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Last post Author Topic: Headset recommendations  (Read 7784 times)

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2013, 04:00:31 PM »
This might be it, but perhaps not.  Whatever, this one is amazing also:
http://www.head-fi.o...a-350-added-01-22-13

actually, it is!  here's the summary table, which is extremely helpful:
http://www.head-fi.o...1-22-13#post_6492059

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2013, 04:59:13 PM »
This might be it, but perhaps not.  Whatever, this one is amazing also:
http://www.head-fi.o...a-350-added-01-22-13

actually, it is!  here's the summary table, which is extremely helpful:
http://www.head-fi.o...1-22-13#post_6492059

that's an outstanding resource :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

except that it's only in ear models :(

that said there is also this page on that site as well that covers ALL types (I actually found this last night, so it's funny that you posted the above this morning)

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2013, 05:02:50 PM »
This might be it, but perhaps not.  Whatever, this one is amazing also:
http://www.head-fi.o...a-350-added-01-22-13

actually, it is!  here's the summary table, which is extremely helpful:
http://www.head-fi.o...1-22-13#post_6492059

that's an outstanding resource :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

except that it's only in ear models :(

that said there is also this page on that site as well that covers ALL types (I actually found this last night, so it's funny that you posted the above this morning)
Thanks, I'm bookmarking all of these.  I'll be buying a couple pairs soon probably.

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
that sites actually a pretty good resource :Thmbsup:

these might also be of interest

Mad Lust Envy's headphone gaming guide

The Nameless guide to pc gaming audio with binaural headphone surround sound

Headphone buying guide

no guarantees about the currency or suitablility for your purpose of any recommendations in those resources (YMMV)

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2013, 01:53:21 AM »
I have excellent luck with Koss.  I have had 2 sets of SB 30s and now use a SB 40.  They guarantee unconditionally any of their products purchased since 1989 if my memory serves me well.  I use them for gaming almost everyday.  The cost is around 29--39 a pair.  The only reason I have 2 sets of SB 30s is because I was too lazy to send the first set in after my dog ate the plug end off,  my bad. The first set they replaced for free after one earpiece broke off after 10 years of use.  No questions,  just a new pair.


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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 03:11:27 PM »
I finally settled on KOSS SB 49:  (1) circumaural ear cups (large enough to sit on head, completely surrounding the ear and avoiding pressures of on-ear cups), well-padded; (2) wired connectors for headphone and for microphone, with sliding volume control on wire; (3) large padded head band, adjustable length; (4) position-adjustable microphone; (5) good sound quality (Skype; video conferencing; online videos; classical, blues, folk, international music); (6) cheap--$25 at newegg about a year ago.

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Re: Headset recommendations
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2013, 12:19:13 AM »
For what it is worth,
I have been extremely happy with two recent earphone purchases - these are not gaming headsets, though, and they are not for bass heads either.  Both sets are very balanced and neutral instead, and the sound is very satisfying already at lower volumes. The earphones I had before (Sennheiser, JVC, Audiotechnica) all started to sound really good only at elevated volumes.

The Nox Scout (http://www.nox-audio...com/Products/Scout-2) are balanced armature in ear phones which you can find as low as $25 currently.  This is a speaker technology usually found in much more expensive earphones and these are way better than my more expensive earphones, one of which is also a balanced armature design.  I am going to get a second set, just in case.

The Philips uptown over-the-ear headphones provide very efficient noise insulation and a wonderfully clear sound.  In addition, they are comfortable on my huge head - which happens very rarely.  In contrast to one reviewer the cable and volume control work just fine for me.  I got a "refurbished" unit for $50.
http://mp3.about.com...dphones-Reviewed.htm
http://www.head-fi.o...-28-citiscape-uptown