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    Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    Hey guys,

    Looks like my Altec Lansing headset is finally taking a dump. The wire going to the right earphone is finally giving out and cuts in and out. I'm getting ready to go shopping for some headphones, but unfortunately I know Walmart has a limited in-store selection as opposed to their online selection. If I'm going to be resorted to ordering online, I want something that you guys think is going to do well!

    Sound is a plus, I definitely want to be able to hear things coming as best as I could. I already know 5.1 is a gimmick so I'm not too worried about that.

    Comfort is also key, especially for those long gaming sessions. The altecs weren't bad, however sometimes after long sessions the cartilage on my ears would begin to be sensitive to touch and be sore. If I could get full headphones that completely cover the ear, I might try them... but anything that is known comfortable is good.

    Decent mic: Don't like crappy quality, something that I don't have to up the DB to the max just so people can hear me... but then again I know that differs based on ventrilo codecs and windows (Windows Vista x64 atm, Windows 7 soon).

    In-line volume control w/ mute for mic would be nice too!

    I haven't checked out Best Buy or anything yet, but what do you guys think would be great that would be preferably under $65 / $60 if I can help it!

    Thanks!
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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    I have these.
    Have had them for a number of years.
    Spend the extra money.
    You won't be disappointed.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-158-_-Product
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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    Highly recommend these Steele Series and they are on sale for $55 shipped from teh Egg
    If you enjoy gaming click here to learn about the Fragging Frogs.


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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkrulz View Post

    Decent mic: Don't like crappy quality, something that I don't have to up the DB to the max just so people can hear me..
    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi View Post
    Highly recommend these Steele Series and they are on sale for $55 shipped from teh Egg
    No offense.
    But.
    A lot of cons
    Amongst them:

    Cons:- Microphone is weak, you need to boost by at least +30db so other people can hear you properly.
    Cons: Microphone could be a bit more sensitive.
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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    Zetachi, what is your impression of the attached microphone to that headset? I do see a lot of cons on that but just curious what you have to say. Sorry Ghost, unfortunately those headphones are too far out of my budget. If I was going to spend a bit more money I wouldn't go for anything more than $70 if I could help it!
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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    at least 3 of the Fragging Frogs have them and I have heard no complaints about the mikes from any of them.
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    Re: Looking for comfortable gaming headset, $65 or preferably less!

    i started the whole 5hV2 craze with the frogs and i love mine.

    i have used the pc151's that are similar to what ghostdog recommended and their mic is no better than the 5hV2's. from the sounds of it the 5hV2 has the superior mic. i had several comments after switching that my mic sounded better. that and i've heard 2 other frogs using the same headset and their mics are very clear.

    the +20db boost is a pretty standard requirement for any headset i've used, i have 4 very good ones right now and all 4 needed it. i always turn up the mic volume in windows and enable the boost by default.

    in fact whenever someone joins our ts server if they're at all quiet the only way to fix it is to tick that +20db boost. if you can find a headset that doesn't need it i'd like to see it. must be actively powered or something.

    otherwise the mic is great, the headphones themselves are very comfy and they surround the ear which is a plus for comfort and possibly sound. i do know they're the best sounding of my headsets and that includes the pc151's. and they're cheaper than the 161's. haven't used those so i have no comparison to them.

    the price the egg has them for is pretty darn good, they've been cheaper but usually they're more expensive if anything.

    edit: i also recommend using the search function, this topic has oddly come up half a dozen times in the last couple months across various forums, so there's a good bit of knowledge already posted about this very topic that might further help you decide.
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