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    Gaming headset

    Hi guys

    Im after a new gaming headset. Budget is £100 max
    They will only be used for gaming such as COD, no music!!! and I will need a mic on them too.
    Im not interested in USB or wireless.
    Im just after comfort and great sound quality, here are 2 sets Iv been looking at:

    Asus Vulcan
    Razer Carcharias

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    Re: Gaming headset

    I've got a set of Razer Carcharias (I love them, supremely comfortable and a great sound, a good mic for skype calls or for trash talk when gaming) £67 from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-RZ04-0...8679971&sr=8-1.

    They were CustomPCs headset of choice, but this month they have been superceded by the Asus Vulcan ANC £79.38 from http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...gaming-headset.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Gaming headset

    I've got a pair of Corsair HS1's (ISB version) and I love them. Extremely comfortable, brilliant sound. I would highly recommend them. They come with 5.1, 7.1 all the Dolby stuff too.

    Corsair HS1 Gaming Audio Series Headset with MIC USB 7.1Ch - CA-HS1EU - Scan.co.uk
    Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1A Analogue Gaming Headset - CA-HS1AEU - Scan.co.uk

    The price has dropped by loads now. I paid £50+ for these when I got them a few months ago.

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    Re: Gaming headset

    Thanks for your replies guys.
    I might need to visit SCAN and try them out.
    I do like the look of the Asus ones.

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    Re: Gaming headset

    hi mate
    looks like you live near by me !
    i must say im a fan of seperate headphones and mic ,is there any reason your after an all in one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikohmr View Post
    hi mate
    looks like you live near by me !
    i must say im a fan of seperate headphones and mic ,is there any reason your after an all in one?
    Hi Nikohmr

    just want to keep everything clean and tidy. What headphones would you recommend? Just gaming, no music.
    Oh and where abouts are you?

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    Re: Gaming headset

    The Roccat Kave is a brill headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hixxy View Post
    The Roccat Kave is a brill headset.
    Thanks mate, I will have a look at that one

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    Re: Gaming headset

    Quote Originally Posted by gwyn View Post
    Hi Nikohmr

    just want to keep everything clean and tidy. What headphones would you recommend? Just gaming, no music.
    Oh and where abouts are you?
    im near aber as well mate
    as to recommending headphone/headsets do you prefer over ear or on ear ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikohmr View Post
    im near aber as well mate
    as to recommending headphone/headsets do you prefer over ear or on ear ?
    Over ear. Iv posted on the SCAN section to see if they have got the new Asus ROG headset out on demo in thier show room. It will be a good place to compare different headsets.
    I currently use Beyerdynamic headphones, which are good but are getting a little uncomfortable.

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    Re: Gaming headset

    Quote Originally Posted by gwyn View Post
    Over ear. Iv posted on the SCAN section to see if they have got the new Asus ROG headset out on demo in thier show room. It will be a good place to compare different headsets.
    I currently use Beyerdynamic headphones, which are good but are getting a little uncomfortable.
    thats a great idea with scan
    if you can try some over ear and on ear side by side
    as some over ears can feel a bit clamp like (tight)
    also try open back and closed back side by side as well if you can as over ear with a closed back can feel a little claustrophobic to some people .

    btw what is wrong with your beyer's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikohmr View Post
    thats a great idea with scan
    if you can try some over ear and on ear side by side
    as some over ears can feel a bit clamp like (tight)
    also try open back and closed back side by side as well if you can as over ear with a closed back can feel a little claustrophobic to some people .

    btw what is wrong with your beyer's?
    I will try as many as they have got out in the showroom.

    The beyer's are getting tatty and hert my ears on long gaming sessions. Also I want headphones with a mic, currently I have an old small headset around my neck along with the beyer's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwyn View Post
    I will try as many as they have got out in the showroom.

    The beyer's are getting tatty and hert my ears on long gaming sessions. Also I want headphones with a mic, currently I have an old small headset around my neck along with the beyer's.
    cool , could the beyers be repaired?if its the earcups you might be able to buy new ones ,maybe you could then sell them and put towards the new set ?

    as far as headset go im a bit out of touch but have you reviewed any sennheiser sets?

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    Re: Gaming headset

    We have both the Roccat Kave and the Corsair HS1 here (mine and the misses).

    The Roccat Kave headset is definitely the better of the two. The breakout box alone means it edges over the Corsairs purely due to being able to alter the channels more accurately.
    The construction also feels a fair bit more solid, and the removable mic is a nice touch. The HS1 also has a fairly horrid material for around the ears - it's comfortable, no qualms there, but the material doesn't seem to last and is already showing signs of wear. It's the kind of material that's rather difficult to clean to. The Kaves have a more 'leather like' (although it's not leather) material which is cleaned much more easily.

    The sound on the Kaves is also better, but I put this down to the USB emulated soundcard that the HS1 uses. I don't like this not only because I don't think the auto quality is up to scratch, but it makes using it with the TV / Xbox / PS3 / Any OS that doesn't have drivers for it impossible.
    If you go with the Corsairs, make sure you get the HS1A, which has the normal audio leads allowing you to hook it into a decent soundcard.

    Then again, the Kaves are almost double in price so don't be surprised about what I've said above. You pays yer money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    We have both the Roccat Kave and the Corsair HS1 here (mine and the misses).

    The Roccat Kave headset is definitely the better of the two. The breakout box alone means it edges over the Corsairs purely due to being able to alter the channels more accurately.
    The construction also feels a fair bit more solid, and the removable mic is a nice touch. The HS1 also has a fairly horrid material for around the ears - it's comfortable, no qualms there, but the material doesn't seem to last and is already showing signs of wear. It's the kind of material that's rather difficult to clean to. The Kaves have a more 'leather like' (although it's not leather) material which is cleaned much more easily.

    The sound on the Kaves is also better, but I put this down to the USB emulated soundcard that the HS1 uses. I don't like this not only because I don't think the auto quality is up to scratch, but it makes using it with the TV / Xbox / PS3 / Any OS that doesn't have drivers for it impossible.
    If you go with the Corsairs, make sure you get the HS1A, which has the normal audio leads allowing you to hook it into a decent soundcard.

    Then again, the Kaves are almost double in price so don't be surprised about what I've said above. You pays yer money
    Thanks for the info. I think iv ruled out the Corsair sets. I will be comparing the Asus, Razer and the Kavas. All get great reviews, now down to personel preferense I reckon.

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    Re: Gaming headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    We have both the Roccat Kave and the Corsair HS1 here (mine and the misses).

    The Roccat Kave headset is definitely the better of the two. The breakout box alone means it edges over the Corsairs purely due to being able to alter the channels more accurately.
    The construction also feels a fair bit more solid, and the removable mic is a nice touch. The HS1 also has a fairly horrid material for around the ears - it's comfortable, no qualms there, but the material doesn't seem to last and is already showing signs of wear. It's the kind of material that's rather difficult to clean to. The Kaves have a more 'leather like' (although it's not leather) material which is cleaned much more easily.

    The sound on the Kaves is also better, but I put this down to the USB emulated soundcard that the HS1 uses. I don't like this not only because I don't think the auto quality is up to scratch, but it makes using it with the TV / Xbox / PS3 / Any OS that doesn't have drivers for it impossible.
    If you go with the Corsairs, make sure you get the HS1A, which has the normal audio leads allowing you to hook it into a decent soundcard.

    Then again, the Kaves are almost double in price so don't be surprised about what I've said above. You pays yer money
    I prefer the material on the HS1's. As I wear mine for hours on end (4+ sometimes). And with other headsets the leather used to get uncomfortable pretty quick. But I've wore these for hours on end, and they never get uncomfortable. Feels like my head is being cuddle by clouds!

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