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    Headset advice - what do you think?

    Im looking for a new headset after i manged to snap my cheap-o BT ones testing how strong they where(oh the irony ).

    Anyway, now im after a headset, and iv found the Speed-Link MEDUSA 5.1(link below), which ticks all the right boxes except the fact that it is wired. Ideally id prefer a wireless one, but with similar looks/surround sound ability. A removable mic would also be a plus.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402843

    Iv searched everywhere i can think of on the net and i have yet t find one that tiv taken a liking to, and i hoped someone on here might have seen.own a headset similar to what im after?

    cheers guys.

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    a budget is always helpful here m8, medusa are very highly rated, but depending on budget u can go to sennheiser or plantronics
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    Vibrating? That must be pretty creapy, having my phone vibrate is bad enough.

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    Err, 'surround sound' headphones are a waste of money. Every review I've seen of various models is clear that you're better-off buying decent stereo phones. Just putting a few more cheap speakers in the headset does not give you surround sound.

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    sorry, edited it to inc a budget but then forgot to post it.

    budget of around £30-40, and as i said wireless is something id very much like, but if it cant be done then it cant be done.

    The medusa's got a very good review at tomshardware.com(link below) so that drew me 2 them initially. Its just a shame they dont do a wireless version.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2005/0...ove/page2.html


    thanks again guys.

    edit: Blindmelon - your not alone, im not so keen on the 'vibrating' feature either, hopefully there will be a way of disabling it.

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    Only bluetooth stereo headset *with a microphone* that I could find was this from Plantronics, but looks as if it's outside your pricerange.

    If you're going to get a wired headset, I'd go for something from Sennheiser - even their cheap products have decent sound.

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    i have got the medusas and although not as good as proper 5.1 speakers they are a good alternative whilst playing battlefield into the early hours of the morning!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh
    edit: Blindmelon - your not alone, im not so keen on the 'vibrating' feature either, hopefully there will be a way of disabling it.
    most vibration things rely on a motor with an unbalanced load ... disconenct the motor, no more vibration

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamena
    most vibration things rely on a motor with an unbalanced load ... disconenct the motor, no more vibration
    yeh, might end of doing that not so sure how easy it would be to open them up though.

    Heard of Sennheiser, yet a lot of their products seem to be at the wrong end of the price bracket, iv also yet to see one i like the look of.

    leeglf - where did you buy yours and how much was it, does the wire ever get in the way of things? I just fancy the freedom to wander around etc when im listening to music, cant find amany wireless ones that look similar to the medusa & fall into my price bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh
    yeh, might end of doing that not so sure how easy it would be to open them up though.

    Heard of Sennheiser, yet a lot of their products seem to be at the wrong end of the price bracket, iv also yet to see one i like the look of.

    leeglf - where did you buy yours and how much was it, does the wire ever get in the way of things? I just fancy the freedom to wander around etc when im listening to music, cant find amany wireless ones that look similar to the medusa & fall into my price bracket.
    i got mine from overclockers where they are about £30 but i got mine when they were on offer for £24!

    the wire can get in the way sometimes (its very long) but i have got used to it now

    i have got used to the vibration feature its not as annoying as you would imagine but if you want you can still turn the vibration down or even off with the inline controls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh
    Heard of Sennheiser, yet a lot of their products seem to be at the wrong end of the price bracket, iv also yet to see one i like the look of.
    Seriously well worth the small amount extra, it's the only name-brand that actually delivers on sound-quality IMO.

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    leeglf - the mic on the headset, is it removable so you can have just the earphones?

    Im still not overly convinced by Sennheiser, i dont like their styling and the price is too much, even if they are good quality.

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    Well you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh
    leeglf - the mic on the headset, is it removable so you can have just the earphones?
    no unfortunatly not


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    I seem to remember people liking the Sharkoon ones a few months back.

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    www.dansdata.com has a lot of headset reviews ... and I'm pretty sure they're unbiased, not to mention entertaining. Not all sennheisers are great, there is the occasional rubbish (comparatively) one

    page of reviews here, scroll down to the "speakers and headphones" bit http://www.dansdata.com/altindex.html#Reviews
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