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post #11 of 31
If you insist on the boom mic requirement, then the beyerdynamic MMX300.
post #12 of 31
Err.. I am a bit confused.

Your not worried about paying 300$ for a 75$ set of headphones..

When you could have a set of 300$ headphones that sound like 300$ headphones.. (leagues above a 75$ set?)

And all it requires is zip tying two wires together (or sleeving them? which is 10 minutes tops worth of work?)

I mean OCN is a very "DIY" oriented website so seeing someone outright prefer to pay for a small amount of convenience is a bit different.

As said before, its all about what sounds good to you though.
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post #13 of 31
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The main problem that I have with the clip on mic is that it's not going to be that close to my mouth. I don't wanna have to talk loudly so my clan mates can hear me. I play late at night with my parents in the next room. With the "normal" microphone setup I can very quietly talk and they can hear me fine. I don't wanna have to clip it to my nose so they can hear me tongue.gif
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post #14 of 31
If you intend using Xonar D2 use pc360. I think the calibur little better than A700. But do not guess me. ^_^

O btw you don't worry about open headphone from Sennheiser currently using HD600 and it is only -20 db leak from 1/2 meter.
Edited by ChocoboLIVE - 4/10/11 at 11:35am
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Sennheiser PC360
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post #16 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst;13073695 
The main problem that I have with the clip on mic is that it's not going to be that close to my mouth. I don't wanna have to talk loudly so my clan mates can hear me. I play late at night with my parents in the next room. With the "normal" microphone setup I can very quietly talk and they can hear me fine. I don't wanna have to clip it to my nose so they can hear me tongue.gif

I could be mistaken but, I am pretty sure boom mics are designed so you can talk at a reasonable level and still he heard without having to clip it to your nose. Although most mics I have used have been crap quality from wally world.. Hopefully the 10$ zalman will do better since its a 30$ value..

Either way.. I need higher quality audio... so all in one headsets no longer cut it.
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post #17 of 31
lol i had a Logitech Clearchat headset for the last 3-4 years. $20 headset anyone?
Worked great, had no porblems with it, mic quality wasnt too bad either. nobody ever had trouble hearing me on ventrilo. The boom finally broke about 3 weeks ago, fell asleep with it on tongue.gif
Now i just use the mic on my webcam (Logitech Fusion) and people here my great. Ive yet to have any complaints since the switch. And even better is that its directly in front of me at level, better than a boom or a clipon.
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post #18 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst;13073577 
Yeah I'm not too bothered about the price. All I'm asking is what is the best headset you can buy? I don't care for clip on mics as the way I see it is that the mic as part of the package. You wouldn't have a clip on analogue stick for a controller, would you? Call me narrow minded or what, but that's what I want.

So as far as sound quality is concerned, the 350's are better than the 360's?

Well you have a pretty fair soundcard for most headphones. See, the thing is, although I focus on getting the best sound quality I can, I tend to leave that to only the speakers or headphones for the portable as I find clip on mic mediocre in quality. For the PC, I'd rather have a headset with a good mic built in with fair sound quality that is just "good enough". I find the zalman mic is exactly what you pay for. For 5 bucks, it sure gives the quality of 5 bucks.

But if you don't have a budget, then I'd suggest:

DT990 @ $299.99
AH-D7000 @ $999.99

As for a mic, I wouldn't know what to suggest unless you but a fair pair of headphones and rip the mic out and customize it to your new headphones. Here is a site that you could check a bunch on:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/534479/mad-lust-envy-aka-shin-cz-s-guide-to-headphone-gaming-particularly-with-dolby-headphone
post #19 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by canoners;13073859 
Sennheiser PC360

This. Recently bought it on sale for $200 to replace my pc161, sounds amazing. Probably going to get a sound card soon to appreciate it even more.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst;13073577 
So as far as sound quality is concerned, the 350's are better than the 360's?

PC360 sound quality is better since it is an open design whereas the pc350 is closed.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 4/10/11 at 1:35pm
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post #20 of 31
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I'm leaning towards the PC360's, but I'm worried about the open-back headphones since I game at night. Exactly how loud are these going to be through fairly thin walls?
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