Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Looking for a headset

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Birmingham/London
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • rufeo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 256GB Samsung 830 SSD, 3 x Samsung F1 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 850W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Cosmos 2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai W240 PVA

    Looking for a headset

    Been playing an online rpg and i'm now in need of a headset....

    only problem is i'm very particular about pretty much everything, its quite literally a very annoying aspect of me.

    i've done a fair bit of research already and can't seem to find some that jumps out at me. my current setup includes an x-fi fatat1y soundcard which i wouldn't mind using with the headset, as it would be a waste if i didnt.

    so here's a list of the other things i need covered:

    good sound quality both in-game and general movie/music use (i have a pair of shure ec3 earphones and would like the same sort of sound quality if possible, more would be even nice)
    closed design, so my girlfriend won't complain about the noise....
    a good amount of bass, i hate not having enough bass in my music and movies
    removable mic so i can use them as 'normal headphones' when i'm out and about, this also means no ac power if possible but if not then i suppose i could live without it.
    comfortable, a design where the ear is completely covered as opposed to have the headphones sit on them.
    surround sound which are accurate in both games and movies.
    additionally connectivity to my ps3 and mp3 player would be nice.

    so anyone out there have any suggestions that can fulfill all that?....

  2. #2
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,323
    Thanks
    1,096
    Thanked
    672 times in 550 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Looking for a headset

    http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=21151

    I'm pretty much in the exact same position as you and have been looking at the above set myself, the biggest draw being real Dolby Digital which will help draw the goodness from your soundcard.

    But @ £109 they could be expensive.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Birmingham/London
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • rufeo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 256GB Samsung 830 SSD, 3 x Samsung F1 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 850W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Cosmos 2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai W240 PVA

    Re: Looking for a headset

    i've also been checking those out too. one thing the review doesn't really delve much into is the use of it on a pc.... can't seem to work out for certain how it'll connect.... analogue or optical. if its via optical then that basically bypasses my soundcard.... but then again if i dont use optical that neat balck box will seem a bit redundant....

    also forgot to mention would like it to connect to my laptop.....

    i hate shopping for new gadgets, too many choices and not the perfect one knocking around

    edit: price isn't too much of a concern, obviously a few hundred is out the question. but over a hundred is still ok

  4. #4
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,323
    Thanks
    1,096
    Thanked
    672 times in 550 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Looking for a headset

    Does you sound card not have optical out? I know what you mean on PC usage front, i've been trying to find some better pictures of the unit itself.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Birmingham/London
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • rufeo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 256GB Samsung 830 SSD, 3 x Samsung F1 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 850W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Cosmos 2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai W240 PVA

    Re: Looking for a headset

    yes it does have optical out, but by using it i won't actually be using the hardware of the card. it'll just be the same as using the optical out from my mobo. the black box the headphones plug into will decode the signals, which means the soundcard isn't actually doing any work....

  6. #6
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,265
    Thanks
    2,612
    Thanked
    2,684 times in 1,689 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: Looking for a headset

    a good desk mic is worth considering.. then you don't need to buy "gaming" cans, but proper audio ones, then the sky is the limit

    If not... and you wanna keep the price down, and not have over the ear jobs, Sennhieser do a good job with these

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Sennh...PC-Range-PC131 at £32

    Sair (my missus) has them and they're good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  7. #7
    Keep it sexy Zhaoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    1,265
    Thanks
    198
    Thanked
    89 times in 81 posts
    • Zhaoman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock P45-R2000 Wifi
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Q6600 2.4Ghz (400Mhz FSB)
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb Corsair XMS 800Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 640Gb WD Caviar AAKS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4850 dual-slot
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 550W (black beauty!)
      • Case:
      • Gigabyte Aurora 3D
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64 Home Premium
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 10Mb

    Re: Looking for a headset

    Just found this on What Hifi. They received a good review and also has a mic, at £60 I think they look pretty good:

    http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Sennheiser-MM60/
    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    And which will be able to Crysis 2?
    Which huh, punk?

  8. #8
    Chillie in here j.o.s.h.1408's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    a place called home
    Posts
    8,512
    Thanks
    752
    Thanked
    254 times in 191 posts
    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6T Delux
      • CPU:
      • Intel core i7 920 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE There Broadband

    Re: Looking for a headset


  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    168
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts

    Re: Looking for a headset

    Avoid headsets like a plague. A combination of audiophile cans + 2quid mid from dealextreme.com would do the job very nicely. When I saw your requirements the Denon AHD2000 instantly came to mind, but its more for audiophiles rather than people who fall for marketing gimmicks like "surround sound" or 7 channel headsets. If the price is too high for you, take a look at its younger brother D1001 also sold as creative aurvana live.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    350
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • WhiteGiant's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E (1901 BIOS)
      • CPU:
      • Intel E8400 @ 3.6Ghz / TRUE Black
      • Memory:
      • 8gb Corsair 4-4-4-12 @2.1v
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500gb Seagate (RAID0) + Storage drives(1.7tb)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Powercolor 4870 1gb
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 500w (Modular)
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred v1
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • Belinea Artistline 22w
      • Internet:
      • Sky Max - oddly getting faster.

    Re: Looking for a headset

    Another vote of PC131, had a set for a couple of years, cracking value.
    "Don't wanna see your face, don't wanna hear your voice . . ."

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Birmingham/London
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • rufeo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 256GB Samsung 830 SSD, 3 x Samsung F1 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 850W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Cosmos 2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai W240 PVA

    Re: Looking for a headset

    thanks for the response guys. had a look at the Sennheisers but they don't meet all the points i stated above .

    in regards to the non-gaming options, i'd rather plup my money for some gaming headphone if possible. i would the benefit of surround sound, unless someone can show me that non-gaming headphones are just as as good. my desktop would be able to emulate surround sound as i have an x-fi sound card, but my laptop doesn't.... as a separate mic isn't something i'm too fond of at the moment, but a removable mic is definitely something i'd like.

    i'm very picky not doubt you'll see lol. thanks again

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
  •