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Decent headset for £70ish

Postby Garner on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:53 am

Hi all :)
Could you help a Garner out and recommend a decent headset (sound, comfort ect) for around £70 please?

I have had a look at 'the usuals' but i would like some feedback from real users so i can make a decision. I have a basic headset atm, so anything will be better. Please inform me how to spend my monies wisely :)

Thank you in advance :)
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby Deathtaker27 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:58 am

Have you got a Dedicated Soundcard or not?
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby Ger-h on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:38 am

i use gamecom 367 witch is a very good headset for 45 euro (30 pounds) never had a problem with them
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby MittinsKittens on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:47 pm

Hope you don't mind Garner, But I need some help as well and this seems like the perfect thread to do so :D

I'm looking for a pair of decent pair of gaming headsets for around the same price. I've gotten really tempted to buy some SteelSeries Siberia V2's (Been hearing good things about them, and they look awesome in Green...). Don't want to buy them willy nilly though in case I miss out on something better however :)
Also, Can you point me towards some Sound cards too? The one integrated into my motherboard has a really crappy microphone port that is breaking up my mic (Using a usb on for the moment...). Don't want to spend too much on this (I was hoping for it to be £30 at the most so the headset and soundcard come together for about £100) but if it really matters I'd be willing to dump an extra £20 on the soundcard if it makes any kind of difference...

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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby ApacheFlame on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:12 pm

Custom PC magazine recommend the Asus Xonar DX (£55) in their monthly builds. They have 4 grades, affordable all-rounder, enthusiast overclocker, gaming workhorse and premium player. They only recomment discrete cards in the top two categories, but that card is in both.
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby MittinsKittens on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 pm

http://www.ebuyer.com/366208-asus-xonar ... q0-0uan0bz
Is this the card you're on about? Was just going to blind buy it but I thought I better not because I don't have a clue about hardware :P
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby Kaelan002 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:54 pm

I have a Sennheiser PC-330
Great headset and excellent value for money.

Ps. Reviews always complain about it being too tight, it is a bit uncomfortable to start with but after a few weeks it stretches out fine. If not you can just leave it clamped around a stack of books for a few nights.
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby Flare on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:37 am

I got a pair of Corsair headsets and been pretty happy with them, not the best but not the most expensive either and they are pretty comfy even on my head which usually stretches the other lesser quality sets.

This set : http://www.ebuyer.com/285854-corsair-ve ... 9011111-ww

I also picked up this Sound Card to replace my dead X-Fi , and I have been happy with the card... not top end, but not overpriced either.

http://www.ebuyer.com/248372-xonar-dx-x ... 60-1uan0bz

The only issue I had with the card is that it is a PCI-E card, takes up the small expansion slot and on my board that is periously close to the primary GFX card slot so I had to move the GTX580 to the secondary, and had to move all the HDD's as a result ( these graphic cards are too big, since the 8800's).
So just check where your PCI-E slot is before buying this card.
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Re: Decent headset for £70ish

Postby MittinsKittens on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:30 pm

Thanks for all the help towards sound cards :)
I went with Xondar-DX like Flare and Apache suggested. Should be here next week friday (I'm hoping) so I shall have to try and play Tetris with my PC case to try and make everything fit within it.

Got my new Serbia headset too. Looks amazing in green and having a load of pro's wear the headset and you really can't go wrong. Plus I've had a load of recommendations from buddies that actually own a pair :)
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