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post #1 of 13
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Hello everyone,

 

I need some help on deciding what headphones to purchase.

 

Basically I am interested in a pair of headphones that I can use on my Macbook Pro, and I'm also interested if they can work on my Playstation 3.

 

On my Macbook Pro, I mostly watch videos.  Videos from Youtube, and from online classes.

I do sometimes listen to music.

Movies and gaming is taken into consideration here, although not a priority.

 

Now on my PS3, I wanted to see if I could use the same headphones to play games.

Specifically, I am interested if the headphones can work while I play a campaign offline,

and I'm also interested in knowing how to communicate with others as the headphones won't come with a mic.

I would purchase a headset for this, but then again I'm not solely interested in gaming as I have other needs.

 

I'm not set on a budget at this point; I first wanted to see what you guys would recommend.

 

I have tried to do some research before posting this, but based on what I have been reading, the recommendations are solely focused on gaming.  Again, I'm not only interested in gaming.

 

What would you guys recommend?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 13

um, whats your budget?

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

@ Jay Delo.

Well after giving it some thought. I'm gonna go with $250 USD.

post #4 of 13

would u rather have something really clear or want something with some bass which would come in handy for playing games

post #5 of 13

With regards to the mic I would look into a desktop mic or another possibly cheap alternative is a zalman clip-on mic that you just attach to the cord.  For the headphones I would first look through the summer buy guide and maybe ask for some tips in the recommendations thread!

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by hvizuett View Post

I need some help on deciding what headphones to purchase.

Basically I am interested in a pair of headphones that I can use on my Macbook Pro, and I'm also interested if they can work on my Playstation 3.

On my Macbook Pro, I mostly watch videos.  Videos from Youtube, and from online classes.

I do sometimes listen to music.

Movies and gaming is taken into consideration here, although not a priority.

Now on my PS3, I wanted to see if I could use the same headphones to play games.

Specifically, I am interested if the headphones can work while I play a campaign offline,

and I'm also interested in knowing how to communicate with others as the headphones won't come with a mic.

I would purchase a headset for this, but then again I'm not solely interested in gaming as I have other needs.

I'm not set on a budget at this point; I first wanted to see what you guys would recommend.

I have tried to do some research before posting this, but based on what I have been reading, the recommendations are solely focused on gaming.  Again, I'm not only interested in gaming.

What would you guys recommend?

Audio Technica ATH-A900 (closed)

$180, used $155

 

something low cost

Samson SR850 (semi-open).

$60

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by stevenlongs View Post

With regards to the mic I would look into a desktop mic or another possibly cheap alternative is a zalman clip-on mic that you just attach to the cord.  For the headphones I would first look through the summer buy guide and maybe ask for some tips in the recommendations thread!

 

Ant lion mic is very practical. 

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

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Edited by hvizuett - 7/18/12 at 3:35pm
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

 

Ant lion mic is very practical. 

Looks beautiful. A little pricey but looks like it may be worth it!  I tend to not want to spend much on mics, they break on me all the time or I roll over the thin cord (especially when I am doing something that takes my attention away like gaming)

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevenlongs View Post

With regards to the mic I would look into a desktop mic or another possibly cheap alternative is a zalman clip-on mic that you just attach to the cord.  For the headphones I would first look through the summer buy guide and maybe ask for some tips in the recommendations thread!

Where's the recommendations thread?

post #11 of 13

you don't know what bass is?

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post #13 of 13
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Edited by hvizuett - 7/18/12 at 10:10pm
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