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    Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    And has it lived up to your expectations, or is an upgrade needed?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    A Creative HS-450

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Astro A40s

    Expensive but back when I got them in May 2012 I had the spare cash and was actively raiding in WoW so on the headset a lot. Fast forward 3 years later they are still going strong and I still love them.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Logitech g35 Bought it used but for only 17e and no obvious marks that its used.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Razer Megalodon. They works just as well under Linux, as they did when I was running Windows many moons ago.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Not a gaming headset really, I have Sennheiser HD 595 and an Asus Xonar Essence sound card with a built-in headphone amp to drive them. I've had the headphones for over five years and they are perfect.

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    Sharkoon X-tatic 5.1 digital.

    I have 2 of them actually - 1 for the PC and the other for xbone both connected to the SPDIF outputs for dolby support

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    Senheiser RS 170, modded with a ModMic. Really happy with the quality of both products

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Bought a logitech G35 in 2009, replaced the ear pads last year, still works and sounds great.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    astro a40, owned a couple of turtle beach models and found the quality poor in comparison, dont work well with xbox one tho.
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    How do you change the height of them?

    I've just had a quick fiddle with the knob at the front :\

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Had a Plantronics Gamecom 780 set which were great, until they broke at the 8 month mark as so many others did.

    Switched up to the Corsair Vengeance 1500 and it has been absolutely fantastic.
    The build is solid, comfortable, lightweight and adjusts well to different heads.

    General sound in 7.1 USB is just as good at the Plantronics, but smoother, more refined and everything seems subtler compared to the other headset's rawness, particularly with bassy rock music.
    Gaming-wise, everything is a clear as a bell and the mic can pick up the slightest whisper with perfect clarity (as evidenced by both my teamates on TS & Vent and by the responsiveness of Voice Attack). You can actually close your eyes in a good FPS, turn yourself to where you think a noise is coming from and open your eyes to find you're as accurate as in real life.

    It comes with fairly comprehensive config software which I haven't actually felt the benefit of as just a basic user and non-audiophile, though I imagine all those options would suit someone who is really fussy about their sound. I found the standard Windows setting offering enough options to get it sounding great with minimal fuss. Even without the dedicated drivers, everything recognises the headset (and mic, as appropriate) properly, so no problems there.

    The one and only niggle I have with this is the in-line volume control.
    IMO not a neccesary feature since most games/apps/keyboards have easily adjustable volume controls integrated anyway and the thing is set at a distance along the cable from the headset where it just freely hangs/swings/bangs around.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Qpad QH 90 , awesome headset

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    Kingston HyperX Cloud.

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    Asus Phoebus and sennheiser PC 151

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Sennheiser PC333D-G4ME. Great sound, fantastic mic, ear cups could do with being a touch larger though. They did wear in after about a month and no longer crush the head, though.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which gaming headset do you use?

    Steelseries 7H USB.

    My stepson borrowed my ancient headset and buggered them so invested in a new set - the 7H and I'm blown away with them. Really happy, plus the USB sound card which is optional to use, just works.

    Delighted with my purchase.
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