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If you live in the states, go for the HM5. Should be the same exact thing, but cheaper and readily available in the states. The FA-003 is a bitch to order and wait for. (through Russia, pains, etc). That is, unless you're buying them used through here at Head-fi...

Too bad the HM5 doesn't come with the extra velour pads like the FA-003. I'd have probably bought them by now had they came with those.

Speaking of anime... all the new ones are starting to come out this week. I better get on that...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/6/12 at 10:30pm
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HM5, FA-003, and these Jaycars are the same thing minus branding. I've seen these around $50 before.

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=AA2065

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That's a great price... too bad they're equipped with pleather, and are out of the country.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/6/12 at 10:38pm
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Yeah. They were below $50 (slightly) giving cheaper shipping, then they got mentioned on here and went to $50 with the higher shipping bracket. Now they're $80 and out of stock. So the typical flavor of the month ruining pricing :p But yeah, I agree with you MLE. If these had the velour pads that the FA-003 came with I'd have purchased them a long time ago.

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Not sure they are out of stock. The website is a bit confusing with their icons. Looks like they are limited... o_O

The currency is Aussie money. Not sure how that $80 is in American dollars. edit: Hmm, around the same.

Not sure I wanna deal with shipping from Australia.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/6/12 at 10:42pm
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Guess I didn't realize the hm5 was the same thanks. If you wouldn't mind let me know if there are any good animes in a pm or something. I'm into all kinds but have haven't kept up on it much in a year or so except the big name titles. The lack of good stuff (anime and otherwise)on Netflix and hulu is hurting. Glad I just got game of thrones to watch!
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I basically just sift through Animetake, and whatever they put up recently. XD



Yeah, try the HM5. Let us know how it goes for you.
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Not sure they are out of stock. The website is a bit confusing with their icons. Looks like they are limited... o_O
The currency is Aussie money. Not sure how that $80 is in American dollars. edit: Hmm, around the same.
Not sure I wanna deal with shipping from Australia.

At the $50 mark, shipping was $20. When it was just under $50, shipping was $7.50.

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I don't mean the price of shipping, just waiting for something shipped from Australia. I heard Australia is a bit finicky with what goes in/out of the country.
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My hm5 and zalman mic should be here Tuesday thanks to amazon. There a different mic I should've gone with? Also while I'm here (and lazy) good break in recommendations for headphones? I just tended to use mine a lot, will that be sufficient?
Edited by audiophizile - 7/6/12 at 11:13pm
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Ugh... Zalman... CANCEL!!! Get the Antlion Modmic, if you can afford it. The Zalman is absolute garbage. I bought it when it was expensive, and I had to scream just for it to pick up my voice.

Seems the modmics aren't for sale at the moment. (They are upgrading the site)

If you're patient, Dealextreme sells a very good clip-on like the Zalman, that actually works, and is cheaper. It takes like a month for it to get to you though.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080

Works like a charm. I know for sure the DX mic is wonderful. Owned two, and both were as good as my PC360's built in mic, IMHO.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/6/12 at 11:20pm
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Ugh... Zalman... CANCEL!!! Get the Antlion Modmic, if you can afford it. The Zalman is absolute garbage. I bought it when it was expensive, and I had to scream just for it to pick up my voice.
Seems the modmics aren't for sale at the moment. (They are upgrading the site)
If you're patient, Dealextreme sells a very good clip-on like the Zalman, that actually works, and is cheaper. It takes like a month for it to get to you though.
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080
Works like a charm.

In the budget and looks awesome! Currently unavailable on amazon and their web page though frown.gif I'll deal with the zalman until they get it back and do a swap since amazon has a great return policy. Really appreciate the recommendations. Thanks again.

Haha yeah I'm impatient that's why I have amazon prime that and a mic is pretty important:p
Edited by audiophizile - 7/6/12 at 11:21pm
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Wow I love the mic on my 350's same mic I'm sure you know. Didn't think any clip on could be that good for that cheap. So is it better then the antlion?
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Not better, maybe just different. I hear the antlion is very sensitive. I haven't heard it myself.

The PC360 mic doesn't sound the same as the DX clip on. The DX clip on picks up voices just as well, but has a different tonal balance. Brighter, I guess. Your voice sounds more natural with the PC360's mic. To me, I don't care about that. As long as I'm understood clearly, I could care less about whether my voice is realistic or not.
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First, thanks for putting together this guide!  I'm hoping you can give me some guidance.

 

I'm a recreational gamer, so my needs are somewhat different. My current setup is a PC with an X-Fi sound card (CMMS-3D, equivalent to Dolby Headphone) and replacing a Plantronics Audio90, which had super comfortable foam pads but terrible sound. I play all types of games (RPG, FPS, RTS, Action), and am looking for something fun, comfortable, with some sound isolation (I'm in the family office, so fully-open is out, as are my Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 speakers).  I'd like something with good spacial positioning, so I can localize sounds, but I don't play competitively, so I prioritize clear dialog and a more fun (bassy?) sound over being able to pinpoint footsteps through explosions.  I'm looking for either a headset or headphones and a mic, my use would be 90% gaming, and would prefer non-pleather pads.

 

What would be some of the best options for me in the $30-$200 range for fun, comfortable, semi-open/closed headphones/headsets used exclusively for gaming?  Thanks.


Edited by Timobkg - 7/7/12 at 10:10am
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