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post #11 of 25
Astro A40 if you want both xbox and PC.
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Astro A40 if you want both xbox and PC.
Way out of my budget, and even if I had the money to spend on it, I wouldn't buy it...kids just jizz over the fact that it's the official headset of MLG and they beg their parents to buy it for them. $250 is way too steep for what you're getting for those. Yes, the MixAmp that comes with it is a pretty good product, but not at that price. Reviews of the Tritton AX 720, priced at $100 on Amazon, say its sound quality is comparable to the A40's and cost $150 less.
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This is what I have been using on my headset for almost a good two years.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-Slim-He...item45f9526f99
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I had this for a week and it broke and its junk imo, but it might just be my experience.

And I got the GameCom 367's

This keeps everything under $30, PERSONALLY I wouldn't dump over $50 into a headset when it's not being amped or on quality headphones and a mic you really can't tell a difference and is a waste and a gimmick as EVERYONE has and will continue to state.
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I have the Logitech G930 Wireless gaming headset and I love it. It hasn't disconnected on me a single time in the 6 months I have had it. Has Dolby 7.1 Surround sound which is perfect for watching movies, and gaming alike. It has buttons on the headset which you can customize for anything you like, like the included voice filters with the software, or play/pause iTunes Music. The microphone has extremely good quality sound on the other end. Sound quality is superb. Really changed my gaming experience. I will hold onto this headset until Logitech releases the sequel.

Costs $129.99
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This is what I have been using on my headset for almost a good two years.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-Slim-He...item45f9526f99
or
Amazon.com: Xbox 360 PC Headset Adapter - Use PC Headset with Xbox 360 Live, Dual 3.5mm to 2.5mm: Video Games I had this for a week and it broke and its junk imo, but it might just be my experience.

And I got the GameCom 367's
Amazon.com: Plantronics GameCom 367 Closed-Ear Gaming Headset: Electronics

This keeps everything under $30, PERSONALLY I wouldn't dump over $50 into a headset when it's not being amped or on quality headphones and a mic you really can't tell a difference and is a waste and a gimmick as EVERYONE has and will continue to state.
Good suggestion with the adapter cable. Definitely opens up a world of possibilities with PC headsets now. I'm limited to stereo headsets with this route, though, so I dunno...

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I have the Logitech G930 Wireless gaming headset and I love it. It hasn't disconnected on me a single time in the 6 months I have had it. Has Dolby 7.1 Surround sound which is perfect for watching movies, and gaming alike. It has buttons on the headset which you can customize for anything you like, like the included voice filters with the software, or play/pause iTunes Music. The microphone has extremely good quality sound on the other end. Sound quality is superb. Really changed my gaming experience. I will hold onto this headset until Logitech releases the sequel.

Costs $129.99
Sorry, not a fan of wireless. I would hate if my headset's batteries died in the middle of a match or something.
post #16 of 25
Why not try a Razer Carcharias? It's what I have...those plush ear muffs will comfort your ears enabling you to wear the headset for hours with no strain:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16826153043
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So I've looked into the adapter cable for Xbox 360 and the one posted by Dtrain looks like the build quality sucks. Some of the reviews say the connector started getting loose and wouldn't stay put, so if I'm gonna go that route, I would be getting the SteelSeries Xbox 360 Headset Connector, which isn't in stock now. As I said before, though, this limits me to stereo headsets, so I'm hesitant to go this way.
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Why not try a Razer Carcharias? It's what I have...those plush ear muffs will comfort your ears enabling you to wear the headset for hours with no strain:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16826153043
Good suggestion. It depends on whether I end up getting a stereo headset, though, in which case the Carcharias is up there on my list.

Can someone explain why headphones like the AD700 and HD555 are such a good buy when they're stereo headphones and a Dolby 5.1 headset (the Tritton AX 720) is only $5 more than the AD700 ($15 more than HD555)? I know that everyone has good things to say about the AD700's. I'm just wondering if it's the better buy for me in this situation if all I use a headset for is gaming and not listening to music. The positional audio that (simulated) Dolby 5.1 offers seems like it would really help when I'm trying to hear enemies sneak up on me.
Edited by decimator - 4/8/11 at 11:37am
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Can someone explain why headphones like the AD700 and HD555 are such a good buy when they're stereo headphones and a Dolby 5.1 headset (the Tritton AX 720) is only $5 more than the AD700 ($15 more than HD555)? I know that everyone has good things to say about the AD700's. I'm just wondering if it's the better buy for me in this situation if all I use a headset for is gaming and not listening to music.
Think of it this way. The point of having surround sound speakers is so they surround you. They're spaced apart so that the sound is coming from different places. When you put that in headphones, the speakers can't really be spaced out, therefore rendering surround sound useless. This also forces the headphone drivers to be smaller and usually cheaper, resulting in a loss in sound quality. Hope that clears things up. I would also like to add the JVC HA-RX900s to the list of headphones. They're extremely comfortable and have good clean bass. I have a pair and I really like them.
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Think of it this way. The point of having surround sound speakers is so they surround you. They're spaced apart so that the sound is coming from different places. When you put that in headphones, the speakers can't really be spaced out, therefore rendering surround sound useless. This also forces the headphone drivers to be smaller and usually cheaper, resulting in a loss in sound quality. Hope that clears things up. I would also like to add the JVC HA-RX900s to the list of headphones. They're extremely comfortable and have good clean bass. I have a pair and I really like them.
Yeah, I see where you're coming from. The headsets I'm looking at right now aren't even true Dolby 5.1 headsets. They use Dolby Headphone to simulate Dolby 5.1 surround sound through stereo. I'm only saving $5 by going with the AD700's though, but I'm really going to end up spending more since I'll need to buy a separate clip-on mic and a headset adapter for Xbox 360.

The JVC's are a good suggestion. I'll look into those.

EDIT: I just found the perfect solution for me -- the SteelSeries Siberia V2 for PS3 (also compatible with Xbox 360 and PC). It's not hitting retail until Q3 2011, though .
Edited by decimator - 4/8/11 at 3:02pm
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UPDATE: So the Tritton AX 720 is no longer an option since Amazon ran out of stock and the next cheapest retailer is CircuitCity, which sells it for $30 more and doesn't have free shipping . If I buy from Amazon, they say it won't ship out for 3 to 5 weeks .

This turned out well for me, though, because it forced me to do a bit more research and I think I'm ditching the headset route and going with the headphone + Xbox 360 adapter + clip-on mic route.

The product that made me change my mind -- the Superlux HD668B.



The only problem is that there are no American retailers for it. The closest is an eBay seller named audiohipster (who is a top-rated seller, so I wouldn't have any qualms about buying from him), but this completely negates my Amazon $50 gift card, so I'm not sure.

The other candidate is the

, which I can use my gift card on and it's cheaper to boot. These seem like legit audiophile headphones for a casual price, so I'm leaning toward these right now.
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