Which headphone with microphone is best?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by bradzx, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    I did look up in Amazon. But I don't know which one is good. I know price is good. But I don't know which one is right one for me. So I want you guys give me best kind of headphone.
     
  2. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Member
    4,914
    423
    Jun 24, 2009
    Canada
    that place
    The best headset to my knowledge is the Astro A40, but you never mentioned your budget.
    (if your budget can't fit one of those, then I'd suggest just getting a good pair of headphones and attaching an Antlion Modmic to it)
     
  3. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    Oh man that is pretty high. But I want good price like between 20-30 dollars. I found one kind of headphone that I saw in Gamestop. I am thinking I might buy that kind. One of my deaf friend (which is that headphone is pretty damn loud than any kind of headphone.) have that but instead he just do stupid sell it back and trade for game. *facehoof*
     
  4. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,916
    354
    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    My understand is that any headset with a mic is generally (for the price) worse off than a headset that doesn't have a mic. Along with that, though there can be differences in mic quality (G930 wtf), many of them can sound pretty good as long as you make sure it can pick up your voice.

    I've heard good people swear by these: http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ

    And in a video where several different mics and headsets were compared, it had pretty much the same quality as we would hear it as some of the more expensive kinds of mics and headsets. I'm sure the actual sound data itself has nuances that are noticeable, but discerning a difference didn't seem that noticeable when just listening to a voice.
     
  5. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    Oh I see that before, but it is really good?
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Member
    4,363
    542
    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    You want to go separately. Headset generally is no good.

    I agree with Celice, go with that Zalaman microphone. For headphone on budget maybe M50 would do the trick?
     
  7. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,916
    354
    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
  8. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Member
    10,255
    556
    Nov 27, 2006
    Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium
    If you want a real headset, your budget is quite low. Especially if you want a really really good one.
    I paid about 90 USD for my Roccat Kave 5.1, it's excellent and is really aimed at FPS games with it's multiple sound outputs.
     
  9. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    Oh wow....so many choice. It hard for to pick one. I know low price is bad but I want same headphone that I saw Gamestop has.
     
  10. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Member
    4,363
    542
    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    If you want virtual surround sound because you play FPS, either look for a headphone that can do Dolby Headphone, or a sound card that supports virtual surround sound.
     
  11. Par39

    Par39 The Life Hacker

    Member
    167
    71
    Aug 13, 2011
    Finland
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/lifechat-lx-3000/JUG-00013
    this is the one I've been using for a while, is durable and okay quality. I tend to break mine every so often (I can't even remember the last time I actually paid for the whole pair instead of taking the old ones to warranty and buying a new one with the credit), and this pair has held up the best so far. USB-jack though (at least on mine as my laptop only has a single headphone jack and no mic jack and I can't find an adapter to turn "normal" dual jacks to either USB or single jack ones anywhere in Finland Q~Q) so in case that's an issue, might want to look into other headsets. Bit over your budjet though, I also I used
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/lifechat-lx-2000/2AA-00008 for a few months until I broke those, were nice too, but I'd have needed to have those replaced soon anyways as I swapped my laptop to this single jack only one.
     
    Hells Malice likes this.
  12. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Member
    4,914
    423
    Jun 24, 2009
    Canada
    that place
    I can vouch for Sennheiser headphones. I have the HD449 and I'm really liking their sound (aside from its directional audio being not that great for FPSes, but I've gotten around that with software like Razer Surround). And TBH the selection at EB/GameStop isn't that good, especially at your budget.
     
  13. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,709
    4,642
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rocketfish-...pt=US_Video_Game_Headsets&hash=item4acd55f035

    "Rocketfish Universal Wired Gaming Headset". Amazon doesn't have them right now but there's quite a few on eBay. Fucking love this thing. I don't go out of my way to take care of mine (though I don't beat on it by any means) and it's held up for way over a year. Audio output is great, mic is pretty solid too.

    I have this too, but don't use it any more. Mic quality is still good, audio output isn't -as- good.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Ga...191?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33890c90cf
     
  14. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    Oh wow. Some of them is pretty high. But I don't like bid money on Ebay. I rather buy now.
     
  15. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

    Member
    501
    171
    Oct 18, 2011
    United States
    Seattle, WA
    What's your budget?

    One thing to remember is that there are different recommended headphone at the price range.
    So even though you have a respected brand like Sennheiser, it doesn't mean all their headphones at every price range is going to be the best value

    Edit: And I recommend you buy a separate headphone and a separate mic if you want the best value. Headsets aren't good compared to them
     
  16. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,709
    4,642
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

    The one I linked is B.I.N., but it's open box/lightly used. There are other ones (I saw one for $35 + $9 shipping) that should be new in box, also buy it now. Just an option; I do really, really like this headset. I had a Turtle Beach XL1, and I was moderately satisfied with it. My little brother has a Turtle Beach X32, he kinda likes it, I'm moderately satisfied with it. I really, really do like my Rocketfish headset though.
     
  17. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Member
    4,363
    542
    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
  18. bradzx
    OP

    bradzx x-Darkie-x

    Member
    2,031
    145
    Sep 19, 2009
    United States
    Ponyville
    Something for cheap price for order online. I found this one. I think I might like this. It free shipping but it take two or three weeks to arrive cuz it from China.

    New Stereo Headphone Headset Noise Canceling with Mic Microphone for PC Laptop | eBay


    Turtle Beach, it is pretty loud?

    I have that kind of headphone almost same I have but different brand.