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Kodeen
29-09-2011, 10:15 PM
So what do people here like for headsets? I found a pair of Koss sets that look promising, but unfortunately both had reviews complaining of a tight fit, especially when wearing glasses (which I do), so they might be out.

My only requirements are that the headphone is in stereo, it uses audio jacks (not USB), and that it cost around or less than $30.

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-sb45-SB-45-Communication-Stereophones/dp/B00081A2CW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1317330676&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-SB49-Communication-Stereophone/dp/B000N8RK7K/ref=pd_cp_e_3

Heliocentric
30-09-2011, 08:10 PM
I have a great deal of experience in this and my best advice is get a quality desk mic. That sticky out P.O.S mic will double your headsets price without actually being any good. There are lots of good cheap headphones to suit a variety of wearing styles and they are often a good degree more comfortable.

slick_101
30-09-2011, 08:39 PM
http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Sound/ROCCAT-Vire/#crb_2 Not sure the price in the states but these go for around 30-40 here in the UK, I know they might not look much but I've seen some reviews as i was very skeptical about them, but with all the reviews I've seen they seem to say they are brilliant ( Its just really a bit of a spanner in the works when it comes to "headsets")

Kadayi
30-09-2011, 08:54 PM
http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Siberia-Full-Size-Headset-White/dp/B000V9AU6Y/ref=sr_1_5?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1317412345&sr=1-5

Been using this for over a year, fantastic quality, decent lead and robust as hell. The mic basically extends out from the left ear piece. If you don't dig white there are a few other colours available.

RamboJ3sus
30-09-2011, 11:03 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Fatal1ty-Detachable-Noise-Cancelling-Microphone/dp/B000P5VR16/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317420118&sr=8-1

Been using these for the past few months, very sturdy, cheap price and a comfortable fit. Worth a consideration. Also recommend the Steelseries Siberia that the above poster has linked. Can't go wrong with either choice really!

HP Craftwerk
30-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Over the last year, Ive used the Plantronic GamesCon, and the Razer.. Charcharcahrlieechieas.... whatever the heck they are called. Only got the Razers cause I was a nice guy and gave my pal the Plantronic ones. Both comfortable and did the job. I have a few sets of really nice sennheiser headphones I could use, but I would have to get a desktop mic, and those sound like crap over Vent/Mumble

Heliocentric
30-09-2011, 11:40 PM
These are mine, but they are pretty interchangeable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHP5401-00-Stereo-Headphones/dp/tech-data/B001ETSAZI/ref=de_a_smtd

Frequency response: 15 - 28 000 Hz means that I'm actually getting some work out of my Xfi

You'll notice many gaming sets carry a crap "20 - 20000 Hz" Indeed my headphones have the widest range here and are the cheapest linked. [/willy waving]

Edit: this is my mic, its kinda crappy, i'm sure with some thought you could get studio quality pickup
http://www.clasohlson.co.uk/Product/Product.aspx?id=158022390

Edit, this looks badass
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=studio+mic&hl=en&safe=active&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=983&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13157218543061356700&sa=X&ei=f0aGTorzK43Fswaw5dngAQ&ved=0CJgBEPMCMAA


Also for some serious FUCK YEAH!
http://www.clearercom.com/NE2000.html

This Noise Reduction headset is ideal for Industrial and HAZMAT situations where a respirator mask is required. The NE2000 will NOT interfere with safety masks and allows the user to continue wearing the necessary safety protection while communicating successfully.