Super cheap headset

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May 8, 2012

Super cheap headset by Hells Malice at 2:28 PM (1,255 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Hells Malice
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    Member Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    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.
     
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    Does it have to be a headset or can a mic/headphone combination work?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hm... Maybe it was Dollar General? XD
     
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    Exactly how much is cheap?
    $20 too much?
    Prefer around the $10 mark?
     
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    mentioning a price range would help ;)

    EDIT: this one has a good deal!
     
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    $20~

    Lookin' for a headset, not headphones lol.
     
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    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.
     
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    sorry for the misunderstanding :(. but you can try choosing one of these :lol:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Cheapo Logitech mayber, those defintely hurt your ears though.
     
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    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.
     
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    where you got it for 22$ ? im looking to buy a headset too
     
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    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.
     

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