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Nice. Where exactly are you abroad at?


Also for the guy who asked about headsets. As mentioned, the HyperX Cloud is a good option. If you want to maximize your budget the HD598 (should see a nice Amazon sell again this year with them going for $100) or HD558 and a ModMic is an even better option, though twice the price.
 
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HyperX Cloud(If you have a soundcard or external dac/amp) or HyperX Cloud 2(USB)

Everything else in that price range is junk.

There's also the option to go with a modmic and headphones, if you're interested in that?

I did look in to the hyperX Cloud 2.
Are the logitech, razer, and corsair stuff no good in that price range?
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I did look in to the hyperX Cloud 2.
Are the logitech, razer, and corsair stuff no good in that price range?

They're your typical gaming headsets, they sound bad and break after a year or 2 of use.

Although, the sound of the new logitech headsets(G633/933) is supposedly pretty good, but they still use the same fragile hinge design. And you're paying extra for flashy lights and features you don't need.
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They're your typical gaming headsets, they sound bad and break after a year or 2 of use.

Although, the sound of the new logitech headsets(G633/933) is supposedly pretty good, but they still use the same fragile hinge design. And you're paying extra for flashy lights and features you don't need.

Fair call. Thank you for the response!
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Hey guys, my headset went bonkers and now doesn't work. What's recommended in the $100 - $150 price range? Need a good quality mic and preferably noise canceling ear-cups so my PC can't be heard while gaming.

Cheers lads!

I wouldn't recommend a headset, like Gilles said, you're overpaying for what you get. At $150 you're paying $75 for the headphone/mic combo, and $75 for the lights and "OMG GAMINGZ!" branding.

My recommendation:

http://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio-ModMic-Attachable-Microphone/dp/B00T6XUL8S/

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http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54
or
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=psdc_172541_t1_B00001WRSJ

You'll essentially have a headset with waaaay better quality than what you'd get with a Razer or Corsair. I like the ModMic because I can change what headphones I use it with: sometimes it's on my K550s, sometimes on my Q701s. And I can detach it for when I'm playing solo.
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Nice. Where exactly are you abroad at?


Also for the guy who asked about headsets. As mentioned, the HyperX Cloud is a good option. If you want to maximize your budget the HD598 (should see a nice Amazon sell again this year with them going for $100) or HD558 and a ModMic is an even better option, though twice the price.

You could get the HD558 on Amazon right now for only $109.90 plus the mod mic for about $50 (more or less). That's a great price for that combo!

If you want to go a bit cheaper, you could get the HD518 and save $30 bucks more! It basically sounds the same as the HD558 and 598 but with a little more (the cup design has more to do with the sonic differences between the models) emphasis on the bass. I personally sampled all three before (the 598, 558 and 518) and ended up getting the 518. The difference in sound is small between the three, here's the graph comparing all three:

Frequency Response - http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=2841&graphID[]=2861&graphID[]=2851

50 Hz Frequency Response - http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=3&graphID[]=2841&graphID[]=2861&graphID[]=2851

500 Hz Frequency Response - http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=4&graphID[]=2841&graphID[]=2861&graphID[]=2851

If you got the 518 for $71 and got a modmic for $50 bucks you got a decent gaming headphone that does so much better than most gaming headsets out there for about $120 bucks total (plus shipping of courses)!
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You could get the HD558 on Amazon right now for only $109.90 plus the mod mic for about $50 (more or less).

He mentioned he wanted closed-back headphones, hence my suggestions of the MDR-7506 or M40X, but still a great suggestion.
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Hey guys, my headset went bonkers and now doesn't work. What's recommended in the $100 - $150 price range? Need a good quality mic and preferably noise canceling ear-cups so my PC can't be heard while gaming.

Cheers lads!

I wouldn't recommend a headset, like Gilles said, you're overpaying for what you get. At $150 you're paying $75 for the headphone/mic combo, and $75 for the lights and "OMG GAMINGZ!" branding.

My recommendation:

http://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio-ModMic-Attachable-Microphone/dp/B00T6XUL8S/

+

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54
or
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=psdc_172541_t1_B00001WRSJ

You'll essentially have a headset with waaaay better quality than what you'd get with a Razer or Corsair. I like the ModMic because I can change what headphones I use it with: sometimes it's on my K550s, sometimes on my Q701s. And I can detach it for when I'm playing solo.
I completely agree with this recommendation.
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I never thought to go down the route of having a separate headphone + mic combo. Cheers for the recommendations. I'll look into them thoroughly before making my decision. smile.gif
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I'd skip the modmic and use that money on headphones with a cheap mic imo.
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