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27-05-2014, 07:55 PM #1
Finding A Comfortable Headset
I need a new gaming headset.
I had a Plantronics (around $60) for about 8 months before the hard plastic headband snapped in half. This happened because the darn thing felt so tight on my head that I was constantly pulling at it, in an effort to relieve the pressure on my poor little brain.
Because of that, I have only been reading reviews of headsets that look comfortable.
I've narrowed it down to 3, which I have listed below.
I am not adamant that it be one of these 3, but, as I've mentioned, they look comfortable enough, are within my price range ($50-80) and have gotten decent reviews.
I'd sure apppreciate any feedback or suggestions that you-all may have.
2. Turtle Beach
3. Steel Series
27-05-2014, 09:31 PM #2
Unfortunately, I can not attest for any of those, but...
Have you tried looking at Sennheisers? I find them rather comfortable. And really good.
27-05-2014, 10:29 PM #3
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I had a similar struggle for years trying to find something comfortable for my head. Most recently I bought the ASUS Orion ROG Gamer headset and I love it .... I can wear it comfortably for hours on end (I listen to music while working with it on and forget I even have it on).
28-05-2014, 06:16 AM #4
28-05-2014, 08:18 AM #5
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I have the SteelSeries Siberia V2. It's a great headset - comfortable (although you should note that the cans really cut out background noise - you won't hear other things around you). Good quality on the mic and headphones (although not up to good HiFi phones, true). My probably with it is that the mic on them is really, really unreliable. My first pair had to go back within about 6 weeks, as the mic died. The mic started playing up after another 3 months on the second. Never got around to taking it back and now, years later admittedly, the mic only works when it's nowhere near my mouth.
29-05-2014, 07:24 AM #6
29-05-2014, 07:56 AM #7
I use the steel series. I find them excellent, and overall they are pretty robust given the wear and tear they go through. The last pair I had lasted around 2 years before they gave up the ghost, but they were pretty much in constant use both for work & play. Where as most over headsets I found tended to die after 6 months.Why yes you're right I'm deliciously evil
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29-05-2014, 11:01 AM #8
I had a Plantronics. It broke after about 2 years of use. Headband plastic just snapped in half. Wasn't impressed with the audio quality either. But then again, it was cheap.
I don't think I'll get another, though. I kinda have my eye on a Siberia.
29-05-2014, 12:07 PM #9
I have a Roccat Kave headset. It's nice, but heavy. Also the cable has started to fray and you get a LOT of interference from other devices e.g. mobile phone.
In future though? I'd buy a nice pair of headphones and then get an external mic. This: http://www.modmic.com/ is meant to be amazing.
29-05-2014, 06:51 PM #10
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I recently got two sets of Steel Series for my wife and myself. They're extremely comfortable. The other night, after my wife had finished gaming and was just browsing the web, I asked her why she was still wearing her headset. She laughed and said she forgot she even had it on. The mics sound great too. My friends told me it gave my voice a Barry White-level of sensuality which was alarmingly seductive, for what it's worth."What were we talking about? Pegasuses, pegasii, that's horses with wings. This motherf*cker got a sword that talks to him. Motherf*cker live in places that don't exist, it comes with a map. My God."
30-05-2014, 01:07 AM #11
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30-05-2014, 03:12 AM #13
Real talk. Get headphones and a quality boom mic. Better, more durable, cheaper.I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
30-05-2014, 09:55 AM #14
http://www.vanillatf2.org/2012/01/an...-and-giveaway/ did a test (as I'm not overly well versed in interference but that review seems to suggest it is a non issue).
02-06-2014, 07:10 AM #15
07-06-2014, 10:44 PM #16
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08-06-2014, 06:45 AM #17
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Our last two headsets were the Logitech wireless G series and Steel Series v2. Aside from the Steel Series usb plug being crap, it works fine but required extension cables to make it useable Logitech Wireless are great. Good sound, no problems.
08-06-2014, 11:37 AM #18
I'm on my 2nd pair of Speedlink Medusa 5.1 surround headphones. They're reasonably inexpensive and hard wearing. Also very comfortable, as I much prefer over the ear headphones and these have nice soft cloth pads. The boom mic is also very flexible and long enough so that it can be positioned a good distance away from the mouth, or close by, which ever suits. Had my current pair for over 2 years and they're still going great and I expect them to last few more yet.
As for the sound, well they sound good to me, but then I'm not a picky expert audiophile.
08-06-2014, 07:42 PM #19
Throwing my voice behind Sennheiser. I have the PC 320 which are probably a little out of your price range but they are very comfortable and the whole 'mutes if you lift the mic' feature is pretty cool too.
09-06-2014, 06:26 PM #20