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    Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Evening Gentlepeeps

    Now that I am playing a lot of Mechwarrior Online and using Teamspeak, I need a better headset.

    The ones I have are a cheapo pair designed for telephones and they keep falling off my big melon head.

    Not wanting to spend a fortune as, well cos I am skint.

    anyone recommend a cheap set around the 20 quid mark that are good?

    Been looking on eBay but no idea what is a good brand or not. Seen a lot of cheap ones, but look 'cheap and nasty'

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    anyone recommend a cheap set around the 20 quid mark that are good?
    Good.. not especially. But try something like:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/195324-steelse...-headset-61012
    or if you want a better mic:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/245264-plantro...adset-79730-05

    There are better ones further up the steelseries range that you should be able to get b grade or second hand, and you may even be able to get some corsair or sennheiser headsets if they're old enough.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    I like the Plantronics ones.

    Looks comfortable.
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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    managed to find a pair of these for £8 BNIB on ebay

    http://uk.store.creative.com/headpho...437-17388.aspx

    Recommended by a friend to check these out. Cannot be any worse than the trash i have just now.
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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    I'm currently using Turtle beach x12s Never had any complaints about my voice, and it records fairly clear and the sound is decent, I paid around the £25 from argos around a year ago.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Plantronics GameCom 380 Stereo Gaming Headset

    for £20 you cant beat these. I use them myself.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    I have a set of Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000, ear cups are padded and comfy and they've lasted me sodding ages. Although as Aexl above posted, Turtle Beach's are another good option, I liked my old TB headst but had to replace them when I sort of crushed it under the wheels of my chair - oops.

    Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000

    Turtle Beach X11 (as that's the one I used to have)
    I couldn't find them sold anywhere.. The official site page
    So yeah, discontinued - can't speak on the quality of the other TB headsets and the X11's are the ones i had

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Logitech G35

    Amazing surround sound (also blocks out all other noise)

    Not a bad microphone

    Uses USB though :/

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    avoid USB headsets. Bought one and it lasted less than a year. The current creative fatality headset i wear i've had for over 6 years and still works perfectly.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Go for the Plantronics dsp 400 at around £32......have had two pairs of these....superb sound, last for at least three years, light, agile and for the price better than anything else I have tried at twice the price!!

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Quote Originally Posted by zergrinch View Post
    avoid USB headsets. Bought one and it lasted less than a year. The current creative fatality headset i wear i've had for over 6 years and still works perfectly.
    It's not necessarily fair to judge every USB headset on the planet based on that though.

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    been using my new headphones for a few days now and what a difference between them and my old set. Much better sound and no pesky feedback from them.
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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    Sennheiser HD598 (of 595 if you can find any) - very very good detail, nice bass and best of all it has amazing sound stage for the price.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    They're slightly out of the £20 ballpark the OP was looking for.

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    Re: Gaming Headphones - Recommendations please.

    opps.. my bad. Just know the performance/ price ratio will be amazing for hd 598 tho..

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    I have got a pair of Sennheiser for Djing with and they are epic cans.

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