why so much ?
ok most of those are well over priced for generic headsets most look the same ? no removable mic ?
i'll stick with my creative fatality .. cheap well built and the sound is great ..
Recently, I have battled underwater in Guild Wars 2 and fought through the Temple of the Jade serpent in The Mists of Pandaria. Luckily, during my adventures, I have had the opportunity to test some of the best gaming headsets money can buy, but which headset allowed me to hear every bubble burst and even the quietest Windwalker …
does anyone else have a problem with the sound going in one side of the headset?
Almost all earplugs, and headphones I buy, whether expensive or cheap only last about a year because they develop a loose connection. It's either a loose connection either in the join to the headset or the join to the plug.
Even a pair of wireless headphones I bought (for this reason) had this same problem when the wire to the transmitter device had developed such a loose connection. I was like WTF. I guess at some point it must have been tugged or twisted slightly. But I am careful so these devices are just piss fragile.
What happens is you notice one side of the headphone/earblug lose sound one day and you have to find the area of the loose connection and wiggle the wire around a bit to reconnect it. Over time the disconnection gets worse until no amount of re-positioning the wire works.
For this reason I will never buy an expensive headset again, any of the above. Because I have no guarantee they won't just fail after a year.
They make the DT190 that is the same but with a microphone (i.e. a headset).
Pretty much the industry standard recording/tracking headphones. Judicious use of EQ will make them sound more fun. And a little bit cheaper than some of the cans on offer here. They look horrid but if they don't outlast every other can on the market in terms of durability I will eat my hat.
I've gone through several expensive gaming headsets over the years - they always fall apart. Now I use the Plantronics GameCom, which are cheap (£15 on fleabay) and built like a tank. I haven't noticed any difference in sound quality over the much more expensive sets either.
Microsoft headset, (which ASDA were flogging for a fiver not that long back). Sound quality is fine, (you can hear the screams of your allies at your misactions), microphone equally fine, (they can hear your return expletives). Noise cancellation on Teamspeak, (for instance), is also fine, so normal game sounds can come out of your monitor/speakers and you can just have the headphones for general chit-chat.
Please - just once would be possible to see a headset review that at least thinks about whether or not the set in question is likely to be comfortable for an extended period for someone wearing glasses?
I need to wear glasses all the time at the computer - contacts aren't an option - and I'm not exactly in a hurry to shell out on a fine-sounding top-end set, only to find that the back of my ears gets sore as heck after a couple of hours in game. There're quite a few of us out here, so why not spare us a thought, next time, guys?
I got myself glasses with an older pair of these frames about 6 years back for that very reason: http://www.parasite-eyewear.com/en/collection/optical/led-vision/scion-2/SCI289.html
They're light, comfortable and most importantly as the nothing sitting between your ear and your head you can wear big headsets.
Of course mine are getting old now and I can't afford to replace the damn things.
So, inline controls are great and all, until they develop a fault. I've had the Plantronics GameCom 780 headset for a couple of months now and it's great! For £40, it's a very capable headset and it doesn't have a stupid in-line controller. It's all on the headset, which is good if you like gaming/watching movies in the dark.