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Nerdtastic
01-11-2013, 10:23 AM
Hi all,
I am looking to buy a new headset which will mainly be used for gaming/youtube.
I have narrowed my choice to either the Logitech g35 or the Razer Kraken pro.
The Kraken pro is only $10 more but I can save $50 by getting the ex-demo one that was used at Armageddon.
Which one should I get?

Thanks,
Nerdtastic

inphinity
01-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Depends.. do you want the on-ear controls that the G35 offers? If not, try both and pick which is more comfortable. I'd go G35, just for the controls, personally.

Nikit07
01-11-2013, 01:47 PM
I'd go for the Logitech, they have a better reputation and it's better to get a brand new product than a used one.

Nerdtastic
01-11-2013, 07:04 PM
OK, thanks.
I think I might go for the g35... though... the kraken does look badass in all it's pure neon green glory :)

*thanks*

Chilling_Silence
01-11-2013, 09:05 PM
Razer headsets have a reputation for being awful. Go the Logitech.

icow
01-11-2013, 09:51 PM
Neither. If you're serious about gaming you'll buy real headphones which have the best possible soundstage (Audiotechnica (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=16112), Sennheiser (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=13809)etc). If you're serious about Youtube content production a dedicated mic (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-Textured/dp/B000EOPQ7E) is pretty much a must. Audio quality on Youtube is second to none (in terms of importance). "Gaming headsets" tend to be a half-arse mixture of average audio quality with an average microphone.


As a side note sound stage is only really important if you're playing things like shooters; where directional sound is important. If you're playing an RTS or something it doesn't really matter at all. Both sets of headphones I've linked are priced higher than the Kraken, they're just examples. If you order them from the USA you'll probably get them within budget. If not look up some reviews as to what the headphones in your price range are like.

Chilling_Silence
02-11-2013, 08:25 AM
I'd suggest otherwise, it's not specifically about full depth accurate sound reconstruction, it's about something that's going to be comfortable to wear for hours on end.

Nerdtastic
02-11-2013, 08:43 AM
I'm not that worried about perfect sound replication, just a good pair of headphones, comfortable and with preferably a built in mic.
Should the 7.1 surround on the logitechs be good enough for the directional sound? (Never heard it before)

icow
02-11-2013, 12:09 PM
The 7.1 on the logitechs is virtual (iirc). It will sound as good (directionally) as any other headset that uses virtual surroundsound.

Nerdtastic
02-11-2013, 01:10 PM
The 7.1 on the logitechs is virtual (iirc). It will sound as good (directionally) as any other headset that uses virtual surroundsound.

Thanks