Cheapest Podcast/Commentary/Voice Acting good quality setup

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by ilman, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

    Jul 25, 2010
    Hi to all,
    I've been rocking the Tt eSports Shock Spin for ~2 years now, but a couple of days ago the left headphone fell off and, even though I tried tape, I couldn't fix them(lol, but seriously, they're unfixable).
    So I want to get either a new headset(although I tend to see a lot of people say these aren't very good) or a headphones+microphone.

    What I want out of the headphones:
    - Comfortable (I want to wear them hours on end without tiring/hurting my ears)
    - Durable (I don't want them to start having issues less than a year after I've bought them)
    - Good-looking (I intend to take them outside and use them with my tablet when travelling, so I don't want something that looks strange)
    - If possible, 3.5 mm

    What I don't need out of the headphones:
    - Amazing/Audiophile quality (as long as I can listen to music/games better than using my speakers, I'm okay with the quality)
    - Wireless (it's a plus since I have too many wires, but it's not mandatory)

    Also, I don't want earbuds. Those tend to hurt my ears easily.

    What I want out of the microphone:
    - No background noise (this has plagued every mic I've had and doesn't sound very good)
    - Average quality (I'm not willing to get anything like a Yeti. Just sayin'.)
    - The smaller, the better (as I don't have much space on my desk to begin with)
    - Good at picking up voice (self-explanatory)

    For now I'm looking into these setups:
    - Plantronics Gamecom 780 (I've read some good stuff about this one. The mic also sounds good enough for commentary. The only issue I have with this is that it's USB and I've read that it doesn't last very long(no more than 1.5 years))
    - Razer(yea, yea, I know, bear with me) Electra + Blue Snowball (this combination seems pretty solid)
    - Steelseries Siberia V2 + Blue Snowball
    - Razer (...) Kraken 7.1 (Kind of like the Gamecom 780, but more expensive)

    My budget is 100GBP at most. The less the better.

    Thanks for any replies. :)
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    Mar 17, 2010
    If it can't be fixed with duct tape, you didn't use enough of it.
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  3. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

    Jul 25, 2010
    True, I'm applying more as I'm typing. Too bad the wire's torn(although I should try to tape that, as well). :D
  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Have a look at the Asus Vulcan Pro. Just another one to consider.
  5. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

    Jul 25, 2010
    I don't like the quality of the mic on those ones.
    Sound kinda sub-par to what the Gamecom 780/Kraken Pro 7.1 have to offer and it's in their price range.
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