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    Hi chaps,

    So my old headset gave up the ghost recently and I am struggling to find something which is comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours at a time.

    In the last week, I have purchased the Corsair Raptor HS40's and Plantronics GameCom 780's, neither of which are any good.

    The Plantronics have the most uncomfortable earcups ever with no padding and combined with a vice like grip on your head, leads to a very quick headache and painful ears.

    The Corsair's, whilst having considerably more ear padding, have really large earcups which dont sit over-ear. When worn for more than 30 minutes, the leatherette material makes them uncomfortable to wear as you end up with really hot and sticky ears.

    So now im looking for suggestions.

    What do you guys use?
    Standalone mic or combined headset?
    Single ear headsets?

    Shoot your thoughts - i'm all ears (couldn't resist the pun).

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    http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/pro...gaming-headset

    This one is what i use and now that I got the new MBo with its own sound stuff, boom don't even need a dongle to use the 7.1 effects.

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    You gotta stay away from headsets imo. I have researched this extensively and came to much the same conclusion as many professional audiophiles; headsets are shit.. well, except for a handful of crazy expensive, way overpriced, ones. Here is my recommendation; it is comparable to many of the $300 headsets:

    http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668.../dp/B003JOETX8
    http://www.modmic.com/collections/frontpage

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    what is the price range you are wanting to pay?

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    Not that much to be honest as I much prefer the game sound to come through my speaker set-up rather than have it all coming through a headset.

    Maximum probably 80-100.

    All I need it for it to hear TeamSpeak and to communicate via the mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Carts60 View Post
    Not that much to be honest as I much prefer the game sound to come through my speaker set-up rather than have it all coming through a headset.

    Maximum probably 80-100.

    All I need it for it to hear TeamSpeak and to communicate via the mic.
    If you prefer speakers, just get a desktop mic that has a stand with the springy holder, pop guard and such to prevent feedback when you hit your desk; that will cost you about $100 and be professional quality.

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    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/6625

    works fine for me no headache and can hear whats going on around me. add in a sound blaster z tuned to 20Hz and you my friend have a nice headset $15.99 USD. sound blaster z can be found as low as $90 USD but not required its just awesome XD.

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    My solution for the time being is going to be to use a USB to mic converter and i'll use my PS4 mono-headset. I'm not sure i mentioned above by my 3.5mm mic jack doesn't seem to work properly. It muffles everything badly

    With a converter, I should be able to hear TeamSpeak through the single ear and speak fine through the mic.

    A converter is like 3 from eBay so it'll be a cheap solution if it works.

    I'll be following your idea Prowler if it doesn't go to plan and getting a dedicated sound card too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Carts60 View Post
    My solution for the time being is going to be to use a USB to mic converter and i'll use my PS4 mono-headset. I'm not sure i mentioned above by my 3.5mm mic jack doesn't seem to work properly. It muffles everything badly

    With a converter, I should be able to hear TeamSpeak through the single ear and speak fine through the mic.

    A converter is like 3 from eBay so it'll be a cheap solution if it works.

    I'll be following your idea Prowler if it doesn't go to plan and getting a dedicated sound card too.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132052

    Depending on if you have a PCI or PCI-X slot available.

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    Jesus Vonarus.

    You've gone and made me order this now:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product

    So much for a cheap fix lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Carts60 View Post
    Jesus Vonarus.

    You've gone and made me order this now:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product

    So much for a cheap fix lol
    lol

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    When trying to join the clan this past week I discovered that my crappy old Turtle Beach X11's mic had gone to shit. I had done a ton of research back around Christmas and decided on the Astro A50s. I specifically wanted 7.1 (didn't care for analog or digital) and wireless, and this is what I came up with.

    They are $300 normally, but a quick look at ebay and you can easily get them used for $150, or as low as $120 if you're patient enough. Just got them yesterday and joined the clan and holy hell, I watch a video on youtube and I'm paranoid that there's someone behind me cuz everything just sounds so REAL. I'm with the War Thunder division and the sound of firing your guns, flying through flak, a bomb landing in the distance, it's just ridiculous.

    I admit I'm no pro in the field of audio, and from what I hear these headphones are overpriced for the drivers that they come with. But regardless, the results gave me chills. Highly recommended.

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    Wow that's one hell of a sound card.
    On the ops post, I have a plantronics gamecom 780. $60 comfy with glasses, even after a few hours gaming. Great sound. Has surround but can be turned off.


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