I need a new one... badly. I want something wireless that has a good distance/life on it (cuz those two things go together). Anyone have some brand/model suggestions?
- Are you using a soundcard as well or looking for an USB headset (one that has a soundcard that comes with it)?
- What is your budget?
- Is wireless a must have or just a nice extra?
If wireless is a must AND you have a good soundcard, you might like this one:
+ Its wireless feature is simply great
+ Really comfortable.
+ Auto muting mic when levering
+ sound when listening to music
+ Price: At Amazon you can find them for under 100 bucks (look for used, which mostly only have a small scratch)
- ingame sounds
- Use of TS combined with gaming in 7.1 (IF you use it).
- The software that comes with it... Its a pain to use.
- Buttons at the earcups + macro keys are overkill
I tried this one a few days but returned since i didnt really like the bass it produced; it was "too much" and mic+sound DO NOT run properly when using TS; it cannot run TS in stereo while gaming in 7.1. Instead it runs TS in some sort of fake created 7.1 surrounding, which is realy annoying when gaming.
Not that i play FPS games in 7.1 (tip: never do that, you get too distracted) but in stereo, the sounds in stereo were not precise either.
I did like the looks and sound quality when listening to music though.
If wireless is not a must and you dont have a decent soundcard i can suggest the BeyerDynamic MMX2 headset (the one i use):
+ Plug and play (windows stock drivers make it run perfectly)
+ Sound quality ingame and when listening to music. BD is one of the best manufacturers out there.
+ Mic quality
+ no need for sound emulation; stereo speakers position the location perfectly
+ really comfortable, due to soft band and lightweight materials used
- Wired and sound controller is a bit hard to reach (but i use a media keyboard anyway so not really bothering me)
As said, i have been using this one for quite some time now and still think this is the best headset i've had for under 100 bucks. The soundcard that comes with it is integrated in a device attached to the cable. Its simply plug and play and you can use it anywhere and on any device. Really handy and the quality is way better than some full sized, built in soundcards.
If you have a small budget, you might want to look at headsets from Sharkoon. In overall, their built quality is so so but they come with great comfort and good sound quality.