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chuanwai
24-11-2009, 04:37 PM
Hi
I have just broken my logitec premium headset which i totally hated anyways, i want a headset which is good for online gaming and for music. It has to have a mic and be comfortable while wearing glasses.
Any suggestions would be awesome

Tankss
L.

pctek
24-11-2009, 06:26 PM
Logitech

DeSade
24-11-2009, 07:23 PM
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/internet_headsets_phones/devices/4226&cl=nz,en

Love these, best headset I have ever had

whellington
24-11-2009, 07:32 PM
I use sennheiser hd 555 + a clip on mic for gaming

What is your budget?
For under $200 i recommend the following + a clip on mic
JVC RX700 http://www.seyo-shop.com/product.php?productid=15239&cat=0&page=1 (don't sell in NZ)
Grado SR60i - http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10425
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 (not sure if they sell in NZ)
Sennheiser HD555 $168 http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=2057 (not as good as the ones above)

Renmoo
24-11-2009, 08:15 PM
Hi
I have just broken my logitec premium headset which i totally hated anyways, i want a headset which is good for online gaming and for music. It has to have a mic and be comfortable while wearing glasses.
Any suggestions would be awesome

Tankss
L.
Do you want noise-cancelling features?

chuanwai
24-11-2009, 09:58 PM
Doesnt matter if i have noise cancelling or not but it would be a bonus, i don't wanna spend like a 150 bucks on a headset but maybe like 100 bucks or something~

Netsukeninja
24-11-2009, 10:16 PM
I have these: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/productdetails.aspx?pid=006

I get sore ears after a while, (but I do have rather large ones), other than that they seem to be perfectly fine.

Thebananamonkey
24-11-2009, 10:46 PM
I'm getting some of these (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10436) for christmas. I'm getting the 702's, which are those but black. No mic, but they sure are the dealio.

And no, I didn't pay that price for them. Not even half that.

I tried a few Sennheisers and hated ALL of them. They all sound fake. I tried the BIG brother of the Grado i60's and would have got them if I listened to more rock and less classical.

chuanwai
24-11-2009, 10:57 PM
lol i said i didnt wanna spend like 150 bucks, so why would i spend 500 ?goshh~~

whellington
24-11-2009, 10:59 PM
lol i said i didnt wanna spend like 150 bucks, so why would i spend 500 ?goshh~~

Gl finding a decent headset for $100. at around $150 there are some decent headphones

Thebananamonkey
24-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Think of it as an investment.

My $500 ($1200 in NZ stores) headphones can reasonably be expected to last for 10 years if not more if I treat them well. They're portable and for the money you get far more sound than with speakers. That's $50/year and amazing quality.

My last pair of $150 headphones lasted a year and a half before one of the earpieces broke off. That's $100/year. Or twice as expensive as the better quality ones.

Obviously not everyone needs to spend a fortune, just get what your tastes/wallet can handle, but all I'm saying is that an up-front investment can pay off in the long run.

chuanwai
24-11-2009, 11:40 PM
i get what you mean but i doubt i would keep it for that long~

bob_doe_nz
24-11-2009, 11:44 PM
Yowsers, I had some sub $20 headphone / microphone sets which I got from a store in Otara. They lasted me just under four years.

What the hell do you do to them that makes them break?

Gobe1
25-11-2009, 09:15 AM
I just brought some of these two weeks ago, i didnt want to pay ~200 so when they dropped in price to 160 i jumped at it
http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=7301
Got them for gaming and they are great, plus they really push on to your head so outside noise is hard to hear (great for a nag or loud kids :))

chuanwai
25-11-2009, 01:13 PM
haha they look nice but the price is pretty high aswell.~

Misty
25-11-2009, 06:58 PM
My $500 ($1200 in NZ stores) headphones can reasonably be expected to last for 10 years if not more if I treat them well.
........and these have a ten year guarantee ??
Misty :illogical ;)

Agent_24
25-11-2009, 10:40 PM
Any recommendations for a cheap yet comfortable headset?

I remember using some at an internet cafe once that would badly squash my ears...

Audio quality doesn't have to be anything special...

Thebananamonkey
25-11-2009, 10:50 PM
........and these have a ten year guarantee ??
Misty :illogical ;)

They're quality. Mostly made of aluminium and handmade in Austria. I've heard testimonials from lots of owners that they last donkeys years. Plus they sound AMAZING. You've never heard your music until you hear it through these. Or a nice Hi Fi system.

Netsukeninja
25-11-2009, 11:13 PM
These are only $80 and they look pretty good. http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10195

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8-9taTawjg

beeswax34
25-11-2009, 11:51 PM
It really would have to be Logitech. They are very reasonable and have decent features and build quality.

chuanwai
25-11-2009, 11:54 PM
I sat my eye on the G330 of logitech looks good~

lakewoodlady
26-11-2009, 11:41 AM
I bought these in the States US$29.95
Excellent quality and comfortable with glasses

http://www.dynexproducts.com/pc-614-8-dynex-stereo-headset-with-removable-boom-microphone.aspx

LL

convair
26-11-2009, 11:49 AM
These

http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5199