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Posted: 7/22/2006 11:33:42 AM EDT

So I went to talk to some people on TS today and found out that my mic died on my headset. Totally pissed me off.... this is the 3rd headset that I've had (same model) and the mic has gone out on all three of them. I'm in search of a new headset. I like the closed ear models with the full cups on them. Any suggestions on a headset? I'm looking for something that is less than $40... as I have zero money at the moment.

-d
Link Posted: 7/22/2006 5:33:52 PM EDT
I had a Logi USB headset, it worked for about 6 months. Then my rabbit ate the cords....
I am planning on getting one of the best headsets out there for the money. An Icemat Siberia. 79 bucks and you get a nice mic and a 7.1 headset. :)
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 12:41:02 AM EDT
I use a no-name one I ordered from newegg, it was like 15 bucks. Decent sound quality, mic works fairly well. It's regular a/v plugs instead of USB.
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 10:43:27 AM EDT
3 mics? How long before the mics going out? If we are talking years before the mic dies, then thats ok. If its like months, then I would check the mic socket; it maybe shorting the mics out.

I have used a Plantronics for over 4 years without trouble. foam cupped ears, left side adjustable boom, volume control and mic mute on cord, under $40.
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 2:12:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:
So I went to talk to some people on TS today and found out that my mic died on my headset. Totally pissed me off.... this is the 3rd headset that I've had (same model) and the mic has gone out on all three of them. I'm in search of a new headset. I like the closed ear models with the full cups on them. Any suggestions on a headset? I'm looking for something that is less than $40... as I have zero money at the moment.

-d

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DCRHA/sr=8-1/qid=1153692646/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-4296971-3012060?ie=UTF8

Arguably one of the best headsets out there for the money. I have one and I payed $70 for it a few years back...worth every penny
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 2:16:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 4:56:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CWDraco:
3 mics? How long before the mics going out? If we are talking years before the mic dies, then thats ok. If its like months, then I would check the mic socket; it maybe shorting the mics out.

I have used a Plantronics for over 4 years without trouble. foam cupped ears, left side adjustable boom, volume control and mic mute on cord, under $40.


The ones I had were a Altec Lansing AHS-502's, I see they are still for sale on Amazon. The mic jack is fine because I've had 2 different mobo's and the mic goes out on the sets. I am willing to bet that it is the wires in the cord, because it is so thin and so much flexing might of broken the wires inside. That is my own guess.

-d
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 8:34:04 PM EDT
you sure it doesnt hace a mic switch on it somewhere
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 10:39:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
you sure it doesnt hace a mic switch on it somewhere


Wow you know I had never thought about that....

-d
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 11:39:46 PM EDT
Well gaming headset under $40 here are the best choices.

Plantronics


Sennheiser says $60, but that link up there shows them selling for 40ish

Looking at the specs, and taking into account you dont need to hear things only dogs hear I'd go with the plantronics. Both are the same.
Link Posted: 7/24/2006 8:10:54 AM EDT
i've got a logitech usb headset from bestbuy they seem pretty good. I think they were around 40 bucks.
Link Posted: 7/24/2006 10:26:26 PM EDT
Hopefully I can scrunge up some cash to buy one this week. It sucked not being able to talk to all of you guys on TS tonight.

-d
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 3:55:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2006 3:55:43 AM EDT by Kharn]
I tried looking for a set at Walmart, but I couldnt tell if the ones they had were USB or stereo connectors (I need USB so I can still use my surround sound), no where on the packages did they list it, or show the ends of the wire.

Kharn
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 7:15:41 AM EDT
when i use my usb headset it cancels out the sound card on my pc. I haven't seen any usb headsets at wally martinez's ever so you'll probablyu have to look at a diff place.
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 9:15:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By treemydawg:
when i use my usb headset it cancels out the sound card on my pc. I haven't seen any usb headsets at wally martinez's ever so you'll probablyu have to look at a diff place.
You have to set the game to use the other soundcard, and set TS to use the USB set.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/4/2006 11:18:34 AM EDT
If you're looking for a USB headset at Walmart, check out the ones w/ the PS2 stuff for SOCOM. I tried to upgrade my headset for PS2 at Walmart and the ones I bought all had the 1/8" plugs, the SOCOM headset is pretty good and has USB.
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 10:37:33 PM EDT
I use a Plantronics Audio 90 headset. It's pretty decent for the $30 I paid for it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 10:36:30 PM EDT
I ended up buying the Plantronics 550... on Plantronics website they sell it for $120... Newegg had it for $59.99. Bad news... it acts as its own sound card.. and despite what people reviewed it, it sounds horrible compared to my old headset that was $25 and used with my Audigy 2. I'll see if I get used to it. It feels really nice and looks awesome. Everything sounds like I am in a tunnel.

-d
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:05:37 AM EDT
that sucks. i only have that problem talking to someone on the crapper. i wonder why that is


Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:22:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:
I ended up buying the Plantronics 550... on Plantronics website they sell it for $120... Newegg had it for $59.99. Bad news... it acts as its own sound card.. and despite what people reviewed it, it sounds horrible compared to my old headset that was $25 and used with my Audigy 2. I'll see if I get used to it. It feels really nice and looks awesome. Everything sounds like I am in a tunnel.

-d


It may be a defective unit. I had a pair of headphones that sounded great for about a year, but they started failing and I got the "tunnel" effect.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 4:27:33 PM EDT
I tweaked with the drivers and settings and it sounds a lot better now. So far I'm pleased with the headphones. But now I need to install my 2nd USB face plate in this pc.. too many damn usb devices!

-d
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