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So my steelseries 5hv2 headset got borked a while ago ( 1 day after the warranty expired lol tongue.gif ). I tried fixing it but when measuring the resistance between the connector and the wires (so I could replace the broken connector ) I only got infinite resistance numbers as a result. So if I tried to fix it I'd have to solder every different wire -> connector combination possible, and that'd take some time, which I'm not willing to put in.

TL;DR they are broken and not easily fixable.

Now I need a new headset. Budget range would probably be something like 130€ (abou 130$ or a bit more since the prices here in Finland are quite steep).

I'm pretty much open to all suggestions, but I use voip services for ~ 6h day so a quality mic/clip on/ separate would be needed (when I mean a quality one, I just want something that works, not anything that I could record a song with or something) .

Suggestions? Thank you in advance, and all the useful replies will be +rep'd.
Edited by Alatar - 2/12/11 at 7:15am
 
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Hi, without more information on your needs, I will just suggest ones I've used in the past:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headsets_pc_pro-gaming_504121

They got pretty extensive use, 40+ hours a week. I stopped using them when I get my Sennheiser HD650, which I used with a desktop microphone.

Perhaps you can get some better recommendations if we know more what you are using them for. I understand you do a lot of VOIP, but do you want a pair of over-the-ear headphones like your last one? Is sound quality or mic quality more important? Do you use these for anything other than VOIP? Is comfort typically an issue for you? If you use them to listen to music, what type of music?
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You may also consider browsing Creative Labs website.

Here's the link to the OCN thread about 30% off their products.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Daetlus;12357323 
Hi, without more information on your needs, I will just suggest ones I've used in the past:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headsets_pc_pro-gaming_504121

They got pretty extensive use, 40+ hours a week. I stopped using them when I get my Sennheiser HD650, which I used with a desktop microphone.

Perhaps you can get some better recommendations if we know more what you are using them for. I understand you do a lot of VOIP, but do you want a pair of over-the-ear headphones like your last one? Is sound quality or mic quality more important? Do you use these for anything other than VOIP? Is comfort typically an issue for you? If you use them to listen to music, what type of music?

Thank you for the input smile.gif

And for the extra questions:

- Yes over the ear would be ideal.

- I'd say that the quality of the mic is not as important as sound quality. I just want the mic to be able to record my sound clearly enough for a good voip experience. As long as it works and isn't horrid I'm okay with it.

- Uses will be, listening to music, VOIP and gaming mostly. mostly gaming though.

- Yes I like comfort but I'm not too picky about that.

- Music tastes would be kind of broad anything from techno to metal, to modern classic and pop.

So the deal is, Sound quality over mic quality so the mic can be a clip on etc...
 
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a small bump...

I was thinking of buying these: http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_hifi_audiophile-headphones_504631

and getting a zalman clip on mic with them for ~ 130€ total.

Worth it? any experiences with the zalman clip on mic?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar;12370320 
a small bump...

I was thinking of buying these: http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_hifi_audiophile-headphones_504631

and getting a zalman clip on mic with them for ~ 130€ total.

Worth it? any experiences with the zalman clip on mic?

One last bump before I go and purchase. This idea worth it? any problems or anything?
 
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I don't know anything about the Zalman clip on mic, but I don't know of any bad sennheiser products. I also know Zalman to be generally reputable in my past purchases.
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maybe these?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar;12382619 
One last bump before I go and purchase. This idea worth it? any problems or anything?

No problems with it but the Audio Technica AD700 + the Zalman will probably produce better results for gaming/chat, not to mention they are the most comfortable thing out there biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daetlus;12388914 
I don't know anything about the Zalman clip on mic, but I don't know of any bad sennheiser products. I also know Zalman to be generally reputable in my past purchases.

thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;12389033 
No problems with it but the Audio Technica AD700 + the Zalman will probably produce better results for gaming/chat, not to mention they are the most comfortable thing out there biggrin.gif

Yeah I looked at those too, but I couldn't find them anywhere... Keep in mind I'm in Finland, and I don't want to order from anywhere else because of taxes, and other difficulties.
 
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4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
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test bench / cardboard box 
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