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Hi there,

I'm looking for a headset for competitive fps games like CS. This will not be used for music. It can't be bass heavy. I know some headsets are tweaked to enhance sounds like footsteps and stuff. Good Soundstage, Directional positioning, A GOOD Mic for vent and stuff. The idea of a clip on mic is not very attractive to me as there are too many wires here already. If I have no choice, I can do it. I don't know what's the market price for headsets like these so lets not have a set budget right now. So, what would you suggest me? What do you guys use?

Thank you
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Sennheiser PC360

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Thanks for the reply! You said PC360 but the link is for PC350. I see PC360 is open compared to the closed PC350. I might like the closed one more. What about the audio difference between the two? What else is different on the PC360? Comfort is also very important to me. Which one are you using?

Thank you
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Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Closed-back Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.a...00&sku=ATHA700
109.00
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We will advise you down the headphone+Clip on or Desktop Mic route as that is the much better solution for your money; however, if you truly desire a "headset" with an attachable mic, we can offer you suggestions, but be prepared to spend like 2x the price it's really worth for similar sound.

For instance, if you wanted one of the best "headsets" out, we'd advise you to buy the Beyerdynamic MMX300 which is basically a DT770+Mic. MMX300 is 350 dollars.

If you were to buy DT770s and attach a mic, on a good day, you could spend less than HALF of that but just buying DT770s and a clip on mic.

The cheapest solution, but which will also be a great solution in it's own right is to buy AD700s and get a clip on mic. The sound stage, clear mids great highs and price tag on these make it killer for gaming. They're 90-95 bucks if you buy from Amazon.com. If you look on ebay or headfi you can find them even cheaper.

For all of these suggestions; however, you're required to have an equally good source as well. You need a sound card to really get the most out of gaming. I suggest the Titanium HD, as that will be the best for your needs of competitive gaming. As you can see, the price clearly jumps quickly with audio parts, so be careful.

My suggestion is Titanium HD+AD700s.
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I have TWO beyerdynamic MMX 300's and I love them. But they're not for people short of cash, that's for sure. But you'll love them too. Mic has excellent quality also.
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Thanks for the reply! You said PC360 but the link is for PC350. I see PC360 is open compared to the closed PC350. I might like the closed one more. What about the audio difference between the two? What else is different on the PC360? Comfort is also very important to me. Which one are you using?

Thank you
Well it's all preference, if there are people inside your home I'd suggest you rock out a closed headset. If you are by yourself, grab the PC360. From my experience the pc360 has a better build quality compared to the PC350. Comfort level is a huge factor to me as well since during intense moment, you might tend to sweat around the ear. The padding on the Pc360 is what sold me also the quality of the mic.

I used to rock out the HD555's with a zalman clip on mic, however I quickly changed since my friends couldn't hear me. The mic would pick up background noises which was a pain in the butt. This is why I now opt for a standard headset. (plus all the tangle wire mess was quite annoying to deal with)
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Tangled wires? Did you not clip your mic to the heaphone cable?
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Well, it is definitely no where near top of the line, but I have enjoyed my Logitech G35 for the past year +, and I get pretty rough with my equipment (bad temper). The sound is nice, your ears don't get too hot, but the only negative is the cheesy simulated leather/plastic muffs. Wish they were cloth like the Razer headset I broke before I got these.

Again, not the best, but does do surround, etc, etc, and has several programmable buttons on the left ear piece that allows you to sound different, change tunes if you are listening to music, or w/e you want it to do.

Also, like the fact that the boom mic is not one of those bendable/flexible pieces of trash, and that it has a visual indicator (red led on/off) to let you know when your hot.
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Tangled wires? Did you not clip your mic to the heaphone cable?
Of course I did, it still gets tangled after I put them up in my drawer. The annoying part was the mic picking up more background noises than my voice.
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