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I enjoy the convenience of a headset. I know they don't sound as good as audiophile headphones, but if you were forced to recommend a closed back headset under $200, what would it be? 

 

Edit: I'll be plugging them in to a Asus XONOR DG

 

Edit2: Gaming FPS, RPG (prefer immersive)

 

Edit3: Music: Electronic, Alt-Rock, Dubstep.

 

Edit4: I'm guessing Sennheiser PC 350 is the only option?


Edited by aethyal - 12/21/12 at 9:45pm
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Any advice?

 

I purchased the AD700's, against my better judgment, and will be sending them back. They were hailed as being "the" gaming headset, but I didn't like the fit (too large), or the sound (no bass). Positioning was great, very open, but leaked voice chat audio worse than game audio (I don't need my son or wife hearing what my friends say while gaming!).

 

I also didn't like having a separate mic for gaming with friends, it caused more issues than the solo headphones were worth.

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Originally Posted by aethyal View Post

I enjoy the convenience of a headset. I know they don't sound as good as audiophile headphones, but if you were forced to recommend a closed back headset under $200, what would it be? 

 

Edit: I'll be plugging them in to a Asus XONOR DG

 

Edit2: Gaming FPS, RPG (prefer immersive)

 

Edit3: Music: Electronic, Alt-Rock, Dubstep.

 

Edit4: I'm guessing Sennheiser PC 350 is the only option?

Why does it have to be a gaming headset, just get regular closed headphones and an add-on mic.

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I just really enjoy the convenience of having the mic right there, all the time, so a desktop isn't really good for me. I also don't like the idea of another cable coming from a clip on or AntLion.

 

When I had the AD700's I tried using an old desktop mic and it just didn't work out for me. Constantly moving away or getting too close to it, and I also couldn't talk while leaning back in my chair on breaks.

 

Edit: I also forgot to mention that I enjoy the inclusion of a mute feature, as well as volume control.

 

The Senn's also look like they have ear cups to fit my tall ears, which is a big plus for comfort.


Edited by aethyal - 12/21/12 at 10:23pm
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There is the Mod mic http://www.modmic.com/   which you can use which attach's to the headphone it self. and swirl and the mic can bend too.  Also I seen a A900 refurbish/used going for 149 on amazon and once on eBay. Usually goes for 169-179 new. 

post #6 of 9

I would suggest Ultrasone Pro 550 + Modmic.

 

You wont get anything better at that price and that quality for the type of things you need imo. Especially since you want it to be closed.

 

I really cant recommend headsets anymore.

post #7 of 9

The A900 are the closed back model of the AD900 incase you was thinking that it was open.

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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

There is the Mod mic http://www.modmic.com/   which you can use which attach's to the headphone it self. and swirl and the mic can bend too.  Also I seen a A900 refurbish/used going for 149 on amazon and once on eBay. Usually goes for 169-179 new. 

Thanks for the suggestion, but the AD700 didn't fit me, they were WAY too big, and I would assume the A900 would be much the same. Also, the modmic doesn't have a mute feature, which I need. I also enjoy having some kind of inline volume control, even though I have that control on my keyboard, it's nice to have it on the headset also.


Edited by aethyal - 12/22/12 at 2:59pm
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Games tend to have the option to mute the in game mic when you don't wanna use it. or you could use a 3rd party micro tool, ti make a mic mute short cut button. As for the volume for the headphones, use the speaker volume that you mention that's on the keyboard. Because you will get your money worth more if you go with a headphone and attach a mic, then you would a gaming marketed headset. That's why people usually suggest to attach a mic to a good headphone, over a headset with one.


Edited by genclaymore - 12/22/12 at 3:20pm
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