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Headphones + mic for gaming

I want to swap my G935 for a pair of headphones and a standalone mic. Which can you recommend? The intended use is gaming and pc, thus I would need to know if I have to buy a bluetooth adapter aswell. Budget for headphones are 250 and mic 100. The headphones NEED to be wireless and I would prefer if I could place the mic under my screen and not have to have an arm with a mic attached in front of my face.

 

Thanks in advance

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4 minutes ago, IchDie said:

I want to swap my G935 for a pair of headphones and a standalone mic. Which can you recommend? The intended use is gaming and pc, thus I would need to know if I have to buy a bluetooth adapter aswell. Budget for headphones are 250 and mic 100. The headphones NEED to be wireless and I would prefer if I could place the mic under my screen and not have to have an arm with a mic attached in front of my face.

 

Thanks in advance

I personally fell in love with the corsair virtuoso SE although they need some heavy tuning. And with most brands you get an dedicated receiver for the headset. For the Mic i think Any  mic from elgato will do the trick, and ofcourse the classic blue snowball is a great choice as well

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8 hours ago, IchDie said:

The headphones NEED to be wireless

any reason why?

 

Because you can get much better audio quality and fidelity from wired headphones.

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There is absolutely no reason for anything to NEED to be wireless. That's preference, and a foundationless one at that. The wireless market just does not have any good offerings as of this time. I'd recommend going wired, aiming for any of the following below, and pairing that with an Antlion ModMic.

 

$100-$200

HiFiMan HE400SE (C+)

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro / TYGR 300R (C)

 

$200-$350

AKG K612 Pro (B-)

Audio Technica ATH-R70x (B-)

 

$350-$500

HiFiMan Sundara (B)

10 hours ago, ItsYaBoiKasper_ said:

I personally fell in love with the corsair virtuoso SE although they need some heavy tuning. And with most brands you get an dedicated receiver for the headset. For the Mic i think Any  mic from elgato will do the trick, and ofcourse the classic blue snowball is a great choice as well

Since when did we revert to recommending gaming headsets and USB microphones? The Virtuoso needs more than heavy retuning, it needs a ground-up redesign to be remotely competitive with even sub-$100 offerings. These are acoustical design flaws that can't be EQ'd out. Software can only do so much to combat the physical limitations of a driver and its enclosure. Not to mention that they're technically lacking subjectively as well, even if you retuned them. Gah-lee, I swear I can't leave the audio threads alone for a day without them getting out of hand. For $250 CAD, they're absolutely unacceptable.

Corsair Virtuoso measured response

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Here's a $99 headphone by comparison for reference, followed by a $109 planar headphone. Both nearly 1/3 of the price, and better in every regard.

Shure SRH440A measured response                                                                                                                  HiFiMan HE400SE measured response

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Wireless options cut down on audiophile options.  If you were to go for wired the options greatly increase and offers more expandability.  But when you consider wireless solutions include everything in one package it can be appealing.

 

Only first hand experience I have with wireless would be AKG 361bt and Turtle beach stealth 700 V2.  I love the AKG and the TB are good but the xbox wireless solution isn't perfect.

 

With that said have you ever attempted to connect a pair of BT headphones to your PC?  I couldn't get it to fuggin work but I gave up pretty easily because I have almost no reason to use wireless at my desk.

 

Last bit of info I have, you can look into a modmic wireless from antlion and see if that fits your needs.

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On 7/1/2022 at 1:06 PM, IchDie said:

I want to swap my G935 for a pair of headphones and a standalone mic. Which can you recommend? The intended use is gaming and pc, thus I would need to know if I have to buy a bluetooth adapter aswell. Budget for headphones are 250 and mic 100. The headphones NEED to be wireless and I would prefer if I could place the mic under my screen and not have to have an arm with a mic attached in front of my face.

 

Thanks in advance

Mic options to cover your preferences are going to be limited to a condenser mic which is going to pick up everything.  In particular key presses and background noises like fans.  

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On 7/1/2022 at 10:08 PM, OfficialTechSpace said:

There is absolutely no reason for anything to NEED to be wireless. That's preference, and a foundationless one at that. The wireless market just does not have any good offerings as of this time. I'd recommend going wired, aiming for any of the following below, and pairing that with an Antlion ModMic.

 

$100-$200

HiFiMan HE400SE (C+)

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro / TYGR 300R (C)

 

$200-$350

AKG K612 Pro (B-)

Audio Technica ATH-R70x (B-)

 

$350-$500

HiFiMan Sundara (B)

Since when did we revert to recommending gaming headsets and USB microphones? The Virtuoso needs more than heavy retuning, it needs a ground-up redesign to be remotely competitive with even sub-$100 offerings. These are acoustical design flaws that can't be EQ'd out. Software can only do so much to combat the physical limitations of a driver and its enclosure. Not to mention that they're technically lacking subjectively as well, even if you retuned them. Gah-lee, I swear I can't leave the audio threads alone for a day without them getting out of hand. For $250 CAD, they're absolutely unacceptable.

Corsair Virtuoso measured response

889033240_Screenshot2022-07-01141020.thumb.png.a529cc6c911321d6cd9916eeb0016800.png

 

Here's a $99 headphone by comparison for reference, followed by a $109 planar headphone. Both nearly 1/3 of the price, and better in every regard.

Shure SRH440A measured response                                                                                                                  HiFiMan HE400SE measured response

319363403_Screenshot2022-07-01151552.thumb.png.7a6805dd0334023ba9e620f412f9cc82.png933345412_HE400se(2).thumb.jpg.d40df720544908803166c4fbae95935e.jpg

AKG k702s are great for gaming.  Good Soundstage and bright makes them particularly suited to FPS. 

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