In need of a new headset

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Par39, May 20, 2014.

  1. Par39
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    Par39 The Life Hacker

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    Hello, I recently noticed the cord on my current headset is splitting, the wires are sticking out of the rubber :C So I'm most likely going to be forced to replace them sooner rather than later. What do you guys suggest? Some requirements:

    1) Either a USB or single jack. I'm on a Lenovo laptop and it only has one jack. So the most common ones are out of a picture, unless you also point me a good adapter to make it either USB or single jack.

    2) Nothing too expensive. I'd say somewhere around 50€ would be wonderful. But audio quality is more important so if I have to go over, I'll try saving up.

    3) Just to be sure, I'm looking something with a mic.

    So far I've been using 20€ headsets (current one is Microsoft Live Chat LX-3000), and I'm looking to upgrade to something better.
     
  2. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    not sure
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    People, say what you will, but I've been using the Rocketfish Universal Wired Gaming Headset with 3D Sound for about a year and a half to two years and absolutely love it. I always recommend it. Unfortunately I don't think it's manufactured anymore, so if you were looking for one, the best bet would probably be some open-box deal on eBay.

    This: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rocketfish-...pt=US_Video_Game_Headsets&hash=item5402041c5a

    Pretty good sound, has been very durable over the time I've used it (especially compared to my Rocketfish XL1, broke within a year, speaker blew out). Headset connects over USB for PC and possibly PS3 (I don't use my PS3 with it), on 360 it uses USB for power and RCA for audio.
     
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    The link didn't work, but I think I found the headset on my own. I have used Skullcandy headphones before (got them in exchange for broken 15€ headphones xD ) and they have a nice quality. Also bonus points for pretty blueness.
     
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    If audio quality is the priority and you plan on using it on PC then it's better to get a separate headphone and mic.
    Really hard to recommend headphones without a store, and I'm not sure Amazon UK ships to all of europe but the Superlux 668b and a microphone.

    Skullcandy has never been a brand known for good audio quality.
     
  6. Par39
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    Par39 The Life Hacker

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    I'm aware of that, though I don't think I can afford both. And since this is a laptop, a headset is more useful on the go rather than lugging around both the mic and headset. If I was on a desktop, sure, but I tend to not be close to a desk and I'm usually playing during calls, so I'd have no stand/holder for the mic. Sometimes you have to sacrifice some quality for practicality :(
    I can look up the products on Finnish stores myself, or try find a store that ships to Finland. I don't think many people here speak Finnish so linking a Finnish store would be useless xD

    Skullcandy sounds better than what I'm used to <-<