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I am going to pick up a new headset and was wondering what you guys think?

It is between the:

SteelSeries 7H 7.1 Surround Gaming Headphones
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...29888(ME).aspx

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Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...24956(ME).aspx

I have a set of the original SteelSeries 5vh2 which are great for lans because they are open ear and I can hear my games and my friends, but since I am in an apartment I want something that packs punch for my games when I am alone in the apartment.

The nice thing about the new steel series ones is that it offers offers two interchangeable ear-cushions, one for closed sound and one for open sound. This would allow me to sell my original set and only be working with one set.

On the other hand the G35 probably has better punch and sound overall, but im not too sure. I don't mind holding onto my old ones and using them for laning it up.

So what do you guys think?
 

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Originally Posted by Exostenza View Post
I am going to pick up a new headset and was wondering what you guys think?

It is between the:

SteelSeries 7H 7.1 Surround Gaming Headphones
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...29888(ME).aspx

and the

Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...24956(ME).aspx

I have a set of the original SteelSeries 5vh2 which are great for lans because they are open ear and I can hear my games and my friends, but since I am in an apartment I want something that packs punch for my games when I am alone in the apartment.

The nice thing about the new steel series ones is that it offers offers two interchangeable ear-cushions, one for closed sound and one for open sound. This would allow me to sell my original set and only be working with one set.

On the other hand the G35 probably has better punch and sound overall, but im not too sure. I don't mind holding onto my old ones and using them for laning it up.

So what do you guys think?
Hey there. Between these two headsets, there is no clear-cut winner for audio quality. I have heard other Steelseries (not this one specifically), but they all tend to sound the same. I would lean toward the Steelseries because in my experience, they have always been more comfortable than the logitechs, especially if you're going to game for hours at a time. If you were adventurous, I would recommend the AD700s, but some people prefer a gaming headset rather than a pair of stereo headphones.

Anyways, see if you can try both out and see what you like. Hope that helps!
 

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Thanks for the reply.. I am pretty split between the two as I know the Logitech pair has great bass and my current pair of steelseries have little to no bass. Though I have read that the new ones are much improved over the ones that I have now. Also the interchangeable muffs are a big plus and would allow me to sell my old pair.

I don't know what to do other than maybe go into the store and buy try them out. Also I guess I have a 7 day return policy. I could just get my buddy with the g35 to come over and let me try both of em.

Anyone else?

Both headsets got 10/10 on Hardware heaven...
 

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The question is do they have the bass that the logitech delivers? I think I am going to go for the steel series one anyways now... I am looking for a gaming headset and not an overall headset.

Well if i pick them up tonight I'll let you guys know how they are and if not I'll have them tomorrow night.
 

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I have no experience with the Steelseries headset, but I have the G35. I've had it for about 1 year 3 months. Last week, I picked them up, raised them to put them on my head, and they snapped. The entire left cup and mic broke off. They are actually only held on by a little bit of plastic thats about 4-5mm across. That's it.

Other than that, they're a pretty decent gaming headset. I was pretty upset when they broke, as when I bought them they were $200+ out here (they have since dropped down to sub $150 I believe) and I took really good care of them the whole time I've had them.

I am now myself looking for a good gaming headset. I need one that has sound quality (both headphones and especially mic) equal to or better than the G35, but with much stronger build quality.

If you choose the Steelseries, or something other than the G35s, let us know how you go, and your impressions in regards to sound and build quality.
 

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My vote goes for Logitech due to their service.

Mas call logis service they will probably help you with yours.
 

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well, youre obviously leaning towards the steel, but let me plug the g35 for you. I've had mine for almost a year now and LOVE them. Quality is very high. I owned a pair of AXE PRO Tritons... COMPLETE GARBAGE. Swithced to g35, awesome sound, had to turn bass down actually to not go deaf. And honestly, my wife hates them because i cant hear anything except screams within my room, and nothing further out in the house lol.
 

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Mas, logitech has a lifetime warranty on everything. They are the best in the industry and didn't even make me send my broken mouse back. All I had to do was produce my receipt to them and they sent me a new one very quickly through DHL.

itsme9003: If I was going to get a headset (not gaming) for gaming it would be sennheizer, no questions asked. I want a gaming headset with a good mic though.
 

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Hmm, I just checked, and apparently the warranty on the G35 is 2 years limited hardware warranty (at least here in Aus, not sure about in the US).

Problem is, I don't have PoP, as I didn't keep my receipt :/
 

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oh god, don't waste your money.

Buy an JVC RX700: ($CA 47)

http://www.techdepotcanada.com/servl...VC-Full/Detail

or JVC RX900: ($CA 75)

http://www.techdepotcanada.com/servl...VC-Full/Detail

And then buy an soundcard like:

Xonar DX

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1018

MUCH better value. And then get a lapel mic of your choice. Not hard. Cheaper and sounds better.
All the regular audiophiles here are offline (except me). After you mod the JVC RX series (real easy felt mod), you got yourself a very good bang for buck headphone. the JVC RX900 has s slightly larger soundstage and more bass. the 5HV2 is laughable for music and the Siberia is so so average.
 

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Those are not gaming headsets
But they are better for gaming overall due to the soundcard's DSPs such as Dolby Headphone. Regular stereo headphones paired with surround sound DSPs are actually much better for gaming than 'gaming headsets' + much better build quality + much better value.

for music, it's a no contest.
 

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But they are better for gaming overall due to the soundcard's DSPs such as Dolby Headphone. Regular stereo headphones paired with surround sound DSPs are actually much better for gaming than 'gaming headsets' + much better build quality + much better value.

for music, it's a no contest.
I appreciate the input, but I am not getting these for music or movies. I am going to use these for gaming only and I do not want to have a seperate headset and mic as I take them on the go a lot with my gaming laptop. Also I am not getting the 5VH2 as you spoke about, I am replacing them.

As for the sound card I used to have an X-Fi and to be honest going to onboard I really haven't noticed a difference. I am not willing to spend money on a sound card and the USB one that comes with the 7H will work on my laptop as well.

For music I use my speakers as my computer is in the living room and I am generally up and around doing things when music is playing. I have a pair of Sennheizer cordless headphones, but I find that I never use them...

I am going to pick up the 7H 7.1 Gaming headset tonight and I will report back after I have had a chance to use them. I have lots of homework, so it will most likely be tomorrow night!

Thanks everyone for the discussion.
 

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Both headsets are only virtual surround. You would be better off buy decent stereo headphones of the same value and using your soundcard's dolby/eax to provide the same virtual surround sound effect.

At least this way the headphones themselves will be of better quality and provide better soundstage and audio reproduction


Get a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD400's for ~$140US - or read the reviews and buy something in your price range from THIS page on.

If you want true 5.1 gaming headset, consider the Medusa NX 5.1 Gaming Headset HERE or the Roccat Kave 5.1 Headset HERE - and stay away from crappu USB headphones at all cost
 

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But they are better for gaming overall due to the soundcard's DSPs such as Dolby Headphone. Regular stereo headphones paired with surround sound DSPs are actually much better for gaming than 'gaming headsets' + much better build quality + much better value.

for music, it's a no contest.
And that doesn't matter one bit. They are built for different purposes. Without a mic, they are worthless for gaming when you need a mic to coordinate via ventrilo/mumble/teamspeak etc. And no, a separate mic is not a viable option.

GD people. Please stop suggesting headsets with no mic to someone who needs a gaming headset.

It doesn't matter if it has the best sound in the world and only costs five bucks, if it won't do what you need it to do.

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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
Both headsets are only virtual surround. You would be better off buy decent stereo headphones of the same value and using your soundcard's dolby/eax to provide the same virtual surround sound effect.

At least this way the headphones themselves will be of better quality and provide better soundstage and audio reproduction


Get a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD400's for ~$140US - or read the reviews and buy something in your price range from THIS page on.

If you want true 5.1 gaming headset, consider the Medusa NX 5.1 Gaming Headset HERE or the Roccat Kave 5.1 Headset HERE - and stay away from crappu USB headphones at all cost

Do those two (the Medusa and the Roccat Kave) have a good mic? Noise cancellation is often a big deal when it comes to gaming headsets. It doesn't look like they do. Not all of us play in a soundproof basement or live alone :/

Cheers
 
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