice if you need to eat or do something else while still talking and what not. You don't have a mic in your face all of the time.

Plus, you get to choose which headphones you want!
Yup.

Get some nice headphones and a good desktop mic and you're set.

I actually thought about getting an SM58, a desk stand, and a mic preamp, but then realized it's just a little overkill for voice chat in games.
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post #4 of 15
for 38$ get a jvc harx700. absolutely blows away all those headphones u listed. then get a desktop mic
if u must have a headset- i have a gamecom 377- its actually pretty decent sounding- the best that plantronics has ever made. i have had the senn pc150 and hated it-weak bass, shrill. the hd201 is nothing to brag about either-but its good for the price
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How about buy the nice head phones then duck tape your desktop mike to them
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How about buy the nice head phones then duck tape your desktop mike to them
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Whats a good mic? I heard that Zalman had one but i dont see it on newegg and it was always out of stock when they did have it?
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Whats a good mic? I heard that Zalman had one but i dont see it on newegg and it was always out of stock when they did have it?

I am getting Audio Technica ATH-AD700 headphones, and one of those Zalman mics for xmas
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post #9 of 15
Yeah man the zalman mic1, 7 bucks shipped - great great sound, great pickup even if you don't have it next to your mouth. Best byte had the best price:

http://bestbyte.net/mm5/merchant.mvc...Category_Code=

They shipped it out same day and I ordered 3 pm eastern time. Gotta love good service.
    
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I recommend the zalman also. Clipped one to my keyboard cable and it works great!
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