Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Best Headset (No more than £70)

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Best Headset (No more than £70)

    I'm looking for a headset that will provide superior comfort, sound quality on both input and output. I'm not really big on AV equipment, so I don't really have grounding knowledge in the best products.

    Hit me with what you've got.

  2. #2
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    I would look at this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...50-budget.html

    There are some nice headphones on special offer here:

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...fm/category/68

    I would have a look at the Goldring DR150:

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...roduct_ID/3928

    However they are open backed meaning there will be some sound leakage when you use them.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I have looked at that thread already and it's mainly for headphones, not a headset But thanks.

  4. #4
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,337
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,585 times in 1,261 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    As in you want a microphone attached to it? Seriously, with that kind of budget, just get separates... you'll be far happier. I am.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,508
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    270 times in 170 posts
    • Jasp's system
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k @ 3.4GHZ
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 512Gb Crucial MX100 1 x 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 670 SC
      • PSU:
      • 850W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Coolmaster Haf X V2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M 1920X1200
      • Internet:
      • 6Mb ADSL

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    What about the new Roccat Kave 5.1 headset? its £76.99 on scan.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,476
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    228 times in 193 posts

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    I must admit, I've not really been impressed by any headset from a SQ perspective compared to headphones £10-20 cheaper (to take into account the mic). Nor have I found 5.1 headphones I've tried particularly impressive. I do see the value of headset though, a separate mic on the table takes space, and I've not seen anything that you can seemingly attach to a proper pair of headphones. I have a Creative Fatal1ty headset that I've picked up for £20. It's not bad, I am happy using it for VoIP and multi-player gaming. When a mic is not required though (single player games), pretty much all my headphones are better though. Amazon user reviews here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...FVOK3godLRPpdQ (in general, most people are more positive than I've been in this post)
    Last edited by TooNice; 07-08-2009 at 06:58 PM.

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    There is a review (one only!) on youtube of the Roccats; they look really comfy and the construction of the actual ear cup inside looks like a logically sound (< ha!) idea in contrast to other true 5.1 headsets. They also have an attached mic which is always better because it doesnt break off easily like the Tritton models/the Sharkoon X-tactic, plus the mic can my lifted up to move completely out of the wearer's sight. I think i'm going for a pair.....unless someone can talk me out of them?

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • PiXxX's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Extreme Striker II
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 3.2GHZ Quad Core
      • Memory:
      • 4GB RAM
      • Storage:
      • 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3x EVGA 280GTX
      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake 1500W PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake SwordM
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Edition
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Samsung 2233RZ (nVidia 3D Vision)
      • Internet:
      • 100mb

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    I reccomend a SteelSeries Siberia V2

    I use it for LAN's and they are really comfortable even after you have them on for 5+ hours straight.

    Cant post URL's, but they range from 50£ to 61£ on amazon.co.uk

    EDIT:

    About the microphone, it doesnt have a "stick" mic like most headsets but rather one you clip on to your shirt or w/e

  9. #9
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    These own. Worth the extra £15.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Money Grabbing Overtime Whore
    Posts
    545
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    25 times in 22 posts
    • SuicidaL's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage Formula X48
      • CPU:
      • Q9450 + Heatkiller 3.0LT custom loop
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb Corsair Dominator 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2x 1Tb Samsung F1's, 320Gb Samsung F1, 250Gb Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 6870 ref + EK FC6870 custom loop
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone Strider Plus 750w
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF-932
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Iiyama E2209HDS
      • Internet:
      • VM 50meg

    Re: Best Headset (No more than £70)

    running with a pair of speedlink medussa's, had them for the last couple of years, very comfy and the sound excellent & see no need to change just for the sake of it.

    only two points i'd raise are - i wish the headband on them (and on nearly every other set of cans) was adjustable as when i get the barnet mullered they're quite loose.

    also the volume wheels on the can change quite easy - i use a small bit of masking tape (use this as it soesn't leave a sticky residue like others) to stop them and leave the volumes where i set them.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Creative Fatal1ty Pro Series Gaming Headset - £17.99 Delivered
    By !TIMMY! in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19-09-2008, 11:20 PM
  2. Tritton AX360 headset review.
    By k4p84 in forum Reader Reviews
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-08-2008, 10:05 AM
  3. Sony Ericsson K750i and bluetooth headset question
    By Proplus in forum Smartphones and Tablets
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 12:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •