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    Help with online gaming comms

    I have just started playing online games and want to take advantage of teamspeak, Can anyone recommend me cordless headphones and mic ? I can seem to find anything thats decent.
    System Specs - OCZ Modstream 520W, P5B Deluxe, 4Gb OCZ 6400, E6600@ 3.6Ghz, Audigy sound card, XFX 8800GTS XXX 640mb graphics card.

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    does it have to be cordless? if i was to buy a new headset it would be something from the seinheiser range they have some new headsets out which might be worth checkin out

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    You could always try Ventrilo which has alot better quality and individual volume controls

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    Sennheiser's PC 150 and 160 series are all comfortable and have excellent sound quality. Fairly pricey though. A cheaper option is Speed-Link's Medusa 5.1 headsets. They do a pretty good approximation of surround sound (using left, right and centre channel connections) and several them include handy breakout boxes.

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    For gaming I would NEVER use anything that is wireless! Its just not reliable enough yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acksaw View Post
    You could always try Ventrilo which has alot better quality and individual volume controls
    QFT!

    I use a Sennheiser PC-165 USB headset.

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    I'm quite pleased with my LN6841 - but a list of a few with mic's can be found here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobeman View Post
    QFT!

    I use a Sennheiser PC-165 USB headset.
    Me too, great quality.
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    and totally bottom of the price tree.....but I got some this morning from Scan. Really very good for comms like Skype and fine for casual gaming

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=536465

    For under £2.50 you'll not be robbed. No good for music but great for lan parties. I shall but a few more next time I order from Scan for spares....you never know who'll forget their headphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1701 View Post
    For gaming I would NEVER use anything that is wireless! Its just not reliable enough yet.
    amen brother

    + another vote here for the Sennheiser range, excellent quality from both the headphones and the mic.
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    I use a set of HD 457's myself for music... nice

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I will give up on going cordless and bluetooth. I am now thinking of going for a headset and mic, but I want to be able to easily switch between the headphones and my 5.1 speaker setup.

    I use a digital coax from my Audigy sound card to a digital decoder and 5.1 setup, and dont want to keep messing around at the back of my PC every time I want to use headphones and mic.

    I am tempted by the Plantronics DSP-550, unless you know better? I dont plan on watching movies or listening to music, I just want to play games and talk online.
    System Specs - OCZ Modstream 520W, P5B Deluxe, 4Gb OCZ 6400, E6600@ 3.6Ghz, Audigy sound card, XFX 8800GTS XXX 640mb graphics card.

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    The Plantronics won't be bad, but you could get some Sennheiser's for roughly the same price.

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    badger The Plantronics won't be bad, but you could get some Sennheiser's for roughly the same price.
    Do you mean the Sennheiser PC166 USB Headset? Only I have just been looking for the cheapest place to get either of them from.
    System Specs - OCZ Modstream 520W, P5B Deluxe, 4Gb OCZ 6400, E6600@ 3.6Ghz, Audigy sound card, XFX 8800GTS XXX 640mb graphics card.

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    Scan has the Sennheiser PC 151 in stock for £31, or the 161 for £45.

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