Super cheap headset

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Hells Malice, May 8, 2012.

  1. Hells Malice
    OP

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,142
    5,079
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada
    Alright i'm lookin' for a super cheap headset to buy my friend, since his poor ass can't afford one.

    Super cheap, my only other requirement is that IT WORKS. Pretty much trying to find the best of the cheap headsets.
    Anyone got any suggestions? I tried googling but I haven't found squat as far as cheap headsets go.
     
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,350
    782
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Does it have to be a headset or can a mic/headphone combination work?
     
  3. jrk190

    jrk190 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    724
    110
    Jul 5, 2009
    United States
    North Carolina
    Yeah, to be honest, the Dollar store had a pair for about 5-10 bucks that has some pretty good sound quality. It also came with adapters for PC, XBox, phone, and some other things.
     
  4. Hells Malice
    OP

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,142
    5,079
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada
    Has to be headset. Just his preference. Unless you know a mic that's friendly with the fact he's on a laptop sitting on his bed, and not at a desk or anything. Overall would actually be a better solution since he has really good headphones.


    Dollar stores here don't have squat, lol. Nothin' electronic anyway. I've seen a battle axe before...but never headphones/headsets.
     
  5. jrk190

    jrk190 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    724
    110
    Jul 5, 2009
    United States
    North Carolina
    Hm... Maybe it was Dollar General? XD
     
  6. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Member
    2,352
    143
    Apr 21, 2010
    Melbourne
    Exactly how much is cheap?
    $20 too much?
    Prefer around the $10 mark?
     
  7. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    197
    74
    Aug 2, 2010
    India
    Utopia
    mentioning a price range would help ;)

    EDIT: this one has a good deal!
     
  8. Hells Malice
    OP

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,142
    5,079
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada
    $20~

    Lookin' for a headset, not headphones lol.
     
  9. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,350
    782
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Those are headphones, not a headset. I've got a pair of Sennheiser PMX60s, which were very cheap.

    EDIT: Ninja'd
    EDIT2: My brother is going for a pair of Creative Fatal1ty, which have really come down in price now.
     
  10. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    197
    74
    Aug 2, 2010
    India
    Utopia
    sorry for the misunderstanding :(. but you can try choosing one of these :lol:
     
  11. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

    Member
    1,314
    8
    May 16, 2008
    Netherlands
    Got the Creative Fatl1ty, would not recommend it. After a few hours it starts to hurt. Can't comment on the sound quality though because I'm not at all knowledgeable in that area.
     
  12. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,350
    782
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    At least with my brother, he knows what they're like because a neighbour and close friend has them. Personally I won't go for any headsets anymore without a good amount of foam over the ears and on top of the head.
     
  13. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Member
    2,352
    143
    Apr 21, 2010
    Melbourne
    If the headset will be used for extended periods of time, neck cramps can and will occur depending on the weight, my headset is a little heavy and it took a few weeks before my neck adjusted to the strain that was being forced onto it...
     
  14. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

    Member
    1,732
    521
    Dec 18, 2009
    United States
    I wish I knew of one to suggest, all I can say is that's really nice of you to buy that for your friend.
     
  15. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Member
    2,786
    208
    Sep 9, 2006
    Senegal
    Any no name brand will do, walk into any shop and take your pick.

    This goes without saying, but you get what you pay for
     
  16. chains_of_androm

    chains_of_androm GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    104
    6
    May 8, 2012
    United States
    Cheapo Logitech mayber, those defintely hurt your ears though.
     
  17. Hells Malice
    OP

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,142
    5,079
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada
    Ended up goin' with the Creative Fatal1ty. $22, shipped with 2 day shipping.
    No taxes...
    I hate America. Honestly. I can't believe shipping is so god damn cheap. I nearly punched my monitor.
    Aaanyway, thanks for the suggestion. That was definitely the best I could find for a cheap price.


    Yeah my expensive logitech headset wasn't kind on my ears.
     
  18. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

    Member
    1,285
    411
    Jan 25, 2009
    Canada
    Victoriaville,Qu├ębec
    where you got it for 22$ ? im looking to buy a headset too
     
  19. Hells Malice
    OP

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,142
    5,079
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada

    Amazon.com, used. Fulfilled by Amazon though.
    It's American, so the cost would be waaay more Canadian. My friend lives in the US...sooo it made shit real cheap.
    All I saw on Amazon.ca for the same headset was $83 new.