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Hardware What is the Best Gaming Headset?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 6 Dec 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    kind of nice actually

    (but you'll still find better cans)
     
  3. REMF

    REMF New Member

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    personally i like the sharkoon x-tatic v3.

    genuine 5.1 with eight drivers.

    genuine 5.1 with 4x 3.5mm jacks (inc mic).

    £55

    tested with dead-space and the 3d positional ability is amazing!
     
  4. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Sennheisers (PC161 or 350s depending on on or over ear preference) are my personal favourite, plus the noise cancelling on the microphone is very good. A large proportion of my clan use these models and you can tell the ones who don't (normally sound like they are in a bathroom or something)
     
  5. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    I was at a LAN all weekend and I have the Razer headphones. Great sound of course, but as mentioned it is so comfortable to wear! I'd definately recommend.
     
  6. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    I have those same Razer headphones and I can tell you that everyone that tries them on falls in love with them!
     
  7. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    I bought Seinnheiser HD555 last week, everywhere I looked for advice, the all said u can't go wrong with it... Could u guys compare it with the Carcharias some time later? (was tempted to buy it)

    Thanks
     
  8. Samek1337

    Samek1337 New Member

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    this review needs:

    Steelseries H5v2
    Steelseries Siberia V2
    Steelseries 7H
    Razer Megalodon
    Sennheiser HD555
    Sennheiser PC-350
    Those white Creative's

    when all of them are reviewed, and Carcharias's score degraded as a result of having better headphones to buy, then this article will be relevant in my eyes.
     
  9. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Looking at the publishing date thinking.. old cows?
     
  10. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    Yeah, why does the date say 3rd Jan? Is that when it was originally reviewed?

    Are we going to get a roundup of gaming headsets because I wouldn't mind buying some better headphones at the moment and would like to know bit-tech's oppinion on all the main ones such as Samek1337 states above as well as any other top selling & recommended ones. :)

    Also this line needs fixing: "The latter is also connects via USB"
     
  11. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I really wish you guys would enable us to easily get an overview of similar products.

    Why not have a chart/list which shows the total overall scores for each of the hardware categories?

    Call it "king of the hill" or something, generate some hype by creating announcements on the homepage that a new king of the hill has been crowned for a specific category.

    To be honest the first place I read when a new review has been written is the last page, because I simply want to know if it's worth reading in the first place? If I read all the way through your testing to find that it gets only 5-6 then it feels like a waste of time. Then only in exceptional circumstances will I read it anyway, and thats normally only when a bit-tech competitor rates it higher, because then it's down to the content and methodology used to rate the product.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  12. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    anyway:

    Astro A40 Audio system

    try to test this one ;)
     
  13. stupido

    stupido New Member

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    Actually for gaming I would add to the test Roccat Kave - real 5.1 setup and actually sounds very nice. I'm using it for... forgot... actually as soon as they got out... :)
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Will you be testing headphones along with these, at least as an alternative? The Senn HD555 and Audio Technica AD700s are used for gaming fairly often.
     
  15. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    A range of headsets including this one are reviewed in the December issue of CPC, if you wanna check it out.

    I ordered one of these last week from Scan as my sennheisers got wrapped around my chair one too many times, but it's stuck in the snow... boo hoo :(
     
  16. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya no reviewer should ever use the terms The BEST... all it does is cause controversy lol but does make for some entertaining forum reading.
     
  17. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    Please review the Psyko Audio headset.
    It is missing a good review and it is so promising. Please consider.
     
  18. Floyd

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    You guys also have to keep in mind price.
    These are only $70 and IMO you get a good bang for your buck.
    Some of the other headphones are going to set you back well over $100.
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I love turning up vibration and listing to the distant rumble of an artillery strike in Red Orchestra with my Speedlink Medusa nx 5.1 headset. I'm no audiophile and don't have much to compare it with but at £43.99 I think its great value.
     
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  20. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Nice review, however think i'll stick with my PC350's - expensive, yes, but great audio quality and build quality (i've normally broken some part of my headset after this length of time using them, but these are definitely built to last).

    Tried the Roccat Kave 5.1 headset recently and wasn't that impressed. Sound seemed to echo too much even with no dsp effects and stereo sources didn't seem to sound vibrant enough. Might give them another try at some point though.
     
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