So for the past 2 years and a bit I've been using an Asus Vulcan headset (as recommended by the CPC mag), and it's been great. However, due to near constant use every day, the thing has started to literally fall apart. I've kept it going with Superglue, but it's now reached the point where I just need to get a new one. I had a browse through recent headset articles here on B-T, and they all seem to compare ~£80 headphones to the Asus Vulcan and commenting that they aren't quite as good. It also seems the Qpad QH-90 is highly recommended, but I'm put off by the all-white colour scheme. I've also read in a few places that instead of a headset, dedicated headphones and a separate mic will do much better. Stuck in this conundrum, I've decided to turn to this section of the forum for a bit of advice. I don't want to spend over £100 on a headset or headphones + mic. I also don't need the active noise cancellation of the Asus Vulcan, but some good passive noise cancellation is always appreciated. Comfort is the main thing for me - I will be wearing it nearly every day for multiple hours at a time, so ear-cooling and general comfort need to be top notch. A clear mic is also required, although I'm not too fussed about a wind shield. I'm running this through a soundcard, so no USB stuff please. So, should I just go buy another Asus Vulcan for £80 from Scan, or the Qpad QH-90 for £80 as well, or something else entirely?