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Currently, I use this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...archat%20style

The left speaker thing is starting to make fuzzy noises.

I could try to RMA it with legitech, but I don't think shipping costs would be worth it.

So, OCN, my question to you is, what should i get to replace this?

Requirements:
-Must be At or under $40
-Must have built in mic, I will not use a separate mic, do not try to convince me otherwise, it will not work.
-I don't care about design/looks, as long as it is comfy enough.
-I listen to crappy 128Kbps MP3s, Gaming performance>music
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post #2 of 11
I had the GameCom 367 for a couple of years and they worked pretty well. It finally broke though. I recently purchased the Koss SB45 and I think they would be excellent gaming headset under your criteria, that is if you must have headphones with a built in mic.
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post #3 of 11

OP,

1) get some real headphones. These would be the only option in your price range:

Grab a boom mic and some velcro and do this:
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod


2) Logitech won't let you pay for return shipping. They'll send you a prepaid label via e-mail. At least, that's what they did for me three days ago for my mouse.
Edited by cuad - 3/12/11 at 1:51am
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
OP,

1) get some real headphones. These would be the only option in your price range: Amazon.com: JVC HARX700 High-Grade Full-Size Headphone: Electronics Grab a boom mic and some velcro and do this:
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod


2) Logitech won't let you pay for return shipping. They'll send you a prepaid label via e-mail. At least, that's what they did for me three days ago for my mouse.
lol... Did you read the OP? He said it must have a built in mic.
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lol... Did you read the OP? He said it must have a built in mic.
I did read. And if an OP is asking for a built in mic then its safe to assume he still needs some sense knocked into him!
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
I did read. And if an OP is asking for a built in mic then its safe to assume he still needs some sense knocked into him!
Never assume.

I have done that before and I got shamed on. I agree the HARX or ATH700 would kill any gaming headset at their price points, but that's not what the OP wanted. He probably has his own reasons for requesting a good headset with a built in mic.
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post #8 of 11
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Mostly because:

-my modding skills suck...

-When going to lans, i need to look like I know what i'm doing. I'd look like a noob if i didn't show up with a headset. Peer pressure FTW!!!!

I am fine with the audio my current headset produces, so sound isn't really that big of a deal. I have borrowed some "nicer" headphones/headsets (Beats, 377, Siberia V2) and i really don't care about the audio.

The Gamecom 377 is looking like the best option right now. My bud has some, and they are pretty nice.

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post #9 of 11
I use a Microsoft Lifechat 3000. I've had no problems with it whatsoever. I'm not an audiophile in the least bit. All I cared about was having sound transmitted through a headset and a mic that actually picked up sound when I spoke at a reasonable level.

It is connected through USB, though.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...SB_Stereo.html

$20 FS at B&H Photo.
Edited by hyujmn - 3/12/11 at 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Requirements:
-Must be At or under $40
-Must have built in mic, I will not use a separate mic, do not try to convince me otherwise, it will not work.
-I don't care about design/looks, as long as it is comfy enough.
-I listen to crappy 128Kbps MP3s, Gaming performance>music
With this requirement, get anything you want or that looks good. Seriously
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